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The Weekend University aims to make the best psychology lectures available to the general public.

To do this, we organise 'lecture days', on the last Sunday of each month, where you get a full day of talks from leading psychologists, university professors and authors.

This podcast features in-depth interviews with our speakers, so you can learn more about their work.

For more information, please see: http://theweekenduniversity.com

The Weekend University Making the best psychology lecturers available to the general public.

    • Society & Culture

The Weekend University aims to make the best psychology lectures available to the general public.

To do this, we organise 'lecture days', on the last Sunday of each month, where you get a full day of talks from leading psychologists, university professors and authors.

This podcast features in-depth interviews with our speakers, so you can learn more about their work.

For more information, please see: http://theweekenduniversity.com

    Healing Trauma With EMDR Therapy - Linda Curran

    Healing Trauma With EMDR Therapy - Linda Curran

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a late-stage trauma resolution modality that currently has more scientific research as a treatment for trauma than any other non-pharmaceutical intervention. Based on empirical evidence, as well as thousands of client and clinician testimonials, EMDR has proven an efficacious and rapid method of reprocessing traumatic material. It appears to assist in processing of traumatic information, resulting in enhanced integration and a more adaptive perspective of the traumatic material.

    Through live and video presentation, this talk will define, discuss and demonstrate the trauma processing modality, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).

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    Linda A. Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAADC, CCDP International speaker on the treatment of trauma, author of both Trauma Competency: A Clinicians Guide and 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions. Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma.

    With advanced degrees in both clinical psychology and public health, Linda is a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addiction Counselor Diplomate, Certified Co-Occurring Professional Diplomate, Certified Gestalt Therapist, Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Level II EMDR practitioner. You can learn more about Linda’s work at https://trauma101.com

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    This episode is sponsored by our upcoming Day on Changing Consciousness, taking place at the University of Greenwich on 26th June, 2022.

    This will be The Weekend University’s first ‘in person’ event in over two years, and it’s shaping up to be a special occasion. The lectures will focus on consciousness paradigms that go beyond the brain, how they work, why they matter, and how understanding them can enhance your everyday experience of reality, with talks on:

    — Panpsychism: Is Everything Conscious? - Dr Philip Goff, PhD

    — From Ego-Centric to Eco-Centric: Changing Consciousness through Psychedelics - Dr Sam Gandy, PhD

    — Is Reality an Illusion? - Professor Donald Hoffman, PhD (via live video link)

    By attending live, you can interact with the speakers in the Q&A sessions, connect with like-minded participants during the conference, and get CPD certification.

    Should you be unable to attend in person, you'll also be able to tune in from the comfort of home with a "Livestream Pass".

    As a listener of this podcast, you can get a discount on your ticket, if you go to https://bit.ly/ccj-twu, and use the discount code: POD when registering.

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    Links:

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Linda’s website: https://trauma101.com

    - Linda’s books: https://amzn.to/3AVhMKP

    • 3 hrs 51 min
    Meeting the Shadow: Jung's Discovery of Gold in the Dark Side - Dr Connie Zweig, PhD

    Meeting the Shadow: Jung's Discovery of Gold in the Dark Side - Dr Connie Zweig, PhD

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    Within us, the dim cavern of the unconscious holds our forbidden feelings, secret wishes, destructive impulses, and creative urges. Over time, these “dark” forces take on a life of their own, forming the Shadow. A recurring theme in literature and legend, the Shadow is like an invisible twin, a stranger that is us, yet not us. When it acts out, we hurt ourselves or others.

    As we bring it into awareness with shadow-work, it loses its grip on us and we experience deeper self-knowledge, greater authenticity, and greater choice over our thoughts and behaviors. We also discover that the contents of the Shadow are not all bad; even our undeveloped gifts, talents, and dreams lie dormant there–the gold in the dark side.

    This talk will explore the formation of shadow in childhood, the common ways we encounter the shadow in life, and how to “romance” it, or make a conscious relationship with it.

    The Shadow is not a problem to be solved; it’s a mystery to be faced.

