Working With Dreams
With Individuals and groups
Embodied Imagination is a therapeutic and creative way of working with dreams and memories, pioneered in the late 1970’s by the Jungian analyst, Robert Bosnak. It is a radically new technique, based on neuroscience and on the phenomenological work of Carl Jung.
Embodied Imagination takes dreaming as the paradigm for all work with images. It gives the dreamer an opportunity to experience imagination in the body through images, feelings and bodily sensations. It captures the transitory and ephemeral aspects of our dreaming material, including those that are beautiful, sad, frightening, grotesque and comforting.
In a state of consciousness between waking and dreaming, through empathic observation and mimicking, we enter the dream environment and explore it from a variety of perspectives. Letting go of habitual consciousness helps us to become more aware of what is often hidden in our dreams.
In Embodied Imagination, dream images are located in the body and experienced as sensation. After the different aspects of the dream images have been explored, and the associated feelings anchored in the body, these body sensations are then held simultaneously in our awareness.
This process leads to a re-organisation of conflicting elements into a more complex pattern which expands both our awareness and psychological flexibility and allows for something new and profoundly transforming to unfold.
Enquiries: Jessica Rose on 6281 1769, for individual sessions or groupwork.
Please note that due to the nature of the work, the number of participants in a group is limited to 5