Sigmund Freud famously described dreams as the Royal Road to the Unconscious.
In attachment-informed EMDR (EMs figuring of course also centrally in REM sleep), dreams can serve as an immensely useful pathway to the core targets which when uncovered and processed can transform a client’s life.
Dreams are central to Mark Brayne’s own practice of EMDR, and these webinars and workshops offer space to share powerful stories of metaphor and meaning, in both our own and our clients’ dream worlds.
Note that dreams are a key focus of Unleash your EMDR Part 2 workshops, and the workshops and webinar here can serve either as an introduction or refresher.
Dream Webinar/Workshop Dates
Times: 1) 0800-1300 UK/1700-2100 AEST. 2) 1500-2000 UK/0700-1200 PST. 3) 0900-1700 UK time.
Venue: Online, on Zoom.
Cost: 1) £125 (with facilitated pairwork). 2) £75 Half-day webinar. 3) £95 Full-day workshop.
About this webinar.
Dreams can be the most exciting part of work with clients able and willing to do this work.
Trained in a core transpersonal model of psychotherapy (CCPE 1995-2000), Mark has extensive experience diving deep with clients into the meaning and metaphor of their dreams, drawing on what Carl Jung called our species’ collective unconscious with common themes emerging across all cultures and ethnic groups.
A house or dwelling as a symbol for the Self. Water representing emotion. Clutter in the attic or sludge in the basement symbolising the trauma-informed debris from the past which clients need to explore and clear before they can truly embrace their potential in the present.
Dreams can be powerfully emotional. They can be very simple. They can be multi-layered and profoundly complex.
But above all, dreams are an invitation from the unconscious to go deep and explore – and EMDR is the perfect platform from which to do that.
- Depending on the time available (with three experimental versions of this workshop over the coming period), participants will be invited to bring their own and clients’ dreams to explore meaning and metaphor.
- Live demonstrations with volunteers of dreamwork and EMDR.
- In the two longer workshops, generous supervised space to practise the tools of Attachment-Informed EMDR dreamwork.
Thank you Mark and Team! I really liked the concept [of working with dreams] when you introduced in Unleash 2 – but I felt I wanted to spend more time on it, so this workshop was perfect! Already used it with two clients and the outcome and bridging were mindblowing!
Loved how it all wove together so beautifully with intergenerational EMDR.
Great subject. More to learn & so helpful to have the recording. Appreciate the amount of work that went into this workshop.
Definitely got me thinking more about the symbolism of dreams.
It was a luxury to be able to see Mark delve into all the possible connections that had sprung up within the demo session, and see why he chose to follow the path that he did.
As ever, we aim to include where possible full, in-depth, live demonstrations of EMDR, which can be a powerful experience both for the group and for those willing to share perhaps their own stories.
While we find that participants value this opportunity, both as therapist and client, the experience can be triggering. For our part, we commit to doing our best to keep the training safe and contained.
We correspondingly ask participants to take responsibility for their own responses, and to remain at all times open and respectful towards the processes and learnings that will unfold as the workshops proceed.
You will of course have the opportunity to decline to bring personal issues to the practicum, but for your own sake and that of others on the workshop, please do allow space for a willingness to be vulnerable, as well as to be bold.
By registering for an EMDR Focus workshop, and recognising that participation can involve both observation and personal experience of sometimes profound trauma processing, participants agree to take appropriate responsibility for their own emotional wellbeing, and to ensure they have access to any necessary therapeutic and/or supervisory support following the workshop.
We try to be as generous and kind as we can, and appreciate prompt payment for our workshops and webinars. If you find yourself needing to postpone or even cancel, we will be happy to hold your payment against a future event, or, if within two weeks of our meeting, refund minus a 10% handling charge. Closer to the time, refunds will be at the discretion of EMDR Focus.