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International Women’s Day – A thought-provoking evening with Susie Orbach

Date published: 08.03.2024

The Brent Centre for Young People launched its new speaker series, "Beyond the Couch: Psychoanalyst Perspectives," with an International Women’s Day special featuring renowned author, psychoanalyst, and social critic Susie Orbach. Joined by Brent Centre therapist Nina Wessels, the duo captivated the audience with an evening of thought-provoking topics and enlightening insights.

The fireside chat delved into Susie Orbach’s acclaimed book 'Bodies', which explores her psychoanalytic experiences in relation to the way we view our bodies as a mirror of how we view ourselves – raising fundamental questions about how we arrived here and proposes a new theory on how we became embodied. Discussions also touched on how the pandemic affected psychoanalysis practices, especially with the absence of physical presence in therapy rooms; feminism and masculinity; and much more.

The event sparked excellent engagement from attendees, who posed thoughtful questions, fostering a candid and substantive conversation. We extend our gratitude to all who participated.

On this occasion, The Brent Centre for Young People also acknowledges and appreciates the inspiring and dedicated women within the organisation. Their remarkable contributions significantly impact the lives of young people, embodying the spirit of empowerment and support.

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd, for the second instalment of the Beyond the Couch: Psychoanalyst Perspectives series. This event will feature author and psychologist Frank Tallis, who will discuss his new book, ‘Mortal Secrets: Freud, Vienna, and the Discovery of Modern Minds’. Secure your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/brent-centre-for-young-people-69232044523