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Fall 2017

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     September 9 Deep Dreaming – Fall series starts
November 17 Beyond the Consulting Room—NCSPP event

December 9 NEXT: Cooking Up Dreams
 Dec 27-29 Year-End Dream Retreat, in Santa Rosa
     Jan 21, 2018 Lucid Dreaming with Robert Waggoner

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NEXT PROGRAM:

COOKING UP DREAMS

with Meredith Sabini

Saturday December 9

10am-1pm

Open to the public

$35-65 (sliding scale)

Imagine dreams are like bouillon cubes—very condensed and needing to simmer in warm water to release their nutrients. We need fresh ways of bringing dreams to life, and this metaphor of cooking suits dreams perhaps better than the intellectual interpretative approach often used. By stirring dream scenes, actions, and figures into the living medium of our lives, with the warmth of our interest and the fire of our imagination, meaning can emerge naturally. Bring dreams you are comfortable exploring, and we will choose and try out methods you can use on your own or with others, such as:

—reading a dream as a poem or play

—composing a synopsis of the dream

—writing out the “back story”

—having two characters dialogue

developing your own symbol glossary

 

Meredith Sabini, PhD, is a licensed psychologist (#7397) and director of The Dream Institute who specializes in dream consultation and leads monthly dream groups.

You may register by mail, email, telephone, or at the door.

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SEEING IN THE DARK

Year-end Retreat Meredith Sabini

Wednesday Dec 27 – Friday Dec 29 in Santa Rosa 

 

Need quiet time to recover from this chaotic year, to renew yourself, reflect, find your own center, and look ahead to 2018? This retreat, held in a lovely rural area of Sonoma County, offers a chance to enjoy nature walks, review your journal, meet with kindred souls, explore dreams. Open to novice and experienced seekers. Limited to 8 participants.

From Meredith:

I added this retreat to our calendar because it’s been such a difficult year and many of us feel the need for time away. Our usual retreat place, Mountain Home Ranch, went up in flames; this new place is easy to get to and close to nature. I think you’ll enjoy it. Locals are welcome to stay at home and attend daily meetings.

Lodging At the charming Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa. Rooms include use of sauna, hot tub, heated outdoor pool. Spa services available for a fee.

Meeting We gather three afternoons, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1–5:30pm, at a home in a nearby woodsy area to share and explore dreams, practice dream re-entry and meditation, amplify archetypal symbols, use art materials.

Free time Mornings and evenings are free to enjoy nature areas, read, rest, review your year’s journal, join others for a meal.

Nature areas You will be near Howarth Park, Spring Lake, Annadel State Park—all wonderful places to walk, hike, boat, picnic.

Meal options Good food at Flamingo’s poolside dining room 6am–10pm. Bring food from home; all rooms have refrigerators. Try restaurants in Montgomery Village, within walking distance; Copperfield’s Bookstore/café is also there. Great food-to-go at Oliver’s Market.

Transportation options Drive or carpool; take Golden Gate bus or the new Smart Train from San Rafael transit center. Uber from Flamingo to meeting place available daily.

Registration: two steps

  1. Call or email The Dream Institute to reserve your space. Pay ahead or upon arrival by check. Include your mailing address so we can send a printed map.
  2. Call the Flamingo Resort by Dec 21 (707) 545-8530 and book your room. Indicate you are part of “Dream Institute” group for reduced rate.

Fees

  1. Retreat fee $260 (payable by check to The Dream Institute).

You may attend just one or two days @$90/day.

  1. Flamingo room rate: $140/night (same for single or double occupancy).

 

Meredith Sabini, PhD, licensed psychologist and founder/director of The Dream Institute.

 

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LUCID DREAMING

with Robert Waggoner

Sunday January 21, 2018

1-4pm

More details to come.

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BEYOND THE CONSULTING ROOM:  
A Conversation with
Meredith Sabini, Ph.D.

7-9pm

$15 General Public
$12 NCSPP Members

For questions related to enrollment, contact Michele McGuinness at  415-496-9949.

NCSPP’s Pre-licensed Clinicians Committee invites you to the 21st in a series of conversations with experienced clinicians in the field of depth psychology. Join your colleagues for a stimulating evening of food, wine, and conversation with Dr. Meredith Sabini, a psychoanalytic psychologist (Lic #7397) in the field since 1972, a continuing education provider since 1997, and director of The Dream Institute in Berkeley.

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DEEP DREAMING – Fall series

Starts Saturday September 9
Also Oct 7, Nov 4, Next: Dec 2
with Meredith Sabini and Richard Russo

Sliding scale: $80-150 for series 1-4pm

Deep Dreaming is a unique process in which dreams are not consciously chosen but invited to come forth during a group meditation. We then listen to all of them repeated together as one big dream for the collective, and jointly explore its themes and imagery. The process lets us observe and participate in the unfolding morphogenetic field. Even though we look at the dreams for collective rather than personal implications, you will see your own in new light. Please see our website for articles and more complete description.

First-time attendees must come to the September meeting at 12:30pm for instructions about the process. No exceptions!

Meredith Sabini, PhD, is director of The Dream Institute and a licensed psychologist specializing in dream training and consultation.

Richard Russo, MA, is past president of International Association for the Study of Dreams, editor of Dreams Are Wiser Than Men, and Associate Director at The Dream Institute.

Sign up in advance by emailing or calling the office: 510-845-1767

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THE CRAFT of DREAMWORK
Becoming more versatile
in bringing dreams to life

Session I: September 22, 23
Session II: December 8, 9: POSTPONED
Session III: March 9, 10

Fridays 1–5pm  Saturdays 10–2
8 CEs     $200 per session (
CE certificate $25)

Series meets quarterly for two half-days.
Limited to 12 participants.

 

 

 

 

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COOKING UP DREAMS

with Meredith Sabini

Saturday December 9

10am-1pm

Open to the public

$35-65 (sliding scale)

Imagine dreams are like bouillon cubes—very condensed and needing to simmer in warm water to release their nutrients. We need fresh ways of bringing dreams to life, and this metaphor of cooking suits dreams perhaps better than the heady, intellectual interpretative approach more commonly used. By stirring dream scenes, actions, and figures into the living medium of our lives, with the warmth of our interest and the fire of our imagination, their meanings can emerge naturally. Bring dreams you are comfortable exploring, and we will choose and try out methods you can use on your own or with others, such as:

—reading a dream as a poem or play

—composing a synopsis of the dream

—writing out the “back story”

—having two characters dialogue

developing your own symbol glossary

Meredith Sabini, PhD, is a licensed psychologist (#7397) and director of The Dream Institute who specializes in dream consultation and leads monthly dream groups.

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