Psychic and psychosomatic intentionality “
Lizori-Borgo S. Benedetto, Campello sul Clitunno, Pg
26-28 July 2019

The Summer Session of Ontopsychology is a yearly event offering courses and in-depth seminars dedicated to a specific theme for each edition. The theme of the present 31st edition (2019) concerns psychosomatics – the relation between the psyche and the body – and gets inspiration from the convention “The Neurophysiological Correlates of Psychic Activity” that was held at Geneva in 1997. The aim is to promote a multidisciplinary discussion on the subject, involving different areas of knowledge.

From the Cartesian separation between res cogitans and res extensa, to the modern acquisitions of neuroscience, mind and body have often been two poles of investigation considered distinct if not opposed. Over the centuries, the different scientific currents have given a different interpretation of this “dualism”, and the result is that today many schools of thought revolve around the matter; there are at least a dozen different meanings that can be given to the term “psychosomatics” and, in the current language, we speak generically of “psychosomatic disorder” to refer to all those symptoms complained of by the patient, that cannot be explained in the light of an organic alteration.

In Ontopsychology, psychosomatics is defined as any organic alteration, both structural and functional, with exclusively psychic causality: therefore, symptomatology as an effect of a planning that the patient himself achieves through the action of the psyche.

Ontopsychology has an interest in understanding and explaining how this psychic planning happens: is it the unconscious of the subject himself who designs the disease, just like an architect whose hands are responsible for the design of a building? Does the building exist as an invisible project in his mind, even if it will only become visible to all later?

Programme The topic will be dealt with through presentations and debates with various experts at European and international level. Professionals will be involved, who will be able to present case studies, compare their experiences and promote research activities. Borgo Lizori, that hosts the event, will complete the cultural value of the Summer, as an example of valuable enhancement of the Italian and European architectural, cultural and artistic heritage.

To apply for participating in the Summer, please use the online form available at www.summersession.ch. The form indicates the registration fees and the methods of payment, the benefits provided for members of the International Association of Ontopsychology and of the International Association of OntoArte Schools in good standing with membership fees and for young people under 26.

 

 

***The Summer Session of Ontopsychology is an annual event and seminars dedicated to a specific theme for each edition. The theme of this XXXI edition (2019) concerns psychosomatics – the relationship between the psyche and the body – inspired by the conference “The neurophysiological correlates of psychic activity” held in Geneva in 1997. The aim is to promote a multidisciplinary confrontation on topic, involving different areas of knowledge.

From the Cartesian separation between res cogitans and res extensa, up to the modern acquisitions of neuroscience, mind and body have often been two poles of investigation considered distinct if not opposed. Over the centuries, the different scientific currents have given their own different interpretation of this “dualism”: and the result is that today many schools of thought revolve around the question, there are at least a dozen different meanings attributable to the term “psychosomatic” and , in current language, we speak generically of “psychosomatic disorder” to refer to all those symptoms complained by the patient that they cannot be explained in the light of an organic alteration.
In Ontopsychology, any organic, structural or functional alteration with exclusively psychic causality is defined as psychosomatic: the symptomatology, that is, as the effect of a project that the patient himself realizes through the action of the psyche.
Ontopsychology is interested in understanding and explaining how this psychic planning takes place: is it the unconscious of the subject himself who designs the disease, exactly as an architect does from whose hand the project of a building is born? Does the building exist as an invisible project in his mind, even if only later will it become visible to everyone?

Program
The topic will be addressed through presentations and debates with various experts at European and international level. Professionals will be involved who will be able to present case studies to compare their experiences and promote research activities.
The Borgo Lizori which hosts the event will complete the cultural value of the Summer, as an example of valuable enhancement of the Italian and European architectural, cultural and artistic heritage.

To request to participate in the Summer, use the online form available on the website www.summersession.ch. The form indicates the registration fees and payment methods, the facilities provided for those enrolled in the International Ontopsychology Association and the International School Association of OntoArte in good standing with membership fees and for young people under 26.