SUMMER COURSE 2020
The Champernowne Summer Course was designed from its inception to bring rest, refreshment and renewal on every level to those who work at depth in the service of others.
For some this may simply mean blessed time luxuriating in the comfort and grandeur of Hothorpe Hall, and its extensive grounds, with good food and companionship, free for once -for five whole days - from all external challenges and demands.
For those looking for more stimulus and scope, for inspiration and enrichment of mind, imagination and spirit, for deeper explorations , or "serious" play, there is an incredibly rich programme of activities: Lectures, Workshops and Arts Studio, and a range of other formal and informal activities.
Over the years many others from many other backgrounds have found the course intriguing, nourishing, inspiring and stimulating. Read their comments here.
The Course Theme
For each Course a Theme is chosen both for its topical relevance, and its deeper significance in the human psyche. Given our Jungian background of the Trust, the themes drawn on Jungian concepts, often having a mythical or alchemical slant.
Our 2020 Theme "Alone and Together" addresses one of Jung's simplest and most profound concerns: the relation between the the individual and the collective.
This year's theme for the week
Alone and Together
is developed through the lectures, the workshop times and in the spaces between.
"Only a society that can preserve its internal cohesion and collective values, while at the same time granting the individual the greatest possible freedom has any prospect of enduring vitality."
The Course Programme in detail
The elements of the Course Programme are the Lecture Programme, the creative Workshops and Studio offerings, and rich variety - more and less structured - of other activities.
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- LECTURE PROGRAMME
- WORKSHOPS & STUDIO
- OTHER ACTIVITIES
The Lecturers and their lectures
‘Alone and Together’ with Your Inner Family: Active Imagination and Internal Family Systems Therapy
To be advised
Boarding School Syndrome: The ABC-D of a Trauma
Treasuring Ourselves, Embracing Others
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- MATTHEW HARWOOD
- Jacqui DYER
- Joy SCHAVERIEN
- ALAN TURKIE
Matthew Harwood is a classically-trained Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist practising in Bath & Bristol. He has a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the CG Jung Institute in Zürich and is a senior (training) analyst with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP). He is also trained in Pesso Boyden Group Psychotherapy & Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). He is well-known for his lively and inspirational lectures & workshops, both in the UK & overseas.. www.matthewharwood.co.uk
Jacqui Dyer (Speaker) was educated at London and Brunel universities, where she completed post graduate research in decision-making within children’s’ social care services. As an independent health and social care consultant with a background in adult mental health commissioning as well as community and family social work – she has worked with a wide range of vulnerable care groups and has a passion for grass roots community empowerment. As a counsellor, trainer, personal and professional development coach and group facilitator she brings many dimensions to her insights including an understanding of cross-cutting socio-economic policy. As a mental health service user and carer for the past several decades her experiential knowledge of mental health services is extensive. She has national, regional and local experience of driving mental health service improvements with a strong equality lens that has been effective in influencing policy, legislation and practice.
Professor Joy Schaverien PhD (Speaker) is a Jungian analyst and art psychotherapist.
She is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology (London) with a private practice in the East Midlands. Visiting Professor for the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy (Sheffield) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, she has published extensively on topics related to art and analytical psychology. Her books include the seminal art therapy text: The Revealing Image; The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy (a new edition is in press) and Boarding School Syndrome, which was a Routledge and Amazon bestseller in 2015. Her association with the Champernowne Trust goes back very many years.
Alan Turkie (Speaker) is a group analytic psychotherapist experienced in facilitating dialogue and healing between people from different backgrounds and belief systems. He has worked with a many therapeutic, educational and social service organisations including Goldsmiths College, University of London, the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education on the Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner training and with Kids Company, Bristol. For 6 years he worked with marginalised and disaffected young people in South London. The book Know What I Mean remains a unique retelling of the detailed experiences of the young people told in their own words through group discussion over a period of months. Alan now acts as a group work consultant with charitable organisations and works voluntarily with a refugee organisation close to his home. He has published papers and led workshops at international conferences which reflect the range of his group work in different settings.
Champernowne Arts Workshops and Studio
...play [is] a characteristic also of the child, and as such it appears inconsistent with the principle of serious work.
But without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable
Jung (1921/1990, par. 93).
Engagement with creativity is at the core of the mission of the Champernowne Trust and the Summer Course.
No prior knowledge or experience is required for any of these activities. We all know how to play.
The Studio offers an ever-present opportunity for play (and indeed "serious work") at the time of your choosing.
