Thank you for joining our 4th Dream group held in Feb. We skipped a month and I believed some of you must have gained some refreshment and insight from Professor Teague in joining his retreat or workshops. Thanks Hana for sharing her countertransference dream for Karen’s case with us. We managed to have some
time processing it together, using our own feeling and associations to try to gain more understanding towards the psychic situation of the patient. I personally found it quite interesting, and I believe some of you might feel the same as me. We can actually see that as a way of experimenting interpretation of dreams as a group within the Jungian framework. I think we can look forward to producing something unique of our group which sounds exciting! Thank you all again for your participation and hard work!
In this 4th group, we had discussed more dreams of Annie’s patient. That had allowed a very good chance for us to see a dream series which I think will be even more helpful than looking at a single dream. For those who can continue to stay with us in subsequent groups will be able to appreciate what I mean later. Reading a patient’s dreams in series is like knowing a person in time which will give you a more throughout picture of the psyche of that patient and what conflicts and struggle the patient is dealing with and how they evolve with time and therapy. Together with the external change evidenced, we know where we are in the journey of the patient’s development or, to use the more Jungian terms, in the patient’s ‘individuation’ process, when we have the belief that every person is heading towards the separation from the collective and becoming the unique person as who they are with their own destiny or personal fulfilment as a person. Study of fairy tales and mythology on the other hand will help us get familiar with such motifs so we can see how they manifest in different individuals as personal life stories, and how they get stuck in complexes which would be like turbulence in deep water that can sink a boat. We are in those journey with our patients and it is important that we can see it more clearly than our patients so as to be helpful for them. I hope you will gradually experience Jungian Psychotherapy as interesting and exciting the same as me! See you all in March!