Date(s) - 28/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
09:00 - 17:00
Ev. Johannesstift, Berlin Spandau
Science and Experience based Wisdom in the ISPPM
A (long) necessary discussion on spirituality
29th International Annual Conference of ISPPM
Hotel Christophorus, Berlin-Spandau, Germany
October 28/29, 2017
This year, according to the decision at the membership assembly 2015, we have planned a slightly different meeting format; namely an internal working conference (open also for new interested people), to which we cordially invite you to come to Berlin in autumn. As a result of the discussion in the extended board in spring 2015, we have learned about the explosiveness of the concepts of spirituality, science, acceptance, respect and empathy and have recognized the need to continue and expand this discussion. At that time, the conversations were mainly characterized by different opinions and emotions. We would like to present this to you and look forward to discussing this issue within the entire membership.
The scientific advisory council of the ISPPM has stated on this subject in its working paper as follows: „The principle of complexity is valid for both: scientific as well as humanistic and as well subjective emotional phenomena. Thus the splitting in science and hermeneutics has come to an end on a contentious theory. So the probable worth of knowledge in introspective empathic realization is per se on the same level as the scientific found data. The meaning in a special situation is decided by the context.
This is valid for prenatal and natal experiences which are not experienced by language and ratio but show themselves in moods and body experiences. Even in later life they present a needed basis for communicative and creative processes and for therapeutic processes, too” (p. 4).
Those statements we want to set ahead the conference to invite you to a discussion, which is long overdue: Science and wisdom based on experience in the ISPPM – a discussion on spirituality and mindfulness in the context of the pre- and perinatal realm. Within this context we also want to introduce another concept: The “implicit”.
We look forward to learn in the context of different experiences of individual members; hearing, exchanging, discussing and valuing their positions. We hope to get some clarity about the confusing concepts and above all to support the constructive exchange among the members.
We hope for a more united ISPPM to enable more coherent appearance in social-political engagement.
The individual positions and attitudes of each of us will remain unaffected.
We look forward to a lively and creative debate!
Your Board team of ISPPM e.V.
Paula Diederichs, Amara Eckert, Alin Cotiga, Johanna Schacht, Wolfgang Bott, Galina Tcyganok