This seminar will include practical techniques for analyzing the dreams of patients as well as information for the homeopath to work with his or her own dreams. It will help the practitioner become more aware of the levels of the psyche and increase the ability to utilize dreams in homeopathic practice. Dreamwork will stimulate deeper communication with clients and help in perceiving what needs to be healed in each individual case. There will be time in the seminar for demonstration of dream analysis.
It is highly recommended that seminar participants keep a journal of their dreams for a few weeks before the beginning of the seminar. Those who don’t remember any dreams can keep a journal of their personal feelings and insights.
How to use dreams in your homeopathic practice
- To find the remedy
- Help understand the patient more deeply
- To follow the healing process
The seminar will cover:
- The process of dream analysis appropriate for homeopathic case takin
- The anatomy of the psyche from a Jungian perspectiv
- Understanding Archetypes & their relationship to homeopathic remedies
- How to increase sensitivity to the dream state by working with your own dreams
- The “waking dream” symbolism and active imagination as techniques for understanding the psyche
- Understanding the relationship between physical symptoms and dream symbolism
Jane Tara Cicchetti has been practicing homeopathy for over 25 years and is an internationally known teacher and writer on the integration of Jungian psychology and homeopathy. She has undergone over 15 years of clinical supervision with a Jungian analyst and is the author of Dreams, Symbols, and Homeopathy, Archetypal Dimensions of Healing. Her book, which is one of the first to bring homeopathy in line with modern psychology, is available in German as well as English.
Jane is currently working on a second book, Psyche, Matter, and Homeopathy, and is conducting a global proving incorporating Jungian guidelines for dream interpretation.
“A DREAM, VISION OR VIVIDLY REMEMBERED CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE CAN SYMBOLICALLY REPRESENT THE TEMPLATE FOR THE PERSONS ENTIRE LIFE. THEREFORE, IT CAN, WHEN TAKEN IN CONTEXT OF THE WHOLE CASE- GIVE VALUABLE CLUES TO THE RED THREAD RUNNING THROUGH THE CASE AND INDICATE THE REMEDY.” JANE TARA CICCHETTI
“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.” Carl Jung
SUGGESTED READING AND REFERENCES
- Chevalier, Jean and Gheerbrant, Alain, Dictionary of Symbols, New York, NY, Penguin Books USA Inc.,1996.
This is the best dictionary of symbols that I know of. It includes meanings from many different times and cultures and avoids the trap of “this symbol means that”.
- Cicchetti, Jane, Dreams, Symbols, and Homeopathy, Archetypal Dimensions of Healing, Berkley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 2003.
- Edinger, Edward F. Ego and Archetype, Boston, MA, Shambhala, 1992.
A Jungian primer on the development of the ego and it relationship to the archetypal sphere.
- Jung, C.G., Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Vintage Books, New York 1989
Jung’s autobiography. An important “read this first” book for entry into the mind of Jung.
- Von Franz, Marie-Louise and Fraser Boa, The Way of the Dream, Conversations on Jungian Dream Interpretation, Boston, Mass, shambhala, 1994.
Based on a film series of Marie-Louise von Franz interpreting dreams. Highly recommended for anyone interested in using dreams. Clear and easy to use.
- Whitmont, M.D., Edward C. The Alchemy of Healing, Psyche and Soma Berkeley CA, North Atlantic Books, 1993.
Chapters 6-8 on illness and healing are especially relevant.