From the Buddha to Bion: mindfulness, psychoanalysis and organisational life
Tim will explore greed, hatred and delusion (the three ‘poisons’ in Buddhist thought) in the dynamics of contemporary organisations. What has the current interest in mindfulness to do with our consulting and research practice?
Tim Dartington (Staff, TIHR, 1970-76; Director, the Leicester Conference, 1999, 2001; and currently a Professional Partner) has a PhD on developing a systems psychodynamic approach to health and social care. See Managing Vulnerability, (Karnac, 2010).
We invite you to consider yourself as part of our popular and growing lunchtime talk series. They are informal sessions which take place every three weeks on Wednesdays and their intention is the provision of a space of debate and reflection between Tavistock staff, those who are or have been collaborating with us and other interested researchers and practitioners.
The upcoming schedule is below. If you would like to attend any of these talks, including the one on the 5th February please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the talk date and title.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Future talks include:
26th February 2014
Learning from Group Relations and how that is applied to the inspection process
19th March 2014
Cristina Castellanos Serrano
Poverty and relationships; addressing the gender perspective
9th April 2014
Matt Gieve and David Drabble
Findings from the evaluation of shift.ms: an innovative social network for young people with multiple sclerosis.
All talks are subject to change.
More information on the ‘Food for Thought’ talk series can be found here.