Announcing the theme for the Champernowne Trust

2018 Summer Course

 Images of Power and the Power of Images 

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The new location for our 2018 Course

Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leicestershire LE17 6QX

August 5 - 10    2018

Hothorpe Hall

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The Champernowne Summer Course

has a long tradition, deriving from the pioneering work of Jungian Analyst Irene Champernowne.  Since 1972, Trust has offered its week-long* residential Summer Course for people working at depth in the helping professions, and has come to embrace anyone with  an interest in Jung, in psychology and the arts.   The course combines  lectures and discussion with arts-based workshops and activities, and with a varied and informal social programme.  Some have claimed it is unique. We would certainly be interested to learn of any other course quite like it.

 Lecturers have included notables from many fields:  Anne Baring, , Ann Shearer, Jerome Bernstein, DM Thomas, Adolph Guggenbuhl-Craig,  Monica Furlong, Ronald Blythe, Anthony Hopkins, Wendy Perriam, Diana Halliday, Molly Tuby, Salley Vickers, Andrew Samuels, Frank Delaney, Anthony Stevens, Michael Mayne, Karen Armstrong, Laurens van der Post.   We have also featured presentations from Analysts and therapists talking about their clinical work and research  in  diverse settings as NHS in-patient treatment, private practice, a project for children with life-limiting illnesses, Broadmoor...

Our creative workshops have included Dance Movement, Music, Drama, Writing, Fairy Tales, Drumming, Outdoor Sculpture.  It has been a tradition of the course that the Arts Studio is open 24 hours, to catch the fleeting dream image in paint or clay when needed, as well as being available during the afternoon workshop time.  In our new venue it will certainly be available all day.

Over the years the courses have enabled exploration of practical, creative and inspirational applications of Jungian psychology in personal and professional life, and encouraged personal and professional development by linking creative and psychological aspects of change.

They are based on the premise that problem solving and innovation, whether in the arts, sciences or therapy, demand the cultivation of insight, enterprise and imagination.

The Course has a broadly Jungian/archetypal ethos, without dogmatism or evangelism.

(* Originally a whole week, the course is now five days.)

 Jung's Depth Psychology

The Arts in Psychotherapy

Myth and Symbol in Human Development

The Arts in Psychotherapy

Active Imagination

These were themes that Irene Champernowne explored throughout her life, and that continue in the work of the Trust that bears her name.

The Trust is committed

to promote the thinking of C G Jung

to support those who work at depth with people in distress through the provision of coures

and to provide assistance with therapy for those whose means are not sufficient.

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While the Trust has at present no events planned before our next Summer Course in 2018,

you can find events of interest offered by our partner organisations on our EVENTS PAGEOpens in a new window

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