The Workshops create a protected and focussed arena for exploration and play in a particular modality, in a group and with the guidance of highly experienced leader.
At the beginning of the Course, the Studio and Workshop Leaders will take some time to outline what is on offer, and you will have plenty time to ask questions, and to decide how you plan to use the rich mixture of opportunities available to you.
The Studio is open early till late.
Workshops are timetabled. To attend a workshop, you state your preferences in order at the start of the week, and are assigned to a workshop.
(Most people get their first choice, but of course it depends on numbers and the balance between workshops.)
It is a perfectly valid and accepted choice to abstain from both Studio and Workshops, if that is what suits you.
Workshops happen each afternoon throughout the week.
No-one is required to sign up for a workshop. It is entirely voluntary.
If you do sign up for a workshop, that is a commitment for the whole week.
The Studio is equipped for painting, drawing and other artwork, as well as clay and construction.
The Studio is open from early to late: for late night explorations, early morning inspiration, the big (or small) dream in the middle of the night, and all through the day.
Studio Leaders are usually available in the Studio during the afternoon Workshop session, and at other times by arrangement.
ARTS WORKSHOPS and STUDIO LEADERS
Dance Movement Workshop
Leader: Aleka Loutis
Leader: Bryn Jones
Leader: Antonia Boll
Leader: Joy Gravestock
Leader: Stephen Friedrich
Studio Leaders: Catriona MacInnis and Claire Lee
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- dance movement workshop
- Drama workshop
- fairytale workshop
- music workshop
- writing workshop
Dance Movement Workshop
We will explore the theme of the week, using simple everyday movement and gesture as a starting point. We will play with rhythm & movement, engaging with the imagery and energy of the symbols through our bodies in motion and in stillness. There will be moments when you will be working on your own, in pairs or small groups and also with the whole group. Through the embodied and moving imagination there will be time for structured improvisation and playing with spontaneity. The emphasis will be on the process of discovery and reflexivity rather than performance.
A wide range of music and props will support us in our journey together.
No previous dance experience is necessary, just a willingness and curiosity as to how you might respond to the themes through your moving body.
Please wear clothes you feel comfortable in and that allow freedom of movement.
Leader: Aleka Loutis
Aleka’s passion has always been movement, first in classical ballet and then other forms of dance. Her attention turned from performance to the healing potential of movement and the arts leading to her professional qualification as a Drama and Movement Therapist.
She has worked in Education, Social Services, NHS Forensic Services & the National Specialist Service for Personality Disorders. Aleka currently works for the NHS in Adult Mental Health Secondary Care Psychological Services offering Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the Community.
Aleka teaches on the Jungian based MA Drama & Movement Therapy training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and guest lectures nationally and internationally. She actively promotes an embodied approach to therapy drawing on her clinical work, research and specialist training in the treatment of complex trauma & PTSD. She also has a private practice offering body oriented psychotherapy and clinical supervision.
Aleka is registered with HCPC and UKCP.
These workshops will be an experiential introduction to drama. During each afternoon session, there will be the opportunity to play with different drama exercises and games as a group, to warm up and create a spirit of play.
We will explore dramatic processes in relation to the themes of the conference, with an emphasis on working in the moment rather than towards performance.
Bryn is a dramatherapist, supervisor and mindfulness-based therapist. His current clinical practice includes work with adolescents in Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), bereavement work with families and work with adults as part of an Addiction Therapy Programme.
Bryn is also Drama Lecturer on the Drama and Movement Therapy MA at Royal Central School (University of London). He has recently co-edited Dramatherapy Reflections and Praxis published by Palgrave Macmillan.
He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision with the London Centre of Psychodrama and is now a member of the teaching team on this training. His current supervisory practice includes; individual supervision for MA level students, therapists from a broad range of modalities in a bereavement service and private practice.
Alongside his clinical and teaching practice, Bryn continues his practice as a theatre director. Most recently he has directed work for Arcola Theatre and Punchdrunk and an annual environmental art project in Japan.
Fairytales can be delightfully subversive because they offer alternative solutions to life’s everyday problems. In this workshop series, we will enter the world of the imagination through a collection of stories, roughly linked to the conference theme, and explore their significance for us individually and as a group.
We will deepen our experience through reflective writing, drawing and movement, experimenting with improvisation and enactment. The emphasis will be on the process of discovery rather than performance, enabling us to open ourselves up to the age-old magic of these traditional tales.
