This program will not be recorded
‘To understand the dream’s meaning I must stick as close as possible to the dream image.’ C. G. Jung, CW 16, para.320
C. G. Jung was one of the first to explore the projection of personal and patient symbols through creative expression. In The Red Book, Jung expressed many visions and images that he projected into drawings, but he would not identify what he was doing as art. Jung believed his drawings were a direct expression of his unconscious and later his collective unconscious. In addition to Jung’s drawings, the descent into his unconscious led to the development of his central concepts of active imagination and the process of individuation.
Similar to Jung, our regular contact with the unconscious is through dreams and the symbols and images that emerge from our personal and collective unconscious.
This class will be didactic and experiential and will mirror Jung’s process of learning to value active imagination and the creative expression of symbols and images for dream amplification and interpretation. Participants will sketch, draw mandalas, shape clay and dialogue with their dream images and symbols. YouTube videos will also be recommended to enhance participant knowledge.
** Participants are asked to bring dreams that can be shared in a group setting, a notebook/journal, pen, pencil, paper plate, enough modeling clay to hold in your hands, pastels or crayons and drawing paper large enough to contain a 12 inch paper plate circle. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in this class.
Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, NCPsyA, LP, MT-BC, is a licensed Jungian Analyst trained at the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, a licensed clinical social worker, and board certified music therapist. Certifications are held in therapeutic art techniques, imagery and music and spirituality. She is a staff member at Rutgers University, the New York C.G. Jung Foundation, the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the Institute of Expressive Analysis of New York and serves as Board President for the New York C.G. Jung Foundation. Dr. Selinske received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a certified teacher and administrator. She has worked in numerous clinical setting, taught all levels of education and has facilitated workshops, retreats, staff trainings and therapeutic groups. She has worked in Hospice and has a special connection to those in the end stages of life.
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