A 6-Week Evening Dream Group Experience for First Responders,Writers, Artists, and Clinicians influenced by the Pandemic
The pandemic has so altered life as we thought we knew it. Looking at our situation through the lens of dreams, may provide a useful orientation into the strangeness of our shared catastrophe. ~ Paul Lippmann, 2020
You are invited to join a small online interactive dream group experience for first responders, writers, artists, and clinicians interested in exploring how the pandemic has influenced your own and the dreams of others. This is not a therapy group, but you will experience a method of working with dreams and the creative imagination that can enhance your understanding of how dreams influence your current life experiences. During this dream group, you will be guided as you re-enter the landscape of your dreams using a method called Embodied Imagination®. By slowly and carefully exploring your dreams from a variety of perspectives you will learn to attend to and embody the sensations and affective states present in the images. This work has been known to lead to an increased depth of the creative imagination and a profound sense of one’s own humanity.
As the Pandemic continues to evolve, many of us have been challenged to re-invent our future. If we allow dreams to speak to us in their own manner, perhaps at the core of the stresses and fears that haunt us most, an agent of change may be found that will transform our daytime problems and bring about a different sense of being alive.
12 MHC and Social Work CEUs offered ($10)
Dates and Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)(via Zoom)
Mondays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 25, 2021
* If you are in a unique situation and do not have the financial resources to afford our fee please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our special equity rate
This group will be led by Jill Fischer, PsyA, APRN, BC, IAAP, a Jungian Analyst and a board-certified advanced nurse practitioner with world-wide experience working with the dreams of individuals and groups both in-person and on the Internet. She is President of the Board of Directors and a training and supervising analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of New England. Jill is presently the Director of Clinical Services at the Santa Barbara and Malinalco Healing Sanctuaries and is a Preceptor/lecturer in the Yale University School of Nursing GEPN Program. She co-wrote the section on Embodied Imagination in Barrett, Diedre and McNamara, Patrick, editors. Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes]: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber, Greenwood, 2012.
- Bosnak, Robert. Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel. London: Routledge, 2007.
- Chodorow, Joan (Ed). Jung on Active Imagination. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1997.
- Jung, C.G. Memories Dreams Reflections. New York, Random House, 1989.
- Lippmann, Paul. Nocturnes: On Listening to Dreams. Analytic Press, 2000.
- Patton, Kimberly. “A Great and Strange Correction: Intentionality, Locality and Epiphany in the Category of Dream Incubation” History of Religions, 2004, pp. 194- 223.
- White, Judith and Jill Fischer. Embodied Imagination. The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams, Barret, Deirdre and Patrick McNamara, (Eds.). Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012, pp.244-247.
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