Susan Olson, Jungian Analyst
A Dream Workshop
April 13 - 15, 2018
In this workshop we will apply C. G. Jung's theory of dreams to our own experience. Some didactic material will be included, but the primary emphasis will be on our own dream work. We will consider the relationship between the ego and the unconscious, the structure and compensatory nature of dreams, and the symbolic nature of dream images and motifs. Within the safe container of the small group, each participant will have time to examine a dream of her/his own choosing. Previous knowledge of Jung's ideas is helpful, but not required. There will be time for solitary reflection as well as shared group activities.
Upon registration for the workshop, participants will receive a list of suggested readings and a timeline of weekend events. If you keep a dream journal, please bring it; if you don't, please consider starting one. As you think about the dream you would like to present, please choose one that raises questions or includes a symbol that you would like to explore. Our shared work on dreams should enhance our understanding of the wisdom emerging from the depths of the psyche.
Susan Olson grew up in the Midwest but moved to Georgia in the mid-1960's. She earned her M.S.W. from the University of Georgia in 1975 and worked as a therapist in Athens before beginning her studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland in 1986. In 1992 she moved to Atlanta and opened her practice as a Jungian analyst. She also serves as a training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Susan enjoys presenting lectures and workshops and facilitating dream groups. She is the author of By Grief Transformed: Dreams and the Mourning Process (Spring Journal Books, 2010) and numerous articles and book reviews. After attending Janisse Ray's writing workshop at The Parker Ranch in 2017, she is currently working on a memoir.
The cost of the workshop is $340 for residential attendees, double occupancy, and
$270 for non-residential attendees.
The cost includes two nights lodging, a Friday evening Meet & Greet,
and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
To enroll in the workshop contact Becky Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org.