Leader: Antonia Boll
Antonia Boll is a member of the Association of Jungian Analysts and leads seminars on myth and fairytale on its training programme. She taught for twenty years on the Re-Vision psychotherapy training and was a visiting trainer at the Psychosynthesis Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden. She worked as a visiting supervisor on the international Jungian analytic training in Kiev, Ukraine and contributed a chapter to Alchemy & Analysis, edited by Dale Mathers, published by Routledge in 2014. She has a private practice in Fulham,London.
The workshop is open to all who are interested. No prior experience of playing an instrument or reading music is necessary, just a desire to be together with others in the making of music.
Using tuned and untuned percussion instruments we will aim to explore how we can make music together through free improvisation. We will have in mind the theme of Ice and Fire which will be explored in many different ways such as soundscapes, experimenting with a variety of timbres, colours and dynamics in order to share the experience of making music together. We can also develop musical ideas that group members bring and want to try out musically.
We aim to be open and receptive to each other with all the nuances of difference and similarity, harmony and rhythm, and many other dynamics that music can offer. We may reflect on our musical experiences but sometimes it might be appropriate to just let the music speak for itself.
Joy Gravestock has an MA in psychoanalytic music therapy and is currently a PhD student at Sheffield University researching music therapy and attachment. She works as a freelance music therapist mostly for families funded by the Adoption Support Fund. She provides an adoption specific model of music therapy drawing upon psychoanalytic, attachment and trauma informed, relational theories and modalities. She is also a professional violinist and currently lives in Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.
Joy has a long association with the Champernowne Summer Course
The group provides the resources, support and stimulation for personal writing. Together we explore the themes and experiences of the week and what these evoke for us from our wider lives and histories.
We are not concerned with 'creative writing' - with well written, well constructed pieces - but with the effective expression of what we want and need to say, uniquely, in our own way, in our own words.
Our writings are shared, accepted and honoured, without critique. No prior experience of personal writing is necessary, just a willingness to explore words as a medium of discovery and expression of self, mind and heart.
Leader: Stephen Friedrich
Stephen Friedrich (Writing Workshop Leader) was born in Dresden, Germany before the second world war. He came to England afterwards where he then enjoyed a thoroughly English education. After the University of Leeds he completed National Service in the last call-up. After thirty years in industry, personal circumstances led him to a Jungian analysis during which he also started training with the Association of Independent Psychotherapists. He served on the Core Group of the AIP for five years and was one of its training co-ordinators. He is a member of The Cpllege of Psychoanalysts – UK and is in private practice as an analytical psychotherapist in South West London. He has also recently completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow.
The Art Studio is available for use from early till late for the duration of the course. The art studio provides a space for participants to spontaneously engage with a range of art materials to explore whatever might emerge or is suggested by the theme of the week. In this way the studio offers participants flexibility and fluidity in their own personal exploration of internal process. A way in may be found through the simplest of mark-making, clay work or construction, or an image may suggest itself in response to dreams, thoughts and feelings as they emerge.
The Art Studio can act as a useful container for individual process alongside other distinctly group processes of the week. While there is no expectation for personal process or images to be shared, the studio is a shared space and therefore the individual process emerges in the context of the collective space and those who are using it.
No previous experience of using art materials is necessary. A range of drawing and painting materials as well as clay and other materials to construct 3-d work will be available. The studio leaders will be accessible to support participants individually with using materials, working with image making and the process of reflection in relation to image.
There will be an introduction to the art studio and materials at the beginning of the course.
Studio Leaders: Catriona MacInnis and Claire Lee
Catriona has a longstanding interest in the arts and their function and place in internal and external life. Growing up with stories, myth and music from the Gaelic tradition she developed a passion for creative expression as a part of everyday life. Her training in Fine Art led to explorations of self, women and myth expressed through a variety of medium from traditional drawing and painting to performance art, video and concrete poetry.
Discovering the transformational aspects of creative process led Catriona to train as an art psychotherapist and she has practiced since 1997 in the field of trauma. She currently works as part of a specialist team in the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Catriona also has a small private practice offering art therapy for adults and children and clinical supervision.
Since 2010 she has been a visiting lecturer on the Art Psychotherapy Training courses in Edinburgh and Sheffield and in 2012 she completed an MA in Art Psychotherapy Research. Catriona continues to explore self, other and relationship through art, dance and movement in life and work.
Claire Lee (aka Clee) is a full-time freelance artist working in Sheffield. She creates large-scale, ethereal, sculptural installations, often with welded or woven wire. She explores concepts of absence/presence, connection/disconnection, liminality and the uncanny. She collaborates with other artists, and experiments with movement and performance, engaging her body as both medium and tool.
