Towards a New Paradigm of Psycho-Social Analysis


Exploring the implications of relevant insights from the last three decades of ground-breaking psychoanalytic, group-dynamic and medical research, this presentation introduces a paradigm-shift in psycho-social analysis which is fundamental to the conceptual framework of the Meridian Programme. New understanding of the common unconscious, with its roots deep in early individual imprinting, offers a connecting bridge between the personal and the collective. Recognition that the ubiquitous  paranoid-schizoid defences are not derived from human instincts but are learned responses to common early impingement, has far-reaching consequences for our future understanding and possible transformation of the dynamics of complex systems.