jungian dreams workshop 2022
A series of six Saturday workshops exploring dream and dream interpretation through the Jungian lens.
We will develop and deepen our conversation with dreams and dream symbolism, widening our understanding of collective and personal unconscious processes, both in and outside the consulting room. No prior knowledge of Jung is assumed.
Each meeting will focus on a particular aspect of dreams
who is it for
The workshop is open to psychotherapists, counsellors, or therapists of any modality with an interest in working with dreams. The ability to openly engage with the reading material is an essential part of the group's discussions.
10:00 - 11:30: Seminar led by an experienced Jungian Analyst on diﬀerent aspects of dreams.
11:30 - 11:45: break
11:45-13:00: Practical engagement with a dream, or dreams, provided by the participants from either their own experience or that of their clients/patients -with Jane Desborough
Dates and seminars
October 8th: The Initial Dream with Dr Yoram Inspector
November 19th: Dream in Art and Literature with Rupert Tower
December 10th: The Transcendent Function with Judy Cowell
January 21st: Carl Jung’s Red Book - Waking Dreams with Sally Arthur
February 25th: The Alchemy of Dreams with Marilyn Mathew
March 18th: Dream Series with Julian Masters
There are no entry requirements for this course. Suitable for any-one in the counselling, therapy and allied fields that can use this information to expand and deepen their connection with clients and patients.
£520 Early Bird (until 31st July 2022)
Trainees - £490
Please note that the bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed. See our cancellation and refund policies for more information.
how to register
content of the course
October 8th - The Initial Dream (Details to follow)
Dr Yoram Inspector
November 19th - Dream in Art and Literature
This seminar will explore dreams as deep and meaningful products of the mind that can guide us towards greater wholeness as individuals in our individuation process; and as a creative source to bring purposive healing and balance to our conscious attitude as well as symbols of communication with the unconscious.
In his Red Book, Jung spoke of dreams: “I must learn that the dregs of my thought, my dreams, are the speech of my soul. I must carry them in my heart and go back and forth over them in my mind, like the words of the person dearest to me. They are the guiding words of the soul”. (Red Book Liber Novus, Shamdasani, Ed. 2009, p.233)
We will examine symbols of dreams, and different types of dreams, including famous dreams, from the perspective of the cultural and collective treasure house of Film, Art and Literature. Film clips and art images will be shown to illustrate the above.
Rupert Tower is a psychologist and Jungian Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology. Previously he worked in the Arts and as an Applied Social Psychologist and Director of an international qualitative research consultancy exploring consumer motivations towards brands and advertising. He has published articles on Social Psychology, Market Research and Jung’s concept of the Shadow in organizations. He is in private practice in Hampstead and teaches across several Jungian organisations.
He has co-edited a book on the Shadow with his friend and colleague from the SAP, Christopher Perry. It is entitled “Jung’s Shadow Concept: the hidden Light and Darkness within Ourselves, which will be published by Routledge in the Autumn of 2022. .
December 10th - The Transcendent Function
The Transcendent Function refers to our capacity to bridge the gulf between consciousness and the unconscious. Jung wrote that “It is a natural process, a manifestation of the energy that springs from the tension of opposites and consists in a series of fantasy-occurrences which appear spontaneously in dreams and visions.” (CW 7, para 121). Drawing from Jung’s experience of this process, which he documents in Liber Novus, I shall explore how dreaming and symbols evidences the extraordinary creativity of the human psyche. In the talk, I shall illustrate the process of engaging our conscious selves with the unknown, in order to evaluate experiences of being connected to inner sources of wisdom that guide our personal development.
Judy Cowell is a Senior Member of the BJAA and Member of the SAP. She has a private practice in Cambridge and teaches on the BJAA Analytic Training. She has a degree in Fine Art and also practiced meditation and studied Buddhism. Her first clinical qualification was as an Integrative Body Psychotherapist.
January 21st - Carl Jung’s Red Book – Waking Dreams
This workshop will explore aspects of Jung’s journey from dreamy child to acclaimed psychiatrist, and the application of his waking dreams, or active imagination, in Liber Novus, The Red Book. Some Red Book images will be shown which dream seminar participants will be invited to engage with and the group will read a passage of Liber Novus together to get a feel for the challenging but enriching process of reading it.
Sally Arthur qualified as a Jungian Analyst with the BJAA. She works with clients and supervisees at her private practice in Kingston-on-Thames. She co-chairs the bpf Infant Observation Committee and runs a bpf Infant Observation seminar group in Kingston, and a reflective group for GP’s. She speaks Spanish and French and is particularly interested in cultural and transgenerational themes. She is also currently exploring the therapeutic effects of dance, in particular the Argentine tango.
February 25th - The Alchemy of Dreams
Marilyn A F Mathew
In this seminar we will explore the various alchemical themes and symbols that occur in dreams. Archetypal processes, contexts, characters, colours, patterns, topography, direction, and shapes, for example, can offer insight into deep layers of the psyche. This can help us amplify the current position of ego' with Self and also track the development of themes of individuation through dream series.
Marilyn A F Mathew is a Training Analyst for the British Jungian Analytic Association (BJAA/bpf). As well as working in private practice with adults online she supervises and has a special interest in dreams, the relationship of psyche with soma, very early relationships, and non-verbal communication.
March 18th - Dream Series
Jung wrote, ‘I attach little importance to the interpretation of single dreams’. In this seminar we will explore the dream within the context of a series where it becomes possible to see the dynamism of the individuation process at work over time. We will examine a few specific examples to show the extraordinary creativity of these unconscious processes.
Julian Masters is a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) and the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He works as a Jungian psychotherapist in private practice in Oxford. He teaches on BPF’s MSc course ‘Psychodynamics of Human Development’ and its introductory course ‘Psychotherapy Today’. Julian is also a painter, musician, and composer
Jane Desborough is a Jungian Analyst with the British Jungian Analytic Association (BJAA/bpf. As well as working in private practice in South-East London, she works in the NHS practicing individual therapy, parent-infant therapy, and group work in inpatient settings. She is also an Infants Observations leader for the bpf. Jane has a particular interest in dreams and non-verbal communication.
This course will be conducted online, via Zoom.
If you have any questions about the group you can contact Sandra at [email protected]
The bpf is committed to diversity and inclusivity in all the work we deliver. We are fully dedicated to promoting, maintaining and supporting equality of opportunity in all aspects of our organisation and, as such, the bpf welcomes applications from all sections of society.