Bodydreaming and Alchemy – The Splendor Solis: A Workshop with Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton

Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton
September 21-23, 2012

“When we bring images from our dreams, movement, visualization, drawing, and other forms of creative expression into consciousness in our bodies, we can experience the transformative power of the body.” Marion Woodman


Marian writes:  “BodyDreaming is a way of working with dreams and  images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. This work offers possibilities for deep change. Working between image and body, energy begins to shift and a ‘new third’ reveals itself, creating new neural pathways.”

Wendy writes: “In the workshop I will show selected plates from the 1582 illuminated manuscript, The Splendor Solis which is in the British Library. This amazing series of pictures graphically denotes the alchemical process of the ‘objective’ psyche. I researched this about 12 years ago when writing a paper about the process of transformation of the psyche in a borderline patient. Many of the plates of The Splendor Solis matched the paintings, dreams and drawings he produced.”

Marian Dunlea has developed BodyDreaming from her many years experience in private practice and facilitating workshops. This approach brings together her training as a Jungian Analyst, BodySoul Rhythms® Workshop Facilitator, and more recent training in Somatic Experiencing, Peter Levine’s approach to trauma.

Wendy Bratherton, a Jungian Analyst, integrates BodySoul work and Craniosacral Therapy into her practice. She facilitates Infant Observation seminars for The Society for Analytical Psychology in London and has trained in trauma work with Babette Rothschild.

September 21-23, 2012, 6:30 pm Friday-3:30 pm Sunday

How to Register:

For details and application contact Louise Holland at


Fee includes single accommodations.


330 Euro, includes accommodation in single room. A limited number of bursaries are available. For bursary information contact Louise Holland at