Clee’s work is influenced by her previous twenty-five-year career as a clinical psychologist in women’s health, when she applied her interest in the mind-body to her sculpture. She is also trained in art psychotherapy and, for ten years, contributed to the Art Therapy Northern Programme.
Over the years a mosaic of additional optional activities has become part of the Champernowne Trust Summer Course experience:
Before breakfast: For early risers there is the option of Five Elements Qi Gong, (a form of moving meditation) fondly known on the course as as "sort-ot-Tai Chi". Beginners' mind is all you need.
Some mornings in the week there is the Social Dreaming Matrix: led by Linsey Harris** Dreams have the potential to reveal the hidden messages of the collective unconscious. In a Social Dreaming Matrix, the host convenes a group of participants, and together we create a distinctive atmosphere of respect for dreams. In this safe boundaried setting, within a special seating arrangement, the Dream Matrix allows participants, if they feel moved, to tell a dream spontaneously, and without personal interpretation. A special quality of reverence may be experienced palpably within the holding Matrix, even by those who are not moved to speak. Afterwards in dialogue, we reflect consciously upon what these dreams reveal to us about human lives and our present world.
Morning Singing: Morning singing is for everyone, even - perhaps especially "can't singers"; it is optional, but it is good for everyone to come both for benefit to your,soul, the joy of singing together, and to hear the day's announcements which come at the end of the session.
After tea and before dinner the Six-o'clock Singers meet - for those seeking a little more of a musical challenge.
All of our singing is brilliantly led by Hilary Fisher*
Some afternoons you can attend the Introduction to Jung Seminars led by Lindsey Harris**
These seminars are offered to anyone who would like to learn a few of the basic elements of C.G. Jung’s psychology. What did Jung mean by the contrasting terms - conscious and unconscious, ego and Self, complex and archetype, anima and animus? What is the psyche, and do we all have a shadow? What about dreams, and why are symbols so important? Is individuation possible, and do I have a soul, or a spirit? What is the meaning of my life, no less? By exploring together in these seminars, we hope to glimpse briefly what lies at the heart of depth psychology.
Our evening activities vary: we have two evenings of different kinds of dancing, and an evening we call "Your Turn" - when we entertain ourselves and one another with our many assembled talents (this is the most welcoming and supportive audience you will ever face) , and other events that may emerge spontaneously.
Hothorpe Hall boasts these facilities:
- 12 acres of lovely gardens in a tranquil rural setting, with stunning views
- Shallow river running through the woodlands
- Fully licensed bars
- Coffee lounges
- Freeview TVs in all bedrooms*
- Complimentary WiFi throughout the venue*
- Multi use outdoor games area - for tennis, five a side football and basketball
- Volleyball equipment
- Croquet, boules and a giant Connect Four
- Pool table
- Table tennis
- Various board games
- Guest computer
- Terraced seating areas for relaxing
- Detailed walking and running routes starting onsite and taking in the local area
- * can be ignored if you prefer to have a respite
* Hilary Fisher (Singing Leader, Committee Member) read music at UEA and trained at the Royal Academy of Music. She sang professionally for many years as a soloist with choral societies and in opera. She performed for ten years with Cavatina, took her one-woman show, “A Chorus of One” to Edinburgh, returning in 2015 with Flamin’ Dames.. She has a private teaching practice in South West London. Seven years ago she trained as a Colour and Style Coach at the London College of Fashion and now sees clients for image consultations. Hilary is also a makeup artist for Look Fabulous Forever in Wimbledon. She has been involved with the Champernowne Summer Course since 1989.
Lindsey Harris (Social Dreaming and Jung Seminar Leader) is a Jungian analyst and UKCP-registered psychotherapist working in private practice in Farnham, Surrey. She is a professional member of the Association of Jungian Analysts in London and has been a teacher of art and art history, an arts development officer in local government, a practicing artist, and occasional book illustrator. She has taught seminars in various Jungian subjects, including Eros and Psyche, the Great Mother, mandala painting, and the ancient art of alchemy. Dedicated to the power of the imagination to transform the psyche, Lindsey values all art forms for their capacity to express the energy, imagery and potential of the individual and of the collective; hence her long association with the Champernowne Trust. She loves the symbols of transformation found in ancient myths, alchemical illustrations, traditional folk song, and fairy tales from the collective unconscious.