Caves of Painted Dreams 2.0: Dreams, Symbolism and ART in the Painted Caves of France, with Resident Artist Kirah Van Sickle

“What gives this art its power is that it makes us dream”  ∼ Jean Clottes

This workshop is an amplification of the original “Caves of Painted Dreams” workshop. We will explore archetypal images in the caves, in our dreams, and in the beautiful landscape of the Dordogne Valley, France, with instruction from a gifted artist and teacher who helps each person, novice or advanced, express their inner landscape.

“I’m no longer afraid of art” (from a 2019 workshop participant)

The painted caves of southwestern France are the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious we experience each night in dreams. Art is a visual language of symbol and metaphor – the language of humans since the first dawning of human consciousness.

Nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C.G. Jung and Jungian analyst Marion Woodman believe that by learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves and our relationships to others. Utilizing active imagination and recording our own dream images with various art mediums, will enhance our experience and aid in our inner journey.

On a typical day we will have a dream workshop/drawing session after breakfast to connect/elucidate our own images. We will then visit one of the painted caves in the area. Lunch together provides time for discussion with some afternoons free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, or visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, foie gras factories and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art-making, mixed-media techniques, music, movement, and guided imagery.

This workshop is suitable for professionals as well as lay persons, both men and woman, who are interested in dreams symbolism and archetype.

Topics
Dreams in History and Pre-history
Importance of Honoring and Working with One’s Dreams
The Nature of Symbol
Common and Archetypal Imagery in Dreams and Art
Dream Amplification with Music, Art, Movement, Imagery
Active Imagination and its Historical Context in Art
Dreams Influence on Major Artists and Artistic Movements
Historical Context of the Cave Art and its Influence

Accommodations:
We will stay at La Tour de Cause and at Auberge du Pont de Cause which are adjacent to one another. Both properties are renovated stone houses with lovely grounds that are near the tiny hamlet of Castlenaud-la-Chapelle, France. Please visit the La Tour de Cause website http://www.latourdecause.com and http://www.votregiteendordogne.com to see the B&B and the Auberge.

Caves of Painted Dreams 2.0: Dreams, Symbolism and ART in the Painted Caves of France

“What gives this art its power is that it makes us dream”  ∼ Jean Clottes

This workshop is an amplification of the original “Caves of Painted Dreams” Workshop. We will explore archetypal images in the caves, in our dreams, and in the beautiful landscape and villages of the Dordogne Valley, France, with instruction from an artist accomplished in many forms of artistic expression.

The painted caves of southwestern France are the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious we experience each night in dreams. Art is a visual language of symbol and metaphor – the language of humans since the first dawning of consciousness.

Nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C.G. Jung and Jungian analyst Marion Woodman believe that by learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves and our relationships to others. Utilizing active imagination and recording our own dream images with various art mediums, will enhance our experience and aid in our inner journey.

On a typical day we will have a dream workshop/drawing session after breakfast to connect/elucidate our own images. We will then visit one of the painted caves in the area. Lunch together provides time for discussion with some afternoons free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, or visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, foie gras factories and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art-making, mixed-media techniques, music, movement, and guided imagery.

We will stay at La Tour de Cause and at Auberge du Pont de Cause which are adjacent to one another. Both properties are renovated stone houses with lovely grounds that are near the tiny hamlet of Castlenaud-la-Chapelle near Pont de Cause, France.

Please visit the La Tour de Cause website http://www.latourdecause.com and http://www.votregiteendordogne.com to see the B&B and the Auberge, as well as pictures of the area and a map to orient yourself.

LODGING: Carol currently has the whole B&B and Auberge reserved for those dates and she will make your individual reservations when you send in your deposit. Most rooms have ensuite bathrooms with one large oversized queen bed. (One room has twin beds convertible to a king with a bath in the hall). Rooms AND beds are very comfortable for 2 people and she can assign a roommate if you so desire and one is available. There is one room that can accommodate either 2 or 3 people (one oversized queen bed and one twin bed)

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. This small group will allow for discussion and a very personalized experience. Reserve your space as soon as possible.

