Sat, 25 Nov|
DREAM WORK- a Gestalt Art Therapy approach - ZOOM
Whether it is in traditional or modern context, dreams have a special place in both psychology and psychotherapy studies. For example, ‘The Traditional Interpretive Dream Approach’ model, which we had come across its first remains in Mesopotamia and is also the inspiration for psychoanalysis.
Time & Location
25 Nov 2023, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm AEST
About the event
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a Gestalt Art Therapy approach
Dreams can be a source of personal insight.
As there is experimental support for the hypothesis that sleep facilitates cognitive insight and creative thinking (Maquet and Ruby, 2004; Stickgold and Walker, 2004; Wagner et al., 2004; Darsaud et al., 2011), it is plausible that sleep could allow personal/affective insight, and that this might be reflected in dream content, given the interaction between characters, and emotional content, in most dreams (Nielsen and Lara-Carrasco, 2007).
Whether it is in a traditional or modern context, dreams have a special place in both psychology and psychotherapy studies. For example, ‘The Traditional Interpretive Dream Approach’ model, which we had come across its first remains in Mesopotamia and is also the inspiration for psychoanalysis, is based on the interpretation of the symbols in the dream with the principle of reaching the hidden meaning. However, what is done with this interpretation is to move away from the phenomenal subjective reality of the client.
Dreams are also a way of experiencing just like the waking experiences and a phenomenal self has its place in the center of these experiences as it has in the waking ones.
Dreams have hidden meanings beyond words, and these meanings are covered by symbols. The symbols in the dream must be interpreted to achieve the implicit meaning of the dream. (Hayrettin Kara)
" The dreams are the symbolic narration of an unconscious reality"
Dreams are studied through Psychology and neuroscience, memory processes during REM sleep. The existing neuroscientific evidence suggests that we are almost certainly capable of learning during dreams and that learning may therefore be one of dreams’ primary adaptive functions. (Isaac Roberts)
· During this online workshop participants will understand how to work with their dreams, in a Gestalt Art Therapy approach.
· Using creativity, expressive creations, and imagination, participants will connect with their dream projections.
· Dreamwork in a Gestalt focus will help participants to understand not the “why” but the “for what” and “how” during the translation of their dream
“Here and now” will give a precious awareness during this amazing process of working with dreams.
· This workshop is “hands-on” - this means that the importance is the practice, the moment, and the experience. We will present theories but the objective is practical.
No previous experience in dream work, Gestalt Therapy, or Psychology, Therapy or Art is necessary.
►If you do not remember any of your dreams, do not worry, you are also welcome to participate, we will give you some ideas on how to work with this.
Objectives of the workshop:
· Discover the hidden messages of your dreams.
· Learn the steps to work with Dreams.
· Working with Dreams in a Gestalt Art therapy approach
· Integrate awareness during the dreamwork in your everyday life.
· Create your own dream in a conscientious manner
· Gain tools to be used with your clients in therapy sessions
· Becoming a “Dream catcher”
Participants will receive a certificate of 2 hours completed from Gestalt Art Therapy Centre Australia of “Dreamwork- Gestalt art therapy approach”
This Online workshop is designed for people interested in knowing about how to work with dreams in their practice and for all individuals with an interest in discovering and learning how to work with their own dreams.
Day: November 25th, 2023
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Gestalt Art Therapy Club members
Click here to pay by Credit card (Paypal) Participation: $110Aud
Any questions please contact us.
Workshop REGISTRATION HERE
We are not registered for GST
System: Zoom (After registration and payment you will receive the link for your participation)
System and Materials you will need for the workshop participation:
System: Zoom (After your registration you will receive the link so you can access the day of the event)
Connection system and materials that you will need to have available on the day of the workshop:
- Internet connection, a computer, tablet, or phone, with access to a webcam and microphone.
- Have the Zoom program or APP installed and be registered@
- One A4 Paper to write and/or draw
- A pen, colored markers, or crayons.
- Camera or cell phone to take a picture of your creation to be shared with the participants.
This workshop will be “hands-on” and will not be recorded.
Payment Methods: Ask us for Bank details, please see here for information related to Refunds & Cancellation policy. In the situation that there is not a minimum number of participants and the organizers decide to cancel the event, they will offer to transfer the payment to another future event or the refund of the payment made by each participant will be offered. In payments and refunds via PayPal, commissions will be applied by Paypal of 3%, also the commission will be discounted of the payment received, in each refund.
If you cancel your participation less than 24 hours before the day of the workshop, there is no refund or credit forfeiting the payment you would have made to participate in the workshop. If you do not have the necessary materials to participate in the workshop, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate. In each event you will be able to read the list of materials required for each workshop on the website and also in the emails we send you, these materials may be similar, although it is necessary to have them. If you cancel your participation in the workshop due to not having the necessary materials, the payment you would have made to participate will not be refunded. Participating in our events means that you accept all these conditions.
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