These conferences will take place face-to-face (Mimethys Institute – 7 Quai Henri Barbusse – 44000 NANTES) and remotely (the access link will be sent to subscribers by email the day before the event).
For a post-modern system
In view of the current evolution of the societal context, it seems important to us to develop an alternative way of thinking that can be taught, practiced and transmitted. To extract ourselves from this uncontrolled generalization of the materialist vision for an approach that can integrate the whole of human experience into its ecosystemic environment, seems to us today an ethical necessity.
The speakers and their conference
A symbolic systemic model as the foundation of the therapy of the link and the relational worlds
My personal journey as a professional has led me to reflect on this question: how are created, settled, persisted, transmitted dysfunctional problems even in their pathological expressions. In the continuity of the thought of G. Bateson, I have developed a modeling of the human from the living based on the relational and interactional processes. It is an evolution of the systemic model towards an approach that integrates the complexity of the forms of expression that human ties can take. We will see how these links will co-construct relational worlds, including dysfunctional ones. We will introduce concepts such as the body in relation, intentionality, the symbolic dimension of the context, the shared imagination, externalization, the centred/decentred position. We will see its implications in therapy, and more generally in the helping relationship where more than change, it is a question of allowing the person, the group to take a position to become, in the bond, actor and author of his life.
Psychiatrist, child psychiatrist, psychotherapist. Director of the Mimethys Institute.
The systemic paradox in our culture is to put the relationship at the center of the process of change when it is not thought out, modern individualism being the center around which our different symbolic structures revolve. The absence of a thought of the relationship involves a risk of sliding towards an operative thought reducing subjectivity to a form of mental representation. Reconnecting to one's subjective life implies a prerequisite: giving it shape, in an embodied language, through life stories reconnected to relational resources. Narrative therapy, by understanding the subjects' preferred values as forms of relational autonomy, opens up a space giving full place to systemic thinking. We will show how therapeutic questioning allows the subject to become the author of their life again by creating stories structured by their preferred values.
Psychiatrist, child psychiatrist, psychotherapist. Head of the journal Hypnosis and Brief Therapies