A 6-Week Evening Dream Group Experience for Writers, Artists, Storytellers, and Clinicians with Jill Fischer, PsyA, APRN, BC., IAAP

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This event is running from 31 March 2020 until 5 May 2020. It is next occurring on March 31, 2020 7:00 pm

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You are invited to join a small interactive dream group experience for writers, artists, storytellers and clinicians interested in exploring their own and the dreams of others. This is not a therapy group, but individuals will learn a method of working with dreams and the creative imagination that will enhance their understanding of how dreams can influence their creative projects. Clinicians will also learn to use this method in their work with clients.

During the dream group, you will be guided as you re-enter the landscape of your dreams. A slow and careful exploration of the dream images, from a variety of perspectives, elicits sensations and affective states that are experienced in the body. This work is known to lead to an increased depth of the creative imagination and a profound sense of one’s own humanity.

Dates and Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

March 31, 2020
April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
May 12, 2020

Cost: $200  12 Psychology, MHC and SW CEs offered ($10)


  1. To participate in a collaborative, interactive, dream group that will focus on exploring the creative imagination.
  2. To demonstrate the ability to re-enter the landscape of a dream using an Embodied Imagination® approach.
  3. To slowly and carefully explore dream images from a variety of perspectives while attending to sensations, affects, and transformative states experienced in the body.
  4. To discuss the concept of Dream Incubation and its implementation as part of the creative process.
  5. To develop a critical grasp of working with the creative imagination from a Jungian perspective.
  6.  To develop an understanding of what happens in the brain during sleep, how it affects dreaming, and the way we work with dreams.
  7. To develop an understanding of the phenomenology of dreaming.
  8. To critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of working with dreams from an embodied imagination perspective.
  9. To discuss the implications of working with the creative imagination from an embodied perspective.
  10. To distinguish between working with dreams and/or memories when involved in creative projects.
  11. To be able to bring an embodied approach to creative projects.
  12. To develop the facility to be flexible working with dreams in a clinical setting.

Suggested Readings:

  • Bosnak, R. (1986). The Little Course on Dreams. Boulder, CO: Shambala.
  • Bosnak, R. (1997). Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel. London: Routledge.
  • Chodorow, J. (Ed.) (1997). Jung on Active Imagination. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Jung, C.G. (1989). Memories Dreams Reflections. New York: Random House.
  • Lippmann, P. (2000). Nocturnes: On Listening to Dreams. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.
  • White, J. and Fischer, J. (2012). Embodied Imagination. In: D. Barret and P. McNamara (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams. Santa
  • Barbara: Greenwood Press, ABC-CLIO, LLC, 244-247.
  • Schooler, J.W., Mrazek, M. D., Franklin, M. S., Baird, B., Mooneyham, B., W., Zedelius, C., and Broadway, J.M. (2014). The Middle Way:
  • Finding the Balance Between Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 60, 1-33.
  • Oppezzo, M. and Schwartz, D. L. (2014). Give your ideas some legs: the positive effect of walking on creative thinking. Journal of Experimental
  • Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(4), 1142-1152.
  • Kaufman, S. B and Gregoire, C. (2015). Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. New York: Perigee.


Jill Fischer, PsyA, APRN, BC, IAAP, is a Jungian Analyst and a board certified advanced nurse practitioner with extensive experience working with individuals and groups both in-person and on the Internet using an Embodied Imagination approach to working with dreams and memories. She has presented papers and taught dreamwork worldwide. In addition, she is presently the Director of Clinical Services at the Santa Barbara and Malinalco Healing Sanctuaries and co-wrote the section on Embodied Imagination in Barrett, Diedre and McNamara, Patrick, editors. Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes]: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber, Greenwood, 2012. 


CE credits awarded upon attendance in its entirety
The C.G. Jung Institute-Boston is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions and requests for information, please contact psychology CE Chair, Dr. Francine Lorimer at 617 818 5587 or francine.lorimer@hotmail.com
For cancellation policy and registration, please visit the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston website, at cgjungboston.com. There is no known commercial support for this program


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