Working with dreams, with Andrew Bryant, Truro, February 24th
“I dream I am in a high, glass-walled building, commanding 360 degree views over the entire city. In the centre of the building is a floor-to-ceiling column of books. I discover I work here, and I’m on my lunch break. Sitting down to eat, I look at my plate and see nothing there but peas and earth, which I scrape into the bin…”
What can we make of this dream, or any dream our patients bring? How can we decide what meaning a dream should be ascribed? What ideas can we lean on to guide our understanding and handling of dreams? Are they wishes fulfilled, as Freud thought, or a response to random neurological stimuli? Do we try to interpret them, or do we leave the patient room to make their own associations? The clinical setting is a space where dreams can be explored, and this workshop will focus on the place of dreams within that encounter.
Andrew Bryant is a psychotherapist in private practice, and with the Site SW Psychoanalytic Clinic. He trained with the Site and is an actively involved member of the organisation. A practicing artist, Andrew has a long standing interest in visual art, and is a keen surfer.
The first floor training room, the Library, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall
Cost and booking
The standard rate is £25 per workshop, with a concessionary rate of £10.
We have introduced a reduced rate for multiple bookings:
1 session: £25 (£10 for Concessions)
2 sessions: £45 (£15 for Concessions)
How to Book
Please pay the sum due by electronic transfer of funds to: Unity Trust Bank, The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Sort code: 60-83-01; Account No: 20099428.
Please insert your name as reference and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org when the funds have been transferred.
Workshops run from 1.00 – 4.00pm, with a short break at 2.30.
The Winter Series continues on 10 March:
In the Aftermath of a Suicide, Karen Jackson