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D.W. Winnicott (1896-1971) was a paediatrician and psychoanalyst whose substantial contribution to psychoanalytic thought may be condensed into three main areas: the mother-infant relationship, primary creativity and transitional phenomena.  Running through all his concepts is the value attributed to the sense of self.  The evolution of his thought on the essence of human nature has created a unique contribution to a wide variety of therapeutic settings.

The Squiggle Foundation’s aims are to study and disseminate the work of Winnicott, with a particular emphasis on application.  It was registered as a charity in 1981 (number 283858).