Awakening the Dream: A Creative Dreamwork Intensive in the English Countryside

“The way to healing lies in finding a connection between body and soul. Soul needs body as much as body needs soul. Each is out of context without the other, an abandoned fragment of what it is.”
—Marion Woodman

Awakening the Dream- Inviting both artists and analysts to creatively explore Inner Work

Together Creative Dreamwork and WMIP present a summer intensive in the beautiful surroundings of the English Countryside. This intensive offers the unique opportunity for artists and analysts to work together. Gathering an equal number of participants from each of these inherently linked disciplines, together we will drop into a sustained exploration of inner work and its creative expression.

This intimate residential workshop is informed by the teachings of Marion Woodman and seeks to encourage integration of body, mind and soul. The intensive works with unconscious creative energies seeking release. Through exploration of bodywork, the breath, dream expression, movement and the unfolding creative activity of mask making this offers the extraordinary potential for personal and professional development. All set within a containing, reflective space supported by a Jungian-oriented framework this is the opposite of an academic or talking workshop, it is about the transformative power of the body.

We will have exclusive use of Brinsop Court – a 13-century private manor home near Hereford, England. The estate sits on 800 acres of private land with meadows and forests and sheep. For a full week we will remain nestled in this country side as we turn within and explore our work.

Prerequisite: This intensive invites both seasoned artists and psychotherapists to participate. Please send a brief statement about why you would like to attend. Please include your professional, somatic and artistic experience.

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This is an opportunity to consciously step away from our daily lives and immerse ourselves in a container of deep nature and beauty. Here we will drop deeply into a sustained exploration of creative artistry and inner work within a small, cultivated group of peers. We will be staying at a private seminar house, part of the famous Tratzberg Castle. Tratzberg is in the middle of rich forests and meadows with hiking and rivers and a short journey away from the stunning beauty of the alpine mountain lake of Achensee. For eight days, we will remain nestled in the Alps as we turn within and practice our work. During our week we will follow the line of the work from BodySoul Rhythms® as created by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner while working with our own practices from creative dream work. Our week will culminate in the deeply personal exercise of a ritual – a powerful way to creatively express and integrate your discoveries from this unique 8-day exploration.

Kim Gillingham

Kim Gillingham leads Creative Dream Work. She coaches professional artists of all mediums toward the creation of singular, authentic work. Kim’s experience coaching artists combined with her interest in Jungian psychology has yielded this potent approach to creative work and personal development. She studied with Jungian analyst and author Marion Woodman, completing the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training  program and was a protege of acting coach Sandra Seacat. Kim is based in Los Angeles and teaches throughout the world.