Learn the Art and Science of Dreamwork
Common Misconceptions that Destroy the Truth of a Dream
This video examines some of the common misconceptions in our culture that blind people to the truth of their dreams. Hear Dr. Worley discuss some of his own dreams, which he at first thought only to be nonsensical, but in the end found that they presented him with a major turning point in his life.
Uncovering the Power of Dreams: An Interview with Dr. Len Worley
Upcoming Workshop on Dreams
The Severe Kindness of Nightmares and Other Difficult Dreams
Tuesday June 5, 7-9 pm
Disturbing dreams are some of the most misunderstood and under-utilized aspects of human experience. This presentation will illustrate how Nature’s Guiding Intelligence breaks in on us through disturbing dreams, revealing our blind sides and vulnerabilities, and thus enables us to adopt new attitudes and behaviors that are more attuned to our authentic, ever-evolving nature. Special attention will be given to the healing role of nightmares in resolving trauma and how difficult dreams can be changed once their intention is understood.
Location: Meditation Bar, 8108 Mesa Dr, Austin, TX 78759
Register: Meditation Bar
The Evolutionary Intelligence of Dreams: Unlocking Their Secrets for Guidance and Wisdom
We spend two hours each night dreaming—that’s one month each year. Why does Nature make such an enormous investment in this mysterious process? Furthermore, how can we crack the code and make use of this purposeful, necessary, and highly intelligent process?
The answers are in. Combining science with mythology, depth psychology, and meditative/spiritual practice, we can understand what is at work in our dreams, & as a result cooperate with the evolutionary function of dreaming.
This 4 hour workshop is presented by Len Worley, PhD who draws from his careers in psychology, bodywork, and dream-studies. Topics covered:
- New neuroscience of sleep and dreaming—why they are more important than realized to immune function, creative thought, and ability to learn and remember.
- Dispel common cultural misperceptions that misdirect us from the truth and intention of a dream.
- Essential guiding principles that are useful for remembering and understanding dreams.
- Meditative practices that enable one to re-enter the dream state while awake in order to ask questions and receive guidance from dream figures.
Next scheduled event: Saturday, June 9, 1:30-5:30. Soma Vida – Mind/Body Studio – Upstairs
2324 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702.
$50 before Saturday June 2; $60 thereafter. To register, sign up through Austin Psychedelic Meet Up
Dream mentoring imparts the skills essential to access the depth of the dream’s wisdom by the directly working with your own dreams. There is no more efficient and potent method for learning the craft of dreamwork than by having your own dreams worked with by a skillful guide. Whether you work with the dreams of others or want to derive greater meaning for yourself, the form of dreamwork that has evolved in me will take you beyond a strictly interpretative approach and teach potent psychospiritual practices that enable the power of the dream to be actualized in waking life. Follow your dreams over the course of several weeks or months and realize the uncanny intelligence that is at work to assist you in living a full and meaningful life.
Most meetings are for one hour and allow for in-depth review of several dreams. Schedule and suggested readings are individualized for each person.
Fee: $200 per hour
Group Dream Studies
Study with 2-3 other people as you work with your own dreams and learn as you watch others engage in the dreamwork process. Most groups meet every other week (in person or via conference/Skype calls).
Fee: $100 per 1 and 1/2 hours
Contrary to most people’s expectation dreamwork by phone can be satisfying and effective. As long as you have complete privacy in the environment from which you speak, dreamwork through phone or Skype is direct, personal and inclusive of the importance of feelings and body sensations so necessary for the realization of dreams.
Jewels from the Red Book
Long awaited and just released in the fall of 2009
“There can be few unpublished works that have already exerted such far-reaching effects upon twentieth-century social and intellectual history as Jung’s Red Book,” so writes the translator of Carl Jung’s recently published personal journal. Shown to only a few colleagues during Jung’s life, and then held in a bank vault by the heirs of Jung’s archives for 40 years after his death, the Red Book has remained a mysterious document known to contain imaginative art illustrations and detailed records of Jung’s courageous explorations into the underworld and dark depths of his own unconscious. By Jung’s own admission, the period of self-examination at mid-life that was recorded in the Red Book was fertile ground for all that Jung would write about for the next several decades. Even Jung’s popular autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, is drawn from the Red Book, yet the document itself has been closely guarded and withheld from the public. Read More…