Janine de Peyer, LCSW
March 3, 2013; 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
How do we know what we "know?" What is intuitive "knowing?" When a word/thought/feeling is non-verbally transmitted between two minds, how do we understand such uncanny transmission? Is it coincidence, fluke, or some form of unconscious "entanglement" made possible by the co-creation of an intensive relational field? Since Freud and Ferenczi's experimentation with "thought transference," psychoanalysis has flirted with the notion of "telepathy," yet one hundred years later skepticism still prevails. This workshop will present clinical examples of unexplainable, seemingly uncanny moments of "knowing," with the aim of stimulating discussion about the "porousness" of the human mind, and the clinical implications of anomalous communication. Audience participation will be welcomed, as will "playful" yet rigorous exploration of new potentials in intersubjective theorizing.
Janine de Peyer, LCSW, is faculty and supervisor at NIP and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. She is associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, where she has also published. Trained in EMDR, Janine's interests include trauma, dissociation, transference/ countertransference, the location and dislocation of aspects of self, and unconscious communication. She is currently working on a publication entitled: "Raising the Curtain: Unconscious Communication and the Uncanny."