Brenda Crowther

Jungian Analyst & Depth Psychologist

Brenda Crowther

Workshops and Talks

C G Jung Club London

Saturday 21 April 2018: 10.30 to 4 pm

SEVEN YEARS WITH THE RED BOOK

A lecture and seminar flowing from the Red Book Reading Group which lasted about seven years from March 2011 to December 2017.  We read every word and reflected on the pictures.  I feel that this led to changes of attitudes and ways of seeing the world – and would now like to share these.  Many seem like portents and yet others show us a new frame for psychology – away from an intellectual standpoint to a coming Eros.  The Red book was also the frame for all Jung’s future work, as he said on the first page of the Red Book:

“THE YEARS OF WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important of my life.  Everything else is to be derived from this.  It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore.  My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me.  That was the stuff and material for more than one life.  Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life.  But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.”     C G Jung 1957

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.

£40 and £35 for Club Members and Friends.

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C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 6 March 2018: 7 to 9 pm

 

ALCHEMY AND WESTERN CULTURE

The structure of alchemy in relationship to Western culture is looked at, with room for discussion and questions.  Firstly we look at the various stages in alchemical work, such as the nigredo, the albedo, and the rubedo and relate this to Jung’s analytical psychology.

The second half will look at a genuine alchemical case history and follow some dreams and visions of a contemporary individual.  This tells us that the process of alchemy is alive in our times.

£15 admission on door and free to Club Members and Friends.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate

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C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 23 January 2018: 7 to 9 pm

SYNCHRONICITY

We will take a look at synchronicity through story telling and I will introduce the talk through a synchronicity tale – and I hope that others will participate in this.  Then we will examine material around the story of the Rainmaker – a favourite story of Jung’s which he never tired of hearing or telling.  We can ask questions about what synchronicity means in our lives.

£15 admission on the door – free to Club Members and Friends.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate

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Guild of Analytical Psychology

Saturday 2 December 2017 – 10am to 4 pm

 

CHRISTIANITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ALCHEMY

This workshop looks at the living stream of alchemy which operated under orthodox Christianity for several centuries.  Here we find the link between alchemy and analytical psychology that Jung found through his experience.  Through his research on alchemy Jung found parallels which contributed to the development of his psychology – and we will look at the  interesting story behind this.  Then we will read some alchemical dreams occurring in case histories and see that alchemy is not only practical in understanding the modern psyche through living and dynamic images – but also lives within the psyche as a religious impulse.

Sion Centre, London: For training candidates of The Guild of Analytical Psychology only.

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Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 21 November 2017  – 7 to 9 pm

ARCHETYPES

A look at the world of archetypal images expressed through our complexes – and how these images arrive out of the energies of the archetypal world.  This is a seminar and not a lecture, so hopefully this will generate discussion. 

£15 admission on the door – free to Club Members and Friends.

Venue Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube Nottinghill Gate.

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Research and Training Centre in Depth Psychology According to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz: Switzerland

19 & 20 September 2017

THE INNER LANDSCAPE OF THE GODS

These two lectures speak about the power of the complexes in their myriad forms.  From Mother and Father to Mercurius and the Great Mother, these entities, or gods, move around our psyches, disturbing and informing us.  The complexes offer us an understanding of the divine aspect of life if we are willing to see their energies imaginatively and find a way to relate to them. Complexes can be personal, archetypal as well as ancestral and enact the most profound drama within us.

The second lecture incorporates Jung’s Word Association Experiment, the practical method of defining the particular complexes that inhabit us.

St Niklausen, Central Switzerland

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Jung Club London

Thursday 20 July 2017 at 7.30 pm

THE MAGNIFICAT

A meditational talk on the Magnificat, the Song of Mary from St Luke’s Gospel.  This is woven into the mystical music of Hazrat Inayat Khan, and the Song of the Cosmos from Jung’s Symbols of Transformation.

