Public event

We are very excited to be able to invite you to this online Pluralogue CPD event and book launch. The entry price includes a signed copy of Fiona Yaron-Field’s new saddle-stitched booklet, Belongings.

With: Fiona Yaron-Field

Date: Sunday 17 January 2021

Venue: Online, using Zoom video conferencing

About the topic

“‘Belongings’ is an ongoing project raising awareness about the experiences of people who have been trafficked to the UK.

I asked the women, in Medaille Trust safe houses, if they had any object that had survived the journey with them, something they had held onto from their country of origin. Some women had nothing, for many it was attached to their bodies and others asked me to photograph what gave them hope today. As each object was offered and its story was told, private meanings unfolded. I slowly recognized a repeating theme – that the object was precious as it held an attachment to ‘another’, someone loved. These mundane objects, overlooked by their captors, enabled the women to hold on to a sense of their ‘self’. A ‘self’ that made them resilient and ultimately gave them the power to escape.

The work has been seen in the gallery space, online exhibitions, through talks and more recently I’ve made a small booklet, the size of a passport, which shows a selection of images from the wider project.

After working for four years as a therapist with survivors of modern day slavery. I needed to do two things. Firstly to keep this issue in the public domain and secondly to digest my own experience. Photography has been one of the ways to do both.”

Fiona Yaron-Field

About Fiona Yaron-Field

Fiona originally trained as an arts psychotherapist and more recently as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is informed by a pluralist model and has a relational approach.

In 2008 she published Up Close (Bunker Hill), a book which describes, through image and text, her relationship with her daughter Ophir who has Down’s Syndrome.

Fiona has participated in symposiums, publications, podcasts and international exhibitions. Alongside her art practice she has worked as a psychotherapist for a charity that offers psychotherapy to vulnerable women with complex needs, PTSD, substance misuse, domestic violence and sex working.

Currently she works as a psychodynamic counsellor with students at City University, runs art therapy groups and has a private practice.

About the Pluralogue

For those new to this event, the Pluralogue is a space where we get together to both learn and socialise, meet some new colleagues and find out what others are up to.

The term ‘Pluralogue’ was coined by Doron many years ago, to depict moving beyond monologue to dialogue: to pluralogue (the conversation of many). We hope to learn together and from each other in the form of a learning community in a friendly atmosphere.

The added bonus is that we structure it as a CPD event so you will be able to count it as CPD hours (a CPD certificate will be provided as well).

Programme

2.30pm–3pm: Introduction and interview with Fiona Yaron-Field

3pm–3.30pm: Presentation by Fiona

3.30pm–4.30pm: Q&A and discussion

Booking information

Places cost:

  • £35 for Relational Spaces members
  • £45 for non-members

The entry price includes a copy of Fiona Yaron-Field’s new saddle-stitched booklet, Belongings.

To confirm your booking please email us at therapyroomsuk@gmail.com and we will reply with details of how to pay.

We will also send you a link to join the Zoom meeting nearer the time. You will not need to download any software to take part.

Please use your name + PL30 as reference.

Cancellation policy

Please note we do not offer refunds for our Pluralogue events. However, if you ask to cancel your booking more than 7 days before the event, you’ll receive a one-time use (no-cancellation) credit for a future event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Dianne and Doron.

07426 336 322