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Jungian Dream Inquiry and Analysis Group

Every Tuesday at 10:30am-12:00pm PST

Let’s take the time to inquire into our dreams. Tuning into our dreams is a practice, like yoga, art, or music. Our vision for this group is to practice dream interpretation together. What is the unconscious pointing out to us? Let’s explore archetypes, symbols, and our own relationship to the dream. In this group, we will present our dreams to one another. We will have at least one dream that we dive into weekly as a group. Our hope is to make our unconscious conscious and weave the information we receive in dreamtime into our waking life. If you do not remember your dreams, that is OK – we can explore daydreams and other imagery together too. Images like tarot cards, oracle cards, and paintings are all openings to this way of being. All are welcome!

Facilitators: Halie Anderson, MFT Trainee
RVSP/Contact
tatum@liberationinstitute.org or halie@liberationinstitute.org

Art, Creativity and Process Group

Every Wednesday at 9:30am-10:30am PST

Let’s connect and make art together as a weekly practice. We will set aside 1.5 hours every week to explore ourselves within a project and then share what we created and experienced. Prompts are provided, but you are always welcome to free-form create in community with us if you have something in mind for that particular week. Let’s make some time and space for our artistic, poetic way of seeing the world. All are welcome. 

Facilitators: Courtney Cheng, MFT Trainee, Halie Anderson, MFT Trainee, & Tatum Marcus, MFT Trainee
RVSP/Contacthalie@liberationinstitute.org

Write to Heal Group

This is an experiential therapy group aimed to use writing to facilitate healing, balance, and insight.

Psychotherapist Maureen Murdoch (2003) remarked, “No event is too small or too insignificant to write about, and Louise DeSalvo (1999), PhD wrote, “Through writing about events and feelings, participants understood what had occurred and what they felt about it, and they assimilated the meaning of this event into their lives, thereby diffusing its power over them.” Psychologist Thomas Moore (1994) also commented: “The pen, expressing the soul’s passion, is mightier than the sword because the imagination can change the life of a people at their very roots.”

No experience with previous writing is needed; only a desire to get support in expressing authentically. The group is a safe and gentle place to reflect, and gain distance over experiences. It is best suited to people who have difficulties expressing their feelings or talking about their life experiences (from contemplation to trauma, or losses.) Writing helps clarify one’s feelings, experiences, and gain perspective on our life journey. Please note this is not a creative writing group per se, and that self-reflection will be invited through prompts offered at a gentle pace. Sharing of writing will always be optional and will be moderated by the facilitator.

Facilitator: Agnes Cartry-Jacobsen, LMFT Trainee, 
Supervised by: Adina Morguelan, LCSW #28900
The Liberation Institute
415-529-5454 ext. 750
RVSP/Contact: agnes@liberationinstitute.org