FRI | 7.12.

Stephan Seiter: “Debt. Facts and Figures”
Using Greece as an example, the presentations focus on the problem of national debt. Should this, in principle, be avoided or are there rational reasons for a country to become indebted? Who bears the heaviest burden incurred by the national debt? And who benefits?

Stephan Seiter is Professor for Economics and Quantitative Methods at the ESB Business School, Reutlingen.

Hunter Beaumont: “Subjective Effects of Bonding, Guilt and Feelings of Guilt”
Internal, subjective experience is often overlooked in conventional academic contexts. Closer scrutiny of these experiences reveals a strong connection between debt, guilt feelings and bonding, and also suggests constructive solutions. Attachment behavior can be observed among many mammals and is the fundamental basis for human relationships and social groups. Surprising insights from psychological research and clinical experience from systemic psychotherapy will be discussed.

Hunter Beaumont, clinical psychologist and systemic therapist, is the Founding President of the International Systemic Constellations Association as well as the program director of the annual International Intensive Workshop in Family Constellations. He is a member for life of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a member of the German Psychological Association.

FRI | 7.12., 14 – 20 h DIALOGUES
Q&A Sessions
Instead of individual lectures, the discussion on guilt and debts takes the form of a dialogue which embarks upon a journey through various disciplines. In a kind of relay, a participant will switch after 20 minutes from being an interviewee to interviewer of a new participant. Thus a cultural theorist encounters a philosopher, the philosopher a neurologist, the neurologist an economist … Following this series of interviews, all the participants will be available to field questions from the audience.

With: Thomas Macho (Impulse), Christina von Braun, Eric Brian, Michael C. Burda, Ulrike Harms, Jochen Hörisch, Michael Hutter, Maria-Sibylla Lotter, Wolfgang Pircher, Birger P. Priddat, Tomáš Sedláček, Leopold Seiler, Ulrike Vedder, Elisabeth Weber.

FRI | 7.12., 14 – 19.30 h WORKSHOPS
Systemic Constellations about Guilt and Debt The number of participants is restricted to 80 for each workshop | Registration:

Systemic Constellations are images of a system that are placed in space by the clients with the help of representatives. The image that is created brings certain dynamics to light, especially unconscious ones. Feedback of the representatives and targeted interventions by the constellation facilitator are meant to lead to an image of resolution in which each member of the system has a good place. In this context, the constellation work is carried out as an experimental, performative form of action.

14 – 16.30 h | WORKSHOP I
Hunter Beaumont: “Subjective Effects of Bonding, Guilt and Feelings of Guilt”

Using a video from a systemic constellation, the workshop will explore important themes, hypotheses and implications of the systemic perspective.

17 – 19.30 h | WORKSHOP II
Rica zu Salm-Rechberg & Wanda Golonka: “Transgenerative Transfer of Guilt and Debt – a Finite Story?”

Rica zu Salm-Rechberg is a supervisory therapist for System Constellations (DGfS), a systemic therapist and health practitioner for psychotherapy. The dancer Wanda Golonka developed a new structure for the further  development of energy medicine with the founding of WAKA, comprising an international ensemble of healers.

FRI | 7.12., 20.30 – 21.30 h THEATER
Tomáš Sedláček: “Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street”
In his worldwide bestseller, “Economics of Good and Evil”, the Czech economist Tomáš Sedláček interrogates the mathematical, analytical, seemingly value-free approach adopted by modern economic theory. Economies and economics continually raise questions of morality, and by extension, of good and evil. Based on his book, this experimental collage – a survey of economics from the Gilgamesh epic to Wall Street, featuring grotesque sketches and musical interludes – has played to full houses since its premiere at the National Theater in Prague.

Tomáš Sedláček, who also appears in the production, ends the evening with an audience discussion on current economic issues.