Jungian Therapy, Jungian Analysis, New York

Jungian Dream Interpretation
Online audio classes with active student discussion:
C. G. Jung Foundation
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Spring, 2016: begins April 13th
Five consecutive Tuesdays,
7.00 - 8.30 pm, Eastern Time, USA
(On April 13th the class will open at 6.30 so that, if necessary, you can test your equipment.)

Instructor: Maxson J. McDowell, PhD

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We don't know where dreams come from but, from experience, we know their purpose. They show us the next possible step in our developing consciousness. They warn us if we are going astray, encourage us if we need it, and offer penetrating insights into our confusion. To interpret dreams we need to integrate different ways of knowing: we have to be disciplined and logical but also emotional and feeling; we have to use creative intuition and we have to use our body and its sensations. Each interpretation is like a miniature individuation journey: we have to enter the dream world ("not knowing" and tolerating the anxiety of that), immerse ourselves in the images and their associations, before we use ego skills to make sense of the dream. Then we have to return to our day-time life and try to integrate new-found insights there.

This class is fun. Expect to participate actively. We combine our insights and feel success when the class as a whole recognizes an answer and feels a deepening of consciousness.

Each evening is like a detective story. We interpret knowing only the dreamer's age and gender. When finished, we compare our interpretation with other information about the dreamer. This checks the validity of the technique.

This class is equally suitable for newcomers to dream analysis and people who have been in analysis or taken other classes. We will not work with class members' dreams. Please bring a dream, with permission, from a family member or a friend.

How do I participate?

Classes begin promptly: please enter before the hour. Click here for complete instructions for entering class. On the first session of the two classes the classroom will open 20 minutes early for people who may need to test or adjust their connection.

Please refer to the readings and read as much as you can before the first class.

Please email a dream, to the instructor, from a consenting friend or relative. If possible ask the dreamer for his or her associations to the main images and note these down.

This is exclusively a class, not therapy. We will not use participants' own dreams.



How do I Register?

Each course is $150 for the general public and $125 for members of the C.G. Jung Foundation.

The full fee must be paid at time of registration. For online registration using any credit card: . You may also register by mail, by telephone or fax with your MasterCard or Visa, or in person Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Telehone: 212-697-6430

Fax: 212-953-3989

Mail/In person (make checks payable to the C.G. Jung Foundation):

C.G. Jung Foundation, 28 East 39th St, New York, NY 10016.

Your registration must include your current email address and phone number. The Foundation will send you a "Jungian.Dream.Analysis" email and you must reply to confirm receipt.

Class size limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. No refunds will be issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.



What equipment do I need?

  • You will need broadband connection, e.g. DSL or cable, and a Mac or PC computer.

  • For easy use and best sound, please buy a plug-and-play USB microphone-headphone. You can order it online, for example from Amazon or Best Buy, for about $35. By using a USB headset you make it easier for everyone to talk.

  • You can instead use any computer with a good microphone and speakers.

  • Or you can use a telephone for the audio connection. If you use your telephone you also should be logged in via your computer. Be aware of long-distance charges.