I am delighted to let you know that my book BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach has won the 2019 Gradiva Award, NAAP (the World Organization and Public Education Corporation of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis), and is co-winner of the IAJS Book Award for Best Book published in 2020 (International Association for Jungian Studies Awards Program).

Each year, NAAP acknowledges the literary and artistic achievements of those who have created works that represent and promote psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. There were 50 entrants and 6 finalists in the Best Book category.

The IAJS Awards Program aims to recognize the best of academic scholarship, analytic and psychotherapeutic practice, and outstanding contributions to the analytical psychology community worldwide.

I am very happy that BodyDreaming, an approach which integrates somatic, Jungian and psychoanalytic theory and practice, has won these prestigious awards.

National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis


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The irritant in the oyster shell becomes the pearl

September 16 to 18, 2022

Marian Dunlea with Abigail Whyte and Pauline Sayhi

After Module 1 “Nature, Attachment, Soul” December 2021 and Module 2 “At the stillpoint, there the dance is” April 2022, we continue the BodyDreaming training journey with Module 3 “The irritant in the oyster shell becomes the pearl” September 2022.

Psychological Complexes can besiege us, tyrannize us and hold us, our communities, and our earth captive for a lifetimeand over many centuries. We can see this archetypal happening in global terms with colonization, white supremacy, the rise of dictatorships and in the private domain with increased dependency on addictive behaviours and dissociative responses.

With our current understanding of neurobiology and in particular the mechanism of the Autonomic Nervous System, with practice we can free ourselves from the vice grip of the complex. “The via regia to the Unconscious“, as Jung pointed out, “…is not in the dream, as he (Freud) thought, but the complex, which is the architect of dreams and symptoms” (1934/1969, A review of the complex theory).

BodyDreaming works alongside the architect of dreams and symptoms to unhook us from the complex and thereby allow for greater coherence and wholeness in the system within and without.

This module will bring together our experience and understanding of a complex and its intimate relation to our nervous system, since the two are “essentially connected through reciprocal action” (Jung, 1972, On psychic energy II). By paying attention to our “feeling-toned complexes”, we will work somatically to free up bound energy, old patterned responses to personal and collective trauma. The work will bring more fluidity to our whole system, physically, mentally, emotionally, psychically, and culturally. The complex can shut us down, cause symptoms and illness, isolate and marginalize us or make us think we can dominate our world, our earth, and our planet. In bringing attention to the feeling–toned complex we uncover the depth of feeling that lies underneath, and begin the transformative healing work in the safe container of the witnessing other – the group. Taking the metaphor of the pearl in BodyDreaming, what was once the irritant in the shell, the complex, has the potential to become the pearl.

The training weekend will comprise of theory and practice, experiential learning and embodied practice sessions, dreamwork, movement, voice work, ritual and art. We work in large group sessions and in small break-out practice sessions. We have a group of assistants providing containment and guidance for the small break out practice sessions. Each small break-out group will have an assistant present.

Module 3 Dates

Friday September 16th from 2 to 8 pm, Saturday September 17th from 2 to 8 pm, Sunday September 18th from 2 to 5 pm. Timezone: Dublin (Ireland Summer Time).

Please plan on attending all sessions.

Venue: Online via Zoom Tuition Fee: €390 CPDs: 15 hours

Please contact us at BodyDreaming [at] gmail [dot] com to receive the application form. Instructions about payment will be provided once your application has been processed.

Faculty for Module 3

Marian Dunlea, M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, is a Jungian analyst who has been leading workshops internationally forthe past 20 years integrating body, mind and soul. With the development of her unique approach BodyDreaming®, Marian’s work has expanded to incorporate the developments in neuroscience, trauma therapy with Jungian psychology and the phenomenological standpoint of interconnectedness. Her trainings include Jungian Analysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis, Infant Observation, BodySoul Rhythms® and Somatic Experiencing. Marian is head of training for BodySoul Europe, sister organization of the Marion Woodman Foundation. She is the author of BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach, Gradiva Award 2019, IAJS Book Award 2020.

