Dreamwork Dreamplay

online workshop series

Stepping into the unknown realms of our dreams offers rich insights into our waking life. Learn how to coax out these insights with Process Work skills and metaskills.

These highly experiential online workshops are for both newcomers to Process Work as well as for formal or informal students of Process Work. You may be curious to explore your own dreams and/or want to develop skills for supporting others to work on their dreams.

The main focus is on the practical side of dreamwork so demonstrations and experiential exercises with debriefing and feedback will occupy the majority of the hours. Significant periods will be allocated to working in pairs in breakout rooms.

An overview of dream theories from Freudian, Jungian and other approaches as well as Process Work will be presented.

Entering into the Dreamspace

12 November 2020, 4pm – 6.30pm AEDT

We will begin by exploring together the ideas and theories of dreams and dreamwork through history, including the ground breaking ideas of Freud, Jung and Mindell.

Developing the right attitudes to approaching our work with dreams will be explored through discussion and experiential exercises. 

Process Work with Dreams

19 November 2020, 4pm – 6.30pm AEDT

Arny Mindell teaches us that we are all constantly dreaming, and the signals of that are present in our body experiences, our relationship issues and in the world, as well as in our night time dreams.

In this second workshop, we’ll explore Mindell’s theories and how they apply to working with dreams.

Deepening into the Dreamspace

26 November 2020, 4pm – 6.30pm AEDT

In the third of this series of workshops, we’ll deepen our knowledge of how to apply Process Work to dreams.

Building on our skills and metaskills, journey deeper in our experiential practice to get the most from what the Dreammaker presents to us in the night.

Dreams and Life Myth

13 December 2020, 2 – 5pm AEDT

Important or ‘big’ dreams often occur at crucial times. They might, for example, be the first dreams we can recall, or be recurrent, or the dreams that occur at big transitions, perhaps presaging new directions and changes. Working on them can throw light on the deep underlying forces that impel us through our lives.

This work can release the power needed to fund our journey as it moves in new and creative directions. Join us in this fourth workshop as we explore ways to work with our and others’ significant dreams.

The Trainers

Martin Hemsley, PhD

Dr Martin Hemsley (also called ‘Sananda’) is a psychotherapist, facilitator, teacher and author. His practice is based on Process Work, and he works from his home in Arakwal country, the Byron Bay area of New South Wales, Australia. In his practice, he has a particular focus on working with dreams.

Martin has a Diploma in Process Work (also known as Process Oriented Psychology or Dreambodywork), which he studied through ANZPOP where he is now a member of faculty.

Alongside dreamwork, Martin is passionate about healing, having himself undergone transformative shamanic experiences which have given him a deep appreciation of healing processes and alternate realities and states of consciousness.

He is particularly interested in working with spiritual emergence, and also in working with other healers. In his 2019 book ‘Here There be Soul-Eaters: Sacred Journeys of Nurse Healers’ (based on his PhD), Martin explored with other healers their awesome, painful, beautiful and challenging lifepaths.

Penny Watson

Penny is passionate about supporting individuals, groups and communities to grow their resilience, especially in the challenging times we are facing now and into the future.

She also loves working with people in nature using process-orientated earth-based practices. This is both a personal and professional practice that helps her stay closer to following her own dreaming nature.

Penny works as a mentor, coach, group facilitator and community development project worker.

Process Work informs much of her work and she enjoys weaving different modalities together. Process Work has helped feed her enduring interest in exploring holistic approaches to ecological sustainability and social justice.

She lives in Alice Springs, Mparntwe, and is deeply inspired by the people and lands of the Central Desert.

Penny graduated in 2007 from Master Arts Conflict Facilitation and Organisational Change at the Process Work Institute, Portland.

Fees and Cancellations

The fee for each class is $80.

An early-bird discount of $280 for all four workshops until 31st October 2020.

Please contact Martin if you require a discounted fee, Email: martinhemsley@protonmail.com Phone: 0490 385 814

Cancellations with less than two days notice will not be refunded. Cancellations with more than two days notice will receive a 50% fee refund.

ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.