10th International Workshop in Group Analytic Psychotherapy


Peace and WAR

First, there was peace (paraphrase of St. John)


What: Three-day workshop

When:  2-4 October 2015

Where: Kobarid, Slovenia


Kobarid is a small town under the mountains where the Great War took an enormous toll. The front on the river Isonzo killed more than five hundred thousand lives on both sides. There were soldiers of around twenty nations. For many, it was not only the blood bath but also humiliation, suffering and starvation in POW camps that marked them for life. People's awareness of the tragic and senseless combats is still alive, even gaining momentum.


The horrors of the Great War call for a reflection of peace and war. Only now, a hundred years later, can we talk openly about the experiences of our grandparents and great-grandparents. Some say war is unavoidable, at least occasionally. However, it may well depend on what we, as individuals and members of social groups, do with our personal and collective aggression.


Here, we are putting ‘peace’ first, reversing Tolstoy's original order. In the intrauterine beginning of our lives, we were at peace. Our great struggles, inner and outer, developed only later.


You are kindly invited to join us in the 



You are kindly invited to join us in the exploration of this important theme.



Chair of organizing commetee contact: vlastameden@gmail.com

Registration and other issues contact:   info@sdsa.si



Fee €180 (€150 for GASS members 75€ for students and pensioners),

which includes refreshments and dinner, should be paid to

the bank account of the Group Analitic Society Slovenia. Njegoševa 4, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

IBAN: SI56 0201 4008 7828 226

Nova Ljubljanska Banka, BIC/swift LJBASI2X




Trg svobode 1, SI-5222 Kobarid, Slovenia

' +386 5 3899300

e-mail: topli.val@siol.net



You are kindly advised to book a room soon, with a note “for the workshop”. 


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FRIDAY, 2 October 2015


10.00 - 10.30   Registration

10.30 - 11.00   Welcome by V. Meden Klavora and V. Stamos

11.15 - 12.45   Small groups

12.45 - 13.15   Break

13.15 - 13.35   M. Lunaček: Peace and war in the light of instinctual impulses

13.35 - 13.55   Bogdan Lešnik: On the Eros of War and the Thanatos of Peace

13.55 - 14.30   Discussion

14.30 - 15.00   Break

15.00 - 16.30   Small groups

16.30 - 17.00   Break

17.00 - 18.30   Large group

18.30 - 19.15   Conductors' group

19.30 - 20.00   Certificate awarding ceremony

20.00  -     -      Dinner



SATURDAY, 3 October 2015


09.00 - 10.30  Small groups

10.30 - 11.00  Break

11.00 - 12.15  V.Meden Klavora, R. Korenjak:  Narrating the unsayable

                       Group analytic aspect of peace and war

12.15 - 13.15  Lunch  

13.30 - 15.00  Large group

15.00 - 15.30  Break

15.30 - 17.00  Small groups

17.00 - 17.30  Break

17.30 - 19.00  Small groups

19.00 -     -      Festival  »Jestival«  in the streets of Kobarid



SUNDAY, 4 October 2015


09.00 - 10.30  Large group

11.00 -     -      The walk of peace and war


Analytical small groups and the large group will be conducted by qualified group analysts.

Small groups conductors: Avgusta Čuk, Predrag Jovanović, Jožica Petek, Lev Požar, Dubravka Trampuž. The conductor's group conducter will be Dušan Žagar. Large group will be conducted by Ivo Urlić.


The large group will speak the tongues of nations.


Organising group: V. Meden Klavora (chair) R. Korenjak, V. Stamos, A. Grom, D. Kosmač, B. Lešnik, M. Lunaček, A. Užmah Kučina, J. Petek, F. Peternel, L. Požar, D. Žagar, B. Žugman



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