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Entering Into the Dream Workshop
May 30 @ 1:00 pm - May 31 @ 3:00 pm$270
Freud wrote that the dream is the “royal road to the unconscious” and for many of us our dreams speak of new and important aspects of our life. Freud’s method and most of the psychological techniques of dreamwork in the past have been limited to one on one cognitive reporting and free-association. This workshop is designed to expand those limitations in order to move away from the merely intellectual understanding, and moving into a dynamic process which arises in spontaneous encounters with the dreamworld itself. This is done by putting the participants back into the dream and dreaming the dream forward as a group. We will enter into dreamtime/space through dance, drama, art and meditation and let the dream lead us into new territory and discoveries which go far beyond individual mental constructs.
Also, the attendees will have a chance to participate in an Asclepion, which is the technique from Ancient Greece of creating the healing dream out of a shared dream. The Greeks went to Delphi, in honor of the god, Asclepius, and gathered in the temple to dream together as a means of accessing the wisdom of the god for the healing of the community. We will be doing our own asclepion over the night of the workshop.
We will create a sacred space through meditation and ritual before each session to promote a safe, intimate and supportive environment.
Here is an opportunity to examine the wealth of gifts our dreams have to bestow upon us.
Please bring a dream to work on. We will try to get to everyone’s dream in one form or another.
Dr. Shari Taylor is a somatic therapist practicing in New Orleans, LA. She employs methods drawn from humanistic, Jungian, transpersonal, and Eastern traditions. Using meditation, mindfulness exercises, yoga-inspired movement, breathwork, and talk therapy, she helps her clients bridge the mind-body dichotomy. Her interests in yoga, meditation, and the transformative potential of expanded states of consciousness inform her style of practice. Dr. Taylor is currently working with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), in the phase III study using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.
Dr. Taylor holds a PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializing in the field of child/adolescent psychiatry.
Shari Taylor, PhD, MSN, RYT
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David is a retired Jungian oriented psychologist who has worked with individuals and groups to create an experiential understanding of dreams, both in clinical practice and in workshops and on going groups. He has a masters degree in art therapy and has incorporated the creative modalities (art, movement, and drama) as essential tools for enter into the dream space itself in active imagination. David believes that the dream can be continued onward into new territory and that a dream field can be created in which others can enter into the dream as well. In his research into mythological precedence for dreamwork he discovered the practice of the ancient Greeks at Delphi in a group dreaming which was called the Asclepion.
David holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has done five years of post-graduate work in philosophy. He is the executive director of Terramuse Retreat Center.