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Individuation and the cultural matrix

The B B Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund

Saturday 24th June 2023, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Lunch available 12.30pm – 1.30pm

In the Friends’ Meeting House, (next to 69A) High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AA

Individuation and the cultural matrix

This talk will attempt to stimulate curiosity about some elements of the cultural matrix that constrain a parent’s capacity to facilitate the process of individuation, or coming into being, for their child. While the term individuation means different things to different people, this already difficult task might further be complicated by some socio-political systems and structures. This talk evolved out of a paper previously published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology (JAP) in 2021. Case material will include examples of such constraints in relation to the individuation of folk with a post-colonial heritage. The hope is that in the plenary we will share thoughts about the individuation process.

Hellen Mabhikwa (UK) is a Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist. She works in private practice in Leamington Spa and Birmingham, England. She is a teacher, training analyst and training supervisor for the Analytical Psychotherapy Training: Birmingham (APT:B) at The West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, Birmingham. She is a member of the APT:B training committee and has also taught at the Society for Analytical Psychology (SAP), London. Email:

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Cost is £35.00 for the talk only and £55.00 including lunch which can be purchased as an ‘add on’ during the checkout process

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