COME AND JOIN US!!
OCT. 27, 2022 – NOV. 3, 2022
A DAY OF THE DEAD DREAM WORKSHOP
Come join Jill Fischer, PsyA; Úna Ní Chaoimh and Donna Upchurch, PhD, APN, LMFT,for an extraordinary dream workshop to be held at Las Succulents, in Malinalco, Mexico (Thursday, October 27-Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022) when throughout the country, Mexicans engage in one of their most important holiday celebrations: The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). Rituals celebrating the deceased ancestors have been observed for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. In most regions of Mexico, November 1 honors children and infants and November 2, deceased adults. After several days of preparation, people scatter Marigolds everywhere as they go to cemeteries and build altars and shrines in their homes. It is important to be with the souls of the departed.
Following ancient tradition, we will spend several days working on our dreams in ritual preparation. The dreamwork, called Embodied Imagination is a therapeutic and creative form of working with dreams and memories pioneered by Dutch Jungian psychoanalyst Robert Bosnak. Embodied Imagination is practiced individually and in groups in psychotherapy, medicine, theater, art and creative research. Both its straightforward process and emphasis on group participation augment the profound experience of this work.
During this workshop, you will be guided as you re-enter the landscape of your dreams and those of others. In a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping (a hypnagogic state) you will be invited to explore the images from a variety of perspectives. Using the technique of embodied imagination, the body becomes the theater for a vivid complexity of states leading to a sense of increased depth of meaning and at times profound psychical transformation.
The intensive fee is $1,600.00. This includes fees and all lodging and food, for the 7 days and transfers to and from airport. Just bring yourself and some extra money for purchases in town, a massage if desired, and a gift of $20 .00 USD in appreciation for the wonderful staff that takes such good care of us.
This workshop is limited to 10 people. A deposit of $200.00 USD is requested to hold your place. It will be subtracted from your total fee.
The fees can be paid by US dollars or Mexican pesos:
For those joining our group from Malinalco the fee is 300 pesos /para cada día con almuerzo. Fees from these participants can be brought to the workshop.
The fees can be paid in full, $1.600.00 or in two payments of $800.00
September 1, 2022 $800.00
October 1, 2022 $800..00
Please send the deposit to:
Cyberdreamwork, Inc. upon request
The wire transfer information will be sent upon request.
We will be in the village of Malinalco with our host Marie-Aimée de Montalembert. One of her commitments in life is to be able to share her beautiful oasis with others. Malinalco is a beautiful small Mexican village well known for its historic value. Legend says that it was founded by Malinaxochitl, the sister of Huitzilopochtli, the god of war ….. There is a pre-hispanic pyramid in the mountains that surround Malinalco, and the village has a beautiful Augustinian convent and 12 churches distributed throughout 12 neighborhoods.
We will be there in October/November when it is green and balmy. The house is on 10 acres of land. There is one main house and several smaller ones on the property. It has a sitting room that holds over 30 people. There is also a dining room and several terraces, a heated swimming pool and a medicine wheel, with a Ceiba tree (Mayan sacred tree). Marie Aimée has a wonderful friend, Tere, whose restaurant always does the catering for seminars and intensives at Las Succulents. She will do her best to accommodate your dietary requirements with sufficient notice.
Please feel free to send along any questions and more information will follow. The amount of people we can accommodate is limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible.
Jill Fischer is a Jungian Analyst and Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She has coordinated workshops to Malinalco for many years and has been the Director of Clinical Services for the Malinalco Healing Sanctuary. She has presented papers on Embodied Imagination, worldwide, and has conducted dream workshops for over 50 years.
Úna Ní Chaoimh lives in Ireland, is a former academic and has collaborated with Jill Fischer for many years on embodied imagination and dreamwork.
Donna Upchurch is a clinical specialist in adult psychiatry and a family therapist working in a private practice setting for over 40 years. She enthusiastically enjoys the practice of embodied imagination dream work.
We are looking forward to your participation,
Jill, Úna, and Donna
For Mexico….you fly into Mexico City (Benito Juarez International Airport). Mexico City is 2 hours from Malinalco. We will start in the evening of Oct. 27 so you must arrive no later than 2:30PM on the 27th. We will arrange for vans to take you to Malinalco. If you arrive the day before or a few days earlier and want to tour Mexico City, we can provide the name of some hotels in the area that are reasonable and safe. If you arrive later than 2:30 PM you will have to pay for your own transportation to Malinalco.
When departing Mexico plan to leave around 1:00 PM or later on Nov. 3, 2022. We will help arrange for transportation to the airport from Malinalco.
Airline Tickets: Remember the date to arrive is Oct. 27, 2022 so we can begin in the evening.
Please feel free to send along any questions. The amount of people we can accommodate is limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible.