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The Latvian Psycho-Organic Analysis Psychotherapists’ Association

invites you to attend the international online conference

SEXUALITY: EXPERIENCE AND REBIRTH

10–12 September 2021

The neurological, emotional and mental aspects of sexuality and its role in relationships.

How the perception of one’s own and others’ sexuality and sexual experience influences the quality of life of a person?

A discussion about lost or injured enjoyment of life, a desire for creative work and activities, related to which sexual desire has a large role in the identity of each of us.

A discussion about how to renew a true and stable link with one’s own desires.

To attend the conference, we invite all psychotherapists, psychotherapy specialists, doctors, psychologists and everyone interested in mental and psychological health and the quality of life in general.

The participants in the conference will have an opportunity to enjoy and listen to a lecture, as well as to participate in a seminar for professionals, led by Edward Santana (USA), listen to the legends of the French School of Psycho-Organic Analysis Jacqueline Besson1 and Yves Brault2.

Among other participants, we are honoured to announce Michel C. Heller (Switzerland), Elena Purtova (Russia) and the best Latvian specialists – Armands Brants, Anita Pīlēna, Ginta Ratniece, pastor Indulis Paičs, and more.

Seminar/Practicum with Edward Santana

Jung's Approach to Treatment of Sexual Concerns: Critical Perspectives and Contributions on Sexual Addictions/Compulsions, Common Dysfunctions, and Lack of Libido/Eros.

Languages of the conference – Latvian, English, French, and Russian. Simultaneous interpreting will be provided.

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Please address your questions to poavalde@googlegroups.com

Bank details for payment:

Latvijas Psihoorganiskās analiīzes psihoterapeitu biedrība (LPOA)

Reģ. Nr.: 40008017749
Juridiskā adrese: Brīvības gatve 205 – 29, Rīga, LV – 1039
Kredītiestāde: Swedbank HABALV22
Konts: LV81HABA0551014853624




Program and prices

September 10

10.45

11.40

Authorisation

 

11.40

11.45

Opening of the Conference

 

11.45

12.30

Armands Brants with Anita Pīlēna and

Ginta Ratniece

"Love and Sexuality: in Neurobiological and Physiological Processes, in Symbolic Aspects, in the Concepts of Psycho Organic Analysis”

"Can passion and love exist together as one entity?"

12.30

13.15

Anita Pīlēna

with Ginta Ratniece and Armands Brants

"Love and Sexuality: in Neurobiological and Physiological Processes, in Symbolic Aspects, in the Concepts of Psycho Organic Analysis”

"Neurobiological Aspects of Sexual Orientation and Diversity of Sexual Identity"

13.30

15.00

Jacqueline Besson

"Creative experience"

15.00

15.30

Coffee break

 

15.30

17.00

Edward Santana

"Jung and Sex: His Personal History, Discoveries and Evolution."

17.15

18.45

Edward Santana - master-class for specialists

“Modern Analytical Approach in the Treatment of Sexual Problems: Critical Perspectives and Contribution to Sexual Addictions/ Compulsions, Common Dysfunctions and Lack of Libido/ Eros.”

September 11

10.45

11.45

Authorisation

 

11.45

13.15

Yves Brault

"Between Symbolism and Intimacy"

13.30

15.00

The lecturer will be specified

The topic will be specified

15.00

15.30

Coffee break

 

15.30

17.00

Edward Santana

"Jung's Approach to Healing the Sexuality: His Cases and Treatment."

 

17.15

18.45

Edward Santana - master-class for specialists

"Modern Analytical Approach in the Treatment of Sexual Problems: Critical Perspectives and Contribution to Sexual Addictions/ Compulsions, Common Dysfunctions and Lack of Libido/ Eros.”

September 12

10.45

11.40

Authorisation

 

11.40

13.10

Elena Purtova

"Stolen Eros"

13.25

14.10.

