Month: November 2012

SALE ON ALL BOOKS FROM CEP – 30% off if you are quick!

I am very pleased to say that the problem with accessing Conductive Education Press’ pages on Blurb has now been resolved.

It is possible to order copies of any title by going to

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/cepress

making your selection, and inserting the promotional code GIVING when asked for one (on the way to the checkout).

This code will give you 30% off and the offer runs until 4 December.

Another home for CE centres posting on Conductive World blog

As the posting on Conductive World about parents establishing CE centres was such a comprehensive and interesting statement, and  may become ‘lost’ as other postings are made on the blog,   I have now added it to the Depository on Conduction’s website and it can be found at

http://www.e-conduction.org/depository/ParentsfoundCEcentresNov2012.pdf

Lists of CE Centres

Over the past couple of weeks I have been trying to catch up with all the changes and updates for my centre lists and am almost there!
Then today I see that Andrew Sutton has posted a blog about centres in response to a question that he has been asked. The enquirer wanted to know if there was a list of centres founded by parents.  He gives a detailed explanation about how this is impossible to do, covering a bit of CE history in the process, and referred to my lists.

http://www.conductive-world.info/2012/11/parents-found-ce-centres.html

This lists have been compiled mainly by searching the Internet. The only  criterion for including a centre is the fact that a conductor is employed there.  Such centres are then arranged in the list by country with as much contact information as possible. Some of the centres do include a little history about their origins, but this detail is not a factor in the arrangement of the lists, as Andrew has explained.
 Occasionally I will get an email informing me of the establishment of a new centre, changes in contact details  of a centre, and also the closure  of a centre. Using this information and what information I find when I search, I update the lists regularly, keeping them as accurate as possible.
If your centre is not on my list, has changed its address, phone number, email etc please do let me know. If you know of any centre no longer operating, tell me that too. Also  I would love to hear from any conductor who has set up their own provisions or consultancies that are not listed, so I can keep that list up to date too.
All the lists can be found in the right hand column of this blog – just click on the link to conductors’ workplace map.

First review for András Pető

The first review for András Pető  appeared in The Budapest Times on Friday and this has now gone up on the newspapers website at:

http://www.budapesttimes.hu/2012/11/21/enigmatic-miracle-man-helped-the-incurable/

The editor has made it a feature article with some pictures.

The review includes a brief account of the history of Conductive Education’s discovery by the West, particularly the UK and an overview of the book’s contents.

The editors of András Pető have produced a compilation consisting of memories of colleagues and others who knew him at different times, notes and letters written by Pető himself, obituaries following his death in 1967 and a selection of overviews. What emerges cannot – even in the editors’ opinion – be regarded as clear-cut or in any way final in terms of fully understanding Pető and his thinking. Nevertheless, certain themes shine through.

It was also very gratifying to read:

Its editors, who are also its compilers, should be congratulated for giving the wider world an opportunity to ponder about the enigma known as András Pető, who, without ever fully explaining how, positively affected the lives of thousands of people who otherwise were considered “hopeless cases”.

Copies of the book can be obtained by clicking on the link to CEP in the right hand column of this blog or from

www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/detail/3647662

New initiative for Group Work

 On Thursday I went to a meeting organised by Norman Perrin of Paces Sheffield (UK) for people interested in the future of Conductive Education and what could be done working together.
Centre managers, conductors and Conductive Education press were represented, contributing to a discussion about how it might be possible to work together, present a stronger louder voice to obtain funding, influence government policy –  and just keep going!
Another meeting is planned for early in the new year. It will be interesting to see how things develop.
If you are interested in learning more and joining the group, please contact rayhohn@gmail.com or normanperrin@pacessheffield.org.uk

New home for András Pető book

The latest book from Conductive Education Press, András Pető , has now moved to a new home on Blurb, with a new URL at

http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/detail/3695419

A direct link to this can also be found on the right hand side of this blog, with the other titles from Conductive Education Press.  Just click on the picture of the cover.

If all those who have read it – and the numbers are growing fast –  please let us know what they think of it, as feedback is very welcome!