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World Soul Dreaming: The Wisdom Journey of Your Dreams

Course dates: 
Monday, 19 February, 2018 to Friday, 23 February, 2018
Dream Short Course

Early Bird Discount: Book before 10 Jan 2018 and save £45 off fee. Use code " EarlyBird-Dream " at checkout

With Rachael Vaughan, MA, MFT

Dreams tap the deep wisdom of the wild, uncolonised soul. Their magical stories are the key to the resources held within the unconscious psyche. We’ll come together just after Imbolc, at the tail end of the long sleep of winter to incubate our dreams in council, working with active imagination, art, movement and ritual to communicate within, and then ground our dreams in reality.

At a Glance

  • A comprehensive introduction to dreams and how to work with them, including practical, powerful tools
  • A deep and playful immersion into the world of soul, using art, journaling, collage, movement, nature and ritual
  • Join a small, vibrant community of like souls, seeking a deeper connection with their own innate wisdom and wisdom of the earth
  • Course leader with a background in Gestalt and Jungian psychology, grounded in social justice and eco-psychology

About This Course

Humans have honoured the wisdom of dreams since time began. They have been used for healing, for guidance, and for communication with ancestors and spirit. Many believe the world itself talks to us in our dreams. But in our day to day lives, we’re often too busy to listen to these whispered messages, so we miss the guidance that speaks to us in images every night.

This class calls us to attend within, to connect with psyche and listen to soul. It focuses on re-connecting with our inner wisdom through dreams and active imagination. (This means that even if you don’t remember your dreams, you can come to this class—we’ll use art and other projective methods to help you day-dream!)

This class gives a complete introduction to working with dreams—whether you’re a therapist, a coach, a healer, or simply a passionate dreamer, you’ll come away with embodied experience and a bundle of powerful tools.

This courses will include:

• How to incubate dreams with intention—and what to do if you have a hard time remembering dreams.
• Some traditions of dream work—from the Ancient Greek temples of Asclepius, via Freud and Jung, to some modern methods of dreamwork.
• How to work with dreams—various methods of direct encounter with the dream symbols, drawn from Gestalt and imaginal psychology.
• What creative questions to ask when helping someone else tease out the meanings in a dream.
• How to locate, draw out and anchor the implicit resources indicated in dreams.
• How to use active imagination, art, collage, nature and movement to flesh out the messages of the dream.
• How to attend to the somatics and gestures of dreaming—what is your body saying?
• How to listen to the messages of the ancestors, and of the world soul—who is dreaming here?
• How to use ritual and expressive arts to ground our dreams in reality.

Contributor

Rachael Vaughan

Rachael Vaughan is a licensed psychotherapist, writer, and graduate school professor. She holds an MA in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, as well as an MA in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has studied at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.
As a Jungian-oriented therapist, Rachael frequently works with dreams as a window to the personal and collective psyche. She has studied advanced dreamwork with Dr Stephen Aizenstat, and teaches clinical dreamwork at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she is a member of the core faculty. She is particularly interested in the somatics of dreaming, and in how symbol, metaphor and movement mediate between implicit and explicit memory. Rachael has a ten-year dance and authentic movement practice, and a background in Gestalt and somatic therapy.

Rachael also holds a Permaculture Design Certificate and has an active interest in eco-psychology, grounded in gardening, nature art and rural life. She lives about one hour north of San Francisco, in the hills of California.

Fee: 
£ 795.00
NOTE: Course fees include all vegetarian meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Monday of the first week to Friday afternoon the last week, and includes four nights private accommodation from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure. Early Bird Discount: Book before 10 Jan 2018 and save £45 off fee. Use code " EarlyBird-Dream " at checkout
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