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STOP PRESS: more Irene Fund places

STOP PRESS – Funding availabilitySome assisted places unexpectedly available through THE IRENE FUNDApplications invited to attend theChampernowne Summer Course 5th – 10th August 2018 Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire Full-price places are filling up fast. A special rate of £400 is available if you are a student, currently training for a professional qualification in the creative therapies, psychotherapy or […]

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Summer Course latest news

JUNE NEWS RELEASE:  Summer Course latestLindsey Harris* writes:August is fast approaching, and just a few places remain.  The planning committee for the Summer Course are entering the last two months of their preparations, deliberating on how to fit all the many optional activities, hour by hour, into the daily timetable. With a few meetings still to […]

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CPD for the Whole Human Being

For most helping professionals CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is an unavoidable fact of life – often it an unwelcome necessity, mechanical and perfunctory; at other times an inviting opportunity, offering enrichment and expanded horizons, according to your own state and what is on offer. In this post I’d like to challenge some conventional ideas about […]

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April News Release: Enter the dragon

Summer Course 2018    April News Release 16-4-18Lindsey Harris writes:Lately in the world news, we have witnessed displays of power from all quarters, as leaders of nations flex their muscles, issue ultimatums, and brandish dreadful weapons concocted for modern warfare. While leaders parade on the world stage, as if in a veritable cockpit, we look […]

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Remembering Averil Williams

“It is a great sadness to inform you of the death of Averil Williams.  She had been ill for some weeks and died peacefully on Sunday evening, the 25th March.”Averil’s funeral service will be on Saturday, 12th May, at 10.45 a.m. at St. John the Baptist church, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4NZ. There will […]

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Champernowne Library and Archive

Champernowne Library and Archive: The Trust is responsible for the considerable library left by Irene Champernowne, and an Archive of her papers , including her own research degree thesis, and original correspondence from Jung, and other notable figures.  Plans are now underway to find permanent homes for these valued resources. It has been agreed that the Library […]

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Changes to the Board of Trustees

ROLES:The three main Officers of the Trust are the Chair, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. Our Chair, Pam Stirling, will have been in post for nine years in November 2018. Robert Vowles, our Treasurer, has ten years of service, while Tom Lindsay, our Secretary, is five years into his term. Both the Chair and the Treasurer […]

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The quest begins

Following her recent blog post, Two Visions of Power, Lindsey Harris, Jungan Analyst and  Champernowne Trust Summer Course Co-ordinator, has provided two more Images of Power, both with an alchemical and mediaeval flavour, and both referring to the beginning of a quest, whether chivalrous or magical.A knight at the outset of the alchemical quest, standing on […]

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Two Visions of Power

Lindsey Harris writes: The speakers and workshops leaders for the 2018 Champernowne Trust Summer Course are no doubt applying their imagination to how they will explore the theme of Power.  Meanwhile the planning committee is working on the presentation, with which we launch the course on the opening day, Sunday 5th August. Power – are we talking […]

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