Migration and Loss – a Thinking Space special event

Event overview

Guest Speakers: 

David Morgan, Consultant psychotherapist and psychoanalyst

JJ Bola, writer, poet, educator and workshop facilitator

David Morgan on “Migration and Loss: Inflammatory projective identification, otherness and the formation of a precariat”  

“It is always possible to bind a number of people in love as long as there are others left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness - the outsider may be different in only minor ways, but this will suffice.”    Freud, Civilisation and Its Discontents. 

David Morgan is a consultant psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, both in the NHS and private practice, and worked for many years as a Consultant Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic. He is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society (BPAS), training analyst and supervisor (BPA) and training therapist/supervisor for the BPF and Tavistock Clinic. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at City University, London and Essex University. He has specialised as part of his practice with people who are marginalised in our society (those who carry guilt for the unfair society we live in), e.g. migrants, whistleblowers and socio-political organisations. He provides psychological reports for asylum seekers. His publications include 'Lectures on Violence, Perversion, and Delinquency' (Karnac, 2007), co-edited with Stan Ruszczynski; e-books on narcissism (LSE) love and death and his edited book 'The Political Mind' is in press. 


JJ Bola on “the condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak” 

JJ Bola will combine reading some of his poetry, which has a focus on migration and loss, and talking about some of his experience as a first generation refugee in the diaspora, as it relates to the subject matter. 

JJ Bola is a Congo-born London-raised writer, poet, educator and workshop facilitator. He has successfully published two books of poetry - 'Elevate' and 'Daughter of the Sun' (eBook). His third, and latest, is his most comprehensive poetry collection 'WORD', which was launched to a sold out crowd, during Refugee Week in 2015.  JJ Bola’s work is centred on a narrative of empowerment, humanisation, healing of trauma as well as discovery of self through art, literature and he believes that the true purpose of poetry (art) is to expose the reality of this world and how to, most importantly, survive it.

This event takes place on Thursday 23 March 2017, from 6.30-8.30pm.

It is being held in the Lecture Theatre at the Tavistock Centre, London

Standard fee:  £25

Concessionary fee (student/unwaged):  £15

The Tavistock Centre, London
23 March 2017 18:30 to 20:30

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