Introduction to the psyCommons : 2nd November 2013 : Denis Postle

by Julia Evans on November 2, 2013

From Denis Postle:

On 2 Nov 2013, at 07:21, Denis wrote:

Here below is the first of a series of videos about the psyCommons. I continue to see the psyCommmons as some kind of antidote for the limitations of the psyprofesssions, if you agree, do circulate/link to the video.



Julia Evans’ response:

Hello Denis,

I found your subjective statement in this video very moving.  For me, it asks the question ‘What is going on?’

History: Denis’s film on Catastrophe Theory in the early 1970s, watched and examined when I was part of the Organisational Development team at Pilkingtons in St Helens, challenged the psychological, organisational, management frameworks within which I was then working.  It was not until the mid-1980s when Jacques Lacan was recommended to me that I started to find my way. … & up to then I had tried Gestalt, Encounter Groups, Body Work, Transactional Analysis, Co-Counselling, Tavistock Group Processes, Myers-Brigg, and various others on top of a first degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology.

What I heard was the introduction of principles by which a conversation operates: the physical presence of at least two bodies, eye contact, a relationship of trust and love, the gaze, etc.

I submit two texts, one by Jacques Lacan which has been key to the development of my practice, and the other mine on the position of knowledge or process, or may be what is knowledge,  which I think parallels what you state extremely well in this video.

Thank you


Lacanian Works

Psychotherapy is imposed: Psycho-analysis© works: Psychoanalysis operates by Julia Evans on December 15, 2010 or here

Lacanian Works

The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 : Jacques Lacan  or here


regx2 works in relationships with others to:

Enable sufferers from symptoms of psychic or mental distress to choose the treatment or practice which works for them rather than the One prescribed by the government.

Resist the top-down imposition by the law of the One Standard driving practitioners’ training, development, practice, ethics, complaints procedure, etc that produces unhealthy uniformity.  N.B.  The DoH Scoping Project (July 2005) found 571 training organisations.  This strategy seeks to support this healthy diversity rather than protect or prioritise one or a section of its variants.


Julia Evans

Lacanian Psychoanalyst & Convenor of the regx2 grouping

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