The Way of the Dream, Wednesday 4/12, 6-8 pm
A Heart-based approach to Dream Work
Drawing on principles from Dr. Stephen Aizenstat’s theory of Dream Tending, this workshop will explore an approach to dreams that includes attention to the imaginal field of the dream, including its setting, images, and story line. We relate to the offering of the dream by engaging ritual to companion its energy in our waking lives.
Participants will learn the following:
- Dream work does not require thought-based analysis.
- Dreams can affect us naturally without any effort on our part, other than our curiosity and attention.
- Dreams call us to relate to the larger energies of life. The energies that show up in a dream can shape and guide us.
- Relating intimately to the dream can be energizing and transformative.
This workshop will be on Zoom led by Rev. Darby Christopher and Kendra Yates. Rev. Darby Christopher, MSW, is an ordained interfaith minister who facilitates individual and group dream work. She graduated from the Haden Institute’s Dream Leadership Training in 2006, and since that time has consistently led or co-led dream groups and dream related workshops. She is a co-leadership of the Natural Spirituality Regional Gathering. In 2020 she self-published the book From Anxiety to Connection: A Path to Authentic Relating.
She is making plans to launch an offering in the world called Dream Liturgy: a convergence of dreams, ritual and natural play; Darby is married and the mother of two twenty-something young adults, as well as a young, energetic Boykin Spaniel. She enjoys exercise, reading, cooking and laughing.
Kendra Yates has been co-facilitating a dream group at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dunwoody, Georgia for the past 20 years. She graduated from the Haden Institute’s Dream Leader training program in 2015.
A link will be sent to registered participants a day or two before the workshop