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Dreamwork 101: Working with Dreams for Insight and Meaning

This is an 8 week workshop meeting for two hours Wednesday evenings (Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, (no meeting Thanksgiving week), 29, Dec. 6, 13, and 20) at Dancing Lotus Center in Helena.

Using the "if it were my dream" model developed by Jeremy Taylor, we will share our nighttime journeys and experience dreamwork with Jay and other members of a Helena dream group just finishing eleven years of weekly meetings. Each evening will include presentation on techniques and models of working with dreams followed by group dreamwork. Bringing our dream journals, we will each recall a brief aspect of a recent dream (or a long ago dream that still carries energy for us). The group will then gravitate toward working with one or two dreams in depth during the session, making sure all dreamers eventually share a dream in full. Focusing on the rich symbols and narratives of the shared dream, the group will ask clarifying questions and offer thoughts and feelings about what the dream might mean "if it were my dream." Through this process, we discover important "ahas" about the messages from our dreams, gain deep insights into our life journey, and develop a profound sense of community. Topics covered will include techniques for improving dream recall, the neuroscience of dreaming, perspectives from depth psychology (Freud, Jung, James Hillman, Clarissa Pinkola Estes), dreamwork psychodrama, lucid dreaming, and dreams as an entryway into transpersonal realms. As the series concludes, participants will receive guidance about forming their own dream groups. 

Cost is $150 for the series. Register through Dancing Lotus at

https://dancinglotuscenter.sites.zenplanner.com/event.cfm?eventId=5DF40E9D-111E-42F5-9F2E-45C28CA9FFA9