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"Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within" Presented by Jungian Analysts Dr. Barbara Friedman & Jody Wainer

  • The First Unitarian Church 21600 Shaker Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH, 44122 United States (map)

A Series of Classes Held on Four Monday Nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church in Shaker Height

Dates: A series of four Mondays – 9/13, 10/11, 11/15 & 12/6

Cost: $160 Members | $180 for Non-Members


Event Summary: 

This series introduces the foundational Dream concepts of Jungian Analytical Psychology. Our inner wisdom speaks to each of us in a unique and individual way through our dreams. The messages are specific, broadening our awareness and correcting imbalances. They are evidence of a teaching, purposeful knowing and guiding Self.

Participants will bring their dreams, dream fragments and dream images. As a group, we will explore and reflect on the rich treasures within.


  • Participants will be working from the book The Red Book,
    written by Carl Jung
  • Each session will include a didactic presentation based on the book
    and an experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material
  • 6 CEUs are available for participants upon completion of the series


September 13Review Basic Dream Work Concepts

    Explore dream elements that offer implications for potential development and recognize how the image conveys meaning

    • Review basic concepts of dreamwork
    • Identify elements in the dream that offer implications for potential development
    • Recognize diagnostic and prognostic evidence
    • Recognize how the image conveys meaning

      October 11, The Dream as a Touchstone

        Explore how the dream is a vehicle similar to a touchstone

        “If you rub metal against a touchstone, it reveals the value of the metal. Jung’s touchstone was being alone with one’s Self.” – excerpt from The Red Book by Carl Jung

        • Explore how the setting (exposition) conveys psychological/symbolic context, focus and theme
        • Explore how peripeteia (development) conveys movement out of the problem
        • Explore how crisis (impasse) conveys a high point of drama and the tension of opposites reaching their peak
        • Explore how resolution (lysis) conveys ways in which the crisis could be resolved and provides a way out

          November 15, Importance of Mythopoetic Imagination

            Explore the relationship of the Self to the Divine

            • Understand the concept, “What is below will be brought up,” from The Red Book
            • Explore the relationship of the Self to the Divine
            • Understand the dream as it supports life with meaning in the modern world

              December 6, Integration of Foundational Concepts in Personal Dream Work

                Explore personal dream material

                • Experiential opportunity to use personal dream material for the purpose of integrating foundational concepts
                • Explore issues of relationships and transference/countertransference plus how dreams facilitate the working through of old patterns which impede relationships
                • Assess achievement of goals and objectives for the class
                • Explore dreams as a vehicle for closure of group process

                  About the Presenters:

                  Barbara Friedman is a Jungian analyst, licensed psychologist and addictions counselor with over thirty years of clinical experience. She is a founding member of Jung Cleveland and has a private practice in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

                  Jody Wainer is a Jungian analyst and Licensed Independent Social Worker. She has been in private practice since 1996. She is the former president of Jung Cleveland. Ms. Wainer is interested in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer to our lives.

                  Please email for more information.