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A Summer Retreat in the English Countryside

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”



Creative Dream Work
& West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy
join together to offer…

Creative Dream Work
A Summer Retreat
in the English Countryside


July 13 — July 20, 2018

Seven days in quiet pastoral beauty to immerse in creative inner work.  


The work, informed by the teaching of Marion Woodman, encourages the integration of body, mind and soul. 

Working with the body, breath, voice, movement and dream content we bring what wants to come through into creative expression for a renewed sense of personal and professional purpose. The work is set within a containing, reflective environment supported by a Jungian-oriented framework.  

This week offers a unique opportunity for artists and Jungian-oriented psychotherapists to work together.  We will gather participants from each of these inherently linked disciplines and drop into a sustained exploration of inner work and its creative expression. 

We we will be staying in Brinsop Court, a 13th century manor house Herefordshire, England.  The estate sits on 800 acres of private land with both meadows and forests, abundant with walking paths and quiet gardens.




Full-Inclusive Packages for 7 Days include…




Working in a sturdy and stunning hall, we will have sessions each day we are together. Sessions will include exercises from both Marion Woodman’s work and Creative Dreamwork- including dream walk throughs and new exercises. There will be time for private check in's with Kim. 

Our work will culminate in rituals — a deeply personal creative expression of your own findings from the week. 





7 nights of exquisite lodging in shared or private bedrooms.  
(Additional fee applies for private room which includes an ensuite bathroom.)

Residence in the manor home including use of gardens, library, sitting rooms, walking paths and surrounding areas.




with all meals prepared for you
with care towards dietary restrictions and needs. 


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We will keep time open throughout the week for roaming in nature, resting, writing, digesting and excursions - including possibility to visit the nearby black and white villages. 


Retreat packages begin at $2400 USD / £1700 GBP
shared accommodation
(private accommodation with own en suite bathroom for additional fee.)

The uniqueness of this particular retreat limits us to only 12 participants — and of that, we will seek a balance of therapists and artists. 

Therefore the retreat is by application only. 


To apply please send a brief note stating your experience with either or both disciplines, how you came to the work, what you are interested in exploring through the retreat, and why you would like to come. Please include any health issues or limitations of physical movement or other issues that you feel need be noted.  


All correspondence will be kept confidential.  

Please send applications to Jinny Sumner and Kim Gillingham at

Applications are due by April 20th and notification will be sent by April 27th. 
Deposit is due by May 1st.   


Full payment must be received by June 1st.  


Due to expenses associated with producing this international retreat, after June 1st, 2018, refunds are possible only if we can replace you from our wait list. Thank you for your understanding.

*If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund to help others attend that might otherwise not be able to please follow this link.



We look forward to hearing from you.

With great care and respect,
Kim Gillingham
and Jinny Sumner

Kim Gillingham, the workshop leader, is based in California. She trained with the original founders of BodySoul work namely Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton and runs workshops both in the USA and Europe


“From this experience I emerged whole and clean ...
washed to the smooth tranquility that comes
from dwelling among primal things.”


Header Image by Marc Chagall

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