Jung said that "The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens into that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was a conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach."
Dreams are one of the greatest mysteries, providing us with felt experiences, images, and messages beyond our grasp. When understood and integrated consciously, however, dreams can infuse a richness and depth into our individual lives.
In this workshop, we will explore ways to gain access to the meaning behind such dreams, allowing for a way to understand some of the basic archetypes and symbols that arise. Please bring an example of a dream that you would like to work on in a partner exercise.
Lisa Benger has been a psychotherapist for the past 10 years. She began to explore her sense of curiosity about the ways in which people make meaning in their lives through her studies in Cultural Anthropology and Psychology. After some time spent traveling and receiving her MSW at Boston University, she settled into her studies in Jungian psychology at the Philadelphia Association for Jungian Analysts, where she has studied dream interpretation, symbolism, and alchemy, among other subjects. This course of studies has broadened her practice to include spirituality and the ways in which it can cultivate the therapeutic process for both the patient and the therapist. Her fascination with the I Ching naturally grew out of this new way of thinking.