one-day Practical Workshop on Dream-Interpretation
Saturday January 19 2019,
(CPD Points will be awarded)
11am-5pm, Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin
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A one-day Practical Workshop on Dream-Interpretation - led by Ireland’s leading Jungian Psychologist Jasbinder Garnermann
Our dreams speak to us in the language of the unconscious. The unconscious isn’t really un-conscious. In fact, it’s full of intelligence, order, and precision. It’s the conscious mind that is often manipulated by conditioning, fear and seduction.
It is this way of knowing that can make a tree grow from a seed, a bird build its nest, animals succour their young. Not blind instinct but an authentic unfolding of inner nature in exquisite harmony with external reality.
This direct knowledge is being constantly transmitted to us through our dreams. Working with dreams we can access the forgotten depths of our body and soul, and heal the alienation of a life-time.
Topics for the day:
The Body in Dreams
Dreams give us inner vision. Just as sight gives us knowledge of the external world, so our dreams are like a camera turned inwards, giving us images of the landscapes of our bodies. The images we interpret symbolically are also literal pictures of the landscapes of our bodies.
Motorways are arteries, pumps and boilers are the heart, intelligence agents are the T-cells of the immune system, scaffolding is repair work on the body, coal and other fuel is bodily energy, sleazy settings and characters are the onset of bacterial or viral infection.
Emotions in Dreams
In order to be emotionally healthy we need to constantly process and digest our emotions. Otherwise it’s like eating raw food, impossible to digest, inaccessible nutrients, and tummy upsets. Dreams transform the raw material of experience into a nourishing feast.
Some of the symbols of the raw state are toilets, raw food, diarrhoea and vomiting, diabetes, damaged exhausts, while the symbols of transformation are cooking, ovens, food and its preparation, fire and insulin.
The Mind in Dreams
Outmoded ways of thinking and past conditioning can create patterns of behaviour that cause disastrous interactions with the environment. Become aware of our thoughts and we see how repetitive, fearful and mechanical our thinking really is. Phobias, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders can consume our minds and leave no room for the incredible resources of our intellect. Dreams shatter stereotypes and free us from the past.
Symbols of negative thinking include cockroaches, lice, bats, machinery, while symbols of transformation are washing-machines, hairdressers, gold, bows and arrows, fighter-jets, birds and dolphins.
Transformation in Dreams
From the springboard of health, balance and clarity we are poised for effective action. Energy freed from conflicts, stresses and fears is like a dynamo, and we can now function with the whole weight of our personality behind us. Watch the dribbling stream turn into a roaring waterfall.
Symbols of this energy include swords, football teams, elephants, money, movement, sexuality, phallic symbols, bulls and horses, labourers and coal-men.