Sleep and Dreams
Darian Leader will speak on his latest research on Dreams and Sleep.
How and why do we sleep? What keeps us awake?
He is a psychoanalyst and author. He will weaves together cultural, social, economic and psychoanalytic influences in pursuit of the truth about insomnia
One in three adults sleeps badly. Sleeping pill prescriptions have increased dramatically over recent times. Bookshelves and browser histories are littered with experts promising to ‘fix’ our insomnia.
But is this so-called sleep crisis anything new? It seems our relationship to sleep has always been irregular and changeable, shaped by social conventions, commercial imperatives, and personal psychologies. Beneath the headlines and the promised ‘cures’, it seems that there is no such thing as a perfect night’s sleep.
He reveals the history and pathology of sleeplessness – from the industrial revolution to Freudian dream analysis to the fears around blue light on our phones. Along the way, he dispels the pervasive myths and anxieties around this most universal human experience.
Darian is a psychoanalyst working in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of several books including: ‘Why do women write more letters than they post?’; ‘Freud’s Footnotes’; ‘Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing’; ‘Why do people get ill?’ (with David Corfield) , ‘The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia, and Depression’, ‘What is Madness?’, ‘Strictly Bipolar’ and ‘Hands’, He also frequently talks about contemporary art.
11.30 Registration / coffee
11.45 Welcome Hugh Arthurs Chair APPI
12.00 – 1.15 Darian Leader
1.15 – 1.45 Break
1.30 – 2.15 Questions & Answers / Discussion
2.15 – 2.30 Closing comments
3 CPD points will be awarded for attendance