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Dream Work Training  
 "I am much further along the path to health and wholeness after completing the Dream Work Training Program.  The study of Jung’s seminal teachings in a spiritual context is foundation for my continuing journey, and my ability to share the journey with others in dream groups.” — DR Particpant

Allen Proctor, Director Haden Institute

What are the common topics covered?

The major topics covered are individual and group dream work methodology; the science, psychology and principles of dream work; the history of dream study; the role of dream work in the process of individuation; and the basics of Jungian psychology as it relates to understanding dream messages. 

Who is this training for?

The training is open to all, and can be especially helpful for therapists and helping professionals who wish to enhance their therapeutic skills; parishioners, lay leaders, and clergy who wish to lead church dream groups; and others who wish to learn the benefits of group dream work in the journey to greater health and wholeness.

What happens at an Intensive?

The major portion of each Intensive is spent in large group teaching and small group dream work practicum groups with faculty support. There are also socials, drama, demonstration, sharing, relaxation and fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

What about distance learning?

All the requirements outside of the intensive weekends are completed in your own home setting. They include writing a spiritual autobiography; seeing a dream counselor or analyst; practicing group and individual projective dream work; submitting written case studies according to the Haden Institute guidelines; and writing reports on the assigned reading and other topics.

Does the Haden Institute Dream Work Training offer certification?

Yes. Those who successfully complete the training are awarded a diploma certifying that they have completed the two-year Dream Work Training at the Haden Institute. Those who already have a professional degree or state certification can use this practice in their vocation. Others can offer dream work through locally formed groups, a church, or other organization supporting dream work groups.

Who can receive a Certificate?

Participants who attend all the intensives, complete all the assigned work, and have had a final interview with their mentor will be awarded a certificate and a plaque from the Haden Institute. Participants who attend all intensives without completing all the distance learning work receive the Haden Institute plaque.

How long is the program?

The Dream Work Training Program is a two-year program, which includes six on-site intensives and distance learning.

When can participants enter the program?

Participants can enter the program in February or August of any year. The group with which you enter will be your core group for the two years.

How often do the intensives meet?

There are three intensives per year, usually in February, August and early December. If you miss an intensive, due to sickness or other reasons, you can make it up by attending a later intensive. The intensives normally begin late afternoon Thursday and conclude with breakfast Monday.

Where are the intensives held?

Intensives are held at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. Kanuga is one of the best conference center settings in the U.S. It is located on a 1400-acre campus in the North Carolina mountains with a lake, hiking trails, and good accommodations with many fireplaces and rocking chairs.

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Allen Proctor, Director Haden Institute

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