The Clinician’s Dream Hour
“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
— Leonardo da Vinci
Dreams are spontaneous representations of the psychological state of the dreamer rendered naturally into symbolic form. While didactic processes help us to learn something of value about dreams, the most valuable way by far is to work with one’s own. This group seeks to provide a confidential, collegial environment in which clinicians can learn about dream work from the inside out. The value of this process extends well beyond the development of a greater self-understanding. By engaging the interplay of qualitative elements within dreams, learning to understand the internal logic through which they convey their meaning, we develop a more finely honed capacity to understand the innumerable nuances of communication that permeate the clinical sessions and become more adept at understanding the psychological dynamics occurring in your work. Whether you work directly with dreams in your practice, or not, you will take with you a valuable tool for understanding psychological experience, imagery, and a means to deepen and enrich your work.
What We Will Do:
Each week we will explore at least one dream provided by our participants. We will spend time exploring the dream material, discuss its structure, symbolism, and relevance to the current context of the dreamer. As we proceed, we will provide commentary regarding aspects of dream life out of our collective knowledge. Our gathering is not therapeutic, but rather collegial in nature, aimed at learning more about dreams, ourselves, and our work. That said, all materials and communications within this group will remain strictly confidential. The group will be limited to 6 participants.
The group will meet at the Lansdowne home/office of the host in a spacious, secure, and comfortable setting. Tea and coffee will be provided. Ample parking is available. Driving and transportation directions from your location provided on request.We meet in the Lansdowne office located at 42 Windermere Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050.
The Dates & Times:
We will meet the fourth Sunday of the month for two hours, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; 5-week commitment requested.