This 4-session class will prepare you for a deep dive into personal or group dreamwork. You’ll learn about the basics of the Jungian perspective… the structure of the psyche…the role of dreaming and dreamwork… the archetypal process of personal and collective individuation…and the innate spirituality in this transformational work. Dream stories and embodied learning activities lock in the concepts.
Your practice includes learning how to remember and record your dreams for present and future insight. You’ll interact with dreams to discover their meanings, and you’ll find ways to work, play, and pray with dreams to integrate their wisdom into your waking life.
You’ll need: a copy of “A Field Guide to Dreaming” (download for free on the Home page) and a few simple materials: journal (the same one you use for waking life), crayons or colored pencils, inexpensive watercolors, tape, and scissors.
Dates and Times: Choose either daytime or evening Tuesday daytime: 12:30-2:00 EST : June 22 and 29, July 6 and 13 Tuesday evenings: 7:00-8:30 EST: July 20 and 27, August 3 and 10
Fee: $100 (Venmo: @FirebyNight Paypal: Fire by Night Dreamwork)
Note: This course will be live on Zoom. While you’re strongly encouraged to participate in real time, classes will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person.
Bonus: After you complete this class, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your first package of group or personal dreamwork.
AND for your ongoing enlightment -- Join the Oneira Book Club - a monthly opportunity for discussion and delight Beginning in July with Jeremy Taylor's amazing book The Wisdom of Your Dreams We'll spend two months on each book, with optional practice and fun between meetings. Fee: $ 10 per meeting Waived if you enroll in "Summer Camp" (see above) or a fall Dream Group... OR if you persuade a friend to enroll in either one!
Dates and times to be announced soon
Dreamwork Topics for a Presentation, Workshop, Series or Retreat
Introduce dreamwork to your tribe. This is a wonderful resource to offer as a church retreat, an experiential workshop, a small group study, or a formal presentation.
You can choose a topic below or I can design a program to fit your needs. Whether learning the basics of Jungian dream theory or experiencing immersive dreamwork, your people will discover a powerful practice and a vital way to connect at soul level.
Night Wisdom for Daily Living: Practical Dreamwork for Busy Souls Discover the basics of dreamwork through lecture, simple activities, and storytelling. You’ll learn the “4R” method for working and playing with your dreams, and you’ll practice moving from dream image to waking life connections. Adaptable to include art, writing, and group dreamwork components.
The Field Guide to Dreaming: Jungian Dreamwork Interested in learning the principles of dreamwork as taught by Carl Jung? Through a series of dream stories, we’ll explore the core principles of Jungian dreamwork. Includes powerpoint illustrations and time for questions.
Nightmares: Three Ways to Work with Midnight Emergence-ies When you’re in a state of panic, it’s hard to believe that nightmares can be your best teachers. Learn to invite calm and apply three proven strategies for discovering the waking-life truth that’s emerging through your dream-life emergency. Adaptable to include art and writing.
This is the Gate of Heaven! Dreams and Dreamers in Scripture When we consider the place of dreams, visions, and visitations are in the Bible, it’s clear that God often relies on the unconscious to wake people up. In this discussion-oriented presentation, we take a deeper look at Biblical dreams, exploring their spiritual, emotional, and social impact for the dreamers and their communities. Experiential components optional.
Dreams as Parables in the Gospel God is Writing Through Your Life This is an invitation to a radical revisioning of God’s presence in our lives. What happens to your story when you see your life as Gospel, and your dreams as parables in that Gospel? Dreams, synchronicities, and memory combine with metaphor, parable, and storytelling in this autobiographical exploration of Holy Wisdom. Works well as an experiential retreat.
My fee depends on several variables: contact me here to discuss your program.
“At our retreat, the content was excellent and informative; Laura’s leadership style was welcoming, joyful, and encouraging, and the written resources and art materials were excellent! I will spend more time with them. My experience was wonderful!” - B.M.
“Laura is a wonderful leader! I loved learning more about dreams: how to map them; great suggestions for keeping a dream journal; and sharing dreams in way that leads to insight and wonder.” H.H.
“Make the time to hear Laura share her invaluable wisdom, experience, and understanding of dreams and dreamwork.” - A.H.
“Laura helps you discover the Teacher Within." W.P.
Past Speaking Engagements
Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta: Dreamwork Intensive for spiritual direction faculty
Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville: Dreamwork as a Spiritual Practice Retreat
Nashville Public Library: Summer Lecture Series
Nashville Public Library: “Intro to Dreamwork” workshops at various branch libraries
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton OH: Night Wisdom Retreat
YMCA's After Breast Cancer Program: Dreams, Cancer, and Healing
St. Mary’s, Sewanee TN: Dreamwork Retreat
SoulFeast Conference, Lake Junaluska NC: Spirituality of Dreams workshop
IASD International Conference, Berkeley, CA: Nightmare Transformation Research Report
Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Retreat, Nashville: “God’s Forgotten Language”
Stillpoint Spiritual Academy, Nashville: Dreamwork Intensive for spiritual directors’ training
Weavings Symposium, Nashville: Encountering the Holy in Dreams