Centre for Continuing Education

Jung and Dreams Course

Psychology. Explore the human mind.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

Dreams can be a rich source of information about our real selves, but many people wonder if they communicate anything of significance. In this psychology course, a practising Jungian analyst will introduce you to the symbolic language of dreams. By learning how to correlate dreams with events in waking life, you can use the creative potential of the dreamscape for greater self-awareness.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify psychic imagery
  • describe the symbolic nature of dream imagery
  • hold an ennhanced self-awareness through reflection on your own dream experience.


This course covers the following topics:

Dreams in history and culture

  • Dreams in history, culture and the psychodynamic tradition
  • The place of dreams in ancient, mediaeval and non-western societies
  • The work of Sigmund Freud and dreams as wish fulfillment
  • Carl Jung’s prospective perspective on dreams

The jungian model of the psyche

  • The unconscious (both personal and collective) in the process of dream generation
  • The place of libido, complexes and individuation in dream generation
  • Dream structure and language
  • An examination of the general characteristics of dreams (structure, imagery and practical meaning)

Consciousness, persona and shadow

  • The four functions of consciousness in relation to dreams
  • The archetypes of Persona, Shadow and their personifications in dreams

Anima, animus and self

  • The archetype of the Anima in the process of dream generation and its personification in men
  • The archetype of the Animus in the process of dream generation and its personification in women
  • The archetype of the Self in the process of dream generation and its symbolisation

Working with dreams

  • Making associations to dream images
  • Connecting dream images to personal inner dynamics
  • Dream interpretation
  • Dream connections to projection within personal relationships

Types of dreams

  • The compensatory function of dreams
  • Reductive, reactive, prospective, somatic, telepathic and archetypal dreams

Intended audience

Suitable for those interested in dreams and Jung’s position on them. This can facilitate one’s own personal understanding and psychological growth. It is also suitable for those who have already completed a course on Jung’s psychology, for example the Jung and Archetypes Course.

Delivery style

Delivered as an interactive lecture with open and structured discussion, including DVD’s with summaries.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

What others say.

  • A fantastic instructor whom I would recommend to anyone interested in finding out more about the rich world of Carl Jung. A highly informed, well prepared, and very professional delivery. Fantastic!

Jung and Dreams Course

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