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Weekend 2: January 31 - February 2, 2020 (Note: This is a new date!)
Dreams, Metaphors and Images: Embodied Imagination in Action
Dancing dragons, colliding stars and planets, and bottomless rabbit holes -- these are the "stuff" of dreams, art, fantasies and metaphor. Yet how do we understand them? And how do we actually apply
our understanding to our life? These moments -- when the borders between the real and the imaginary fuse -- are the doorways where images enter not only our awareness but also our therapy and
Using the Jungian technique of Active Imagination, matched with the art of psychodrama, we will welcome these alternative realities, embodying the images so they can reveal their logic and their
personal and communal messages. Rather than seeking answers in early childhood experiences, Active Imagination plumbs the distinctive messages that images, dreams and fantasies carry. Psychodrama is
uniquely able to expand and enrich this process, moving the message from the cognitive to the kinesthetic, providing color, texture and context, we give our fully animated bodies and living voices to
these images, allowing them to reveal their logic as well as their personal and communal meanings.
Join us as we bring dreams, images, metaphors, art and fantasies to life using psychodramatic techniques such as role reversal, doubling and mirroring. There will be opportunities for directing and
taking auxiliary roles. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop to discuss how you can apply your learning into your own practices.
Students will learn how to bring images, dreams and fantasies to life using psychodramatic techniques.
After the workshop participants will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of warm-up before enactment
- Explain Jung's concept of Active Imagination
- Discuss how psychodrama and the Jungian concept of Active Imagination work together to reveal the meaning of images
- Discuss Moreno's concept of Surplus Reality
- Describe how role reversal and mirroring assist a protagonist in understanding their images
- List examples of metaphors that may arise in your work
- Explain the classical Morenian/psychodramatic method of enacting dreams
- Demonstrate how you can use sculpting to bring an image to life
- List the three parts of every psychodrama
- Identify the five elements of psychodrama
- Explain why spontaneity and creativity are important in psychodrama in general and in dream and image enactment in particular
- Demonstrate interviewing various parts of a metaphor.
- Apply one psychodramatic technique to your work
- Use the technique of doubling in your work
- Explain the philosophy of doubling
Hours: Friday 10AM - 6PM
Saturday 10AM - 8PM (includes group dinner)
Sunday 10AM - 4PM
Where: IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing
1924 Fourth Street San Rafael 94901 (Map)
Fee: When registering for each workshop individually:
$550 per weekend three weeks prior to start date. $575 after.
Students (with Full-time ID) when registering for each workshop individually:
$425 per weekend three weeks prior to start date. $475 after.
Payment plans available. Please inquire.
Fee: When registering for two workshops - #2 (1/31-2/2/2020) & #3 5/1-3/2020
$50 fee reduction for each workshop
Full refund up to two weeks prior first day. No refund thereafter.
An interview with Sylvia is required if this is your first time attending.
Payment: Check to Sylvia Israel, 1924 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901. Zelle or Venmo to
Sylvia Israel. (Contact Sylvia with questions.)