Embodied String(work) Theory
Learn how to work with dreams
in a group setting through “Strings”:
a unique way of Embodying the Dream
In this class, we are going to explore opening our intuitive knowing and unique ways of working with dreams, through the lens of String Work – the process of working with dreams through a kind of Dream Embodiment/Psycho-Drama in group settings.
Exploring the process of opening dreams in a group setting can teach us and deepen our own intuitive ways of working with dreams – with our dreamers both in group process and in individual sessions.
To be clear, the main intention to work with “strings” is not just about learning strings, but about using strings to learn more deeply about working with dreams in whatever setting we choose. For both Bill and I, our felt knowing of the work was definitely deepened through the process of learning “String Work”.
The intention is to deepen your work with others in any setting.
The process of becoming a dream practitioner begins, as always, with a foundation in our own personal work with dreams.
It is important to have a curiosity and understanding/gnostic knowing of our personal dialect with our dreams, and how this changes. Having this as our foundation helps us to be present with ourselves while we are being present with a dreamer who is learning their own personal dialect with their dreams. In our practicums, we have been exploring this as well as exploring what happens for us as we stand with another; where are our strengths when working with another and where are the places where we struggle to be with the dreamer. And the power of working these edges.
Through working with strings, we will open issues that as dream practitioners we are sure to face into with dreamers.
Issues such as trauma (including specific kinds of trauma), becoming, breaking old stories, growing courage and inner trust to step into new stories as the dreams unfold them.
Just as we hope to help dreamers deepen their own intuitive knowing as led by their dreams, so we will deepen our intuitive knowing to work with dreamers. We will have opportunities to learn different ways of being with dreamers and ourselves in different situations – for example, when we are triggered, scared, excited, wanting the dreamer to move faster then they want to (or can), keeping up with the dreamer or when the dreamer is triggered, scared, excited, etc.
Having our own work deepened.
Just as having our own work deepened, enlivened, challenged, made clear, have space by working with our dreams in group with strings, so we can have our work deepened in the same way by learning who we are as practitioners through the practice of learning strings.
In this course, we will work with you to learn through experiential work both the practice of string work, but more deeply through the practice of string work, deeper ways of being with ourselves whilst working with another. We will learn about our connections to our intuition, our inherent ways of being collaborative with dreamers and their dreams and how all of this creates the magic and alchemy that is dream work.
The seminar will consist of two parts:
- We will meet once a month in a two-hour seminar (online) to string together dreams and pieces we have written. In each seminar, I will work with three to four writers.
- Weekly online check-ins. We will have our own private Facebook Group Page where we will post pieces every other week. I will offer “feedback” on your pieces about where to open your writing, places to deepen, questions for different perspectives.
Note: This will be an intimate group of no more that 10 to 12 folks.
2nd Trimester String(work) Theory Class Dates
- Nov 29th – Wednesday 7pm EST – Intro Seminar
- Dec 2nd – Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm EST – Practicum
- Dec 13th – Wednesday 7pm EST – Seminar
- Dec 16th – Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm EST – Practicum
- Jan 10th – Wednesday 7pm EST – Seminar
- Jan 16th – Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm EST – Practicum
- Jan 24 th – Wednesday 7pm EST – Seminar
- Jan 27th – Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm EST – Practicum
- Feb 7th – Wednesday 7pm EST – Seminar
- Feb 10th – Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm EST – Practicum
- Feb 21st – Wednesday 7pm EST – Final Seminar of Trimester
- Feb 24th – Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm EST – Final Practicum of Trimester
Note: All classes will be recorded.
TUITION RATES, FROM $97/Month.
21 Certificate of Study Hours per Trimester
For information about other classes, see the links below on our Students of the Dream Website.
Sue Scavo and Bill St.Cyr
This class is for practitioners and therapists who would like to learn how to work with dreams in this way AND for dreamers who are curious about the “how” of Embodied Dreamwork.
We have found that the group process can be profound and powerful and deeply supportive. The heart and intention of our online Dreamer’s Gathering is to create a community and a safe environment in which to explore the realm of our dreams together. We offer a container for that exploration as well as guidance with the dreams with the intention of supporting the dreamer’s inner work.
Certificate of Study Programs
We have several levels of Certificate of Study programs available for those who are interested in learning the foundational elements of