Iro Zoubopoulou | Psychoanalyst

Dealing with the extreme pain of loss

Psychoanalytic Talk: Dealing with the extreme pain of loss…

 As human beings we are all exposed, in one way or another, to the extreme sorrow that follows a loss. However, a loss is intrinsically related to life itself.

A loss is not only related to the death of a beloved person, but also to situations such as a divorce, breaking up with a friend, immigrating from your country, or losing an ideal… Freud said that we shall never be more desperate than when we lose our love object. Freud himself experienced loss when he lost his beloved daughter, Sophia, from pneumonia.

What is it exactly, in psychic economy terms, that exposes us to extreme pain? A loss opens the way to bereavement. Is the experience of mourning able to teach us something? Can psychoanalysis offer the chance to transform extreme pain into self-awareness and, ultimately, wisdom?

 

When: 28 October 2018

Where: Alliance Française of Cambridge, 60 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA

Time: 2pm to 3pm

Tickets: Free Event

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