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Attachment in Later Life: Lost in a dark wood and in search of a guide with Jeremy Holmes (Lecture)

This lecture will be delivered via Zoom online.

In later life – do attachment principles still apply. Drawing on clinical, observational and personal experience, Jeremy will explore the psychodynamic ’tasks’ of the second half of life.

During this talk, Jeremy will touch on:

  1. The ‘reverse Oedipus’ and the challenge of letting go
  2. The evolutionary role of grandparents (literal and metaphorical) as culture-bearers
  3. What attachment research tells us about old age, adaptive and maladaptive
  4. Dante and Jung's map of pathways to graceful endings.