- April 18, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ryan Maher, LCPC
This experiential workshop examines how dreams have influenced human experience and development, ways dreams can deepen and energize the therapy process, and what recent research in neuroscience indicates for the future of dream work. Jung’s invaluable insights into dreams are examined, particularly through his conceptualization of the personal and collective unconscious, the archetypes, and complexes. In addition, we look at the work of Robert Bosnak and his idea of “embodied imagination” as well as Eugene Gendlin’s “focusing oriented dreamwork”. Integrating dreamwork with therapy for clients who have a traumatic background is also explored. This is a highly dynamic workshop that includes discussion, film, and image making. You will leave with fresh ideas and specific ways to work with dreams to promote creativity and generate meaning and insight.
About the Instructor
Ryan is psychotherapist based in Chicago and the creator of Inner World Therapy. He works with adults, adolescents, and couples navigating life stressors, conflicts, anxiety, depression, and general unfulfillment. Additional concerns frequently include relationships, spiritual/existential crises, grief, lack of meaning/purpose, impulsive and/or compulsive patterns, and major life transitions. Ryan also specializes in working with adults who experienced difficult childhoods and relational trauma. He brings warmth, compassion, and an affirming energy to the therapy process.
Ryan has spent a significant amount of time living and studying in different countries and values the diversity in human experience and culture. As a certified yoga teacher, he has over a decade of experience working with the mind-body relationship. Ryan is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed the Jungian Psychotherapy Program at the Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a member of The Breathe Network, the National Board of Certified Counselors, and the American Counseling Association and is an affiliate member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.