This Dream Exploration Group, hosted by Archetypal Dreamwork/Laura Smith, meets 5 times (every other week) online using the Zoom video platform— starting Feb. 21, 2017.
Jungian Marie-Louise von Franz wrote that "Every dream image symbolizes something psychic in the dreamer” (Dreams, p. 28), so if you want to know yourself and find guidance in your life, dreamwork is a powerful process you can engage in.
Come and explore your dreams using natural dreaming techniques designed to bring you into the landscape of your dreams to enhance the experience and richness of the “feeling body”, revive the imagination and deepen or rejuvenate the spirit.
Some techniques we will likely explore include, association work, ancestral influences, revelatory feeling work, alchemical dream actions, development of dyadic practices.
Whether the dream is bringing you to difficult feelings of pain, anger or fear, family of origin dynamics, trauma, love, archetypal support, or deep discernment and ecstasy, the group will strive to explore these aspects free of moral judgments and with a goal towards open minded exploration and discovery rather than interpretation, resolution or waking world outcomes.
We will work with the concept that by giving spaciousness to all the dream has to offer rather than trying to interpret or resolve the dream, we may experience the gifts of transformation which can be a natural by-product of allowing the dream to enliven in us.
Laura will work directly with 1-2 dreamer’s recent dreams each gathering to explore the topics above. Dreamers who step in to have their dreams explored more deeply will be given a dream practice moment to work with between gatherings.
We will have a private Facebook group page in which to share our work in between gatherings. All participants will be given opportunities for creative engagement with dreams including writing, poetry, and visual art with the goal of sharing these works in our private group space.
The group will start Tuesday, February 21 and run through Tuesday, April 18, and will initially be open to anyone interested.
At the end of the series, each participant will have an opportunity to sign up for a free private consultation with Laura.
A second series will be offered later in the year as a closed group to registered participants.
Dates (5 Tuesdays)
Mar 7, 21
Apr 4, 18
4:30-6pm US PST/ (7:30-9 pm EST)
Cost for all 5 sessions:
$59 Alliance members
$89 non-Alliance members
Apologies for any inconvenience but due to the interactive, experiential, and personal nature of the dream group, the sessions will not be recorded