“The hope is to stimulate the creation of new meanings, to foster the unfolding of the patient’s dream, not to nail it down,” writes Barbara Stevens Sullivan in The Mystery of Analytical Work: Weavings from Jung and Bion.
This experiential course will utilize right-brain writing strategies that serve to “foster the unfolding” of inklings, dust motes, and hunches emanating from our right-brain that “thinks” in images and metaphor. We will discuss Winnicot’s stance on “unfolding” as it resonates with Sullivan’s thought in relation to our own discoveries.
The focus of this course will be two-fold informed by a process of immersion and surfacing. We will discover and explore filaments of our own internal “dreams” by an immersion in right-brain writing strategies. We will then “surface” and think together about the relationship between what we have learned from getting to know our own experience and how this process may resonate to our work with patients in the consulting room.
Three Fridays: September 29, October 6, 13; 1—4 pm