October 12, 2018
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Laura Grace
Laura V. Grace will delve into the realm of nightmares blending Jungian and somatic perspectives. Combining James Hillman’s and Marion Woodman’s approach to disturbing dream images, Laura will demonstrate how Jung’s belief that “the symbols of the Self arise in the depths of the body” can lead to transformation. Extracting from her new book: Dreams: Soul-Centered Living in the 21st Century, A Depth Psychological and Somatic Approach to Transformation*, Laura will teach dreamers how nightmares are the most powerful dreams they will ever experience and how frightening dream images are “supportive screams” from the unconscious. Safely facing the fear, defusing dread, and working with a friendly dream figure will also be addressed.
*Will be available for purchase at presentation.
DreamTending by Stephen Aizenstat
“Embodied Dreams” article in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformation through Dance, Yoga and Touch. University of Illinois Press, Chicago, IL, 2015. Jeanne Schul
About the Instructor
Laura V. Grace, Ph.D. (c), is the producer of the Central Coast Women’s Symposium and Jungian practitioner in San Luis Obispo. As an active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Laura has taught more than two hundred courses on the transforming power of nighttime dreams. Her Waking Dreaming™ and Somatic Dream Expression™ methodologies embody the soma/psyche/spirit connection and teaches dreamers how dream images, being alive in the body, can be used for healing and transformation. Laura is currently getting her doctorate in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA and just finished writing a book on dreams titled Dreams: Soul-Centered Living in the 21st Century, A Depth Psychological and Somatic Approach to Transformation. www.lauragrace.net, www.centralcoastwomen.com