“And Death Shall Have No Dominion” Presented by Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer

14th November 2015

Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer

And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Attending to the Silence, or: Dabblng at a Tsunami with a Single Paper Tissue. Group-work with the Post-Shoa-Generations.

Although well over half a century ago, the trauma of the Shoa continues to affect our daily lives and our relationships – with ourselves, as well as with each other, both personal as well as collective. The wounds have not been able to heal, the terrors still too fresh for us to have been able to attend to them. Deep inside we are still paralysed in shock – have been shocked into silence by the catastrophe. This seems to be true for all sides – victims as much as perpetrators, and bystanders – as well as their descendants, the second and the following generations. We understand this silence as a protective reaction to that which is beyond comprehension. Yet, this kind of silence prevents healing. Building bridges together with hopes for truth and reconciliation – internally as well as interpersonally – we want to attend to the silence to further the capacity for pleasure and joy, happiness and love, in the words of the prophet, “restore the years that the locust hath eaten”(Joel 2:25).

Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer is a Jungian Training-analyst and supervisor, and Neo-Reichian body-psychotherapist with over 35 years of clinical practice in West London. He is an independent scholar with more than 70 papers published in the major analytical journals. His books include 10 congress-proceedings for the International Otto Gross Society which he co-founded; Sacral Revolutions: Reflecting the Work of Andrew Samuels, and Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father, and Freud’s ‘Outstanding’ Colleague/’Twin Brother’, and The Suppressed Psychoanalytical and Political Significance of Otto Gross (all Routledge, 2010 – 16) He is also a published graphic artist, photographer, sculptor and poet.



Venue: The Upper Room,
Redland Park United Reformed Church,
Whiteladies Road,
Bristol, BS6 6SA

10.30am – 1pm

Cost: £12, Concessions: £8

No advanced booking is necessary.

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