Σάββατο 24 Ιανουαρίου 2009
“HOPE” BRINGS OUT THE COURAGE TO CONQUER DESPAIR
HOPE COMBINED WITH CONSTRUCTIVE DESIRE, FACING DESPAIR.
Both Containable and Uncontainable through Education and meaningful dialogue.
Presenting Address for HOPE in GA,
Athens, January 24, 2009
Dr Sabar Rustomjee, MBBS , DPM( Melb), FRANZCP, Senior Lecturer at Monash University , Melbourne , Australia , Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Group-Analyst, Past President of International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP)
‘Where there is life, there can be Hope, and where there is Hope there is a Desire’
Let us first examine the psychoanalytic meaning and applications of Desire, its applications in our daily lives, and then look at examples of Despair, namely that which can and cannot be Contained.
I will finally discuss the possible psychodynamics leading to a state of being ‘beyond despair’ – a state reached by most serial killers, cold blooded murderers, and also certain terrorists who work within their Desire solely to be loved by ‘God’. None of them can see the Evilness in their own actions. Some reach a stage of no return, a stage of being ‘beyond compassion’, and ‘beyond hatred’. They become alive, only during their cruel actions, but carry deadened souls within at most other times.
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