Podcast  Course

Dreamwork and Chinese Medicine

“...the barest whisper of a fragment of a dream”
(number of) NCCAOM PDA
The language and perspective of Chinese and east Asian medicine gives us a whole different glimpse into physiology, health, illness and healing. 

The systems or currents of medicine we practice, gives a framework, a perspective that helps us to orient and make sense of a patient’s experience and then how we might be able to help them.

For many cultures, dreams are a powerful kind of sensing that speak with a language of their own and can carry important information from our subconscious up into that thin sliver of awareness that we usually give credit to for running the show. But dreams have their own way of holding and conveying information, and our rational mind is not particularly well suited to that particular non-verbal language. 
Goals and Objectives
  • How Dream work fits in Chinese Medicine
  • Looking for repeated themes, getting clear on the images
  • Ling Shu and Dreams
  • Carl Jung's perspective on dreams
Course Requirements
NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Professional Development Activity (PDA) points are awarded for active learning that is earned in an in-person or e-learning environment. 

Registrants must complete all modules in the course, including a mandatory worksheet, and pass the end of course assessment. Passing is 70%.
Meet Your instructor

Bob Quinn, DAOM, L.Ac

Bob Quinn has been in practice for 20 years and has a number of areas of interest. 
He studied with Jeffrey Taylor from 1993 until his recent passing. Jeremy was acknowledged as a leading international figure in driving the strong interest in recent years in delving into dreams in the non-professional community—Jeremy himself was trained as a Unitarian Universalist minister, not as a therapist. What Bob has done in his work is take Jeremy’s style of dreamwork—he called it Projective Dreamwork—and use it as his way of working with patient dream 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. 

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