Abigail Whyte is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Clin.Psychol.,Ps.SI). She has worked as a Clinical Psychologist since 1991 with young people and their families in public mental health services in Ireland. She is an experienced clinical psychology supervisor, and has been involved with both University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin D.Clin.Psych Clinical Psychology Training programmes. Abigail finished her training as a Somatic Experiencing /Trauma Practitioner (SETI) in 2015 and has been working as an SEP in private practice in Dublin since then. She is a graduate of the Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms Training Programme (www.marionwoodmanfoundation.org) and has been facilitating regular BodySoul groups in Dublin since 2013.

Pauline Sayhi is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist who completed the Leadership Training with Marion Woodman. Pauline has collaborated with Marian Dunlea and Sue Congram in Mask workshops in Greece as well as workshops in Ireland and the UK. She worked in Mental Health settings for 20 years and has trained in trauma treatment with Babette Rothschild. She is a Dream Guide and is soon to qualify as a Retreat Guide in the Sufi Tradition. She has lived in the Arab World and uses Arabic Dance and Authentic Movement in her expressive work as well as the principles of play therapy. Her interests are wild swimming, nature as the first book of holy scripture and the alchemical retreat process.

BodyDreaming is an embodied practice that helps to ground psychotherapy, and ensoul somatic practice. It offers a unique combination of the psychology of C.G. Jung, BodySoul Rhythms® of Marion Woodman, Somatic Experiencing of Peter Levine, Neuroscience, Attachment and Development Theory. The training programme is anchored in the teachings in Marian Dunlea’s book, BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach.

The work is experientially based and allows participants to understand and repattern the workings of the Autonomic Nervous System that govern our responses to life, our relationship to ourselves and the world we inhabit. The training is grounded in Jungian psychology and Jung’s belief that “if we can reconcile ourselves with the mysterious truth that spirit is the living body seen from within, and the body the outer manifestation of the living spirit – the two being really one – then we can understand why it is that the attempt to transcend the present level of consciousness must give its due to the body” (1933, p.220). BodyDreamingdraws on Jung’s vision of a guiding intelligence, Self-regulation, that is rooted in our body, often in the somatic unconscious. With BodyDreaming we become more conscious that we are part of one body, one interconnected field that is interdependent and inter-regulating. In the therapeutic setting, working from this place of embodiment and connection, we explore the dance of cellular wisdom and the mythopoetic through our interaction with the unconscious in dreams, images, movement, sound and art.

Teaching skills that promote techniques for Self-regulation, BodyDreaming brings about radical changes in our nervous system responses to developmental trauma and increases our capacity to respond to private or global crises that might otherwise overwhelm us. With the common global reactions of disorientation, dissociation and disembodiment to the constant crises that assail our world, it has become even more an imperative that we learn to support our nervous systems to regulate – to shift from hypervigilance, hyperactivity or shut down and freeze. BodyDreaming builds our ability to be more grounded in our body, to stay present, to tolerate the high levels of activation so that we can respond with greater attunement and flexibility. We find that we come into a more embodied sense of ourselves as participants in the world we inhabit.

The training is designed for those interested in healing, the arts, and living well – ecologists, psychologists, psychotherapists, somatic therapists, coaches, artists and creative minds.

Learning the skills needed to titrate emotional overwhelm deepens our sense of rootedness in our bodies and our surroundings. The capacity to regulate our systems is key to working with all manner of trauma. It supports us to experience life with greater ease and pleasure, to connect with our dreams, the mythopoetic and the symbolic. Jung and Marion Woodman are often quoted the saying “as above so below”, reminding us that the macrocosm of the universe is mirrored in the microcosm of our physiology and psyche.

Requirements and Recommendations

BodyDreaming training is based on modules taught over a 3-year period, 3 modules per year.

In order to receive the Certificate of Completion participants are required to participate in all 9 modules, which will be held online. In addition, participants are required to attend an in-person BodyDreaming / BodySoul workshop – either mask or fairy tale.

Each of the 9 modules builds incrementally on the previous one. If you have missed Modules 1 and/or 2, you will be offered the opportunity to watch them online before partaking in Module 3 once you have registered. However, before final completion, you will be required to attend additional module(s) or workshop(s) in their place.

