What makes a dreamgroup a special experience — Workshop

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What makes a dreamgroup a special experience — Workshop

A presentation by Susannah Benson & Elaine Kennis

Saturday, October 3, 2015 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: The Theosophical Society, 355 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
Admission: Members & Concession: $85 • Non-members: $100

Please bring a plate for shared lunch.

If you have thought about joining a dreamgroup or facilitating a dreamgroup or are a member of a dreamgroup and want to learn more about different approaches to group dreamwork then this program is an opportunity not to be missed. Our workshop approach is experiential with a focus on creating safe, supportive group environments to encourage participants’ creative insights through dreams, stories, mindfulness, and expression. Our program will provide a framework of theoretical perspectives, and opportunities for group dialogue, conversational space and hands-on experience in three different dreamwork approaches.

Workshop Overview:
1. Things to consider when setting up or joining a new dreamgroup:

  • Venue
  • Open/closed group
  • Payment options
  • Frequency/meeting times
  • Privacy

What sort of dreamgroup am I drawn to: therapeutic/personal interest. What is the difference?
2. Valuing/understanding different dreamwork approaches.
3. How much experience does one need to facilitate a dreamgroup?
4. How to find a dreamgroup?

Facilitators: Susannah Benson (Phd) and Elaine Kennis ( Graduate Diploma of Counselling)

Dr Susannah Benson is an educator and transpersonal counsellor with qualifications and experience in education, transpersonal counselling, social ecology and publishing. She has facilitated dream groups and given workshops and presentations on dreams and creative imaginal processes for over 17 years. Susan holds a doctorate from the University of Western Sydney in Social Ecology.
She is Board member and President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), and founding President of DreamNetworkAustralia (DNA).

Elaine Kennis, Grad Dip of Art Education; Grad Dip of Counselling and Clinical Member of CAPA, is the Vice President of Dream Network Australia. She has been in private practice and is now working as a Grief and Bereavement Counsellor at a large private hospital in Sydney. She cofacilitates long- running dream groups privately and gives presentations and workshops for Dream Network Australia. She loves to use a variety of creative processes like collage, use of sandplay symbols and drawing to enhance and amplify dreams.