While conducting research for my case study, Dreaming with Purpose, I came across a lot of literature, books, and articles. My study highlighted why having a dreaming practice is important. Now that some of my EXA cohorts and I are hoping to begin a dream share group, I am revisiting my bookmarks and resources with a fresh eye towards the group sharing process. Here’s what I’ve got so far…
- A super helpful list of pointers for starting your own dream group from dream educator, Ryan Hurd, who advocates for using the phrase ‘If it were my dream’ when responding with your thoughts. This works to “…help the dreamer and the speaker remember that the comment is not a fact, but a projection”.
- Robert Moss has many visualization activities that are great for one person, but I think could be really fun to do in a group. Growing Big Dreams and Dreaming the Soul Back Home are the two books I own from him, and I just downloaded a sample of Dreamgates.
- When sharing your dream, tell it in thePRESENT TENSE and tell it TWICE. Kelly Bulkeley says why this matters: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dreaming-in-the-digital-age/202104/the-best-way-begin-dream-sharing-process
- The Art of Dreaming by Jill Mellick, EXA Jungian therapist, has a chapter on group dream work. Good foundational book for all dreamers, expressive arts based or not.
“The most important thing is that you collect a small group of people who trust each other, and feel safe enough to tell their dream and listen to feedback about what others think”. ✨Ryan Hurd