The ITAA Social Engagement Committee invites you to
Hope & Despair: How do we conceptualise and experience them as transactional analysts
4 April 2023 • 12 - 1:30 pm UTC
As TA practitioners of all fields, interests, and contexts, we share the burden of many global problems that directly and indirectly impact our work with clients and client systems. Climate change, inequality, the recent war in Ukraine/Russia or unexpected disasters such as the earthquake in Turkey, are some of the major issues that set the current tone in the international arena. These world events call for our empathy, courage, and resilience, which is not always an easy path to navigate. How in these times can we straddle the tension between hope and despair while staying realistic, connected, and inclusive?
This webinar is an invitation to co-create a space where we can explore our individual, cultural, and group experiences in relation to hope and despair.
As a global community of transactional analysts, we acknowledge that resilience arises more easily in groups that think and feel together and that new possibilities can emerge by connecting experiences and staying long enough without knowing.
Are you willing to join us in creating this time and space to think, feel and be together? We look forward to meeting up with as many of you as possible to share and discuss this deeply important topic.
Once you have registered, we will send out an email a few days before the event with the Zoom link, so be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list.
Please note that if you cannot make the event, we will be posting a recording of the webinar on the ITAA YouTube channel several days after the event. You do not need to register on Eventbrite for the recording. We will send an email when it's ready.
Social Engagement Committee (SEC), ITAA
3-5 June 2022
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In the midst of the terrible experiences of the pandemic and now the war in Ukraine, both of which have affected the entire world, we need as a scientific community to come together, feel the power of belonging, and regenerate through sharing knowledge, training, and hearing others’ perspectives. In particular, important reflections on the serious challenges we face today will be offered by our four keynote speakers, including Richard Mollica, the director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, who will talk about tackling the global refugee crisis. The goal of this ITAA online conference is to invigorate the physis in each of us to help us be courageous and resilient in adapting to our difficult times.