Winter invites us to go inward and reflect. What a beautiful way to tend to our inner landscape by studying the unconscious mind and dreamscape. Why humans dream is one of behavioral science's great unanswered questions. Dreams have a purpose and can send us messages about self-improvement, the future, or whispers of our ancestral past. Research demonstrates that dreaming mediates memory consolidation and mood regulation. It also helps with emotional processing. It's common to dream about significant events from waking life. Strong negative emotional states like anxiety and stress are also processed in dream states.
Carl Jung saw dreams as the psyche's attempt to communicate important things to the individual, and a way to study collective and individual unconscious material that impact personality and purpose. In alignment with Jungian Psychology, in this course we will practice lucid dreaming and dream exploration. Lucid dreaming most commonly occurs during late stage REM sleep, where a dreamer is aware that they are asleep, but through practice can control events within their dreams and waking states.
Dr. Anna Marie Dinallo has spent the past 10 years cross-training in the fields of psychology, counseling, and acupuncture to refine her trauma-informed healing arts. She has practiced shamanic constellation for seven years. She holds a Ph.D. and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. With humility, she offers a de-colonial, heart-centered training that blends shamanic practices, integrity, and years of experiences treating trauma, phobias, and fears. As a licensed counselor, massage therapist, and artist, she is passionate about building bridges between healing professions.