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

  • 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 – 9/24/12, 10/22/12, 11/19/12, 12/3/12

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

Registration is now closed.

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 24, 2012
Review Basic Concepts of Dream Work

  • Identifying the objective and subjective levels of the dream
  • Recognizing the value of the objective: outside in the so-called real world
  • Recognizing the value of the subjective: inner subjective states and complexes

October 22, 2012
Expanding the Skills Essential to Working with the Dream

  • 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
  • Resolution (lysis), ways in which the crisis could be resolved, way out

November 19, 2012
Importance of Mythopoetic Imagination

  • Develop an attitude that appreciates the dream as a purposeful communication
  • Develop an attitude of intelligent, non-judgemental, observation requiring acceptance and questioning
  • Develop an understanding of and respect for how unique the process of development is for each individual person

December 3, 2012
Integration of Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Values

  • Experience the value of a reciprocal relationship and dialectic with the unconscious
  • Increase trust of one's own knowledge, insights, intuitions and ability to stay with one's own process and that of another person
  • Assessing achievement of goals and objectives for the class
  • Exploring dreams as a vehicle for closure of the group process

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