Ever wondered why seemingly intelligent and well meaning people start behaving in a manner, that seems counter productive to the work at hand, when placed in a group?
Or, why groups seem to get stuck on what doesn’t seem like the actual task that they should be doing; but, everyone is still busy with doing something? And why some people in groups end up taking up specific roles?
Wilfred Bion’s Experiences in Groups (1961) is a landmark work, that stood the test of time, in the space of unconscious functioning of human beings in groups. Bion’s hypothesis was that, when any group of people meet to do a task, there are in actuality two groups, or two configurations of mental activity, present at the same time.
All the defence mechanisms that operate at individual level, also seem to operate at group level. Groups can be in denial or can regress in a way that makes them dysfunctional. When we don’t understand that these are unconscious processes brought about due to our anxieties, desires, motives, we can stay stuck in them and not be able to do the task of the group.
In the upcoming Infinum Evenings session our topic of discussion is
Group Dynamics – Unconscious Processes in Groups.
On Sunday, 8th May, 2022; 5pm to 6.30pm India time.
Join Our Special Guest
Gunjan Zutshi – OD Consultant & Co Founder of AgileSattva Consulting, who will explore different aspects of Group Dynamics with the participants
and our Hosts –
Ragini Rao – Psychotherapist & Trainer; Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA)
Nisha Rao – Educator, Counsellor & Life Coach;
Come join this exploratory discussion, to see how unconscious processes may be at work in groups and systems we are part of; be it in personal life with family and friends; or at work, with teams and organizations; or in other social groups,
About Gunjan Zutshi
Gunjan is an organisation development professional with over 27 years of experience. She is co founder of AgileSattva Consulting – a change and leadership development organization. She is an accredited Organisation Development and Change Practitioner (ODCP) from Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS).
She is also a Certified Transactional Analyst – Psychotherapy (CTA-P) having a private psychotherapy practice in Bangalore and an accredited coach (ACC) with international Coach Federation (ICF). She is associate member of Group Relations India and has been on staff of Group Relations Conferences. She is also certified member of South Asian Association for Transactional Analysts (SAATA) and International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
About Infinum Evenings
Infinum Evenings is an online community – to belong, dialogue and grow with.
- A safe space to think, express, question, learn and together explore different aspects of Emotional Wellbeing.
- A chance to get away from the rush and focus on someone for whom we often don’t have time – Ourselves.
- A time to sit in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere; over a cup of tea or coffee; at a spot we love – indoors or outside !
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Together let’s share, listen, ruminate and transform.