”A Writing Life” – a workshop on autobiographical writing with Andrea Bocconi on 7-8 June 2017

Welcome to this unique opportunity to meet Andrea Bocconi, author, educator and licensed psychotherapist as well as psychosynthesis therapist. His work on creative writing, particularly the art of autobiographical writing, has helped clients, therapists, educators, students and even prisoners, in different countries and many parts of the World.

Since Sumerian times, the healing aspects of self-writing have been known and in our times, we can lean on psychological experiments to understand more of the healing factors of creative writing. Giving form to thoughts and memories hidden in the depth of our inner world can be truly transformative. The founder of the science of Psychosynthesis, Roberto Assagioli, himself Always encouraged his patients and clients to write their autobiography based on the techniques of creative writing. Andrea Bocconi has further developed this as a useful addition to the therapist’s palette.

This workshop will familiarise you with the 9 different functions of autobiographic writing. Andrea uses meditation as part of his workshop and brings in examples from literature and science as well as exercises that will bring in intuitive knowledge from the past, in the present, for the future.

In offering this rare opportunity for therapists and others from the helping professions to go deeper in their own writing and at the same time gain insight into methods and exercises that can be transferred to their professional practises, we are hoping to contribute to building bridges between different therapeutic practises in the existential and humanistic fields.

Stiftelsen PsykosyntesAkademin, May 1st, 2017

Dates: 7-8 June, 2017, between 9-18 on the first day and 9-13 on the second.
Place: PsykosyntesAkademin, Tengdahlsgatan 32, 116 47 Stockholm.
Fee: 2.400 SEK + VAT (moms).

Language: The workshop will be lead in English, with Swedish interpretation and translation when needed. Individual work is done in Swedish as well as work in small groups.
Coffee: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee will be included with sandwiches, light snacks and fruit.
Lunch: There will be an hour’s lunchbreak on the first day. For those who wish  to bring their food there are two microwaves for use in the kitchen. For those who wish to go out, there are several food places in the vicinity  offering reasonably priced lunches.
Open to: Therapist graduates from Psychosynthesis and Psychotherapist trainings in the existential and humanistic fields as well as other clinicians if space allows.
Participants: Maximum 18 and minimum 8 people.
Register: Email with name, mobile number and professional background to: annmarie.lamb@psykosyntesakademin.se. You need to receive a confirmation from us before payment of fee.
Payment: Bankgiro 5855-2233 before May 28 to guarantee your place in the workshop. Mark payment with PSA and your name.
Cancellation: 100% refund if you cancel at the latest by 31 May and 20% from 1 June. Full refund if cancelled by PsykosyntesAkademin.

Andrea is a psychologist and psychotherapist, who studied with Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis. He is also a writer and has published numerous books, within both the fields of psychology and fiction. Andrea has a long-standing interest both in self-biographical writing as a psychological tool and in cross-cultural work. He has led writing seminars in various cultural contexts.