Date: Friday, 2 October 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Trainer: Josh Cohen
Fee: £118 (£108 if booked and paid for by 25 August 2020)
Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL
At present there is no lift access to our 4th floor training room.
Our trainings take place on upper floors, from Spring 2020 they will be accessible by lifts with the following specification: Type 1 provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.
We are living in a culture that demands constant productivity and purpose, while bombarding us with an unending flow of information and distraction. The art of doing nothing is disappearing. Little wonder so many of us are burning out.
This workshop, developing some of the ideas in Josh Cohen’s latest book, Not Working: Why We Have to Stop, will begin by exploring this nervously overactive culture and its implications for the way we shape ourselves and conduct our relationships. It will go on to think about its clinical implications for psychotherapy and related disciplines and practices.
We will also take up some ideas about art developed in the book, as a place for preserving a space for ‘being’ against ‘doing’, before thinking about the value of aimlessness and internal drift. As well as Not Working, Josh will draw on material from his forthcoming book, How To Live. What To Do, on the uses of literature for life. How might we cultivate the private, ‘non-productive’ self in a culture that equates our meaning and worth with our visible activity?
If you experience any problems during booking, please contact the Training Administration team on 020 7380 8288 or email@example.com
Please note all bookings are non-refundable.