Centre for Continuing Education

Jung and Dreams Course

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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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand psychic imagery.
  2. Understand the symbolic nature of dream imagery.
  3. Hold an ennhanced self-awareness through reflection on one’s own dream experience.

Content

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

This course is 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, which can include DVD’s with summaries.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • 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!