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Jungian Dream Inquiry and Analysis Group

Tuesdays from 11 am to 12:45 pm

We will explore one or two participants’ dream in a confidential setting every week. I will use a Jungian orientation approaching archetypes, symbols and active imagination to guide participants to understanding the meaning of the dream to them, as a message from psyche. We will respect the metaphorical language of psyche to come to a personal conversation rather than translate the dream into reductive and logical interpretations.

Facilitators: Agnes Cartry-Jacobsen, MFT Trainee
Supervisors: Adina Ascher, LCSW, PhD, LCSW 28900
Bio: Agnès has facilitated dream exploration groups for over 15 years and learned from several experts in the field. Conversation with Depth is her passion. She is currently pursuing a Master in Counseling with a Depth orientation at Pacifica Graduate Institute and has been practicing and training Alchemical hypnotherapy for 18 years.
RVSP/Contact
incoming@liberationinstitute.org
Location: California
Who this group is for: Clients interested in Dream exploration. Please email Agnès to make sure this is a good fit for you and to receive relevant paperwork.

Art, Creativity and Process Group

Every Wednesday at 9:30am – 11:00am 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:Alexa Heinemann, MFT Trainee
Bio: Alexa finds that through art we can express and connect with deeper parts of ourselves. She is currently a MFT Trainee at Liberation Institute and is working towards her counseling psychology masters at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Working from a depth approach, Alexa enjoys focusing on imagery and body processes to listen inward and learn to hold ourselves with holistic compassion.
Supervisors: Lynndal Daniels, LMFT #78183
Location: California
RVSP/Contact: incoming@liberationinstitute.org
How many weeks will the group run for: Drop in group (On-going)

Write to Heal Group

Thursdays from 7:50 to 9 am

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, MFT Trainee, 
Supervised by: Adina Morguelan, LCSW #28900
RVSP/Contact: incoming@liberationinstitute.org