What lies beneath: working with dreams in psychotherapy

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What lies beneath: working with dreams in psychotherapy

A presentation by Anne Di Lauro

Thursday, October 7, 2021 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall
455 Main St. Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

Although originally conceived as a talk directed to psychotherapists, this talk will be of interest to anyone wanting to work with their dreams. No-one can doubt that the part of our minds of which we are conscious is only a small part of the richness of the psyche. Working with dreams gives us a larger sense of self and provides a direct path to what is unconsciously influencing the issues presented in psychotherapy. Dreams also mark points of transformation and indicate the way to individuation and ultimate healing. This talk will be a practical guide to working with your clients’ dreams. We shall look at dream work in relation to C.G. Jung’s theories, as well as Robert Bosnak’s Embodied Imagination method of dream work, and illustrate the application of these approaches with case studies.

Participants will receive a list of useful questions to help in the exploration of dreams.

Australian by birth, Anne Di Lauro spent 32 years living overseas, working in library and information sciences for international organisations in Italy, Geneva, Paris and New York, as well as for national institutions in the UK and Canada. She has been studying Jungian psychology for many decades and became particularly interested in dream work when she encountered Robert Bosnak’s Embodied Imagination method. She undertook a three-year training with him and became a certified “Embodied Dream Imagery Psychotherapist”.

On her return to Australia, Anne obtained a Master of Counselling degree from Queensland University of Technology and combined this qualification with her extensive knowledge and experience of Jungian psychology to enter private practice as a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in Brisbane. She retired at the end of 2018. Anne was on the committee of the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland for 15 years, including a period as president. She has given lectures to our Society on a variety of subjects including Pinocchio and the Hero’s Journey, James Hillman and the Renaissance, Alchemy, Marie-Louise von Franz, Jung and the East, Jung and Pauli, and, most recently, The Nature of the Psyche according to Jung.