Monday evening CPD events (CPD)

WMIP CPD meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year. They are generally open to Institute Members and the public but on occasion they are closed for members only or members and their guests. Coffee and Biscuits from 6.30pm.
Meetings 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

"The Music of Therapy"
Presented by Catrin Thorp

Monday 10 October 2016

7.00 - 8.30 pm

This meeting is open to the public.

At the end of his meeting with American concert pianist and music therapist Margaret Tilly in 1956, Jung commented: "Because of what you've shown me this afternoon - not just what you've said, but what I have actually felt and experienced - I feel that from now on music should be an essential part of every analysis. This reaches the deep archetypal material that we can only sometimes reach in our analytic work with patients. This is most remarkable".

My aim for this talk is to present some ideas about how 'music' is an inevitable and essential part of every analysis, whether we are aware of it or not, and to consider ways in which we can engage more directly with the auditory aspect of analytic work regardless of how 'musical' we may consider ourselves, or our patients, to be.

We will consider the archetypal elements of music (rhythm, pitch, melody, timbre, and so on) and their significance in defining who we are and how we make connections between ourselves and the world around us. We will also think about the dynamics of the patient/therapist 'duet' through reference to intrauterine life and the relationship between mother and child following birth. The evening will include practical demonstrations of improvisation techniques using a small selection of instruments which I hope will help us to think more about the way we work with our patients and how we can find different, and perhaps deeper, ways of connecting with their difficulties.

I look forward to what I hope will be a creative and 'musical' evening.

Catrin is a graduate of the Jungian training at WMIP and works in private practice. Prior to training, she used music as a medium through which to work with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. Catrin is a qualified teacher and music therapist and is a former clarinet and harp student of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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This event is free for WMIP Members and first-time visitors

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available

Venue: Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House, St. James Road, Edgbaston, B15 1JP
Five Ways train station and on-street parking nearby.

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