The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture

Saturday 6th June 2020

STARVING THE BLACK MATERIAL IN MY STOMACH: ON THE USE OF DREAMS IN THE HEALING PROCESS OF EATING DISORDERS

Yoram Inspector

The sufferers of Eating Disorders are caught in a concrete, mechanical and sterile world in which their self-esteem and worth become solely dependent on their body shape and weight. On the surface life is reduced to soulless repetitive rituals, calorie counting and compulsive weighing, yet, being attuned to the patients' dreams in the process of psychotherapy might create the gateway to the vital psychic life that exists underneath the surface of the symptoms, allowing access to a dialogue with their deep relational wounds and traumas. I will try to demonstrate how the Jungian approach which believes in the compensatory function of the unconscious can be especially useful in these complex, life threatening disorders.

Yoram Inspector is a consultant psychiatrist and a Jungian analyst. He is a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology and The New Israeli Jungian Association. He has 25 years' experience in treating Eating Disorders in various clinical settings. For the last 8 years he has been working full time in the NHS at the Psychological Medicine Unit of St Mark's Hospital which provides psychotherapy for patients who suffer from various gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.

Time and Place

This event will be held at The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS (www.bmi.org.uk) between 10:15 - 12:45.
The cost for the lecture is 50.00 for WMIP members and 60.00 for non-WMIP members.

Booking

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Please make BACS payments as follows:
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Alternatively please send cheque made payable to 'The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy' and return with the completed form to:
Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee, Unit 1A, West Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Nottinghamshire. DN10 4ES.

For further details and queries contact:

Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee,
telephone: 08444 631 341, email: aptc@wmip.org

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