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SEA 2015 Conference ‘Being & Doing’

NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL – Nearest station Kings Cross

Saturday 21st November 2015

Registration opens 0830 for a 0900 start


We are pleased to announce that we have the following speakers lined up to present at our annual conference on Saturday 21st November at the NCVO in London:

Keynote – Ernesto Spinelli ‘Relatedness: Being And Doing In Context’ Session 01 – 10:40

Michael Montgomery ‘The Macdonaldization Of Psychotherapy’
Carla Willig ‘What Are We Doing When We Construct ‘Being’ Through/In Therapy?’ Ben Scanlan ‘Suicide As The Ultimate Way Of Being-Toward-Death’
Sasha Smith ‘Existential Coaching: The Intersection Of Being And Doing’

Session 02 – 11:50

Greg Madison ‘Being At The Heart Of Activism’
Marty Radlett & Diana Mitchell ‘Being And Doing With A Little Help From Montaigne’
Karen Weixel Dixon ‘Existential Group Work: Where Being Meets Doing’ (18 Person Limit/Register)

Session 03 – 14:00

Open Space – Facilitated By Greg Madison, Mark Weaver Luke Flegg, Alison Playford
Bite-Sized Bits – Cristalle Hayes ‘The Challenge Of Compassion’, Josephine Davis ‘The Creativity Paradox’, Vicki Smith ‘Philosophy In Practice’
Tabitha Draper ‘Being And Doing In Time And On Time’
Murray Blackett ‘Towards A Phenomenology Of Sex: Stop Doing And Start Being’

Session 04 – 15:00

Mark Rayner ‘Principles For The Application Of ‘Existential Experimentation’
Lucy Longhurst ‘How Do You Live A Life You’ve Already Given Up On?’
Sara Angelini ‘The Poetry Of The Body’
Ryan Kemp ‘A Way Of Doing: Monitoring And Responding In The Therapy Dialogue’

Session 05 – 16:20

Mick Cooper ‘A Pluralistic Perspective On Existential Therapy’ John Pollard ‘“To Be Or To Do” Is That The Question?’
Simone Lee ‘Going In Bed: The Confusion Of Being And Doing’ Hugh Knopf ‘Let Go Of The Magic Feather’

There is a limit on numbers at the NCVO so be sure not to miss out and book your place now. Search for ‘conference booking form’ on the SEA website or click on this link to purchase your tickets.

We will continue updating information on the SEA Facebook & LinkedIn pages. WALL OF INVITATIONS

This year we are introducing a ‘Wall of Invitations’ for you to use on Facebook. The Wall Of Invitations is an invitation in itself, for anyone who feels compelled to connect with others at the event in another experimental way, geared toward collaborative action.

This interactive installation is a constant opportunity to share any desire you have (to get hold of a space, find a project partner, organise an event, find a tool for a job, etc) and through sharing this publicly, create an invitation others are more able to respond to.

To use and see the Wall, login to Facebook and join the ‘SEA2015 Wall of Invitations’ group at

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