12 Week Dream Work
Join me Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9pm
October 30th 2019 – December 11 & January 8 to February 5th 2020
Our dreams often show us a view that is different from what we believe or are consciously aware of in our waking life. Living Mindfully includes attending to the powerful messages from our dreams.
Some dreams are vivid, emotional, and dramatic markers of a particular Journey stage. Other dreams can be unclear; they may address multiple situations in our lives.
Part of the evening will review dream-work ‘best practices’. The balance of the evening we will work our dreams.
We use Active Imagination and the Sensing Types Method for diving deep into understanding dream mentor messages. We also use David Gordon’s book Mindful Dreaming as a frame of reference. David has a profoundly clear and useful approach to dream navigation blending the best of Mindfulness practices and Dream wisdom.
“Wednesday dream work is a highlight in my week” – recent client comment
Enjoy this comment from James Hollis on the value of dreams and reclaiming inner authority in the second half of life.
Dreaming is Close at Hand
We dream every night…but what do our dreams mean and what are they trying to tell us? Understand some of what your dreams are telling you and how to benefit from the profound guidance they offer in your everyday life.
Integrating Dream Mentors via Sensing Types
Join me at the IASD conference in Holland this summer. Monday June 24th I will be leading a workshop. Learn the Sensing Channels Method to magnify your understanding of the messages your dream mentors bring.
We will practice embodying dream mentors through various sensing channels (kinesthetic, auditory, visual and thinking / analytic). Describe the perspective through each of the channels then integrate the strands to experience a magnified understanding of the alternative view being offered by your dream mentor.
The process I have developed rests on Donna Eden and David Feinstein’s body of work associated with dominant sensing types: kinesthetic, auditory, visual and thinking/analytic. We now understand that each of us is dominant in one of these channels of experience. For most of us there is also a secondary channel of dominance.
As we experience our waking and non-waking life, the lens we use has already been established. Since we were children we have disproportionately trusted the channels dominant to each of us. This lens tends to isolate in times of stress. Challenging dreams and dream mentors, invoke the same stress response in our dreams as we experience in waking life. Whenever we are reduced to one channel of understanding, our perception diminishes. This dream group series presents an introduction of the Sensing Style method for expanding our compassionate understanding of the messages offered in dreams.
Creativity and Inspiration
Dreams are a primary sources of human creativity and problem solving. Virtually all cultures throughout time have honored the wisdom available from dreams. Yet, in our own society, few of us realize the profound guidance they offer us each night.
Dreams offer assistance in our daily lives–working within us each night to provide support, healing and greater clarity about our life’s purpose. The healing energy carried by our dreams enables us to shift our perspectives about who we are and what we need to live our life more authentically. This is a powerful source of guidance from our psyche that help us develop an individualized “working map” through the corridors of our life.