Living our Dreams
A workshop at Wellspring with Kim Ward and Maggie Mackechnie
6th and 7th October 2017
7-9pm on Friday 6th and 10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 7th October
Since time memorial, there have been many theories and methods for considering and working with dreams and dream-like material, as a way of tapping into other realms of consciousness, which carry messages for our lives and the lives of our communities – if only we can read their symbolic language.
The things we marginalise or neglect in our everyday lives often appear in our night time dreams and experiences as disturbances or dream figures, strange feelings and moods and stories which may even reach new and often mysterious resolutions. Concepts of the Dreambody (Arny Mindell) and Embodied dreams (Core Process) give us tools to reconnect with our night time dreams through bringing more awareness to our body experiences, the subtle sensations and perceptions we tend to marginalise in our everyday lives. Through connecting deeply to our body sensations and how we sense the world around us, gives us a better chance to comprehend our dreams, and gently wake up to their messages.
We will contemplate these more subtle experiences that manifest in our visual, auditory, kinesthetic and proprioceptive channels of awareness. And discover attitudes or meta-skills which can ease our access to the dreaming realms.
In this workshop lead by Kim and Maggie, we will create a space to share our dreams with other dreamers and learn to move between everyday reality and Dreaming. With the idea that reality has its roots in Dreaming, then surely reconnecting with our dreams can inform us or help us find a sense of direction in our broader lives, by making more conscious, the subtle connections between dreams, our relationships and the world around us.
Kim Ward works as a therapist and trainer of Process Work. For many years now she has looked to her dreams as guides for her life and helped others connect more deeply with different dimensions to add greater meaning and compassion to their daily living experiences.
Maggie MacKechnie is an experienced dream therapist and counsellor. She began in a therapeutic dream group with Dr Winifred Rushforth in 1977 and completed a dream work training in 1991.
Maggie has led small groups at Wellspring and in community settings as well as larger group events in residential conferences which have incorporated expressive arts, ceremony and performance.
Maggie trained as a Buddhist psychotherapist at Karuna Institute.
She has found that Tibetan Buddhism has given deeper meaning in work with her clients in that the function of symbols seems to integrate psyche, imagination and the sacred, and she would like to share this.
Fee: £60 or £45 Early Bird if paid by 6th August 2017
Maximum participants: 12