The training weekend will comprise of theory and practice, experiential learning and embodied practice sessions, dream work, movement, voice work, ritual and art. We will work in large group sessions and in small break-out practice sessions. We have a large group of assistants providing containment and guidance for the small break out practice sessions. Each small break-out group will have an assistant present.

The faculty, Marian Dunlea and Abigail Whyte, will be joined on a rotation basis by one or two assistant faculty for each module.

We recommend that you have at least one personal session with one of the Assistants or an approved Provider in between each module. For completion we require that you have a minimum of 8 personal sessions over the three-year period.

We also recommend that you form study groups where you can read the material together and practice the exercises to build confidence and gain experience. Some groups may wish to invite an Assistant to guide their learning – that is the choice of each group.

2022 Module Dates

Module 2: 8-10th April; Module 3: 16-18th September; Module 4: 9-11th December

Core Faculty for the Training

Marian Dunlea, M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, is a Jungian analyst who has been leading workshops internationally for the past 20 years integrating body, mind and soul. With the development of her unique approach BodyDreaming®, Marian’s work has expanded to incorporate the developments in neuroscience, trauma therapy with Jungian psychology andthe phenomenological standpoint of interconnectedness. Her trainings include Jungian Analysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis, Infant Observation, BodySoul Rhythms® and Somatic Experiencing. Marian is head of training for BodySoul Europe, sister organization of the Marion Woodman Foundation. She is the author of BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach, Gradiva Award 2019, IAJS Book Award 2020.

Abigail Whyte is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Clin.Psychol.,Ps.SI). She has worked as a Clinical Psychologist since 1991 with young people and their families in public mental health services in Ireland. She is an experienced clinical psychology supervisor, and has been involved with both University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin D.Clin.Psych Clinical Psychology Training programmes. Abigail finished her training as a Somatic Experiencing /Trauma Practitioner (SETI) in 2015 and has been working as an SEP in private practice in Dublin since then. She is a graduate of the Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms Training Programme (www.marionwoodmanfoundation.org) and has been facilitating regular BodySoul groups in Dublin since 2013.

In addition, each Module will have a 3rd Faculty member trained in BodyDreaming® or BodySoul Rhythms®.

BodyDreaming Book Cover

BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma
An Embodied Therapeutic Approach
by Marian Dunlea

Published June 2019: 234×156: 320pp (1st Edition)

Innovative and practical, and with a foreword by Donald Kalsched, BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach will be essential reading for psychotherapists, analytical psychologists and therapists with a Jungian background, arts therapists, dance and movement therapists, and body workers interested in learning how to work with both body and psyche in their practices.

The book is available here.

Please join us at an international gathering in solidarity with Ukrainian Analysts and trainees, and those colleagues working on the frontline:

Ukraine and Jung’s Red and Black Books
“Making the Unsayable Experiential” (BB 7, p.191)
A Series of Reflections

12 noon New York: 5pm London BST: 6pm Warsaw: 7pm Kyiv

-Social Dreaming Matrix

2pm New York: 7pm London BST: 8pm Warsaw: 9pm Kyiv

-Welcome Ukrainian colleagues and colleagues working on the frontline
-Auction Lounge with Donald Kalsched, Joe Cambray, Sonu Shamdasani, Ursula Wirtz, George Hogenson, Dale Mathers, Ann Shearer, Marian Dunlea and Susan Schwartz – followed by auction of an hour with prominent Jungians
-Ann Ulanov presentation

* Booking closes 9am London BST Wed 18th May

Ann Ulanov’s talk will be recorded for those unable to attend.
Simultaneous interpretation into Ukrainian.
All proceeds will go directly to Ukrainian Analysts and Routers.

You do not need to attend to donate!

For more information and to buy tickets or donate, visit: https://forukrainianjungians.com

Poem for Brigid

Today in Ireland  (1 February) we celebrate La Feile Bhridhe – Brigid’s day. Artist Grace Wells has created Imbolc/Vision, a truly beautiful lyrical film poem, a meditation on Brigid evoking the symbols and metaphors of her energy at this time of year. The film poem is dedicated to the work of a dear friend and scholar Dr Mary Condren, who has devoted her life’s work to the research, writing and teaching of indigenous stories, ritual practices and academic sources on Brigit.

 

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