Title: W.13.4 Dreams – the language of unconscious, the voice of the soul and the enigma code of therapy
Presenters: Brian Allen 
Venue: Audytorium Maximum - Exhibition Room A / Sala Wystawowa A
Time: 13.06.2024 8:30-10:00

Language: EN/PL


Human beings have been fascinated with dreams since the beginning of time. They have been the inspiration for scientific breakthroughs which have earned their authors a Nobel Prise in Medicine, technical innovations which created one of the biggest industrial empires of its day and the source off artistic inspiration in the fields of music and literature, to name just a few.. They have been a part of every major spiritual belief system in the world and an invaluable tool in the field of psychotherapy.
It has been said that nothing of major importance happens in our lives, for good or bad, that we are not told about in a dream beforehand. Indeed there are many recorded instances of individuals being warned in a dream of an as yet undiscovered medical problem which led them to seek early treatment
In this experiential workshop you will learn simple techniques that can help to unlock the wisdom in dreams – both your own and your clients. Dreams speak to the very meaning of our lives and can provide guidance at both physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Much of this wisdom remains hidden until we learn how to unlock the symbolic language of dreams.

Presentation outline
1. A history of the remarkable role that dreams have played in the areas of Science, technology and the arts
2. Functions that dreams fulfil
3. Life concerns inventory
4. Dream reverie
5. A formula for dream interpretation
6. 2 ways of understanding dream symbols
7. Relating the dream to your / your clients life

Brian Allen is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and a Registered Psychologist in private practice in Perth. Brian is a Past President of Australian Society of Hypnosis, current Chair and Director of Training of ASH WA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ISH since 2009 and is the current Secretary of the Council of Representatives of ISH. Brian has over 45 year of experience in the field of hypnosis as a practitioner and a trainer. He has been an invited keynote speaker and workshop presenter at state, national and international conferences