The Transformative Wisdom of Dreams in Jungian Psychodrama
Wednesday: January 25; February 8 & 22; March 8 & 22; April 5, 2023
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Central Time (United States)
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM Central Time (Europe)
6 sessions x 3 h each (18 hours total)
All Six (6) Sessions:
- Professionals and General Public: $499
- Students and Retirees: $299
This didactic and experiential course will show a model of Jungian Psychodrama. Theory, methodology and techniques will be demonstrated and explained. Dreams convey the transformative wisdom of the unconscious, allowing emotionally charged material to become easily accessible to the consciousness, activating intrapsychic and intersubjective change. The group will take place within a ritualistic framework, creating a safe space to advance personal and social healing
The course will explain how to work on dreams in online psychodrama, how to play dreams belonging to different categories, like symbolic dreams, visio dreams, nightmares, oracle dreams, recurring dreams, and social dreams. It will also explain how to use the analytic free associations in analytic psychodrama and the conductor will present some imaginative and creative techniques that are used in the model of Jungian Psychodrama. Jungian psychodrama is a theory of psychodramatic technique, articulated in a complex model of conduction and observation. It derives from Jung’s analytical theory on dreams, from his concepts of the personal and collective unconsciousness, of archetypal images and individuation.
The conductor will also present new creative warming up techniques – useful for psychodrama therapy and suitable for transcultural as well as organizational work - integrating Moreno’s sociometry and Jungian active imagination exercises.
He will demonstrate the dream incubation technique according to the ancient medicine of Asclepion and the utilization of opening and closing rituals. Some dreams will be played in every session according to the Jungian model in which different protagonists play on the scene every session.
After the final sharing, there will be a narrative observation which will communicate the sense of the dreams which have been played, using a narrative style. It will enrich the plays with mythopoeic amplifications and will try to connect individual themes to the group’s collective unconsciousness.