• Dream Therapy Training

    banner image

    Dream Therapy Workshop for Therapists

    Do you desire to deepen your healing approach? 

    Dream Therapy can offer many benefits to both you and your clients:

    • Patients experience the session to be of higher quality
    • Insights around one’s identity, needs, and wants from life become clearer for the dreamer
    • Symbolic thinking improves for both patient and therapist
    • Therapists can offer a truly one of a kind therapy experience as they learn to offer Dream Therapy in their own way or style & be authentically different as a helping professional
    • Therapists can market and offer a rare and profound treatment service for their patients

    Acknowledging the benefits both patients and therapists experience from dream exploration, Smart Therapy™ decided to offer an introductory workshop on Dream Therapy in order to help other therapists start discovering how working with dreams can help their clients and practices

    For over a decade Rebecca Steele, Registered Social Worker has offered Depth Therapy approaches, including dream analysis in her private practice. Rebecca’s training and experience in offering Depth Therapy approaches, as well as several years of receiving regular dream analysis consultations from psychotherapist-author Thomas Moore allowed her to really get a handle on what offering meaningful dream work can look like.

    More About Me

    The Introduction to Dream Therapy Workshop Will Provide:

     

    1. An Understanding of What Dream Therapy is and what it can look like in a therapy session

     

    2. Knowledge of the benefits for patient and therapist of Dream Therapy

     

    3. Considerations of where to start on your journey with your own dream work as well as in offering it to patients

     

     

    …If this sounds of interest please add yourself to the workshop waitlist by contacting me!

     

    Why offer dream therapy?

    Dream analysis and dream exploration is a transformational healing approach that dates back to 4000BC – and more recently was brought into prominence by Sigmund Freud with his publication: “The Interpretation of Dreams” in 1900. Despite the history of this type of meaningful work, it has often been overlooked in contemporary times by the healing professions. Carl Jung, a follower of Freud very much believed in the importance of dreams including that it could help a person individuate and become fully themselves.

    The patient sharing their dream with the therapist has been shown to help:

    ~Increase their self-awareness

    ~Realize their ability to make self-initiated decisions

    ~Diminish feelings of helplessness regarding their current life situation


    12 Studies suggest that patients experience sessions where dream work occurs to be of higher quality than non-dream therapy sessions


     

    Research also points to that working with a patient’s dreams can help with:

    Difficult childhood experiences

    Relational issues

    Depression/Anxiety

    Dissociation

    Conflict and Defensiveness

    Family issues

    Trauma

    Increasing self-insight

    The Importance of Dreams

    “Dreams are messages from the deep”

    Dune (film)

    “There is a dream dreaming us”

    Kalahari Bushman

    “The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses from the soul. Dreams are the facts from which we must proceed”

    Carl Jung

    “The wise say that the two states, dream and waking, are one…”

    Guadapada

    “It is on the whole probably that we continue to dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it”

    Carl Jung

    “Our life is but one of the dreams of that more real life, and so it is endlessly, until the very last one, the very real life…”

    Tolstoy

    “Our dreams recover what the world forgets”

    James Hillman

    “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate”

    Carl Jung

    “When you’re in your dreams, there’s something about being in that space that understands you, and that you are more you than you are in real life”

    Oprah

    “Now we are entering a collective dream”

    Transatlantic tv series

    “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind”

    Freud