The Dreamers’ Den Series Ep 33: What Happens in Dream Group? This. (a projective dreamwork group hosted by Leilani Navar)
I could try to describe group dreamwork to you. Why we do it, what it’s like, how wow’d and moved I am every time. But I couldn’t do it justice. There’s nothing else like this. I couldn’t have imagined it before I’d taken part, no matter how it was explained.
A current dream group member who’s been loving our time together was thinking along these lines, and suggested that I record a dream group session. She’s relatively new to dreamwork and remembers a not-so-distant past when she was curious about dreams, but had no idea why she’d talk about them in a group – and maybe, some of you are in that place, too.
For this session, Steve Ernenwein (host of The Dreams that Shape Us podcast) shares a recent dream with me and three other members. He knew it was a big dream, but still, we opened something deeper than he expected. You’ll get to hear how each member of the group contributes questions and reflections (in the “projective dreamwork” format) that help Steve on his way to the a-ha’s of this dream.
It takes him a little bit by surprise – but then again, the dreams always surprise us, so at least being surprised isn’t a surprise.
If you’ve been curious about what a dream group with me is like, considering “projective dreamwork” for your own group, or if it intrigues you to hear five people connect about dreams and to listen to someone in a growth and healing process, as he becomes the man and the father he wants to be… then this one’s for you.
I’m going to leave my written words there. Dream group is hard to describe, and that’s why this episode exists. So, enough reading. Click Play and dive in with us.
Steve’s podcast, co-hosted with J.M. DeBord: The Dreams that Shape Us
Dr. Fanny Brewster’s book: The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race