What makes a trauma traumatic? : 8th February 2019 (Manchester) : Owen Hewitson

by Owen Hewitson on February 8, 2019

Presented on Friday 8th February 2019 in Manchester to the North West Regional Psychotherapy Association : See NWRPA.or here  for further details

Available as text  at www.LacanonLine.com as follows:

Amuse-Bouches IV – What Makes a Trauma Traumatic? (Part I) : posted on 25th February 2019 : Available here

Amuse-Bouches V – What Makes a Trauma Traumatic? (Part II) : posted on 9th March 2019 : Available here

Owen HewitsonMember of Earl’s Court Clinical Group – 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

Detail of this presentation from the NWRPA programme:

Trauma often appears to be a very broadly-spread notion in psychotherapy, leading ‘trauma’ to have been ascribed to all kinds of experience, from birth, to sex, to war, and even to love. Often we find ourselves trying to locate a single event, and one of a specific magnitude, at the aetiology of a trauma. And yet we know that this choice is always somewhat arbitrary if we cannot account for how that event was inscribed, metabolised, or worked-through by the individual. This talk will argue that trauma is never simply about a single event, and that talking therapies reach a limit if they attempt to deal with trauma through speech alone. We will consider what the conditions for a ‘traumatic’ experience might be, the mechanism behind its action, and the most effective techniques for its handling in clinical settings.

Owen Hewitson is a PhD candidate in Psychoanalysis at the University of Middlesex and runs LacanOnline.com

Texts presented to Clinical Group meetings

The Yerodia Case : 27thJuly 2017 : Owen Hewitson:  is available here

Comments on the Yerodia Case : A preliminary engagement with ‘Psychoanalytic Violence: An Essay in Indifference in Ethical Matters’ by Dany Nobus by Julia Evans on 30th July 2017 or here

The analyst’s position : Thursday 26th October 2017by Julia Evans on October 26, 2017 or here

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


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

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Greg Hynds See here or http://gwh.xyz

Julia Evans (See here or www.LacanianWorks.net)