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“Dreams: The Connection to the Guiding Source Within” Presented by Jungian Analyst Jody Wainer

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

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

Dates: A series of four Mondays – 9/19/11, 10/17/11, 11/21/11, 12/12/11

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


Event Summary: 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. This class will review foundational dream concepts, as well as deepen mastery of dream work in Jungian Analytical Psychology. Each session will include an experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material and relevant didactic presentations.

Sessions: Limited to 12 Participants: Each session will include a experiential opportunity to work with personal dream material.

CEUs: 6.0 CEUs are available are available for participants upon completion of the series. 

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


September 19
Review of the Dream as a Vehicle or Connection with the Unconscious 

  • Setting (exposition): conveys psychological/symbolic context, focus, theme
  • Peripeteia or development: movement out of the problem
  • Crisis (impasse): high point of drama, tension of opposites, reach their peak

October 17
Psyche as a Whole is a Self-Regulating Unit

  • Exploring the dreamer’s personal associations
  • Widening exploration to include/reflect archetypal motifs
  • Understanding objective and subjective levels of the dream
  • Importance of the dreamer’s interpretation or sense of the dreams meaning
  • Exploring alternative interpretations: do they ring true and the possibility of other functions or messages

November 21
The Role of the Dream as It Relates to the Ego-Self Axis

  • Examination of the symbolic language of the dream
  • Exploration of the dreams role in the individuation process
  • Understanding how the dream supports life with meaning in the modern world

December 12
In-Depth Integration of Jungian Concepts in Personal Dream Work

  • Experiential opportunity to identify how personal dream material has related to one’s individuation
  • Exploring issues of relationship, transference/counter transference: how dreams facilitate the working through of old patterns which impede relationships
  • Assessing achievement of goals and objectives for the class
  • Exploring dreams as a vehicle for closure of the group process

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