An Evening with Galit Atlas and Susie Orbach

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Tavistock Relationships

10 March 2024

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Price: £40.00 (£34.00 Trainee/NHS)


Focus of event: Emotional Inheritance: Unpacking the legacy of trauma

With Galit Atlas & Susie Orbach

Includes a drinks reception and recording of the conversation with access for a year

In this intimate, in-person conversation, the two acclaimed psychoanalysts Galit Atlas and Susie Orbach will discuss ideas from Galit’s bestselling book Emotional Inheritance. A therapist, her patients and the legacy of trauma they will talk about family secrets, love, sexuality, the shameful and the forbidden, and the many ways in which we can locate the ghosts of the past that hold us back and interfere with our lives.

In the last decade, contemporary psychoanalysis and empirical research have expanded the literature on epigenetics and inherited trauma, investigating the ways in which trauma is transmitted from one generation to the next and held in our minds and bodies as our own. In studying the intergenerational transmission of trauma, clinicians investigate how our ancestors’ trauma is passed down as an emotional inheritance, leaving a trace in our minds and in those of future generations. Galit and Susie will think together about what this means for the practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

There will be an opportunity for questions and comments from participants as well as time to explore the museum, and join a drinks reception on the ground floor.

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