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SNFT May Meeting - Nurturing The Nightmare
Fri, May 5, 2017, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM BST
Suffolk Networking For Therapists
Join us upstairs at The Bay Tree Cafe Bistro in Bury St Edmunds to meet and chat with other therapists and wellbeing professionals, then you will get the chance to introduce yourself to the group (60 second verbal tweet!), relax with a short guided meditation followed by a talk by one of our members. All this for just £6.00
At our May meeting we have another fasinating talk, this months talk is
Nurturing The Nightmare - How Your Dreams Can Facilitate Personal Development & Mental Wellbeing
Have you ever wondered if your bizarre, scary or confusing dreams have any meaning or do you just see them as a jumbled collection of images from our waking world? In my talk I will be able to show you just how important dreams are and how you can use them to gain insight, wisdom and healing.
Sigmund Freud once claimed that “Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.” Using dreams as a form of analyses is nothing new yet most therapists are no longer trained or indeed inclined to use this rich resource to help clients find their inner path back to good mental health and personal development. In my work as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and creative arts therapist I have utilised this wonderful resource with clients of all ages and with a range of personal and mental health issues. I have also been working with my own dreams for several years to help me grow personally, spiritually and professionally. I am excited to be given the opportunity to share my knowledge about working with dreams with you all at our next meeting.
In this taster dream workshop I will be covering;
working with symbolism from the personal & collective unconscious
how dreams can help us reintegrate denied or suppressed parts of self and recover from trauma
how to make your nightmares work for you
“Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?” Carl Jung
About Nico Harbridge
o has worked as an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and creative arts therapist for the past 8 years. She specialises in working with those who have been affected by sexual violence/abuse and worked at The Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse as Child & Family Practitioner. Nico also worked as a schools counsellor and lectured at University Campus Suffolk on Counselling Children & Young People. She currently has her private practice ‘Nicky Harbridge Counselling’ in Sudbury where she works with clients of all ages using talking therapy, creative arts therapy, therapeutic play, dyadic parent child therapy, EFT, mindfulness based therapy, guided visualisation and of course dream work.