Marcus West - Realising the full potential of dreams in clinical practice
This talk / workshop will offer a way of exploring the full potential of dreams, from the details of approaching dreams in the session (and other clinical issues relating to dreams) to outlining the different levels on which the dreams can be understood to apply. I hope to demonstrate how dreams most clearly elucidate the underlying patterns that structure our lives - the internal working models laid down in implicit memory.
It would be helpful if participants could bring a dream that they would like to work on (with as many associations to the dream as possible), as I intend to spend some time discussing and workshopping your examples.
Marcus West is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology working in private practice in West Sussex. He is UK Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and is past Chair of Psychotherapy Sussex. He is the author of a number of published papers, book chapters and three books: Understanding Dreams in Clinical Practice (2011); Feeling, Being and the Sense of Self (2007); and Into the Darkest Places - Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind (2016). He is also a trained EMDR therapist.