Understanding in Analysis : 14th December 2018 (Manchester) : Greg Hynds

by Greg Hynds on December 14, 2018

Greg Hynds spoke on ‘Understanding in Analysis’ on 14th  December 2018, in Manchester at the invitation of North West Regional Psychotherapy Association (NWRPA)  : See here

His text was posted on 17th March 2019, available here

Greg Hynds– Member of Earl’s Court Clinical Group – see here– & Earl’s Court Collective (translating Seminar IV) – see here   & Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2014 to 2016) on ‘Interpretation of Dreams : 1900 : Sigmund Freud & currently a Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2018 to 2220) on ‘Trauma’. See here or here

Description of this talk

Has understanding ever helped anyone get better? This evening Greg will talk about understanding in analysis, looking at Freud’s and Lacan’s ideas about ‘understanding’ and drawing out some of the clinical consequences.
Greg is a reader of Freud and Lacan, and member of both the Earl’s Court Clinical Group and the Earl’s Court Collective.


– As Lacan writes in 1953, “the obviousness of this fact is no excuse for ignoring it.”

To be traced – Probably The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis (Rome) : 26th September 1953 : Jacques Lacan  or here 

– Freud writes at great length about jokes and witticisms in his 1905 book ‘Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious’.

Jokes and their relation to the Unconscious : 1905 : Sigmund Freud,

Published SE VIIIP3-237

Also published by www.Freud2Lacan.com: available here :

– A second example, even simpler, of someone saying something that they do not mean is the spoken mistake or the “slip of the tongue”, which has long held a unique place in the history of psychoanalysis. Freud examines a great number of such mistakes in his 1901 book, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life.

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life : 1901 : Sigmund Freud

Published SE Vol. 6. pp. 8-12 :

Also by www.Freud2Lacan.com: available here

Text presented to Clinical Group meetings

Greg Hynds  : Reading the Recommendations: London, 1st April  2017 (Open Meeting) : Information here

See also Presentations in Manchester (2018 to 2019) by Lacanians  Or here


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London


Other texts

Case studies here

Of the clinic here

Use of power here

Some Lacanian History here

Topology here

Lacanian Transmission here

Groups & Cartels here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

Translation Working Group here

Texts written by members of the Earl’s Court Clinical Group

Bruno de Florence : See here or http://www.deflorence.com

Owen Hewitson : See here or http://www.lacanonline.com/index/about/

Greg Hynds See here or http://gwh.xyz

Julia Evans : See here or www.LacanianWorks.net