Animal Symbolism in Dreams
November 11 @ 6:00 pm - December 9 @ 8:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $90 – $110
Presented by Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, M.A., M.F.T.
4 Wednesdays: November 11, 18, December 2, 9, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pacific Time – Registration for Series Only. Enrollment limited to 12.
“The animal embodies something that is at first manifested as the animal instinct in man, but behind which the secret of individuation, that is, the acquisition of inner wholeness is concealed.” –Marie Louise Von Franz, Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche, p 93.
In these four meetings, we will explore the appearance of animals in dreams and the various functions these symbols articulate in the psyche. Participants are asked to bring in an animal dream to share with the group for discussion and amplification. Readings will include material by Barbara Hannah, Robert Johnson, and James Hillman.
- Describe how the presence of an animal in a dream can highlight an unconscious conflict;
- Identify the meaning and function of the animal symbol in a dream;
- Explain the function of active imagination and how it can be used to deepen a patient’s understanding of their dreams;
- Describe the archetypal energy that is carried by an animal in a dream;
- Give an example of how to differentiate between personal and archetypal symbols in dream material;
- Discuss the complementary function in an animal dream;
- Discuss the compensatory function in an animal dream;
- Describe how the shadow can be carried by an animal in a dream.
Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, M.A., M.F.T. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Monica where she works with children and adults. For several years Elizabeth hosted the institute’s ten-month Certificate Program for clinicians. Her areas of special interest are the creative process, Sandplay, issues connected to the child and puella archetypes, and preverbal states of consciousness.
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