The Program

The program will include papers, experiential sessions, small group discussion, panels, dreamgroups and social events. There will be opportunities to experience and expand awareness and knowledge about:

  • The Embodied Imaginal Approach to Dreamwork;
  • Focusing and Dreamwork;
  • Ullman Dream sharing method;
  • Social Dreaming;
  • Dream Incubation;
  • Transpersonal Approach to Dreamwork.

Our program offers both residential and non-residential conference options. The residential program will commence at 4.00 p.m. on Friday 28 November. The non-residential program will commence on 9.00 a.m. on 29 November. Full program details will soon be available. Current presenters include: Susannah Benson (PhD), Robert Bosnak, Simon D' Orsogna, Sally Gillespie, Diane E. Greig (PhD), Jennifer Hume, Jonathan Marshall (PhD); Christopher Mclean, Michelle Morris, Susan Murphy (PhD)

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Overview of Papers, Workshops and Panels

Below is a listing of Keynote Presentations, Papers, Workshops and Panels. For each listing we have provided an abstract as well as profiles for each speaker. Simply click a link below to view a specific listing.

Disrupting Habits of Consciousness: The Innovative Alchemy of Embodied ImaginationRobert Bosnak—Keynote

Robert Bosnak

Robert Bosnak is a Zurich trained Jungian psychoanalyst with an international professional practice. Robert is a past president of IASD. He is the pioneer of the Embodied Imaginal Dreamwork process. He has written several books, including: ‘Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreams’; 'Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel', and the perennially popular book, 'A little Course in Dreams'. Robert is currently a Director of the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary.

Abstract

The prime adversary of both creativity and healing is habitual consciousness. Alchemy calls this routine awareness the external crust of the material. This crusts needs to be dissolved for the habitual petrified condition to flow again. Embodied Imagination gives access to a network of states that embody disruptive non-habitual intelligence. This access may lead to a path of healing, since the encrusted body may be cut off from innate healing forces. Disruption is the mother of invention, a source of unconventional writing, art and theater as well as a potential fountainhead for the development of game-changing technology. 

Dreams, Dreaming and the Embodied Imaginal ApproachRobert Bosnak—2- hour workshop

Embodied Imagination is a therapeutic and creative form of working with dreams and memories that I have pioneered; it is a process of working with dreams, memories and illness that has developed over thirty years of practice, writing and teaching and draws on the work of Carl Jung, phenomenology, alchemical principles, ancient incubation techniques, complexity theory, neuroscience and the work of archetypal psychologist James Hillman.

What Great Dream is This? Dr Susan Murphy—Keynote

Susan Murphy

Dr. Susan Murphy was authorised as a Zen Roshi in 2001 within the lineage of the highly esteemed Robert Aitken, a key figure in the movement of Zen into the West.  She teaches and leads regular retreats in Sydney, Melbourne and the Kangaroo Valley area of the south coast.  She is also a writer, radio producer and film director, as well as teaching and mentoring writing in private consultation and occasional meditation and writing retreats. She taught screen studies for many years at the University of Technology, Sydney, held a five-year ARC Research Fellowship in social ecology at the University of Western Sydney, has co-written three books on Australian film, and directs the annual Buddhist Film Festival in Sydney established in 2003. She has a special interest in the way Zen and indigenous Australian sense of 'care for country' come together, co-leading occasional retreats in country with Dulumunmun, Uncle Max Harrison, Yuin Elder. She has worked with Robert Bosnak in bringing embodied dreamwork in various contexts, including the Bell Shakespeare rehearsal process (documented in her ABC radio feature, Dreaming MacBeth).

Susan is the author of the book, Upside Down Zen and her latest book is Minding the Earth, Mending the World: The Offer We Can No Longer Refuse, a Zen response to our slow-burning planetary emergency.

