How to understand dreams
Our dream circle is open to anyone who wants to explore dreams as a source of the inner personal wisdom.
We meet once a month as a small group to share our dreams in a non judgemental and safe Circle.
One session lasts up to two hours. We share our dreams, associations, stories and at the end we create a group mandala using a sand tray and figurines. You do not need any previous experience though you might have explored your dreams in therapy or have some experience of a social dreaming matrix group.
We will get together for the first time to go through a dreamwork process and explore our potential for a long term work as a small group (four to five participants only) with no obligations to continue.
Dream circles are based on a tradition among Jungian analysts around the world. The Circle is not a therapeutical group but dreamwork may reconnect us with inner wisdom, creativity and inner healing potential.
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung said: "I have noticed that dreams are as simple or as complicated as the dreamer is himself, only they are always a little bit ahead of the dreamer’s consciousness. I do not understand my own dreams any better than any of you, for they are always somewhat beyond my grasp and I have the same trouble with them as anyone who knows nothing about dream interpretation. Knowledge is no advantage when it is a matter of one’s own dreams.”
Also according to Jung, even our darkest dreams might contain symbols that illustrate our internal conflicts and hints to a self-cure.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung.
Though you do not need any special knowledge to join the Circle, I can recommend a book to read, Inner Work: using dreams and active imagination for personal growth by Robert A. Johnson.
About Maxim Ilyashenko
Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, sandplay and couple therapist from London. I speak English, Russian, Ukrainian, French