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Working with dreams in clinical practice: realizing the full richness, depth and significance of dreams

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This workshop will give an overview of the history of dreams and dream interpretation, Freud’s and Jung’s approach to dreams, the neuroscience controversies around dreams, and an exploration of how the unconscious works in respect to dreams, but will centrally focus on working with dreams in clinical practice.

Although we will primarily look at dreams from a Jungian perspective, the workshop offers an approach that can be applied by all practitioners, supplementing their existing way of working. Essentially this involves unpacking the many levels and layers of meaning embedded in dream symbols and dynamics.

Marcus’ central interest is in the way that dreams illuminate our internal working models – our implicitly-held early relational experience – that are central to therapeutic practice. He will illustrate this approach by looking at four of Jung’s own key dreams, which will also elucidate the heart of Jungian psychology. 

Participants are asked to bring a dream on which to work – ideally not their own! -with as many of the dreamer’s associations to the dream as possible; the afternoon session will largely be spent workshopping these dreams.

Location Brighton
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 14 Mar 2020
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address Training Room, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Amount £120
Organiser Brighton Therapy Partnership
Speaker Marcus West
Keywords Counselling, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Regions South, South East


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