Fall 2017

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     September 9 Deep Dreaming – Fall series starts
November 11 Cooking Up Dreams
November 17 Beyond the Consulting Room—NCSPP event
December 9 Cooking Up Dreams



A Conversation with
Meredith Sabini, Ph.D.


$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.


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



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.







with Meredith Sabini

Saturday December 9


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.