In the Haden Institute Dream Work course, we use the foundational psychological concepts of Carl Jung to teach that dreams can hold keys to greater health and wholeness. Nightly dreams are sometimes dismissed as fantasy or meaningless – inconsequential to waking life. At Haden, we teach that dream images, stories, and emotions carry important messages for the deep inner work that brings us into greater consciousness. Dream work is a process of translating insights, solutions, challenges, affirmations, or revelations offered by dream images and stories into waking life understandings. Working with dreams opens a communication channel between the conscious and unconscious worlds, allowing us to use dream messages for healing inner wounds, increasing self-awareness, understanding our life purpose, and problem solving in our waking life. Because dreams use the language of symbol and metaphor, decoding the messages is best done with a dream worker or in a dream group. The Haden Institute 2-year Dream Work Course prepares our graduates to do this work.
Therapists, spiritual directors, and life coaches use dream work to expand their client offerings. Individuals use dream work in groups and with others to build community and connection on the journey toward living more fully and joyfully each day.
Experiential teachings include the amplification and integration of dream images through creative expression and embodiment. We study poetry, fairy tales, and myth to reveal the universal stories depicted in dreams. Participant groups are led by trained mentors who serve as guides throughout the course.
Two Learning Formats
Six 4-Day Weekend Intensives over two years, Small Group meetings with Mentors, Large Group Lectures, Distance Learning Assignments
Entry dates: February and August annually, Intensives held at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC
Small Group Cohorts meet every other week on Tuesdays, 3 to 6 pm Eastern, with Mentors and Faculty, 36 meetings over two years, Faculty discussions of video content
Entry dates: Annually in August
In this course, we explore:
Including methods for decoding the symbols and metaphors from dream stories into conscious understanding.
Self-awareness is the key to psycho-spiritual maturity and we focus on learning methods for increased self-awareness and integrating new understandings into greater waking life health and wholeness.
Working with others
Including practicing dream work in groups and with individuals.