Investigation of Dreams in East Asian Medicine
With Guest: Bob Quinn
- How Bob got started in Dream work
- How Dream work fits in Chinese Medicine
- Case Study – The first dream Bob worked
- Looking for repeated themes, getting clear on the images
- Symbolic language/ Projective Dream work
- Ling Shu and Dreams
- A couple of illustrative case studies
- Carl Jung's perspective on dreams
- Some resources for dreamwork
2) Stay in the images themselves!! Do not use them to see your favorite AOM theory everywhere.
3) Don't try to be a Jungian dream therapist (it takes years of dedicated study); instead seek to use your Chinese medicine knowledge as a lens through which to view the dream happenings and images.
In this way we can expand beyond the paucity of images listed in the Nei Jing. It is one of Bob’s passions to reintroduce this neglected part of our medicine back into common practice. The insights that dreams hold into the deeper layers of our patients are hard to find in other approaches, and this is perhaps why all systems of traditional medicine have valued dreams so highly.
Jeremy Taylor is the preeminent figure in the world of Projective Dreamwork. His website, www.jeremytaylor.com is a good place to start.
Read Bob's article that was published in the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine on Dreams, Needles and Healing
Some of Jeremy's books include:
- Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill
- The Wisdom of Your Dreams
- Dreamwork, techniques for discovering the creative power in dreams
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