This conference has been postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.
I will be presenting my paper, Sorry Polly, Women’s Law Still Touches Me, at the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Asia-Pacific Conference in Sydney, Australia, from 30 April, 2020 to 2 May, 2020. The Conference is titled Belonging, Displacement and Loss in Times of Turmoil.
The paper describes how I became ill after inadvertently watching a sacred Aboriginal women’s dance when I worked with the Warmun Aboriginal Community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the 1980’s, and how I was healed by the women performing another dance.
I then consider how to this experience helps me to think about myself as a psychotherapist, and about psychotherapy in general.
Here is a link to the conference website.
Here is the Australian band, Goanna, and their take on living on Aboriginal land.