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    Dr. Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired therapist, co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow, author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, and a novel entitled ‘A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi’. Her new book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, extends shadow-work into late life and teaches aging as a spiritual practice.

    Connie has been doing contemplative practices for 50 years. She is a wife and grandmother and was initiated as an Elder by Sage-ing International in 2017. After investing in all these roles, she is practicing the shift from role to soul.

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    This episode is sponsored by our upcoming Day on Changing Consciousness, taking place at the University of Greenwich on 26th June, 2022.

    This will be The Weekend University’s first ‘in person’ event in over two years, and it’s shaping up to be a special occasion. The lectures will focus on consciousness paradigms that go beyond the brain, how they work, why they matter, and how understanding them can enhance your everyday experience of reality, with talks on:

    --> Panpsychism: Is Everything Conscious? - Dr Philip Goff, PhD

    --> From Ego-Centric to Eco-Centric: Changing Consciousness through Psychedelics - Dr Sam Gandy, PhD

    --> Is Reality an Illusion? - Professor Donald Hoffman, PhD (via live video link)

    By attending live, you can interact with the speakers in the Q&A sessions, connect with like-minded participants during the conference, and get CPD certification.

    Should you be unable to attend in person, you'll also be able to tune in from the comfort of home with a "Livestream Pass".

    As a listener of this podcast, you can get a discount on your ticket, if you go to https://bit.ly/ccj-twu, and use the discount code: POD when registering.

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    Links:

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Dr Connie Zweig, PhD website: https://conniezweig.com

    - Dr. Zweig’s books: https://amzn.to/3Djvx6X

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Non-duality and the Nature of Consciousness- Rupert Spira

    Non-duality and the Nature of Consciousness- Rupert Spira

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    In this talk, Rupert Spira will explore the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions: reality is a single, infinite and indivisible whole whose nature is consciousness or spirit. Central to this understanding is the recognition of the nature of consciousness, which has been described in the Tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism as ‘the greatest secret, more hidden than the most concealed of things, and yet more evident than the most obvious of things’. Rupert will suggest that the overlooking of the nature of consciousness is the root cause of suffering within individuals, conflicts between communities and nations, and the degradation of our environment and that its recognition must, therefore, be the basis of a new paradigm that restores well-being to individuals and peace to our communities.

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    Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality and the source of lasting peace and happiness since his early age. After spending twenty years immersed in the teachings of classical Advaita Vedanta, he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the Direct Path approach whereby one may recognise the source of peace and happiness in oneself. Rupert has written several books and holds regular meetings and retreats online, as well as in Europe and the United States. He is also a noted potter, trained in the British Studio Pottery school, with work in public and private collections. You can learn more about his work at www.rupertspira.com.

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    Links:

    - Get our latest psychology lectures emailed to your inbox: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Rupert’s website: https://rupertspira.com

    - Rupert’s publications: https://rupertspira.com/store

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    This episode is sponsored by our upcoming Day on Changing Consciousness, taking place at the University of Greenwich on 26th June, 2022.

    This will be The Weekend University’s first ‘in person’ event in over two years, and it’s shaping up to be a special occasion. The lectures will focus on consciousness paradigms that go beyond the brain, how they work, why they matter, and how understanding them can enhance your everyday experience of reality, with talks on:

    --> Panpsychism: Is Everything Conscious? - Dr Philip Goff, PhD

    --> From Ego-Centric to Eco-Centric: Changing Consciousness through Psychedelics - Dr Sam Gandy, PhD

    --> Is Reality an Illusion? - Professor Donald Hoffman, PhD (via live video link)

    By attending live, you can interact with the speakers in the Q&A sessions, connect with like- minded participants during the conference, and get CPD certification.

    Should you be unable to attend in person, you'll also be able to tune in from the comfort of home with a "Livestream Pass".

    As a listener of this podcast, you can get a discount on your ticket, if you go to https://bit.ly/ccj-twu, and use the discount code: POD when registering.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The History & Future of Psychedelic Therapy - Jules Evans

    The History & Future of Psychedelic Therapy - Jules Evans

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    Psychedelic therapy is at a historic moment, as the US state of Oregon prepares to legalize it next year, and other US states look set to follow. Companies preparing to offer psychedelic therapy have raised over $5 billion on US stock markets. Hundreds of people are training to be psychedelic therapists or facilitators, and thousands more are on waiting lists for training programs.

