Dream Sharing Workshop


Dream Sharing Workshops
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Learn about yourself and how to work on life's problems in your sleep. The world of dreams can enhance self-awareness when you learn to explore and uncover the many layers of meanings and messages each dream provides. A trained facilitator teaches skills for deciphering dream language in a safe, supportive space for self-reflection and group connection. Classes include didactics, research and plenty of experiential learning.

Workshops include multiple methods understanding dreams, techniques to remember dreams, and how the Western cultural perspective of understanding dreams differs from that in other cultures. Each participant will share at least two of their own dreams with the group and engage in a group process of discernment and discussion regarding the potential meanings of each dream. Participants learn about themselves from their own dream as well as from other’s dreams. These workshops are not therapy groups. 

Location:                            Crossbridge Counseling, Crossbridge Office Park
                                                 2000 S. Winton Rd. Bldg. 4. First Floor, Brighton 14618

Facilitator:                         Lynn Acquafondata, LMHC, D.Min

Dates and Cost:              Four weeks for $140, Six weeks $160

Participants                     Classes available for the general public, as well classes for credit for licensed clinicians.

Registration:                     Call or email for more information. 585-330-1340 or email [email protected]

Dream Classes for the non-clinicians  will provide a safe, supportive space to learn more about dreaming and about yourself.

Dream Classes for Clinicians include didactics, research and plenty of experiential learning. 

Total CEs                                         9 credits for 6 week class available to LMHCs and LCATs.

Objectives:   After this workshop clinicians will: 

  • Be able to identify multiple methods of deciphering dream language.
  • Experience the power of sharing one's own dream in a group setting and receiving input.
  • Recognize, utilize and be able to teach clients ways to remember and participate in one’s own dreaming process. 
  • Recognize appropriate dynamics for group dream work. 
  • Have acquired skills in the process of assisting others to decipher their own dreams. 
  • Understand the differences between Freudian and Jungian dream analysis. 
  • Have completed a content analysis of their own dreaming. 
  • Be able to normalize rather than pathologize their clients’ unusual dreams through the use of language metaphor. 
  • Understand the unique Western cultural perspective on the topic of dreams and dreaming, and how this perspective differs in other societies.  Participants will understand how these perspectives shape who we understand ourselves to be. Participants will begin to understand how we can learn from cultures different from our own. 

Crossbridge Counseling is approved to provide continuing education credits for this course to LMHCs through the New York State Mental Health Counselors Association. 

Kinections Creative Arts Therapies is recognized by the New York State Education’s Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing  education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0033.
Kinections is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (ACEP™)  #5767.


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