Indulis Paičs

"Collective Representations of Sexuality: Origins, Diversity, and Therapeutic Options at the Individual Level"

14.15

15.00

Ginta Ratniece

with Anita Pīlēna and Armands Brants

"Love and Sexuality: in Neurobiological and Physiological Processes, in Symbolic Aspects, in the Concepts of Psycho Organic Analysis”

"Symbolic Aspects of Sexuality and Love"

15.00

15.30

Coffee break

 

15.30

17.00

Edward Santana -master-class for specialists

"Modern Analytical Approach in the Treatment of Sexual Problems: Critical Perspectives and Contribution to Sexual Addictions/ Compulsions, Common Dysfunctions and Lack of Libido/ Eros.”

17.15

18.45

Edward Santana  -master-class for specialists

 

Edward Santana in his master-classes offers specialists a supervision within the topic. Dear colleagues, if you are interested, please provide a short description of your case and the questions you want to be answered by 1st August. Good luck!

 

Conference Fees

By

Aug 10 EUR

Sep 12 EUR

Lectures Sep10

75

90

Lectures Sep11

75

90

Lectures Sep12

50

70

Lectures - 3 days

170

210

Edward Santana master-classes 4x90

100

120

All together

240

280

Program may have changes




Edward Santana, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and teaches advanced training courses for doctoral students in psychology. He is a personal growth coach and organizational consultant – he trains managers and consults organizations and teams about strategy and communication from the perspective of psychology. His research interests include gender and sexuality, Jungian studies, socio-political activism and human rights, as well as organizational/leadership studies. Edward Santana is the author of Jung and Sex: Re-visioning the treatment of sexual issues (2017), The Sexual Soul (2020), and other works. Edward Santana currently lives in San Francisco, where he has a private practice and, also, practices at the University of California San Francisco.

(https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Santana, https://www.edsantana.com )

Jacqueline Besson and Yves Brault are supervisors, psychotherapy trainers, and psychotherapists of psycho-organic analyses with more than 30 years of experience, co-founders of the French School of Psycho-Organic Analyses. Jacqueline Besson is a former psychologist and director of Geneva Institute of Children and Adolescent Special Education. Yves Brault, a physicist by his first education and a psychotherapy trainer, has joined grounded strength of arguments and the creativity of certain emotional freedom. Jacqueline Besson and Yves Brault are teachers of the trainers at Baltic Centre for Psycho-Organic Analyses. Their book La relation psychothérapeutique. Existence, identité, histoire (2012) is translated into Latvian Psihoterapeitiskas attiecibas. Eksistence, identitate, vesture by Anita Pilena, editor Laura Legzdina (https://www.amazon.fr/Relation-Psychotherapeutique-Existence-Identit%C3%A9-Histoire/dp/2296994903 )

Michel C. Heller, Dr.Psych., is a psychologist and psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and expert of non-verbal communication, member of The Federation of Swiss Psychologists and European Association for Body Therapy. In his work with clients, he uses integrative psychotherapy that allows using body-oriented techniques and methods focused on how verbal and non-verbal dynamics create internal dynamics and communication style of the person. Michel Heller teaches classes on relaxation and automatic regulation, as well as on how to be more aware of communication style (non-verbal communication analyses). His articles and books are in English and German, among others Body Psychotherapy: History, Concepts, and Methods (2012) and The Flesh of the Soul: the body we work with, ed., (2001).

(https://www.aqualide.com/e/accueil/default.asp )

Armands Brants – a doctor, psychotherapy specialist and supervisor. He acquired his education as a psychotherapist at the French School of Psycho-Organic Analysis (EFAPO) (1993–1998), studied the EMDR therapy at the Trauma Therapy Institute in Berlin (2009), and acquired a European Certificate of Psychotherapy.

Since 1998 he has working experience in psycho-organic analyses. Together with his colleagues, Armands Brants has established the Baltic Centre for Psycho-Organic Analysis and is its leader. Under the auspices of the Centre, a study Effectiveness of the psychoorganic analysis in the Trait Anxiety Reduction, Brants et al. (2019) was carried out.

Anita Pilena – a doctor, lecturer at the Baltic Institute of Psycho-Organic Analysis, supervisor. She learned psychotherapy at the French School of Psycho-Organic Analysis (1993–1998) and in 2001 graduated Art Therapy Courses at the Sankt Peterburg Institute of Practical Psychology, studied the EMDR therapy at the Trauma Therapy Institute in Berlin (2009), and completed the continuing education programme Supervision in Professional Work (Supervizija profesionalaja darba) at Riga Stradins University (2013–2015). She has acquired a European Certificate of Psychotherapy and is the author of several articles. Since 1998, she has been working in private practice.

