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Wisdom of the Dream: A Jungian Approach to Dream Interpretation On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet certified Jungian Psychoanalyst, Dr. Howard Tyas, and discover C.G. Jung's theoretical foundation for the practice of dream interpretation!

Course Description/Agenda

Dreaming is a universal and well-documented human phenomenon. It has now been proven conclusively that not only do we dream every night, but we must dream in order to maintain a healthy psychological equilibrium. This fact did not escape the ancients, who devised sacred places, rituals, traditions and guides, all designed to employ dreams as one tool to foster a degree of healing for those suffering physically and mentally. Most people are very familiar with those nocturnal nightmares that command our attention in a dramatic and disturbing manner. Other dreams are less frightening, but no less perplexing. What meaning do they carry for one's life? How is one to understand their cryptic, symbolic and often seemingly nonsensical language? Can they really bring a sense of healing to someone who is hurting? At the beginning of the twentieth century, with the advent of modern psychology, C.G. Jung was rediscovering the scientific and therapeutic value of dreams.

This course will provide a historical context and a theoretical foundation for the understanding and use of dream interpretation in a therapeutic setting, based on the work of C.G. Jung. Dr. Howard Tyas, Jr. will examine the basic concepts of Jungian psychology—including the structure of the psyche, the relationship between the ego and the unconscious, the importance of being able to think symbolically and how dreams provide a self-regulatory function in the psyche. We will then examine, step by step, the attitude one brings, the questions one asks, the nuances one notices and the attention that must be paid to the intersection between a patient's dreams and his or her current life situation. Time will be set aside for participants to practice what they have learned, whether they plan to work with their own dreams or with others.

    Do you...
  • Appreciate the therapeutic history of dream interpretation, both ancient and modern?
  • Know the basic concepts of Jungian psychology?
  • Examine the steps necessary when interpreting a dream within a therapeutic setting?
  • Understand how to interpret actual dream material and reinforce techniques learned?

What You'll Learn

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Appreciate the historical traditions which provide a context for the value of dream interpretation
  • Understand C.G. Jung's theoretical foundation for the practice of dream interpretation
  • Identify the steps necessary when interpreting a dream within a therapeutic setting
  • Recognize various dream motifs and symbols
  • Practice the art of dream interpretation using clinical material

What People Are Saying About the Class

"Dr. Tyas is knowledgeable, creative, and insightful; he connects with participants and teaches with authority." - Jenelle Spear, LMFT, LISW-CP, Spartanburg, S.C.

"Howard hits the ground running with high spirits; presents with an ability to touch the profound; completely engaging. I recommend Dr. Tyas to all my colleagues." - James Green, LPC, Charlotte, NC


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