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    August 8, 2022

    Psychoanalytic Thinking at Work: Five tips for a successful application

    Our introductory, year-long course Psychoanalytic Thinking at Work will soon be returning for another year. Hosted entirely online, our course gives you the opportunity to join students from across the globe to learn about the fundamental aspects of psychoanalytic theory – all taught by practising clinicians in the field. You’ll learn how psychoanalytic thinking is…

    October 7, 2021

    Understanding and Nurturing Troubled Children: A new approach

    We are delighted to announce that Digital Academy students will soon be able to access a suite of new Mini Courses focused on children’s emotional and psychological development, created by renowned Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Dr Graham Music. Until now, we have delivered training in this area via a Mini Course, ‘Children’s Brain and Emotional…

    July 14, 2021

    Understanding adoption and “alien worlds” through the lens of the pandemic

    This alien world we have found ourselves in could perhaps offer us an opportunity to understand, in part anyway, something of the adoption story. We have each had to negotiate massive changes in our environments and our relationships; an experience which has sorely challenged our sense of safety and stability but also our perception of “home”.

    July 2, 2021

    What is Psychoanalysis and what is its value today?

    Psychoanalysis is a particular way of thinking about ourselves, our lives and the world around us. Psychoanalytic thinking places the study of the unconscious aspects of the mind as being central to our behaviour, thinking and our emotional experience. We might say that the role of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is to help reveal those unconscious aspects that are holding us back from fulfilling our potential. It also helps us to understand why we keep recreating the same patterns in our lives, and why we can sabotage or deprive ourselves of sustaining good moments in our lives.

    May 12, 2021

    Mindful Walking

    The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is ‘Nature’ – highlighting the powerful connection between our mental health and wellbeing and the natural world. Course Lead Angela Bagum outlines her own experience of mindful walking, and provides some tips for getting started.

    April 22, 2021

    A Mindful Cup of Tea

    Everyday life is about managing stress to some extent; it can motivate us to achieve outcomes and complete goals, but unreasonable and sustained amounts of stress can feel like a threat to the body, at times affecting our ability to function.

    April 8, 2021

    Working Towards Wellbeing: An Introduction

    There’s no doubt that mental wellbeing in the workplace has come into sharp focus over the past year, but we have a long history at the Tavistock and Portman of thinking about how to make sense of our emotional experiences at work.

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    February 25, 2021

    Meet our Faculty: Carrie Black

    Meet Caroline Black – a British Psychoanalytic Council registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, who completed her training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Caroline teaches on a number of courses at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, including our Digital Academy ‘Psychoanalytic Thinking at Work’ course.

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