Dreams and healing: the Santa Barbara healing sanctuary

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Dreams and healing: the Santa Barbara healing sanctuary

A presentation by Jill Fischer

Thursday, April 12, 2012 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

In the Healing Sanctuaries, or Asclepions, of ancient Greece, those seeking healing would undertake certain rituals in the hope of receiving a dream from the God of Healing, Asclepius, which would either heal them directly or tell them what to do to cure their sickness.

Recent discoveries in neuroscience validate this and other ancient healing traditions and show that the mind/body connection is indeed very real. They point to new directions in the ways we think of and treat disease, and promote wellness.

The ground-breaking work being done in this area has led a group of highly experienced doctors, clinicians, and other professionals to establish the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary in Santa Barbara, California, with a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to healing. See www.santabarbarahealingsanctuary.com

What makes it unique, distinguishing it from other integrative healing centers, is its emphasis on the healing potential of dreams. Dreams give individuals access to a form of intelligence originating deep inside the brainstem, where signals travel up to the cortex and down through the neuro-endocrine system to affect the body at a micro-cellular level. This activity has extraordinary therapeutic potential and is widely thought to trigger the body’s own self-healing response.

Jill Fischer is the Clinical Director of the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary. She will give us a firsthand account of the work of the Sanctuary and its exciting results.

Jill Fischer is an advanced-practice registered nurse and clinical specialist who practices Jungian psychotherapy and dream work using Embodied Imagination. She has collaborated with Robert Bosnak for many years managing the internet-based Cyberdreamwork dream groups, assisting in Embodied Imagination training programs and carrying out research in healing and Embodied Imagination.