Essex Church, Palace Gardens Terrace, Nottinghill Gate, London.  Free to members, otherwise £15.00

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Association of Jungian Analysts: Leading Edges – A series of talks initiated by Gottfried Heuer in 2010

Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 8.15pm

An Alchemical Tale: Finding a Path through Weariness

The talk passes through five of my hand painted mandalas, exhibited as part of the AJA 40th Anniversary celebrations.  This shows how a twenty-five year relationship with a yoga teacher who worked with Jung’s dreamwork and psychological ideas, is integrated into the psyche through symbolic images in Jungian analytical training.  Interweaving this is a clinical example of chronic fatigue syndrome where the lost energy was raised from the psyche, flowing into the conscious life of the patient once more.  This process is also demonstrated in the mandalas and runs parallel with psychological alchemy.  A personal story of the integration of the two approaches (Yoga and Jungian Psychology) interweaves.

For reservations please contact: aja@dircon.co.uk  Venue: Flat 3 AJA, 7 Eton Avenue, London NW3 3EL.  Phone: 020 7794 8711.  Admission: £7 for AJA members, £14 non-members

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Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz: Switzerland

9, 10, 11 & 12 April 2017

LOVE AND WAR, THE PATH OF COMPASSION: THE SEARCH FOR A PERSONAL MYTH

These four lectures, spread over four days, show the growth of compassion through the experiences of love and war.  In the inner realm of conflict and sorrow and the outer world of war, exemplified for the British in the fiery experience of the London Blitz from World War II, and through the visionary, magical experience of childhood, we take a journey which passes through darkness and light and which finally leads to the finding and naming of my personal myth.

 

St Niklausen, Central Switzerland.

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Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 7 – 9 pm

CONSULTING THE I CHING

This seminar will give a brief history of the development of the I Ching or Book of Changes and its origins.  After that, we will consult the I Ching and see how it works.  If you would like to bring your own copy of the book and read as it unfolds, we will be using “The I Ching or Book of Changes, translated by Richard Wilhelm, rendered into English by Cary F Baynes, with a foreword by C G Jung.” The original German edition is shown here.

Cost: £15.  Free to Club members and Friends

 

Venue: Essex Church,  112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate

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Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 7 – 9 pm

SYNCHRONICITY

Planets-mandalaThis seminar will examine the nature of synchronicity as an acausal connecting principle.  We will cross disciplines to look at this, and include astrology, the relationship of psyche and matter, the relationships of the opposites and connect these aspects to everyday experiences.

Venue: The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Nottinghill Gate, London W8 4RT.  Cost: £15.  Free to Jung Club members.

Following on from this event, there will be a specific seminar on the I CHING or Book of Changes on 21 March. 

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Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 22 November 2016 – 7 to 9 pm

ARCHETYPES

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This seminar will look at archetypes and archetypal images within the functions of the creative process.  It will look at how instinctive forces relate to creativity and how they manifest.  We will also look at different kinds of archetypal images, such as visual, olfactory, oral and aural images – and how they manifest.  Archetypal images are conventionally manifested as visual, probably because Jung seemed to handle this form easily, skillfully and creatively.  His Red Book shows us this. To understand archetypal images, however, they need to be seen in the context of our own nature.

Study of the archetypes and their images help us to find a personal relationship with them, connecting this power to ordinary life.

The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Free to Club Members and Friends, admission at the door: £15.00.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate.

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Guild of Pastoral Psychology

Thursday 3 November 2016 at 7.30 2016

THE PATH OF FORGIVENESS AND ITS PURPOSE IN INDIVIDUATION

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This talk looks at forgiveness as a process rather than a desirable concept.  It is an encounter with the shadow lands in ourselves and others.  We look at the causal factor, which precedes the need for forgiveness, which usually involves betrayal.

In passing through this process of forgiveness we see how an act of betrayal can transform from a painful to a creative event in the psyche and is one of the major experiments with life.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate.  www.guildofpastoralpsychology.org.uk

Entrance: £15.  Student concessions: £9.  Groups of five of more: £10 each.  Free to Guild members.