Abstract

Our present generations are caught in the strange, submerged drama of living ‘life as usual' while staring down a steadily advancing, slow-burning planetary emergency of our own making.  One that could - at its most extreme - wipe away even our own species, and certainly the civilisation that is customary to us, while also tearing down vast swathes of the great ecosystems and innumerable species that are the present provenance of our prodigious blue-green Earth.  How are we managing to navigate such a complexly layered great dream as this, while apparently not going crazy?  Or have we gone collectively crazy, and simply not yet consciously woken ourselves up to the coherent shared, embodied, imaginative mind that can steadily countenance a very challenging reality, and respond rather than react to a rapidly unfolding emergency?  The practices of Zen koan introspection and embodied dreamwork each offer distinct but converging ways of helping to heal the split in the mind— one that could calmly permit the present-day generous settings for life on earth to be lost for millennia, while being busy doing ‘other things’.  

This keynote address will touch on the place in the mind —the ground of mind itself— that always retains the propensity to turn things around by its very nature, and suggest some ways of approaching, accessing and realising that propensity. It is possible to explore this in terms of redressing the imbalance of the bicameral mind and restoring a more equal access to the right brain, but it is probably even more interesting to simply admit to ourselves that this is a latent treasury of insight and creativity available inside every human being to which we can recover the keys of access through a finely disciplined intent.  That treasury is far more than a good thing to have for ourselves.  It is a mind we share, not just with each other bit in the deepest sense with all beings and the very fabric of reality.  

Such a mind can truly mind the earth.

Zen and the Art of Planetary CrisisDr Susan Murphy—2-hour workshop

This workshop will explore the processes discussed in the Keynote presentation in a thoroughly interactive way; it will test the power of a series of highly pertinent Zen koans that can help to upturn our dangerously limited mental constructions and touch the unexpurgated nature of reality, in a liberating and deeply creative way that has parallels with the process of embodied imagination.  Participants will experience settling body and mind into an open, agenda-less state, and then inviting in some extraordinary koans, exploring together some of the fascinating ripples, responses and waking revelations they may bring to light.

Dream AlchemyDr Susannah Benson and Dr Diane Greig—2-hour workshop

Susannah Benson

Susannah Benson, (PhD), is an educator and transpersonal counsellor with qualifications and experience in education, publishing, social ecology, and transpersonal counselling. She has facilitated dream groups and given workshops and presentations on dreams and creative imaginal processes for over 16 years. She is founding President of Dream Network Australia, IASD Vice-President, Nominations Chair, Regional Events Co-Chair, Board member and IASD Australian Regional Representative.

Abstract

Transformative Dreamwork through the Transpersonal Lens 

‘Hold fast to dreams 
for if dreams die 
life is a broken-winged bird
 that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams 
for when dreams go
 life is a barren field
 frozen with snow.’ Langston Hughes

In this workshop we engage through discussion, story, narrative enquiry and imaginative exercises into the nature of potential transformative psychospiritual development experienced through dreamwork and dreamgroup participation. Several qualitative features of transformative dreaming experiences are discussed in terms of creativity, shifts in consciousness, and an expanded awareness of the transpersonal field. The potential transformative nature of dreamgroups in terms of social and cultural contexts is also discussed.

Diane Greig

Diane Greig, PhD. is a psychotherapist with a specialization in transpersonal psychology. She is in private practice, facilitates dream groups and has given presentations internationally on dream groups, intuitive inquiry, cultural shadow and women's wartime intelligence narratives. She has authored several articles and is currently writing a book chapter, "Living Light Dreaming".

Abstract

Soul Reflections: from the Personal to the Collective via Dream Sharing and Dream Narratives 

The focus of this presentation is on sharing the experiences and insight of participants in a dreamgroup that I facilitated and was a co-participant in. Through the contributed dream narratives, artwork and reflections of the participants I weave the stories of personal change together with reflections on shifting identities, broader cultural narratives, and relationship with the emergent archetype of the ‘sacred feminine’.

