This one day seminar is dedicated to exploring and discussing ideas and concepts about the nature of dreaming, its significance in our lives and its significance in terms of our mental wellbeing. The seminar will be complimented by an exhibition of art by Patricia Fitzgerald and Helen O Connell. The paintings and sculpture will serve to provide visual respresentations of spoken dreamscapes.
The significance of dreaming can be traced throughout historical, religious and anthropological archives. Records of dream interpretations appear in writings as far back as the ancient Sumarians and Egyptians, in the Hindu, Buddist and Christian tradition
and in aboriginal, Mexican and native American culture.
We may dismiss our dreams, be alarmed by nightmares or consult dream dictionaries to decipher their meanings but we are not unaware of the fact that we dream and are often confounded by them. Are dreams a portal to another realm, the royal road to the unconscious mind as Sigmund Freud described or simply an artifact of night time brain activity, a neural activity filing away and storing the memories of the day?
The seminar will be of interest not only to professionals working in the area of mental health and wellbeing but also to anyone with an interest in the topic.
The Irish Forum of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) are hosting this seminar to mark their annual congress. 6 CPD points have been awarded for the day by the Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP).
The day will be led by
Marian Dunlea – a Jungian analyst and head of the BodySoul Europe training programme
Ross Skelton – Professor (emeritus) of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis at Trinity College, Dublin
Anne Murphy – clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist
Donna Redmond – Registered practitioner with and Chair of the Irish Forum of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP)
Rob Weatherilll – practising and supervisory analyst in Dublin.
Fee: €80 or €60 for students.