An 8-Week Evening Dream Group Experience for Writers, Artists, Storytellers, and Clinicians influenced by the Pandemic


Event Details

This event is running from 19 January 2021 until 16 March 2021. It is next occurring on January 19, 2021 7:00 pm

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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 writers, artists, storytellers and clinicians interested in exploring how the pandemic has influenced their own and the dreams of others. This is not a therapy group, but individuals will learn a method of working with dreams and the creative imagination that will enhance their understanding of how dreams can influence their creative projects and current life experiences. Clinicians will also learn to use this method in their work with clients.

During this dream group, participants will be guided to re-enter the landscape of dreams using a method called Embodied Imagination®. By slowly and carefully exploring the images from a variety of perspectives, (with a focus on the sensations and affective states elicited in the body), this work has been known to lead to an increased depth of the creative imagination and a profound sense of one’s own humanity.

When we allow dreams to speak to us in their own manner, at the core of the stresses and fears that haunt us most, an agent of change can be found that transforms our daytime problems and brings about a different sense of being alive.

 

 

Dates and Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)(via Zoom)

Tuesdays:
Jan. 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar. 2, 16, 2021

 

Cost: $200
12 MHC and Social Work CEUs offered ($10)
Students: Free

 

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.

 

Suggested Readings:

  • 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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