Action method in DreamworkMargaret Bowater — 2-hour workshop

Margaret Bowater

Margaret Bowater, MA, TSTA, is President of DNANZ, the new Dream Network of Aotearoa-NZ. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with 25 years’ experience of leading dream workshops; a past Co-Director of the Human Development and Training Institute; author of the book 'Dreams and Visions – Language of the Spirit' (1997); and has published some 60 articles in professional journals.

Abstract

Feedback from the Inner Self is continually being presented to us on the inner stage of dreams. What alchemy occurs when we ask the characters to speak for themselves, or carry the story on? Margaret will demonstrate her methods (with the help of volunteers). Bring a dream of your own!

Dreaming with NatureDr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM—90 minute workshop

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman

Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, Director of Mirramu Creative Arts Centre and Artistic Director of Mirramu Dance Company, is a pioneer of contemporary dance in Australia. She founded Australian Dance Theatre in 1965 and was its Artistic Director for 10 years. From 1976 -1987 she lived and worked in Europe. Returning to Australia she became an independent dance artist. In 1990 she established Mirramu Creative Arts Centre near Bungendore in New South Wales encouraging people to reconnect with the natural world through diverse forms of artistic expression. In 2000 she founded Mirramu Dance Company. She taught dance at the University of Western Sydney from 2001 -2004, then becoming Head of the Dance Department until 2007. She is a recipient of several dance awards including an Australian Artists Creative Fellowship, an Australian National Dance Award, an Australian Capital Territory Creative Arts Fellowship and several Canberra Critics Circle Awards. Elizabeth teaches, performs and choreographs locally, nationally and internationally.

Abstract

The more we can become aware of our relationship with Nature the more we can connect to our inner worlds and other levels of existence. Elizabeth will lead a session outside in the beautiful grounds of Peter Canisius House. We will breathe and dance with the natural world, and allow our dream experiences to integrate deeply through embodiment and expression.

Dreams and the Practice of Clean SpaceSimon d'Orsogna — 2-hour workshop

Simon d'Orsogna

Simon works as a facilitator, writer, project consultant and coach, helping individuals and teams transform themselves and their organisations. He assists them to see bigger, more inclusive perspectives, to think in deeper and more creative ways about their problems, and how to collaborate to come up with collective ideas that no single person could ever think of on her own. His interests include pre-verbal knowing, social dreaming, kinesthetic and body-centred approaches to generativity and co-creation. Seeing many change efforts miss the human dimension (e.g. just pouring more information-training-technology in), made Simon want to explore the transformational-adaptive aspects of adult learning. A variety of frameworks provide Simon with useful insights including systems, somatic and psychological approaches. He is currently studying adult developmental approaches to coaching with Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey at Harvard University, MA.

Abstract

Dreaming reminds us we occupy psychic space. Dreaming consciousness could be considered as a relay station between daytime and our world before images and words. Exploring this liminal zone invites the emerging dreamworld, our everywhen.

Using ideas from NZ psychotherapist David Grove’s later work (aka Clean Space) we find ourselves in psychoactive space amidst emerging metaphors. We explore our dream images in an experiential workshop through moving our body in space, and responding to the simple repetition of open questions with felt sensing and body knowing.

Embodied Imagination Practice in Therapeutic SettingsAnne Di Lauro, Jennifer Hume, Michelle Morris—90-minute panel presentation

Anne Di Lauro

Anne Di Lauro has been involved with the practice of Embodied Imagination (EI) for the past fifteen years. She is a certified Embodied Imagination dream worker, having completed the first on-line training in Embodied Imagination in 2006. She practises as a psychotherapist from a Jungian perspective in Brisbane and uses EI as part of her work.

Jennifer Hume

Jennifer Hume, BA Soc Sci, Grad Dip Comm Couns, Advanced Cert Supervision, has a private practice offering counselling and supervision in Canberra. She graduated as an Embodiment Therapist in 2012 and has been working in this modality with individuals as well as being involved in co-facilitating EI groups.

