The aim of this 7 session course is for a small group (max. 6) to learn how to interpret their dreams using Jung’s Analytical Psychology. We will start with a clear overview of approaches to a Jungian dream interpretation, and then work with our dreams in the group. The personal material presented is treated with respect and care, and participants can offer valuable insights into our dreams in this atmosphere. No previous experience is required.
Jung viewed the dream as offering a valid perspective on the psychic situation as it is now. The manner in which we interpret our dreams, and integrate them into our daily lives can provide us with powerful impetus for change. Working with dreams enables us to embrace the symbolic life and, hopefully, gain a deeper sense of meaning.
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Why Do We Interpret Dreams?
- provide direct access to unconscious material.
- tell the situation of the psyche ‘as it is”
- are not distorted by ego defences, hence provide accurate depictions of the psyche.
- provide a pole for the dynamic dialectic between the conscious and unconscious, and represent the dialectic between the psyche and the external world.
- provide access to subjective, inner experiences.
- provide pure symbolic/imagic representations of the archetypes.
- provide symbols in the form of the transcendent function to mediate polar opposites between the conscious and the unconscious.
- can provide specific information to the analyst
- are central to the analytic process.
- are diagnostic tools especially with neurosis.
- facilitate healing
- are essential to the individuation process.