Topics
Dreams in History and Pre-history
Importance of Honoring and Working with One’s Dreams
The Nature of Symbol
Common and Archetypal Imagery in Dreams and Art
Dream Amplification with Music, Art, Movement, Imagery
Active Imagination and its Historical Context in Art
Dreams Influence on Major Artists and Artistic Movements
Historical Context of the Cave Art and its Influence

Who should attend: The workshop is appropriate for psychotherapists and lay persons interested in the use of dreams in psychotherapy; beginning artists as well as advanced: anyone interested in dreams, art and archetype. 26 CEU’s are approved for Nevada MFT’s and Psychologists and are available for an extra fee of $50. Carol can give you the materials to request CEU’s from your state board.

Accessibility: Because of the accessibility conditions in France this workshop is not necessarily suitable for persons with some disabilities. Please call Carol to discuss the feasibility if you have severely limited mobility.

The journey to the caves is both physical and psychological. With the proper mindset we will be able to take the amazing and sometimes perilous journey to our inner selves through the world of art.

Caves of Painted Dreams: Dreams, Symbolism and Archetype in the Painted Caves of France

“What gives this art its power is that it makes us dream.”  ∼ Jean Clottes

The painted caves of southwestern France are the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious that we experience each night in dreams. Symbol and metaphor have been the language of humankind since the first dawning of consciousness and nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C.G. Jung and Jungian analyst Marion Woodman believe that by learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves.

We will stay at La Tour de Cause and at Auberge du Pont de Cause which are adjacent to each other. Both properties are renovated stone houses with lovely grounds that are near the tiny hamlet of Castlenaud-la-Chapelle near Pont de Cause, France.

On a typical day we will have a dream workshop after breakfast and will visit one of the painted caves in the area. We will eat lunch together for discussion and some afternoons you will be free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, foie gras factories and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art, music, movement, and guided imagery.

Please visit the La Tour de Cause website http://www.latourdecause.com and the Auberge website http://www.votregiteendordogne.com to see the B&B and the Auberge, as well as pictures of the area and a map to orient yourself.

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. This small group will allow for discussion and a very personalized experience. Reserve your space as soon as possible.

Topics:
Dreams in History and Pre-history
Importance of Honoring and Working with One’s Dreams
The Nature of Symbol
Common and Archetypal Imagery in Dreams
Dream Amplification with Music, Art, Movement, Imagery
Dreams, Symbolism and Mindfulness as they relate to the cave art

Who should attend: The workshop is suitable for psychotherapists wanting to work with dreams in the therapeutic process or for any person, women or men, interested in dreams, and symbolism.

CEUs: 26 CEUs are approved for Nevada MFT’s and Psychologists and are available for an extra fee of $50. Carol can give you the materials to request CEUs from your state.

Caves of Painted Dreams: Dreams and Symbolism in the Painted Caves of France

The painted caves of southwestern France are the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious that we experience each night in dreams. Symbol and metaphor have been the language of humankind since the first dawning of consciousness and nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C.G. Jung and Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman believe that by learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves and our relationships to others. Neuro-psychologists now believe that these cave images are most likely dream or meditation images, reinforcing the value of dreams and the interior life humans have celebrated since the dawn of time. The practice of mindfulness will enhance our experience and appreciation of the caves and the beautiful images therein.

On a typical day we will have a dream workshop after breakfast and will visit one of the painted caves in the area. We will eat lunch together for discussion and some afternoons you will be free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, or visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, foie gras factories and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art, music and movement, and guided imagery.

This workshop is suitable for professionals as well as lay persons interested in dreams, symbolism and mindfulness.

Topics:
Dreams in History and Pre-History
Importance of Honoring and Working with One’s Dreams
The Nature of Symbol
Common and Archetypal Imagery in Dreams
Dream Amplification with Art, Music, Movement and Imagery
Dreams, Symbolism and Mindfulness as they relate to the caves

Caves of Painted Dreams: Dreams & Symbolism in the Painted Caves of France

The painted caves of southwestern France are the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious that we experience each night in dreams. Symbol and metaphor have been the language of humankind since the first dawning of consciousness and nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C.G. Jung and Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman believe that by learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves and our relationships to others. Neuro-psychologists now believe that these cave images are most likely dream or meditation images, reinforcing the value of dreams and the interior life humans have celebrated since the dawn of time. The practice of mindfulness will enhance our experience and appreciation of the caves and the beautiful images therein.