Michelle Morris

Michelle Morris, MA Transpersonal Psychology, Diploma of Family Therapy, works in private practice in Melbourne with children and adults. Michelle has a deep interest in dreams and the creative and healing power of the imagination. She has completed three-year training in Embodied Imagination and uses this method with individuals and groups. Jennifer and Michelle co-authored a chapter on Embodied Imagination for a book on emerging therapies in Australia to be published by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia through Oxford University Press in mid-2015.

Abstract

To give insights into the Embodied Imagination method and different perspectives on its application Aim: To involve participants in a lively session on techniques of Embodied Imagination and diverse ways this is being used to work with dream images in Australian clinical and cultural practice. Embodied Imagination (EI) is a therapeutic and creative way to work directly with images in dreams and memories and acknowledges their embodied reality. Rather than interpreting or analyzing them, the approach is to encounter them directly as ‘other’ while maintaining a state of dual consciousness. It is a relatively new approach, developed by Robert Bosnak building on many bases including neuroscience, the phenomenological work of Carl Jung and chaos and complexity theory. It has broad application in working with memories, chronic illness, pain management, relationship issues and exploring cultural paradigms. It can be utilized with both adults and children.

Green AlchemySally Gillespie and Dr Jonathan Marshall—2-hour workshop

Sally Gillespie

Sally Gillespie is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Sydney researching 'Climate Change and Psyche: Myths, Dreams and Imaginings of the Climate Change Era'. She is the author of 'Living the Dream', '’The Book of Dreaming' and co-author of 'The Knot of Time’. She also contributed to 'Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change' edited by Jonathan Marshall. Sally was in private practice as a Jungian psychotherapist for over twenty years, facilitating dream groups as well as teaching dreamwork methods to counsellors. She was President of the CG Jung Society of Sydney from 2006 to 2010

Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Paul Marshall currently works as a Research Associate at the University of Technology Sydney. He has written about the history of alchemy, online community, online gender, the failure of computer software and the psychology of climate change. Books include, as author, ‘Jung, Alchemy and History’ and ‘Living on Cybermind: Categories, Communication and Control’, and as editor ‘Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change’. He has also been a failed avant-rock musician, playwright and novelist.

Abstract

In this workshop we approach psychological responses to climate change and other ecological disruptions, through alchemy, art and sandplay. Climate change presents us with a series of existential and psychological dilemmas, which can lead to overwhelm or paralysis, depression or desperation. Through creative methods inspired by alchemical processes, we can find the space to explore the challenges and opportunities of engaging with these dilemmas by drawing upon the dynamics of symbolic expression. Alchemy reminds us that the darkest mess can precede a change of consciousness and may even be necessary for transformation and action. Join us in a group interactive process that aims to facilitate inspiration, motivation and resilience for engaging with the collective challenge of our times.

Let Your Body Interpret Your DreamsChristopher Mclean—2-hour workshop

"...The basic touchstone of the method is your own bodily experience of something opening up in you."
- Eugene T. Gendlin, 'Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams.

Christopher Mclean

I trained in history and English literature at the Australian National University (BA), and Education at Canberra University (Grad Dip), after which I taught English as a Second Language to adults, for fourteen years, in the Adult Migrant Education (AMES), for the Federal government, and then the NSW government. I trained in individual and couples psychotherapy, at Jansen Newman Institute in Sydney (Grad.Dip), seventeen years ago. At around the same time, I became a trainer with the New York-based Focusing Institute of the skill of felt sensing (Focusing).I am also a teacher in the Buddhist Insight tradition.

Abstract

This dreamwork demonstration will introduce you to Dr. Eugene T. Gendlin's Focusing-oriented method of working with dreams. The premise is that yours is a dreaming body, and it is readily available to help you with any dream, or dream fragment. The ‘life-forward ‘ movement in the dream can be found by respectfully spending time letting this dreaming body respond to your inquiries.

In this way of working, any of the various methods of dream interpretation can be invited to contribute to our understanding. However, the touchstone of the power of the dreamwork is in how the body responds to our offerings.

Integrating the Dream BodyDr Ben- Zion Weiss—90- minute workshop

Ben Zion Weiss

Ben is a community educator in social ecology, meditation, yoga, drama, ESOL, cross-cultural conflict and non-violence training. He lectures and tutors at University of Western Sydney, consults for Multicultural Programs in Cooling Conflicts and inter-cultural programs and presents the Change the Dream Symposium. His PhD research is on anti-racism drama education for youth/youth workers. It develops a theory of ecology of culture. He presents at conferences, facilitates workshops for youth workers, teachers and community workers; leads Dances of Universal Peace and facilitates dialogues in spiritual ecology. He’s a student of creative mysticism, especially Zen, Kabbalah and Sufism. His current book on creativity is based on his thesis and he has written chapters, poems and papers for other publications.

Abstract

The workshop will explore the work I’ve been doing in using the Alchemical Elements of the Yoga Chakras, as a way to experience the 5 structures of consciousness as proposed by the cultural philosopher and mystic Jean Gebser, in his seminal work The Ever-Present Origins. These have been associated with certain periods of the development of modern anatomical humans and to the spiritual ecology of the dream body, the latter is a term used by Arnold Mindell in a book of that name. The relevance of integral consciousness to the world at this time has been recognised by a number of researchers into consciousness like Gary Lachman, Steve Macintosh, Ervin Laszlo, Peter Russell, Stan Grof, Alana Combs and of course Ken Wilber, whose version of integral consciousness is more well know than Gebser’s version.

Dream Groups - Dreamgroup 1Facilitator: Simon d'Orsogna

Simon d'Orsogna

Simon works as a facilitator, writer, project consultant and coach, helping individuals and teams transform themselves and their organisations. He assists them to see bigger, more inclusive perspectives, to think in deeper and more creative ways about their problems, and how to collaborate to come up with collective ideas that no single person could ever think of on her own. His interests include pre-verbal knowing, social dreaming, kinesthetic and body-centred approaches to generativity and co-creation. Seeing many change efforts miss the human dimension (e.g. just pouring more information-training-technology in), made Simon want to explore the transformational-adaptive aspects of adult learning. A variety of frameworks provide Simon with useful insights including systems, somatic and psychological approaches. He is currently studying adult developmental approaches to coaching with Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey at Harvard University, MA.

Abstract

Social or group dreaming invites people to come together and explore dreams. When a dream is recounted it becomes a social artifact. Others respond with dreams, associations and amplifications. These connections invite you to be emotionally in touch with something more than ‘just myself’. From here, more can be discerned, as when we are listened to carefully, more can be said. Participants make themselves available for new thoughts, drawing from the images and connections made. No previous experience is necessary. The purpose in sharing and exploring the dream material is to learn.

Dream Groups - Dreamgroup 2Facilitator: Elaine Kennis

Elaine Kennis

Elaine currently works as a bereavement counsellor at a large private hospital located in the northern suburbs of Sydney. As well as face-to-face counselling she facilitates bereavement groups, guides end of life discussions and supports families and clients with cancer.

Elaine gained her graduate diploma of counselling at the College of Holistic Counselling in Sydney. She is trained to work therapeutically with clients using dreams. Elaine has worked with families and children of all ages for many years in education. Her graduate diploma of art education was a launching pad to teach art in high schools, which later led into twenty years in early childhood; teaching and directing in community preschools and later in council run after school care centres. All up thirty years using art and creative processes to enhance and enrich learning. 

Abstract

Working with dreams has been an inspiring and life-changing practise for Elaine. She was fortunate to be a member of a long running dreamgroup facilitated by Sally Gillespie.  This group is still running (independently) after 12 years.

Elaine’s approach to dreams is a mixture of traditions.  She tries to approach a dream in an intuitive way by using the tools of stillness and breath to support the dreamer and their process.  She loves to use creative methods to help incubate and amplify dreams, e.g. hand movements, drawing, dialogue, collage, monoprints, mandalas and soft environmental sculptures using found natural objects.

Elaine believes the collective energy of a dreamgroup is a very powerful aspect of dream work. A special magic can occur which is both humbling and transformative. It is this space that can be so therapeutic and helpful to understanding our dreams.

Dream Groups - Dreamgroup 3Facilitator: Lesley Hamlyn

Lesley Hamlyn

I am a practicing counselor with a BSc (Psych) and Grad Dip Counseling. I am a member of CAPA NSW. I have an interest in Jungian psychology and have been a committee member of the Jung Society of Sydney for 8 years. I am experienced in facilitating groups and have also been a member of a private dream group for 14 years. I am familiar with and have used ideas and methods from a number of different dreamwork writers and practitioners: Robert Johnson; Jeremy Taylor; Sally Gillespie; Will Phillips; Peter O’Connor and Robert Bosnak in particular. I consider that I have a “toolbag” of techniques and counselling skills for facilitating a safe, engaging experience in dream exploration.

Abstract

This dream group will engage in the exploration of the feelings, images and metaphors of a group member's dream offering. We will use an abbreviated form of Montague Ullman's method and bring ideas from other dreamwork authors such as Robert Johnson, Sally Gillespie, Jeremy Taylor and Will Phillips. We will work in a safe respectful way, mindful of confidentiality. We will try to be aware of the learning’s and themes experienced in the conference and how they may be reflected in our work with the chosen dream.

Program Information

Please note that the program information for the 2014 Conference - Dreams Alchemy is subject to change.

Dream Alchemy Program: Saturday 29 November

   Downey Room Auditorium  Booler Room 
Breakfast (Dining room) 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Dream Groups

8.00 - 9.00 a.m.
Facilitator: Lesley Hamlyn

8.00 - 9.00 a.m.
Facilitator:Elaine Kennis

8.00 - 9.00 a.m.
Facilitator: Simon d’Orsogna 

Opening/Keynote: Susan Murphy 

9.30 - 10.30 a.m.
(Auditorium)

Morning Tea 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Morning Sessions:

11:00 - 1 p.m
Workshop

Dreams and the Art of Koan
S. Murphy

11:00 - 1 p.m
Workshop

Dreams and the Embodied Imaginal Approach
R. Bosnak

11:00 - 1 p.m
Workshop

Green Alchemy
S. Gillespie and J. Marshall

 

Lunch 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions:

2:00 - 3:30 p.m
Workshop

Dreams and Clean Space
S. d’Orsogna

2:00 - 3:30 p.m
Workshop

Action Methods in Dreamwork
M. Bowater

2:00 - 3:30 p.m
Panel

Embodied Imaginal Approach in Therapeutic Settings.
A.Di Lauro, J.Hume, M.Morris

Afternoon Tea: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Dream Group Experiential Sessions:

4:00 - 5:00 p.m
Focusing: the Gift of the Dream and Life Forward action 
S. d’Orsogna & S.Benson

4:00 - 5:00 p.m
Embodied Imaginal Approach
R. Bosnak

4:00 - 5:00 p.m
Action Methods in Dreamwork
M. Bowater

Social Gathering: Dinner 5:30 - 7:00 p.m

Evening Program

7:30 - 9:30 p.m
Film: Wise Old Dog

7:30 - 9:30 p.m
Dancing with the Elements
Ben Zion Weiss

Open Space: a group space for collaborative enquiry and conversation

Dream Alchemy Program: Sunday 30 November

   Downey Room Auditorium  Booler Room 
Breakfast (Dining room) 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Dream Groups

8.00 - 9.00 a.m.
Facilitator: Lesley Hamlyn

8.00 - 9.00 a.m.
Facilitator:Elaine Kennis

8.00 - 9.00 a.m.
Facilitator: Simon d’Orsogna 

Opening/Keynote: Robert Bosniak

9.30 - 10.30 a.m. 
Disrupting Habits of Consciousness: the innovative alchemy of embodied imagination
(Auditorium)

Morning Tea 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Morning Sessions:

11:00 - 1 p.m
Workshop

Transformative Dreamwork through a Transpersonal Lens
S. Benson

Workshop

Call of the Dreamtime Goddess: Soul Reflections from the Collective to the Personal via dream sharing.
D. Greig

11:00 - 1 p.m
Workshop

Dreams and the Embodied Imaginal Approach
R. Bosnak

11:00 - 1 p.m
Talk/Workshop

Jung, Alchemy, History and Imagination
J. Marshall

 

Lunch 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions:

2:00 - 3:30 p.m
Workshop

Integrating the Dream Body
Ben Zion Weiss

2:00 - 3:30 p.m
Workshop

Dancing with Image, Body and Psyche: movement focus.
E. Cameron Dalman

2:00 - 3:30 p.m
 

Open Artspace

 

 

Afternoon Tea: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Final Session: Drawing it Together and Closing

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. 
A collaborative conversation
(Auditorium)

Past Conference Comments

Here’s what Participants had to Say...

"Actual application of the ideas to ‘in the moment’ dream sharing. Many new ideas and approaches that I will work with."

"Very full and well thought out."

"Great community feeling and seamless, thoughtful organisation and prep."

"It was a wonderful conference, full of richness and warmth."

"This was a great conference. Organisation was seemless and everything went well."

"A wonderful event."

"Meeting so many people with such diverse and wonderful ideas on how to do dreamwork."

"My work with and for dreams feels deeply stirred."

"The ability to eat and socialise together to digest the material."

"It was a special weekend and had a lovely flow to it."

Well organised, well run, friendly, welcoming"

 

What Are You Taking Away?

"Inspiration."

"Personal  enrichment;aliveness"

"So many ideas, confirming my own work with  dreams"

"A determination to play my part in the awakening of the feminine on the planet"

"A sense of direction—an opening—a  consolidation—comradeship— a new circle of friends"

"New Energy and enthusiasm"

"A lot of learning especially about ‘not knowing’"

"Therapeutic tools to use in my personal and professional practice."

"Connections with people  and a deeper appreciation of the connectedness and mystery of our lives."

"Inspiration, new knowledge, renewed sense of clarity and direction, new connections and lots of joy."

"A pathway into dreamwork"

"Insight to my own dreaming, knowledge and techniques to use in dreamwork"

Study Your Dreams

Embodied Imagination 3 year Dreamwork Training Program commences March 2016.

Embodied Imagination 3 year Dreamwork Training Program commences March 2016.

The Embodied Imagination Approach developed by Robert Bosnak works with dreams and waking memories and is practised with individuals and groups in the felds of psychotherapy, medicine [triggering the self-healing reflex], theatre, business, art and creative research.

  • Apr 06, 2016
Finding our inner library of dream symbols

Dream Inspirations Jane Austin

Group Dreamwork is a powerful portal to connecting to our personal and collective libraries of dreams, symbols, stories and myths.

  • Nov 15, 2015
DNA 2018 Program Update

DNA 2018 Program Update Dr Susannah Benson

See our full 2018 schedule.

  • Feb 28, 2018
Dr Sally Gillespie

Dr Sally Gillespie Dr Susannah Benson

In this interview, Dr Gillespie shares how the experience of feeling both accompanied and guided through life by dreams has been both a gift and a challenge. She shares how following the impact of a powerful dream, she retired from her long term psychotherapy practice and embraced full time doctoral research into the psychological experience of engaging with climate change issues.

  • Mar 31, 2016

“Inspiration, new knowledge, renewed sense of clarity and direction, new connections and lots of joy.”2014 Dream Alchemy Conference