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Sussex Healers’ Association: Autumn Seminar

Sunday 16 October 2016: 10 for 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.  The Manor Barn, Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea

THE HEALING NATURE OF DREAMS

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The journey to train as a Jungian analyst and depth psychologist begins with a dream, followed by another, leading to Switzerland.  This journey reveals how both light and dark sides of experience are essential for healing.  Dreams can be life-changing gifts from a vast and numinous inner world. They spark off a healing process which begins in our psyches.  We walk through many shades of feeling which the dream expresses, though they require our attention and valuation if they are to work and influence our lives.

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The Champernowne Trust Residential Summer Course

Sunday 31 July to Friday 5 August 2016: 5-day residential summer course, with several speakers and workshop leaders.

THE ICE AND THE FIRE: EMPOWERING HEART AND MIND

Champernowne3 August: Alchemy: The Flow of the Opposites through the Mystery of Ice and Fire

The telling of the Grimm’s fairy tale: Sleeping Beauty, and looking at the opposite psychological forces flowing through this wonderful story, realising that we are listening to an alchemical tale leading to a sacred marriage and the symbol of wholeness.

For further details about the very interesting, enjoyable and creative Champernowne courses see web site: www.champernowne.org or email: courses@champernowne.org.uk

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C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 20 January 2016 at 7 pm – Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT

SYNCHRONICITY

Emeralds basket mandalaThe seminar will try to express, with the use of examples, that place of meeting between psyche and matter. This is often expressed by a psychological mood, state or intuition, which runs parallel with a so-called physical phenomenon and therefore does not conform to the conventional law of cause and effect.  The world we live in is truly mysterious.

£15 on door. Members free

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 C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 7 pm – Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT

ARCHETYPES

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We will look at how archetypes emerge into consciousness through images from the collective unconscious.  They appear in our personal psyches and in the collective.  They appear in fairy tales and myths, dance and the human body, in both ancient and modern art and in our modern life.  I hope this seminar will be inter-active.

£15 on the door.  Members free.

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Counselling Plus Hastings

Saturday 10 October 2015 at 10 am to 4 pm 2015

THE SYMBOLIC NATURE OF DREAMS: Working with them in a therapeutic context

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Working with dreams opens the mind and heart to different possibilities.  Dreams can create deeper intimacy between client and therapist because a different unconscious world is penetrated which underlies our ordinary personal lives.  In this one-day workshop we see how we can help these two dimensions work together through Jung’s dialogic way of working with dreams.

CPD Certificate available.

Venue: St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea.  To book contact Counselling Plus phone: 01424 428300 or email: counsellingplus.org

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University of Sussex & Psychotherapy Sussex

Saturday 4 July 2015 at 10 am

MYTHOLOGICAL TALES: HOW MYTHS REVEAL MEANINGS IN CASE HISTORIES

Dreams from the collective unconscious are mythic in their dimension and impact on the individual.  They often express unfulfilled spiritual needs which impact on the therapist just as powerfully.

Venue: Bramber House, University of Sussex campus.

This seminar is for members and training students only.

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C G Jung Club London

Thursday 19 February 2015 at 7.30pm

THE ROYAL PATHS OF ALCHEMY AND YOGA

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Yoga is sometimes seen as a series of postures but this is only one of the eight limbs of Raja Yoga.  Raga means ‘king’ and is the royal road to yoga,  as alchemy is the royal psychological art.  We see how the spiritual and psychological difficulties of modern individuals reflect those in the ancient yoga traditions and show us the eternal core of human beings.

The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate

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C G Jung Club: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Bollingen reedsWednesday 14 January 2015: 7 to 9 pm

SYNCHRONICITY: An acausal connecting principle.  We will look at the  phenonema of synchronicity and include the Chinese I Ching or Book of Changes to enlarge our understanding.

