Greek Myths and Therapy.
Many of the psychological ideas ancient Greeks had , that are now “taken” from their mythology, are found in modern scientific psychology.
Even the origin of the word psychology leads us to a myth: Psyche and her lover, Eros. “This allegory has a meaning. Psyche, in the Greek language means soul. But the soul rises only through love, Eros, and ends up in Olympus, the place of eternal happiness” (Mitru, 1996, p.179). The psychic is characterized by feeling, life and torment. So, psychology represents, from the mythological point of view, more than just science or knowledge. Psychology is the study of the human soul in search of love.
This is a monthly reflective practice space running for Therapists and psychologists and those interested in the therapy process running for 6 sessions. Where each session will cover one myth and make connections to our present day contexts.
The myths explored include:
1. Narcissus and Echo: Monday 28th Sept. 2020
2. Psyche and Eros: Monday 26th Oct. 2020
3. Medusa: Monday 3oth Nov. 2020
4. Oedipus: Monday 25th Jan. 2021
5. Pandora: Monday 22nd Feb . 2021
6. Chiron, the wounded healer: Monday 29th March. 2021
NEXT SESSION IS ....
The next myth to be explored is Oedipus. Oedipus is the unfortunate main protagonist of “one of the best-known of all legends” in Ancient Greek mythology. This myth is also intimately linked with psychology - Freud created the term Oedipus complex during his self-analysis. He claimed that this psychological condition is universal. Freud suggests the Oedipus complex continues to be an unconscious organizer throughout life; It forms an indissoluble link between wish and law.
VENUE: Zoom Platform
DATE: Monday 25th January 2021
TIME: 6 pm - 7:30 pm
COST: £25.00 per session