Have you had some rather vivid dreams this year? You’re not alone. I’ve lost track of the number of people who’ve told me they feel like the events of 2020 have their dream world all lit up. And not always in ways the dreamer enjoys.
That’s why I’m doing this class, because:
- 25 years of working with dreams has taught me one thing for sure: all your dreams are good dreams, even the nightmares.
Your truest self uses your dreams to send you messages, and all it cares about is helping you. That’s incredibly good news! That means dream analysis lets you access that wise non-verbal part of yourself—it’s a powerful shortcut to wellness and success. It’s also just fun.
- Dream work will soothe your nervous system.
The world’s increasingly fast rate of change and amount of uncertainty combine in a way that can result in the ultimate stress cocktail for our relatively slow-to-develop human nervous system. But it doesn’t have to feel like that. We humans also have everything we need to take those same raw ingredients and make things that are calming, stimulating, and healthy… creative things. Dream analysis is one way to do just that.
What makes this a masterclass?
I come from a yoga background, and the Yoga Alliance says, “Workshops move from theory to practice, with emphasis on understanding the theory. Masterclasses are specialty classes in which learning objectives are achieved through in-depth practice accompanied by detailed instruction.” That’s what you’ll get with this Dream Analysis Master Class over the course of one week:
- Two 1-1/2 hour group master classes on Zoom
In the first class, you’ll learn a step-by-step dream analysis method based on the one developed by Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist. I’ve been obsessed with his work for thirty years, and along with studying his writings, I’ve worked with two teachers who teased out his work in slightly different ways: Rae Marie McReynolds, PhD and Martha Beck, PhD. I’ve combined all that together into a method that’s easy to learn and a delight to practice. In the first class, I teach you this method by having you do your own dream analysis in real time. All you need is a notebook dedicated to your dreams. Don’t worry—you don’t have to share your dream with everyone. That said, we’ll end the class with an opportunity for someone to volunteer so we can do one dream analysis all together.
In the second class, we’ll debug any questions you have about the basic dream analysis method, plus you’ll learn a second method, the one directly described and favored by Jung himself. It’s a little looser and more abstract, and I promise to make it accessible and practical.
Both calls will be recorded and emailed to you for reference (which definitely does mean you can sign up even if you can’t make the calls live and in person).
- Bonus: I’ll email you a dream analysis worksheet. If you want, you can print it out and make yourself a dream book, but mostly it’s intended to be a one-sheet reference you can look back at any time for crystal-clear instruction.
Leah Campbell Badertescher has asked me to teach this class as a bonus for her Art School participants in October, 2020 and is opening it up to anyone else who wants to register! Information on dates and sign-ups will come out first in her newsletter, so go to her site, and fill out the contact form. (She sends out only really worthwhile content, and doesn’t overwhelm you with too many emails.) I hope to see you there!