"An unexamined dream is like an unopened letter." Jung Each night as we sleep, we enter the magical world of our imagination, where our rational selves step aside and let another part of us speak. Dreams can be playful and enchanting and sometimes dark and scary. However, they present they come with important messages from our deepest self. Because they speak in a language rich in symbol and metaphor, the message can be confusing to say the least! At For The Joy Of It! we will use art process to give life to and explore the meaning of your "stories from the night."
Solo retreats offer an in depth exploration of your own private dream world. We can explore images, bring them alive with the arts, converse with them, develop a relationship to our own inner world of symbol and metaphor.
Group retreats offer the opportunity to share dreams in community. We are blind to our own unconscious processes. Sharing with others offers insights we by ourselves, might not see. Using a projective style of dream work, each group member imagines each dream as their own and offers what it might mean to them. Art will enhance this process.
Couples retreats offer a new way of being together. Sharing dreams will deepen the level of intimacy in your coupling. It adds a magical element to your connection, and can help hold the larger story of your relationship.
Family retreats offer a new dimension to family life. Its a great opportunity to share with family members on a very deep level. What better way to teach children to pay attention to and cherish their inner life.
You need no talent or experience in any of the arts to explore in this way, I promise! Everyone dreams and everyone can explore with writing, music, art or movement. All are important parts of being human. You will return home refreshed and enlivened and in closer relation with that "still small voice within."