Mindfulness and Group Analysis

    Saturday 27th September 2014 - 9:30am – 4:45pm

    The Institute of Group Analysis
    1 Daleham Gardens
    London NW3 5BY

    Lawrence J. Ladden
    Jale Cilasun


    This workshop will provide an introduction to mindfulness practices and the opportunity to explore the potential cross-pollination between mindfulness and group analysis disciplines.  We will consider how awareness of the group is a mindfulness practice by observing how group phenomena are arising moment to moment within a larger space of awareness. We will explore, in particular, mindfulness of body sensation and its relationship to empathy and resonance.

    The day’s workshop will include guided practice of both individual and group (Contemplative Group Dynamics) expressions of mindfulness. The workshop will be primarily experiential. There will be reflection periods to help integrate the practice experience. Some theory will be offered to bridge the classical Buddhist philosophical psychology of the collective and individual patterns with contemporary group analytic theoretical perspectives, for example with the social unconscious.

    This event is suitable for anyone interested in the relationship between mindfulness and groups.   If you have any questions you may contact Jale Cilasun at j.cilasun@doctors.org.uk.


    9.00am        Arrivals and registration
    9.30am        Session 1
    11.00am       Refreshments
    11.15am       Session 2
    12.30am       Lunch
    1.30pm        Session 3
    2.45pm        Refreshments
    3.00pm        Session 4
    4.15pm        Review
    4.45pm        End

    Lawrence J. Ladden, PhD, CPsychol is a Clinical and Health Psychologist. He served as a senior instructor with the Penn Program for Mindfulness of the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System in the United States from 1998 until 2013. In addition to teaching the public foundation mindfulness based stress management courses, he has developed and implemented numerous adaptations of mindfulness training for both health care providers and for people with specific mental or physical health concerns. He has developed Contemplative Group Dynamics as a group expression of classical mindfulness practice and training.

    Jale Cilasun, BM, MRCPsych. is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Medical Psychotherapist and trainer of psychiatrists at South West London and St. George’s NHS Trust, since 2001. She is a group analyst with training responsibilities at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. She is particularly interested in median and large groups and their uses in both therapeutic and training contexts. She has been developing her interest in mindfulness since 2012.


    Full fee: £95
    IGA members: £85
    IGA students: £70


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