IEA Student Presentations


April 11, 2021 from 1-3 PM ET.

Authentic Movement and the Analytic Encounter: A Window into the Unconscious

Authentic movement provides a window into one’s unconscious through a practice of active imagination and embodied free association. Impulses arise through movement, and the resulting embodied experiences then become available for processing verbally with one’s witness/analyst. Authentic movement is both a verbal and nonverbal practice and is especially useful when working with individuals who do not typically respond to traditional “talk therapy” approaches or find it difficult to express themselves with words. This presentation will focus on the practice of authentic movement in conjunction with psychoanalytic processing to deepen the understanding of unconscious impulses and desires. We will explore the therapeutic roles of witness, mover, and the intersubjective space, as well as concepts such as the holding environment, internalization of the good object, and development of the self.

This is a free event and is restricted to IEA members and students only.



Event Details

Date: 04/11/2021

Start time: 01:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 03:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Virtual / Details to follow