Conforti (workshop): Dream Patterning: From Archetype to Living Reality
We look to the dream in much the same way we looked to the Wise Ones for a deeper understanding about our life and destiny. We seek a way of listening to psycheís voice as it speaks to us about family, love, career, aging, and perhaps most importantly, of the reality of a creative daimon in our life, calling for recognition and expression.
The ancients, and later C.G. Jung, understood that dreams carry a profound message from the transcendent. Modern approaches to working with dreams tend to overlook their archetypal a priori nature, and attempt to understand these impersonal, archetypal images through the lens of the conscious, subjective mind. Archetypes cannot be muted by conscious intent, but will reveal their true nature when we strive to step into their world, habits, and tendencies.
Dream Patterning, an approach developed by Michael Conforti, builds on the approach to dreams developed by C.G. Jung and Yoram Kaufmann, and the practices found in the Wisdom Traditions. This presentation will focus on the ability to discern the presence and meaning of archetypal patterns in dreams. Participants will learn how to discern the archetypal/objective nature of images and ways to integrate the eternal and profound messages found within our dreams into daily life.
- A comparative view of dreams work, from Freud, to Jung, the Constructivist and transpersonal therapists.
- A discussion about the relationship between images and the archetypes and fields they represent.
- A discussion about the relationship between the subjective and objective meaning of dream images. This is a central theme of this weekendís work.
- The importance of translation of dream images and the limitation of interpretation.
- Helping to provide ways for bringing the dreamís message into daily life.
- The relationship between the messages found in dreams and the spiritual wisdom traditions.
Michael Conforti, Ph.D, is a Jungian psychoanalyst, and is a founder and Director of the Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the CG Jung Institute-Boston, and the CG Jung Foundation in New York. He is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields. Dr. Conforti lectures internationally on Archetypal Pattern Analysis and applies his work to government institutions, business, and the film industry. His publications include: Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature & Psyche and Threshold Experiences: The Archetypes of Beginnings.
Workshop: Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle
$50 members, $70 nonmembers
Preregistration for workshops is encouraged.
This program has been approved for 5.5 CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: 5.5 units for lecture and workshop $15; 2.0 units for the Friday lecture $10; 3.5 units for the Saturday workshop $10.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
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