The matrix started with 36 participants and finished with 33. # Dreams 14 # Associations 35 Dream 1 In Paris with family. French friend we meet in the street. “Where do want to go?” To the Luxembourg gardens. It is miles away. We started walking. looked like English country town. Came to a café. Black […]

Participants: 41 9 dreams 42 associations Themes: The World – skin colour, hierarchy, Covid-19 and Healthcare Choking and panic. Silence is too awful.  The rush of dreams and associations stops the thinking, zipped up, so the associations become reactive and unprocessed. Challenging authority of the Hosts, started late, ended early! Linked possibly to DA, MS […]

Participants: 49 13 dreams Over 40 associations A long pause at the beginning of the SDM: Themes: Anger and feeling stuck in dichotomies: (love & hate, exotic & shabby, up & down, east & west, me & other; in dichotomies it feels we are in something more difficult and dangerous than might be needed; longing […]

38 participants 18 dreams and 38 associations Preoccupation with female authority, the body, and birth apocalyptic dreams and association perhaps associated with the fear of a second wave of the virus Feelings of loss expressed by members at the lower number of participants perhaps to do with the fact although it is constantly stated that […]

49 participants 13 dreams and 49 associations – many more associations than dreams – disappointment in hosts vs trying to please by following suggestions – no direct mentioning of Covid-19, maybe indirectly: abundance; shrimps jumping, nature coming in. – looking for giant fathers – looking for the missed, longed for hug for mothers – abandonment […]

Participants: 55 9 dreams Over 50 associations Themes: Rollercoaster of emotions: (overwhelming, intense, sad, angry, loss, helplessness, guilt, shame) Mine as a container: (Digging for the unknown. The SDM is like a mine. Images of being stuck in a mine. The fear of a mine being a landmine. In mines can be hidden dangers (like […]

Participants: 58 13 dreams Over 40 associations Themes: Longing for connection: (how will we connect without shared memories, without touching) The falling apart and estrangement of self: (strange deserted houses; rooms are connected yet detached; Zoom as a metaphor for experience in pandemic; looking into each other’s houses) Loss of Smell and Perfume: (symptom of […]

51 participants 12 dreams Over 30 associations Main Themes: Search for common language, being connected. Yet the competition, fragmentation across borders. Who has the knowledge? who knows the truth? We were all in one, experiencing pandemia, the world in lockdown; as we move out of lockdown, social distancing shows its effect: isolation, differences, classes and […]

This post by Karen Kiss, an archive student working with the Born Digital material, explores the Tavistock Institute’s archives on its annual Leicester conference, highlighting the importance of the reports and feedback written about the event and the ethical considerations linked to working with them. The archives blog has explored many of the fascinating documents […]

The stock of the Tavi Institute is 70 and we are celebrating its rich history with a true festive bang! ….