Dreaming as a Spiritual Path: Dream Work and Spirituality - April 12-14, 2019

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Dreaming as a Spiritual Path: Dream Work and Spirituality - April 12-14, 2019


Date: April 12-14, 2019
Time: Friday, 5:00pm-9:00pm;
Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm;
Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm

Tuition: $314.16
Early Bird: $285.60 (before 3/1/2019) - use promo code: dreaming

Continuing Education (CE): 14 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD
Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC

In this experiential workshop we will examine and work with the language of dreams, symbols and imagery from a Gestalt perspective. We will explore the ways that this work can open doors to our “non-rational world”, that is our unique, personal spirituality. We will incorporate principles of Jungian (archetypal) psychology to create a bridge from our evolving spirituality to our work with our clients, communities and in our world.

In Western psychology, Freud stated that dreams as the “royal road to the unconscious”. Carl Jung believed that dreams and symbols provide a window into our developing self and are a doorway to the soul. In his theory of dream interpretation, symbols that relate to the culture at large. Fritz Perls said “ dreams are the royal road to integration”. In Gestalt therapy, dream work is used to reintegrate disowned parts of the self for increased self-awareness, leading to self-development, personal integration and wholeness.

This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals. Others are welcome.

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  • Review the 3 major psychological approaches to dream work, Freudian, Jungian and Gestalt;

  • Discuss approaches to dream work from the perspective of the Spiritual Traditions;

  • Compare and contrast these approaches to dream work;

  • Identify the role of projection in dreams, fantasies, and symbols;

  • Explain the function of various types of dreams;

  • Explore the language of dreams and imagery as they relate to our personal spirituality;

  • Observe ways in which a therapist works with these principles and practices in working with clients;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the neurophysiologic patterns of dreams; and

  • Discuss the impact of these patterns on our health and wellbeing.