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The Interpretation of Dreams

Dreams as a Path to Personal Authority

 

The Interpretation of Dreams
Dreams as a Path to Personal Authority

with James Hollis, Ph.D.

We spend up to a third of our lives in the underworld of sleep, and we average six dreams per night. While many psychologists find such autonomous psychic production the random firing of neurons, careful observers, equipped with a knowledge of metaphor and symbol, discern that careful tracking of these phenomena leads us to perspectives on our lives far different from that observed by the ego. In this course we will learn dream theory, methods of interpretation, and actual practice working together on dream material.



What makes human dreams so remarkable
How did Freud and Jung view dreams differently
How you can gain more personal authority by paying attention at your dreams
What are the four main types of dreams
What are the most useful techniques for interpreting your dreams

Your Instructor


James Hollis, Ph.D.
James Hollis, Ph.D.

James Hollis, Ph. D., was born in Springfield, Illinois, graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82).

He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas for many years and now is Executive Director of the Washington Jung Society. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation.Additionally, he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

He lives with his wife Jill, an artist and retired therapist, in Washington, DC. Together they have three living children and eight grand-children.

He has written a total of fifteen books and over fifty articles.The books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, and Czech.



Therapists, counselors, coaches, and caregivers who want to enrich their work with their clients
Everybody who wants to lay claim to their personal authority
Those who wish to find a wise counselor who will comment on how they are conducting their lives
Anyone who wishes to restore a sense of mystery and challenge to their life
Those who find their life blocked and wish to consider other ways of seeing their choices

"James Hollis has a wonderful ability to bring Jungian concepts and ideas down to a very practical, personal level. Wonderful experience!"

- Michael , Course Participant

"The whole thing was fascinating! Dr. Hollis has such a clear and gentle way of making complex material relevant and understandable. I’m a practicing psychotherapist and I feel like this, my first real exposure to Jungian material, has given me a new pair of glasses and I’m seeing things from a whole new vantage point. I want more!"

- Julianna, Course Participant

"A wonderful open, rich, and spontaneous series explaining the nature and history of dreams – and us!"

- Anne, Course Participant

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The Interpretation of Dreams will open on March 7, 2018. You can take the course at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to the course.
What if I want a refund?
We are happy to issue a refund within the first 30 days.
What equipment/tools will I need to complete the course?
Access to a computer, an email account, and an eager and open mind!
What skills will this course teach me?
How to approach dreams, how to sit with their ambiguity, how to discern recurrent motifs. Most of all, it can teach us the reality of a powerful source of insight, wisdom, and direction which lies within all of us.
Will I be able to ask the instructor questions?
Yes, about the content of the lecture, not specific images in your dreams. The instructor will answer selected questions. There's no guarantee that your question will be chosen.
Can I share my dreams in the Comments and will the instructor interpret them?
No, dreams will not be posted. Your dreams are too personal, and there is no therapeutic privacy on the internet. Your privacy is paramount.
Can I comment on other course participants dreams if they post them in the comments?
No, we ask that no one post their dreams here as this is not a private, confidential dream therapy group. We are here to educate, not do therapy.
Why can't I remember my dreams?
No one knows, but we are more likely to remember them if we lie there awhile upon waking and call up images which linger. Writing them down at that moment makes it far more likely that you will remember them.
Is it worthwhile to go back and look at older dreams, even those months old?
Yes, many times one can see how the psyche seemingly "knows" certain things long before they reach the threshold of consciousness. Also, one may also see how the attitude of the psyche toward certain images or issues is evolving over time.
Will I get access to the full course all at once?
Yes.
What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact oxana@jung.org. Thanks!
 


  • 70 minutes of focused presentation
  • Video recording of each class
  • Audio files to download on your digital devices and listen at your convenience
  • Audio recording of the live Q&A session
  • Quick Interpretation Guide so you can start tracking your dreams; The Quick Guide give you space for recording and exploring your dream. It also prompts you with powerful questions to contemplate your dream
  • Community Board where you can leave your comments and ask questions
  • Graphics with quotes from the course that you can share on your social media
  • Transcripts of all classes; We’ve designed your transcripts with clear formatting, space for you to take notes and helpful highlight quotes so you’ll have the information easily accessible
WHY THE TRANSCRIPT IS ESSENTIAL



  • The transcript makes it easier to integrate new concepts. You can also go back and double check citations and names that are mentioned
  • Having the transcripts allows you to jot your notes on how you’re going to use the ideas rather than transcribing the class
  • Some people simply learn better by reading than by listening or watching.
  • You will be able to print out and share techniques presented in the session with your patients

"Dr. Hollis is a gem: a brilliant thinker and writer. It is a treasure to have any interaction with him, and a valuable experience to have him share his vast knowledge and great expertise."

- Rick, Course Participant

"Dr. Hollis has inspired me to deepen my dream work."

- David, Course Participant

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