The course is a simplified and easy-to-use version of the dreamwork psychology methodology developed by Strephon Kaplan-Williams, designed to be used for everyone interested in exploring their dreams.
Interpreting dreams is when objectively viewed the imposing onto the dream content personal symbol systems already formed, rather than objective dream analysis of sticking only with what is in the dream itself and evoking that content to come alive again for the dreamer. We have already begun to show that Freudian and Jungian systems are also symbol systems imposed onto dream content rather than derived from dream content.
This overview is Strephon Kaplan-Williams’ featured presentation at the International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference. June 19, 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1. WHAT IS PURPOSE? We do not discover purpose for ourselves by defining what purpose is. We so often ask, what is my purpose in life? I don’t know what it is. Show it to me and of course I will live that purpose if I agree with it. -Your …
“A professional has developed objectivity towards the dream, the dreamer and the dreamwork process through achieving a character development that no longer seeks to have the ego in control in dreams or in life.
This is a major shift that can only occur if the leader or guide has submitted to both a supervising professional dreamwork guide and developed a balanced relationship between the personal ego and the larger center that produces the dream.”
“I will not interpret other people’s dreams for them, saying what their symbols means as if I am an authority; I will let my dreams guide me and not seek to guide my dreams” […]
These training modules were piloted as an educational structure for the 4-years Dreamwork Psychology Course in Romania (2004-2008).
The Dreamwork Record Form is a dreamwork tool for recording and interpreting dreams, using the post-jungian approach developed by Strephon Kaplan-Williams.
Kaplan-Williams earned two masters degrees at the university of California Los Angeles and San Francisco in English literature and Counseling psychology. He received extensive Jungian analytical training for ten years with the Guild for Psychological Studies, graduating as one of their main leaders. He has undergone fifteen years of Jungian analysis and had many other trainings in modern California therapy approaches. He is responsible for originating the Jungian-Senoi method of dreamwork development and healing.
Strephon about Strephon:
“Greatest Outer Accomplishment – the bringing in of the Dream Cards to the world.
Most Valuable Inner Accomplishment – healing of my traumatized psyche through fifteen years of Jungian analysis, eight years of bodywork and ten years on the mat Aikido.
Heart – to practice acceptance and sharing openly with compassion and passion.”