    What shape will the psychedelic future take and what opportunities do they hold for patients and practitioners?

    What theories underline psychedelic therapy?

    What are the risks?

    This talk will be in four parts. First, it will look at the history of psychedelic therapy, focusing particularly on the 1950s and early 1960s in the US. Second, it will look at the contemporary psychedelic renaissance, and how it builds on the research ideas of the 1950s and 60s. Third, it will speculate on how the field will develop into two different paths – medicalized psychedelic therapy, and psychedelic spirituality. Fourth, it will consider difficult psychedelic experiences and the challenge of integration.

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    Jules Evans is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. He also teaches the History of Psychedelics at the Synthesis Institute in Holland. He is the author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations (2012), The Art of Losing Control (2017) and Holiday from the Self (2019) and the co-editor of Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency (2021). You can sign up for his newsletter at www.philosophyforlife.org

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    This episode is sponsored by our upcoming Day on Changing Consciousness, taking place at the University of Greenwich on 26th June, 2022.

    This will be The Weekend University’s first ‘in person’ event in over two years, and it’s shaping up to be a special occasion. The lectures will focus on consciousness paradigms that go beyond the brain, how they work, why they matter, and how understanding them can enhance your everyday experience of reality, with talks on:

    --> Panpsychism: Is Everything Conscious? - Dr Philip Goff, PhD

    --> From Ego-Centric to Eco-Centric: Changing Consciousness through Psychedelics - Dr Sam Gandy, PhD

    --> Is Reality an Illusion? - Professor Donald Hoffman, PhD (via live video link)

    By attending live, you can interact with the speakers in the Q&A sessions, connect with like-minded participants during the conference, and get CPD certification.

    Should you be unable to attend in person, you'll also be able to tune in from the comfort of home with a "Livestream Pass".

    As a listener of this podcast, you can get a discount on your ticket, if you go to https://bit.ly/ccj-twu, and use the discount code: POD when registering.

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    Links:

    - Get our latest psychology lectures emailed to your inbox: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events/

    - Jules Evans: www.philosophyforlife.org

    - Jules Evans books: https://amzn.to/3uMuABb

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Victor Frankl, Logotherapy, Existential Analysis & The Meaning of Life- Dr Alfried Längle, M.D., PhD

    Victor Frankl, Logotherapy, Existential Analysis & The Meaning of Life- Dr Alfried Längle, M.D., PhD

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    How Victor Frankl’s experiences in Nazi concentration camps informed the development of logotherapy and existential analysis (EA), why the search for meaning is our deepest motivation, and how EA brings philosophy, psychotherapy, and spirituality together through a scientific methodology to help individuals unlock a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in their lives.

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    Alfried LÄNGLE, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c.mult., professor and honorary professor, was born in 1951 in Austria where he still lives. He studied medicine and psychology at the Universities of Innsbruck, Rome, Toulouse, and Vienna. After years of hospital work in general medicine and psychiatry and in an outpatient department of social psychiatry, in 1982 he started a private practice in psychotherapy, general medicine, and clinical psychology in Vienna.

    At the same time, he came into close collaboration with Viktor Frankl (1983-1991). He assisted Frankl’s lectures at the university for years and worked together with him in many relevant fields of Logotherapy. He is the founder and president (1983-2017) of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis in Vienna (www.existenzanalyse.org), whose honorary president was Viktor Frankl until 1990. By this date, Frankl resigned from his honorary presidency because of Längle’s new developments in the field of existential analysis (methods, implication of existential self-experience in the training and seminars, rejecting the exclusive use of the meaning paradigm in psychotherapy and enlarging its theoretical basis, implementation of biographical work). Dr. Längle is a Professor at the University of Vienna (Sigmund Freud University), Klagenfurt and Moscow (HSE). He has over 400 publications, 2 honorary doctorships and 6 honorary professorships, as well as a gold medal from the Republic of Austria for scientifically high contributions.

