Archetypal Dreamwork Retreats
An Archetypal Dreamwork retreat is an opportunity to step into an intimate group setting to explore the deep intentions of the dream. Each group is led by experienced teachers trained in this specific way of working with dreams and groups.
In a retreat, each participant is given the opportunity to step into an embodiment of a cluster of dreams through string work. This process is similar to psychodrama except it uses the elements of the dream. In String Work, people in the group stand in for and enact different parts of a particular dreamer's cluster of dreams.
In the intimacy of the group, the string work can open the deeper levels of learning, feelings and experience of the dreams for the dreamer. For those who step into another's dreams, the learning is also deeply profound. Participants have often told me that they learned as much about their own work by participating in someone else's string work as when they stepped into their own string work session.
Retreats and Presentations Experience
I have led Archetypal Dreamwork Retreats since 2004, beginning at the North of Eden Retreat Center and I have also trained teachers in string work and groups since 2008.
Santa Cruz, CA
with Katherine Bell
with Bill St.Cyr and
Darren and Beth Jakubec
Breitenbush Retreat Center
near Portland, OR
with Bill St.Cyr
Santa Fe, NM
with Bill St.Cyr,
and Tias Little
with Susan Walden, Bill St.Cyr
Current Classes and Programs
- Student of the Dream Dreamer's Online Program: with Bill St.Cyr, 2015-present.
- Student of the Dream Practitioner's Online Program: with Bill St.Cyr, 2015-present.
- Writing Vertically Online Writing and Dreams Program: 2016-present
Past Retreats and Presentations
- New Orleans Retreats and Dream Conferences: with Rodger Kamenetz, Kezia Kamenetz and Bill St.Cyr, 2014 to 2015.
- North of Eden Retreat Center: Retreat Group Leader, two to six retreats per year, 2004 to 2014.
- North of Eden Retreat Center: Couple's Group Leader 2011 to 2014.
- Art and The Practice of Presence: Art Workshop with Karla Van Vliet, 2012.
- Kripalu Yoga and Health Center: with Christa Lancaster, Marc Bregman and Bill St.Cyr, Annual Retreat 2010 to 2013.
- Esalen Institute: with Christa Lancaster, Marc Bregman, Bill St.Cyr and Robin Chase, Annual Retreat 2011 to 2013.
- Hollyhock Retreat Center, BC: with Christa Lancaster, Marc Bregman and Bill St.Cyr Annual Retreat 2012 to 2013.
- Symposium for the Study of Myth: Pacifica Graduate Institute and the Joseph Campbell Foundation with Bill St.Cyr, 2012
- Telluride Weekend Retreat: with Christa Lancaster, Marc Bregman and Bill St.Cyr Annual Retreat 2010 to 2014.
- Château St-Ferriol, France: with Christa Lancaster, Marc Bregman and Bill St.Cyr, 2011
- Formaser in Barcelona, Spain hosted by mondesomnis: with Christa Lancaster, Marc Bregman and Bill St.Cyr, 2011.
- London, UK: with Christa Lancaster, Marc Bregman and Bill St.Cyr, 2011.
- One World Festival, Italy: with Bill St.Cyr and Ellen Leonard, 2011.
- International Association for the Study of Dreams: with Bill St.Cyr, Netherlands, 2011 and Ashville, NC 2010.