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  • An evening seminar with Sean McGrath, PhD

    7-9 pm, April 2, 2019

    We live in the grip of a form of anxiety unknown to Freud, Jung, and Lacan. It is not anxiety over the self, but anxiety over the world without which there would be no selves to worry about. Nature has become an issue for us, whether it be in the form of climate change, mass extinction, or the disturbing possibility that nature is over. At the same time, we despair for humanity: there appears to be no way to move from our knowledge of the current precarious state of the earth to a practice and politics that would rectify it. The despair itself immobilizes us and renders us powerless to make even the smallest efforts toward solutions. In this seminar, we will discuss the ecological anxiety of our present age and look for ways to unfreeze eco-despair by generating language to articulate our hopes and fears. We will explore in some detail the religious quality of the ecological crisis. In the end, we will ask the question: given the Anthropocene, given the Sixth Great Extinction, given the rise of the technosphere, can the earth be sacred once again?
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    A response to the volatile changes in dangerous times

    Presented by: Ladson Hinton, M.D. • Hessel Willemsen, DClinPsych • Alexander Hinton, Ph.D. • Eric Seversen, PhD • Sharon R. Green, MSSW Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 Swedish Cultural Center 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    This is for Pre-Registration by January 29, 2018 Only No Credit Cards Will Be Accepted on Day of Event. Checks Accepted from 8:00am - 9:00am at the door.

  • The tone of collective discourse has rapidly degenerated, damaging the forms and rituals that give coherence to our lives, cultures and professional disciplines contributing to a sense of communal and global unrest.  In these intimate Saturday morning seminars our desire is to nourish a spirit of reflection rather than repeating the sounds of panic and alarm, or pretend hopes. Stepping back from the present situation, we will reflect on the current moment through trans-disciplinary lenses including philosophy, theology, history, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and anthropology.  Together we will seek new perspectives that may help us move into an open future.
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    In bringing together the art of film and the art of psychotherapy, Psychocinematics! aims to open new terrain for collaborative and creative conversations about both. Each seminar includes a film viewing followed by lively discussion. The films chosen are all notable for their exceptional art, style and innovation. They ignite the imagination to dream differently about current issues, both clinical and theoretical, in our field. Adding critical depth and challenge to our collective dreaming, suggested readings of interdisciplinary interest will accompany each seminar. Sundays 2-6 pm: Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2017 Seattle University Media Screening Room, LeMieux Library