Ginta Ratniece – a psychologist and psychotherapy specialist with more than 25 years of experience. Ginta Ratniece has wide sphere of interests in psychotherapy – she has learned and is using in practice psycho-organic analysis, existential psychotherapy, Jungian analyses. For many years she has worked as a lecturer and supervisor at the Baltic Institute of Psycho-Organic Analysis, The Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology in Lithuania and other teaching programmes of supervision and psychotherapy. She regularly organizes and leads seminars for professionals on different topics and since 2020 can be heard on the podcast Speak with Ginta (Runat ar Gintu) (https://gintaruna.substack.com). She is a co-author of proceedings Supervizija socialaja darba. Supervizora rokasgramata (Supervision in Social Work: a Supervisor’s Manual), Supervizija: Teorija. Petijumi. Prakse (Supervision: Theory, Research, Praxis) and Konsultešanas un psihoterapijas teorija un prakse (Praxis and Theory of Psychotherapy and Consulting) and author of many articles.

Jelena Purtova – a Candidate of Sciences in psychology, Jungian analyst and supervisor, member of Russian Society for Analytic Psychology and International Association for Analytic Psychology, editor-in-chief of the journal "Jungian Analysis".

Indulis Paics – a Master of theology, doctoral student in psychology, teacher of mindfulness and Christian meditation. He is the author of several books. He lectures, as well as leads seminars and meditation retreats.

Yves Brault “Between Symbolism and Intimacy”

Starting with the way the Neolithic people represented sexuality in Tassili-n-Ajjer, Central Sahara, we will try to describe how our most intimate activity goes beyond this framework to achieve some universalism.

Elena Purtova “Stolen Eros”

In my presentation, using two cases (male and female) as examples, I will introduce Jung's approach in the treatment of sexual problems. In both cases, this topic is not central to the process of psychotherapy, but at some point it turns out to be closely related to major conflicts. To understand and study it, various theoretical constructs is used: trauma, transfer of re-traumatisation, complex, archetype of countersexuality. However, in both cases, a special procedural approach is equally important to understand the manifestations of the subconscious, both in the internal and external mental space.

Armands Brants,  Anita Pilena,  Ginta Ratniece

"Love and Sexuality: in Neurobiological and Physiological Processes, in Symbolic Aspects, in the Concepts of Psycho Organic Analysis”
In society, people often feel uncomfortable about sexuality trivialised to the level of simple sex, forgetting that it is a source of basic energy. As Jacqueline Besson and Yves Brault, the leaders of the ideas of psychoorganic analysis, remind us: “… In each of us there is a source of basic energy that strives for a purpose. This source is indestructible (only death can destroy it). However, there is a possibility of losing contact with the source if the fulfilment of our desires is too complicated and it is much easier not to feel it at all. That way, many people no longer know what they want and whether they wanted anything at all. ”
A. Brants, A. Pilena and G. Ratniece, teachers at the Baltic POA school, will broaden view on concepts of a psychoorganic approach, addressing the topics as follows: passion and love; the mental functioning and neurobiology in the context; the symbolic aspects that enable a psychotherapist to look at the client's problems from wider perspectives, regarding possible changes of sexuality and affection in long-term relationships; the possibility, impossibility or durability of happiness. A joint discussion is estimated as the ability to find joy, enjoy life, build relationships and perceive them as a source of family succession.

Indulis Paics "Collective Representations of Sexuality: Origins, Diversity, and Therapeutic Options at the Individual Level"

Religious and cultural representations of sexuality have a diverse impact on an individual's self-understanding and his approach to building relationships. Desires that contradict prohibitions, idealised models that contradict real possibilities - these are just few examples of how collective representations result in internal conflicts at the individual level. How did the many prohibitions and stereotypes that persist in people's minds arise despite rational efforts to declare them obsolete? How can the awareness of the diversity of collective representations and the realisation of alternatives become a deeply therapeutic experience? At a time when the world is overcrowded and the evolutionary process is reducing the intensity of sexual drive, sexuality must be rediscovered, both as an existential and a spiritual experience.