upcoming Events

Saturday 19th May 2018 “OUT OF THE SHADOW”

This will be a joint event organised by the David Holt Group and the Guild of Pastoral Psychology. This is the Guild’s SPRING CONFERENCE DAY. It will take place at the Quaker Meeting House, 42 St. Giles, OXFORD OX1 3LW from 11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Coffee and Registration will be at 10.30 a.m.. A light lunch and tea will be provided.

The theme of the day “OUT OF THE SHADOW” will be an opportunity to look at issues and challenges raised by child sexual abuse. The two speakers will be:

STEPHEN HANVEY: “Scapegoats and the kindness of strangers. Comprehending shadow in our communities.”
Stephen was a former Trustee of the Guild and his social work background has led him to work with those who have been abused and with those who have abused.

JANE HAYNES: “‘#Me Too’: the archetype of compulsion.”
Jane is a Jungian psychoanalyst. She considers that unspeakable experiences can be made more painful by the absence of a trained listener. She is interested in the collective epidemic of pornography and author of the book: “Who is it that can tell me who I am?”

There will be the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss with each speaker after their talks and at a final plenary session with other contributors.

For further details see the Guild of Pastoral Psychology’s website: