Dreamwork Training

CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED DREAMWORK (100 HRS)

As from 2017
Tutor: Margaret Bowater, MA, TSTA, MNZAP, MNZAC,
President, Dream Network Aotearoa-NZ (www.dreamnetwork.org.nz),
NZ Contact Person for the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

AIMS:  To provide experiential training in the practical skills and basic theory of Dream-work, including recent research, for use with self, clients, small groups, friends and family.  

Level 1 is open to all, introducing key concepts and methods. Trainees are encouraged to keep a dream journal and meet in small peer-groups for on-going growth in skills and self-awareness.

Level 2 is appropriate for counsellors, therapists, pastors and spiritual companions, focusing on practical skill development, including how to work with nightmares. Supervised practice in 202 groups is necessary, along with relevant reading and two assignments.  

Enrolment fee: $30.00, payable direct to M. Bowater. Contact me by phone, (09) 482-0250, or by email: margaret@dreamwork.co.nz .

The Certificate may be awarded to those who meet all requirements. Note that 100 hours of training is a minimum. More practice builds confidence. Graduates and those nearing completion are eligible to attend my monthly Advanced Dream Group for on-going support.

Level 3,    Dream Leadership Certificate (150 further hours)

Further training for potential dream group leaders, consolidating skills and theory.

A.  COURSES for APPLIED DREAMWORK CERTIFICATE Minimum 40 hours

All  Level 1 courses are currently available through the programme run by the Mercy Spirituality Centre, at 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland. Contact them by email at  info@mercyspiritualitycentre.org.nz. Margaret also runs extra courses in Auckland and by arrangement outside of Auckland. See her website, www.dreamwork.co.nz.

Level 1:    101. Introductory Workshop (9-12 hours)

  • Ethics, history, definitions, purpose
  • Sleep cycle and recall, types of dreams
  • Language, context, levels of interpretation
  • Learning a step-by-step process
  • Jungian model of the psyche
  • Selected Biblical dreams if appropriate to the group
  1. Dreams of Death, Grief and Healing (9 hours)

  • Pre-death visions and near-death-experiences
  • Bereavement dreams and visions
  • Dreams as a source of healing and spiritual awareness
  1. Inspirational and Visionary Dreaming (6 hours)

  • Biblical dreams and visions
  • Mystical dreams in religion and culture
  • Paranormal (psi) dreams

Level 2 (available to people who have attended the 101 workshop or equivalent)

  1. Stage 2 Resolving Nightmares  (6 hours)

  • Post-trauma dreams and nightmares
  • Practical skill development, esp action methods
  • Ego, Self and Shadow
  1. Dreamwork Development Groups – at least 4 of these. (3 hours each)
    These are held monthly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.
    Cost $30 per event. Enrol directly with Margaret by email.

  • Guided practice groups (or equivalent) to sharpen skills
  • Demonstration of skills for Certificate
  • Presentation of brief Research paper (30 mins)

B. PEER-PRACTICE GROUPS:  Practise in a buddy-group of 2-4.  Min 20 hrs
This needs at least 6 months. Arrange your own groups.

C. DREAM JOURNAL: Keep a dream journal, with self-reflection.  Min 15 hrs

D. ASSIGNMENTS: 1. Present written self-analyses of 5 dreams.  Appr 5 hrs
2. Present a short piece of research on a dream topic.  Appr 10 hrs

E. READING LOG: At least 3 books from the Recommended Reading
List with 300 words comment on each.  Appr 12  hrs

Total at least 100 hrs

If you are interested in enrolling for this Certificate, please fill in the Enrolment Form below,  and scan or post to Margaret at Apt C8, Bert Sutcliffe Vge, 2 Rangatira Rd, Birkenhead 0626, Auckland. The fee may be paid online into my bank account after phoning me for the number, ph (09) 482-0250.

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Level 3:  Dream Leaders’ Certificate (at least 100 hours of study and practice)
Eligibility:  Completion of Applied Dreamwork Certificate; and
Regular participation in monthly Advanced Dream Group meetings, including group supervision of your dreamwork with clients;
Membership of a professional body such as NZAC, NZAP, NZCCA;
Membership of International Assocn for the Study of Dreams.

Enrolment fee:  $30.00, payable to M. Bowater.

Requirements:

Read at least 6 of the following books and write a 1000-word summary (appr 2 A4 pages) of your main learnings from each one:  (Send them in one at a time!)

  • Marc Barasch, 2000, Healing Dreams. Riverhead Books, NY.
  • Deirdre Barrett, 1997, Trauma and Dreams. Harvard University Press.
  • Kelly Bulkeley, 1997, Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming. USA: Praeger.
  • Ernest Hartmann, 1998/2001, Dreams and Nightmares – the New Theory on the Origin and Meaning of Dreams. NY: Plenum Trade.
  • Robert Hoss, 2005. Dream Language – Self-Understanding Through Imagery and Colour. InnerSource, Ashland, Oregon.
  • C.G. Jung, 1967, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. London: Fontana
  • Krippner, Bogzaran and De Carvalho, 2002, Extraordinary Dreams and how to Work with Them. State University of New York.
  • Robert Van de Castle, 1994, Our Dreaming Mind – the role of dreams in politics, art, religion and psychology. UK, Aquarian. (Or equivalent book on history of dreaming.)
  • TJ Wray and JB Price, 2005, Grief Dreams – How they help heal us after the death of a loved one. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • One book from a Jungian-based author, such as Karen Signell, Jean B. Raffa, John Sanford, P.Berne & L.Savary, Anthony Stevens, June Singer, Jeremy Taylor…
  • One book of your own choice (not a dream dictionary).

Note: These are grouped into 6 categories. Choose at least one from each category.
Most of these are available to borrow from the Dream Group Library.

2. Keep a personal log of your participation in the Advanced Dream Group over 10 meetings, noting your contributions (headings to be supplied),

3. Choose 2 topics, one from your reading about dreamwork, the other from observation of your own or a client’s dreams over a period of time, and present each to the Advanced Dream Group.

4. Demonstrate your competence by leading one of Margaret’s 202 groups for approximately an hour, followed by self-reflection and feedback.

5. Lead a small dream group of newcomers for at least 6 hours. Prepare in advance your aims, plan and evaluation sheet.  Afterwards write a self-reflection on what went well and what could be improved.