Unlocking the World of Dreams

One Day Workshop Friday 25 October 2013

For Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Coaches from all modalities.

For Existential therapists, dreams are an expression of the dreamer's current relationship to their world and the people in it. They can be a wonderful key for unlocking feelings and emotions that we may not be aware of in our waking life. Discover how our waking self merges with our sleeping self and be surprised at what our dreams can reveal about us.

The focus of this workshop will be personal and experiential as we explore various existential approaches to understanding dreams and, simultaneously, work with our own dreams. In this way, we will gain insights of how we can work with clients on their dreams to facilitate greater awareness of and richer perspectives on their worldview.

Participants can expect to:

-- Learn about existential theories pertaining to dreams

-- Become aware of the the potential of dreams to provide insight into the dreamer's relationship with the waking world

-- Experience how dreams can reveal feelings and emotions that are out of the dreamer's awareness

-- Understand the benefits of dream exploration with clients

‘Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar’ as Freud so aptly said and this is the starting point for working with dreams from an Existential perspective. Existential therapists believe dreams are an expression of the dreamer’s current existential position providing a message about the person’s relationship with their waking world. Hence, dreams are a wonderful tool for unlocking the feelings and emotions that we may not be aware of in our everyday life.

Adam McLean is the facilitator for this workshop. Adam uses dreams in his therapeutic work as part of the exploration of how his clients make sense of their life.

Visit the Centre for Existential Practice website for more information and to register.

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