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.
To get an in-depth perspective on the meaning of a dream and the connections with your life, you can try the following Dreamwork Tools: “The Ego Profile – 255 Ego Self Statements Form”, “Dream Ego Profile – 20 Primary Drego Characteristics”. Or you can use other dreamwork methods, as described in the “Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual” and “The Elements of Dreamworking”, by Strephon-Kaplan-Williams.
Acting out key dream situations to reexperience them emotionally and energy-wise, and sometimes to re-enact resolutions to dream issues.
Use a director to direct dream group members to enact in simplified form for ten minutes the dream scene.”
“Going back into the dream through the meditative state to reexperience it as it is or to add changed drego behaviors and then experiencing the results.”
“Having a flow conversation with a symbol to evoke its conscious meaning.”
This is how you can do it:
• After Objectifying your dream, pick the symbol or figure with the most energy, positive or negative,
• Make about five key questions to ask in your dialogue using the dream’s imagery and issues
• In a quiet place, visualize your dream figure and ask a key question of it, writing down quickly whatever comes into your head. […]
“Re-enacting chosen dream behavior in daily life. This method is useful for getting out of the interpretive, rational mode into direct action and dealing with consequences, and for vitalizing ones personality and life with new creative activity originated from dreams and dreamwork.”
“Objectifying the dreamer’s behavior in the dream, evaluating that behavior in terms of dream and life congruence and then making changes in drego and life behavior.”
“Objectifying Dreams is about finding the structures actually present in the dream rather than projecting symbol systems into the dream to arrive at an interpretation. This practice requires the use of Dreamwork Record Form.
This is how you can do it: Record the dream as completely and objectively as possible without interpretation; List and evaluate key symbols and actions according to relevance, repetition and intensity of effectiveness in the dream itself; List and evaluate dream ego actions and reactions.” […]
This overview is Strephon Kaplan-Williams’ featured presentation at the International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference. June 19, 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark.
After recording a dream using the Dreamwork Record Form, ask yourself the following questions for an in-depth exploration of the dream.
These training modules were piloted as an educational structure for the 4-years Dreamwork Psychology Course in Romania (2004-2008).
“Study, Work, Discipline, Caring – These four key words indicate what is realistically necessary to work honestly with ones dreams at a core level of integrity and personal development.”
“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.”
“Everyone has deep stuff. This is par for this reality, this life, which certainly is for everyone full of trauma and unrealized desires. Dreams are more honest than we are, more revealing than we usually want to know. Why? Probably because the dream source, the deeper psyche, wants healing to the core. Thus we need true professionals working at the core, but they must have integrity so as to give the time and the skills necessary to supporting a dreamer through a process.”
“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” […]