This month, Modern Myths: the power of stories old and new, introduced by Matthew Bellwood, Storyteller
Hosted by Chris Powell, Group Analyst. Chat and think over a drink. Cafe Psychologique builds on the idea of the Cafe Scientifique movement and other Cafes such as Cafe Philosophique.
There are two main differences: first while other Cafés are about ideas, Café Psychologique is about people’s lives approached through the ideas of psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Second, although the Café is convened by a Group Analyst (a psychoanalyst who specialises in running groups) and resourced by experts in psychology and psychotherapy, there are no long presentations. Rather, the conversation is driven by the participants in the Café and the areas they want to discuss, based around the theme of that particular meeting.
People are free to talk about whatever they want, and the art of Group Analysis is to recruit the resource provided by the group to enable exploration and discovery, whether discussing relationships, creativity, ageing, sex, parenthood, consumerism, the arts, death or cricket. Change happens through conversation.