*Dreamwork 101: Dreams for Insight & Meaning

Using the "if it were my dream model" developed by Jeremy Taylor, we will gather on Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks to share our nighttime journeys and experience dreamwork with Jay Dufrechou and other members of a Helena dream group just finishing eleven years of weekly meetings. Each evening will include presentation on techniques and models of working with dreams followed by group dreamwork. Bringing our dream journals, we will each recall a brief aspect of a recent dream (or a long ago dream that still carries energy for us). The group will then gravitate toward working with one or two dreams in depth during the session, making sure all dreamers eventually share a dream in full. Focusing on the rich symbols and narratives of the shared dream, the group will ask clarifying questions and offer thoughts and feelings about what the dream might mean "if it were my dream." Through this process, we discover important "ahas" about the messages from our dreams, gain deep insights into our life journey, and develop a profound sense of community. Topics covered will include techniques for improving dream recall, the neuroscience of dreaming, perspectives from depth psychology (Freud, Jung, James Hillman, Clarissa Pinkola Estes), dreamwork psychodrama, lucid dreaming, and dreams as an entryway into transpersonal realms. As the series concludes, participants will receive guidance about forming their own dream groups.


Jay Dufrechou studied working with dreams in the doctoral program in transpersonal psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University). Since 2007, he has been part of a dream group in Helena growing out of two dream courses he offered in 2006-07. In addition to serving as adjunct faculty for ITP/Sofia and the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Jay is one of the founders of the Institute of Transpersonal and Archetypal Studies (ITAS), which offers workshops on a range of transpersonal topics, including archetypal astrology and the psychologies of Carl Jung and Stanislav Grof. Certified as a facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork, Jay has been on breathwork teams in China, India, and the UK as well as the US. He is the author of Moving through Grief, Reconnecting with Nature, which includes stories from people around the world who experience grief, weeping or other deep emotions in response to intimate connection with the natural world. By day, Jay works as an attorney and mediator statewide in Montana. Like Freud, the man with the cigar, Jay believes dreams are the royal road to the unconscious; and like Jeremy Taylor, that no dream comes to tell us something we already know.

October 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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November 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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November 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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November 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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December 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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November 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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December 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
40 Hibbard Way
Helena, MT 59601 US
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Spaces Left: 7 Capacity: 12
Event Prices:
$125.00 - By 10/6/2017
$150.00 - After 10/6/2017
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