No charge for Club members, otherwise £15 on the door.  The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate.

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RE-VISION Psychotherapy School

 

Roses-kissSaturday 15 November 2014 – 10am to 5pm

The Sleeping Beauty: Looking at the Sacred Transference in Psychotherapy

The creative and mysterious force of the transference works beneath all therapeutic relationships.  It is sacred because it works independently of our conscious intention and has healing power.  It is an inner journey of great depth and transformation and moves through our souls like a great shining river of energy.  We will use the structure of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty to bring out different aspects of the transference.

Fee: £90.00.  Please pay direct to Re-vision at 0208 357 8881 or info@re-vision.org.uk  For further details see web site of Re-vision: www.re-vision.org.uk and look under: Events/CPD

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XIIth International Conference of The Journal of Analytical Psychology

POMPEIIBERLIN 29th May to 1st June 2014

The Varieties of Jungian Clinical Experience

Looking at the Core of the Psyche:  A Religious dialogue with a Sado-Masochistic patient

Listening to an autonomous complex: this paper will be presented on the morning of Friday 30 May.

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C G Jung Club London

Kundalini and SivaThursday 17 October 2013 at 7.30 pm

Dreams of Kundalini: Relating Physical and Psychological Experience

 

This talk centres on dreams of Kundalini.  With the help of Jung’s seminars on “The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga” we see how the dream of the psyche relates to the bodily experience of Kundalini.  This deep and penetrating experience has a frightening physicality that expresses the energy of the divine feminine.  This experience has implications for the development of collective consciousness to which individuation contributes.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT
Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate  www.jungclub-london.org

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The Phoenix Centre, Lewes: 5 October 2013 10.30am to 1.00pm

Psychotherapy Sussex

Case History Discussion from four viewpoints:

Dr Liza Catan: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist/post-Kleinian

Brenda Crowther: Jungian Analyst

Heather Menzies: Lacanian Analyst

Dr Clive Robinson: Psychiatrist

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Saturday 10 November 2012 – 10 am to 1.00 pm

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An Alchemical Tale: Confronting the Darkness to find the New Light

This talk shows the healing of a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome through a series of archetypal dreams.  These initiate a psychological, alchemical process in the psyche leading to transformation.  The dreamer experiences the shadow, both personal and collective, within the alchemical nigredo; this is followed by the albedo, the cleansing process, and finally, the new dawn or rubedo as the healing energy gradually overcomes the fatigue.

The transformation process is echoed in the tale of Sleeping Beauty, and forms the structure of the case.  The complex, interesting and intriguing discovery of what caused the energy to drain from the woman’s life in the first place is revealed.  The case shows the classical Jungian analytical approach to working with a psycho-physical condition.

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Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland.

Green Man19 & 20 September 2012

The Pulse of the Princess: A Sufi Tale of Betrayal

 

A story telling with an interpretation of the Sufi Teaching Story followed by a seminar.  Idries Shah describes this tale as “one of the first records of dervish psychological diagnosis and psychotherapy.”

A deeper vision unfolds behind the veil of betrayal, in a story which travels from Arabia in the 8th century, to Rumi in Turkey and on into Europe, where it is translated into English in the 19th century.

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C G Jung Analytical Psychology Club London

POMPEIISaturday 2 June, 2012 – 11am to 4pm.

The Descent into Hell: Violence in Individuation

In Daughter of Fire by Irina Tweedie, she describes, in her intensely personal diary of her spiritual training, how certain aspects were given to her through ‘violent reproof and even aggression.’

This talk looks at violence in the individuation process and its meaning.  It considers the impulse which generates religious flagellation and sado-masochism in the life of the individual, as these manifest through alchemical dreams of dismemberment and violence – and reflect an urge towards transformation.

Mari-Louise von Franz said of Daughter of Fire, that Tweedie’s experience was “a testimony to great courage and integrity.”  The confrontation with the shadow, which almost killed her, exemplifies the importance of this harrowing aspect of Jung’s psychology as a preparation for reaching the light.

