Who Am I? Presented by Adrian van den Bok
Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm AEST
Delivery Modes: On Campus and Online/Webinar
Location: ACAP Sydney Campus - Level 12, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney
“Who am I?”
I think, I want, I feel, I believe… this ‘I’ is at the centre of our lives and is taken to represent our apparent self. But who or what knows this ‘I’ thought? Because there is an awareness of it. Similarly, mostly we think we are the story we have about who we are, but self clearly cannot be found in a story (who would be the knower?). Most definitely, you are not who you think you are!
Drawing on a variety of disciplines, including Narrative Therapy, social constructionism and Advaita (non-duality), we will explore this rich and liberating topic both theoretically and experientially. Investigating the possibility of a self that doesn’t need and cannot be improved upon, that requires no answers, and is problem free, is our adventure this evening.
About the Presenter.
Adrian van den Bok has lectured in Narrative Therapy and related subjects at several colleges and universities and conducted group and/or individual supervision for organisations such as Lifeline, St Vincent de Paul Society, Mission Australia, Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the Jansen Newman Institute. In addition to training in Analytical Psychotherapy, Adrian holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Psychology and is a Certified Focusing Oriented Therapist. His work is also informed by a lifelong interest in Eastern approaches, especially Advaita (non-duality). A Clinical Member and Accredited Supervisor with PACFA (Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia), he conducts supervision, counselling and therapy in private practice. For more information please visit adrianvandenbok.com
*The presentation will be broadcast live via zoom webinar. A link to the presentation will be sent the morning of the event and again half an hour before, for any late registrants.