Dreaming the Dream Onward with Active Imagination and the Expressive Arts

Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:30AM - 1:30PM
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

Various_&_Gould,_Into_the_wild,_2015 Saturday, January 28th, 2017
9:30am to 1:30pm

Faculty: Lori Goldrich, PhD

4 possible CEUs approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN

“I therefore took up a dream-image or an association of the patient’s, and with this as a point of departure, set him the task of elaborating or developing his theme by giving free rein to his fantasy. This according to individual taste and talent, could be done in any number of ways, dramatic, dialectic, visual, acoustic, or in the form of dancing, painting, drawing, or modeling.” - C.G. Jung


Where dreams and the imagination serve as our guides, how far can one go in exploring the different layers of the unconscious? In this course we will explore the nature of dreams and learn through Jung’s technique of active imagination and expressive arts modalities how to “dream the dream onwards.” Having an in-depth experience with dreams, fantasy thinking, and the expressive arts can assist patients in gaining access to deep layers of the unconscious for purposes of psyche-soma development and integration. The course will focus on how to bring these methods into our clinical practice in an embodied way. We will also discuss how dreams and the imagination can serve as guides to the therapeutic process, deepen the exploration of the relational field, and allow for a fuller engagement with the earth and world community around us. Participants will have an opportunity to explore dreams and imaginal material through lecture, discussion, clinical cases and experiential exercises, including movement, drawing, and writing.

headshot_LoriGLori Goldrich, PhD is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Oakland and San Francisco. She is also a registered expressive arts therapist and music therapist, and has taught and presented on these topics for over twenty years. Her interest is in deepening one’s capacity for listening to dreams and employing the imaginal for purposes of personal, cultural and collective change.

Tuition (includes CEUs): $100
Institute Members (Includes CEUs): $80
Graduate Students and Institute Candidates: $70