This is a workshop designed to support therapists and counselors, artists and creatives, or anyone who wants to learn to work with their dreams in service of healing, creative or contemplative processes.
Workshop sessions will be convened via Zoom on Friday’s at 9:00AM Pacific, 10AM Mountain, 11AM Central and 12PM Eastern for one hour, over 10 Fridays – starting on June 26th. Meeting on the following dates: 6/26, – skip 7/3 for 4th of July – 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 and 9/4/2020.
I prefer to have no more than 6 or 7 members in the group.
If there is sufficient interest, I may create two sections for the summer semester, same dates as above but meeting later – at 10:30 Pacific/11:30 Mountain/12:30pm Central/ 1:30 Eastern
The topics covered include the structure and relationship between consciousness and the unconscious, understanding archetypes, anima/us and “the shadow, Jung’s method of dream “amplification,” the compensatory function of dreaming, “Big dreams” and dreams of the collective, healing and problem solving dreams, and contemplative and creative exercises that can help expand upon dream themes, an exploration of dreaming and synchronicity, and the relationship between the creative process and dream work.
There will be time each session to for a respectful and boundaried exploration about a dream that is either shared by a participant or selected from the readings.
The fee for the workshop is $500 – unless you have received partial scholarship funds which are available- or made other arrangements with me in advance. Payment can be made via Venmo, Chase QuickPay/Zelle, or Paypal.
You may contact me at email@example.com for more information to register for the summer workshops.
When registration is completed, I will forward each workshop member a syllabus as well as a pdf of my e-booklet of brief teaching essays on Jungian concepts that we will be exploring. I will also forward you a free coupon code for one years subscription to my online Seminar essay series. Some essays from my public blog will also be suggested. Additional reading will be suggested from The Portable Jung which is available to read free online or to purchase if you prefer. All reading is optional for those who are interested.
We will be exploring the useful aspects of Jung’s thoughts on dreaming, as well as confronting and challenging the Eurocentric and misogynistic notions that exist in these texts and theories.
Also, remember that this is not a therapy group. Examining dreams may shed light on conflict or complexes or challenges which may be better processed in a therapy or counseling process than in a workshop. This group is supplemental to other therapeutic, creative, or contemplative processes – and not a replacement for appropriate therapeutic services, professional mentoring or spiritual direction.
The next workshop will likely begin toward the middle- end of June.
You can read more about my work with dreams in the New Yorker , and you are welcome to peruse the blog by searching for “dreams” to see my available essays about working with dreams and dream amplification.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information or with any questions.