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    This episode is sponsored by our upcoming Day on Changing Consciousness, taking place at the University of Greenwich on 26th June, 2022.

    This will be The Weekend University’s first ‘in person’ event in over two years, and it’s shaping up to be a special occasion. The lectures will focus on consciousness paradigms that go beyond the brain, how they work, why they matter, and how understanding them can enhance your everyday experience of reality, with talks on:

    --> Panpsychism: Is Everything Conscious? - Dr Philip Goff, PhD

    --> From Ego-Centric to Eco-Centric: Changing Consciousness through Psychedelics - Dr Sam Gandy, PhD

    --> Is Reality an Illusion? - Professor Donald Hoffman, PhD (via live video link)

    By attending live, you can interact with the speakers in the Q&A sessions, connect with like-minded participants during the conference, and get CPD certification.

    Should you be unable to attend in person, you'll also be able to tune in from the comfort of home with a "Livestream Pass".

    As a listener of this podcast, you can get a discount on your ticket, if you go to https://bit.ly/ccj-twu, and use the discount code: POD when registering.

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    Links:

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Dr Alfried Längle, PhD website: https://www.laengle.info

    - Dr Alfried Längle, PhD books: https://amzn.to/3wGafix

    • 2 hrs
    Neurodiversity & Psychotherapy – Allison Haynes

    Neurodiversity & Psychotherapy – Allison Haynes

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice is a relatively new paradigm that has arisen out of the recognition of the importance of listening to those with lived experience. It assumes two main tenets:

    Firstly, that neurodivergence is conceptualised from the social disability model, rather than the medical model of disability.

    Secondly, those previous treatments, interventions, and therapies are now considered disrespectful to ND people, and we need to change the way we relate to, and support, these individuals.

    This talk will discuss this new paradigm, by sharing our growing knowledge and changing conceptualisation of neurodivergence, how to support ND individuals, and why such a shift is important to the continued well-being of our clients.

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    Allison Haynes (MPsych Ed/Dev) is an Autistic/ADHD psychologist, who was driven to study psychology when she became frustrated with the lack of support for her autistic children. She has been a practicing clinician in private practice for 10 years, and now owns a successful ND affirmative therapy clinic, in Brisbane, Australia. Her clinic, Left of Centre Therapies, has a fast growing team, with all clinicians either being ND, or closely related to an ND family member. Left of Centre is an educational practice, where provisional psychologists gain top quality training and support in practicing in the ND space, a much-needed service to the community. Her clinic has been nominated for multiple awards, and Allison has plans to expand nationally. LOC’s mission statement is: “If anyone walks into our clinic and feels uncomfortable, we are doing something wrong.” Left of Centre works hard to make each session a safe space for ND individuals to be able to unmask, and explore their authentic selves. In her spare time, Allison is writing her autobiography about raising autistic boys, while coming to the realisation that she, herself is autistic.

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    This episode is sponsored by our upcoming “Mind-Body Psychotherapy” Online Conference, taking place on 29th May, 2022.

    In this lecture series, we'll explore the fascinating new science of the mind-body connection, and how it can be applied to transform therapeutic practice. You’ll learn how the mind affects us biologically, how what happens in the body influences the mind, and how to apply these cutting-edge insights to enhance your therapeutic work.

    We’ll have talks from three speakers at the forefront of the field, including:

    - Dr Pat Ogden, who will present on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Context.

    - Susan Aposhyan, who will give a talk on her innovative “Body-Mind Psychotherapy” Approach

    - Deirdre Fay, whose topic will be “Becoming Safely Embodied”.

    By attending live, you can interact with the speakers in the Q&A sessions, connect with like-minded participants during the conference, and get CPD certification and lifetime access to the recordings from the sessions.

    As a listener of this podcast, you can get a discount on your ticket, if you go to https://bit.ly/MBP-2022, and use the discount code: POD when registering.

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    Links:

    Check out our next event: theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Allison’s website: http://allisonhaynespsychology.com.au/

    • 1 hr 55 min

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