Venue: The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Details and admission by prior application to the Administrator, who will supply a booking form on request, or download one from www.jungclub-london.org

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C G Jung Analytical Psychology Club London  20 January 2011 at 7.30pm

Green ManThis story is published in the 2012 edition of Harvest – the journal of the Jung Club London

A Sufi Tale: Staying Open to Betrayal

The telling of a Sufi Tale: The Pulse of the Princess, one of the first records of the practice of psychotherapy from the sixth century AD.

This tale travels from East to West and can be followed on a journey for over one thousand years.  Rumi picks up the tale and exposes the profound meaning of the experience of betrayal for the psyche on the path of individuation.  How the deep wounding quality is a necessary part of the psychological and spiritual journey.

Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate

www.jungclub-london.org : see this website for video of this talk.

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The Remora

 

Thursday 4th November 2010 at 7.30pm

An interpretation of Sleeping Beauty as the mythical relationship to the inner, dark feminine.

Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8.  Lectures free to members: £10 visitors and guests; students £6.

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate

www.guildofpastoralpsychology.org.uk : see this website for recording of this talk.

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Feminism and Feminine Psychology

25 July 2010 – 2 – 5.30 pm

Small workshop looking at the impact of feminism on feminine psychology and how this has impacted both negatively and positively on women.  The emphasis is on the Jungian approach to feminine psychology

£35  CPD Certificate available.

Venue: 7 Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4HU.

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Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland

Roses-kissThe Remora: An Interpretation of Sleeping Beauty

 

15 – 17 September 2009

Three lectures on the mythical relationship to the inner, dark feminine

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Working with Dreams

Day Workshop

Hastings and Rother Counselling Service – CPD for Helping Professions

Saturday October 2009 – arrive 9.45 for 10am to 4pm.

Dreams are expressions of the inner life of yourself and your clients.  Working with dreams through dialogue can open up an inner world, explaining problems of everyday life and bring creativity into the consulting room.  Basic structures of dreams explained from a jungian point of view and with natural intuition and feeling.

£35  (£30 for H&RCS Members, £50 if funded by an organisation).  To register phone: 01424 428300 or email: counselling.hastings@yahoo.co.uk

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An Introduction to Jungian Psychology

Small Workshop on three Sunday afternoons

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

1,8 and 15 March 2009, 2 – 5.30 pm

The first session looks at Jung the man, and how he came to his discoveries about the psyche or soul of all men and women.  We look at his early life and influences, and work on the unconscious.

The second session looks at Jung’s structure of the human psyche.  We look at the archetypes: the Self, Shadow, the Animus and Anima, and how they appear in dreams and everyday life.

The final session takes a look at psychological alchemy, and the feminine and masculine within the psyche, as well as relationships with others.  Video clips of Jung, and his work, will be shown.

Cost: £60 for all 3 sessions.  CPD Certificate available.

Venue: 7 Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4HU.

Please phone: 01424 734888 or email: BrendaCrowther@aol.com for further details, or just send a cheque to the above address.  I will send you confirmation, a map and further information.

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Sesame Institute UK and International

www.sesame-institute.org

The Use of Drama and Movement in Therapy

17 – 21 November 2008

Drama Therapists: Mary Smail, Aleka Loutsis, Eran Nathan, Haydn Forde,

Becky Macheonis, Rachel Porter and Zoe Fitzgerald-Pool

and Jungian Analyst: Brenda Crowther (The Unconscious and Jung)

See website for further details and booking.

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Working with Dreams: A Workshop for Psychotherapists

Sunday 28 September 2008

Dreams are expressions of the inner life of yourself and your clients.  Working with them can open up an inner world, expressing the problems of everyday life.  Dreams can give a different slant and bring creativity into the consulting room.

Cost: £40. CPD certificate available

Venue:  7 Little Common Road, Bexhill on Sea, TN30 4HU