On a typical day we will have a dream workshop after breakfast and will visit one of the painted caves in the area. We will eat lunch together for discussion and some afternoons you will be free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, or visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, foie gras factories and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art, music and movement, and guided imagery.

This workshop is suitable for professionals as well as lay persons interested in dreams, symbolism and mindfulness.

Topics:
Dreams in History and Pre-History
Importance of Honoring and Working with One’s Dreams
The Nature of Symbol
Common and Archetypal Imagery in Dreams
Dream Amplification with Art, Music, Movement and Imagery
Dreams, Symbolism and Mindfulness as they relate to the caves

Caves of Painted Dreams: Dreams and Symbolism in the Painted Caves of France

CarolAalbers.DoorwayThe painted caves of southwestern France are the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious that we experience each night in dreams. Symbol and metaphor have been the language of humankind since the first dawning of consciousness and nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C.G. Jung and Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman believe that in learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves and our relationships to others. Neuro-psychologists now believe that these cave images are most likely dream or meditation images, reinforcing the value of dreams and the interior life humans have celebrated since the dawn of time. The practice of mindfulness will enhance our experience and appreciation of the caves and the beautiful images therein.

On a typical day we will have a dream workshop after breakfast and will visit one of the painted caves in the area. We will eat lunch together for discussion and some afternoons you will be free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, or visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, foie gras factories and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art, music and movement, and guided imagery.

This workshop is suitable for professionals as well as lay persons interested in dreams, symbolism and mindfulness.

Topics:
Dreams in History and Pre-History
Importance of Honoring and Working with One’s Dreams
The Nature of Symbol
Common and Archetypal Imagery in Dreams
Dream Amplification with Art, Music, Movement and Imagery
Dreams, Symbolism and Mindfulness as they relate to the caves

There is a pre-workshop visit to the replica of the Chauvet Cave in the Ardeche region of France available September 28, 29 and 30.

Carol Aalbers

Dr. Carol Aalbers is the owner and clinical director of Westside Center. She is a licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and School Psychologist, with twenty years experience. Dr. Aalbers enjoys seeing adults and children in individual and group therapy. She is certified in EMDR, and has extensively studied dreamwork with renowned Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman, as well as Sandplay with leaders in the field. Dr. Aalbers believes psychotherapy is about healing past wounds in order to find your more authentic self.

Caves of Painted Dreams: Dreams, Symbolism and Mindfulness in the Painted Caves of France

Carol Aalbers
May 18-25, 2015

The painted caves of southwestern France are the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious that we experience each night in dreams. Symbol and metaphor have been the language of humankind since the first dawning of consciousness and nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C.G. Jung and Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman believe that in learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves and our relationships to others. Neuropsychologists now believe that these cave images are most likely dream or meditation images, reinforcing the value of dreams and the interior life humans have celebrated since the dawn of time. The practice of mindfulness will enhance our experience and appreciation of the caves and the beautiful images therein.

 

Each day we will have a dream workshop after breakfast and will visit one of the painted caves in the area. We will eat lunch together for discussion and some afternoons you will be free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, or visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, foie gras factories and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art, music and movement, and guided imagery zovirax generic.

This workshop is suitable for professionals as well as lay persons interested in dreams, symbolism and mindfulness.

 

Dates:
May 18-25, 2015, 4 pm Monday-11 am Monday

How to Register:

Contact Carol Aalbers at (775) 882-0687 Ext 211 or cjaalbers@yahoo.com or westcenter205@att.net. Please go to the events tab on the Registration Link website below

Accommodations:

We will stay at La Tour de Cause, a beautifully renovated farmhouse. There are 5 rooms which can accommodate 10 people. Beds are an oversize queen bed which can be shared. A limited number of single rooms are available. The Bed and Breakfast is owned by Californians, Caitlin and Albert Woodbury. Please visit the website at http://www.latourdecause.com to see the B&B, pictures of the area and a map to orient you.

Fees:

Two persons in a room: Workshop fee $1400 each, plus approximately $400 each in Euros paid directly to the B&B

Workshop fee includes all meals, site entrance fees, and archeologist/guide services

Single Room: Please call or email for information

CEU’s:

26 CEUS are available for Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers