As part of your internship, we will be sponsoring you in two E-mail classes:
All classes are conducted via email, though we may use other Internet resources. Generally they are all the same structure and GO AT YOUR PACE. The classes use YOUR dreams and are interactive.
APPROACHES TO DREAM IMAGERY I:
Individual dreams. A close examination and use of ways to approach one's own dreams. This class expands the basic introduction class and focuses on modern grassroots approaches to dreams developed out of the clinical settings of the sixties as well as Jungian and other approaches. The participants will be encouraged to use these various approaches on their own dreams. A few of these will include the Ullman/Zimmer's "If this were my dream" non-defensive approach, various ways to work with symbols, association techniques, dramatizations, dialogues and enactments, artistic and other renderings, alchemy, incubation, chanting and imaginal overlays.
APPROACHES TO DREAM IMAGERY II:
Group dreamwork A close examination and use of ways to share and explore dreams in a non-clinical setting. This class expands the basic introduction class and focuses on modern grassroots approaches to dreams developed out of the clinical settings of the sixties including Jungian, Gestalt and other approaches. The participants will be encouraged to start their own dream sharing groups, join groups in their area, as well participate in online group dreamwork. This class will explore how the lay person may support and participate in other peoples dreams sharing in a non-authoritative, non-imposing way.
Newbies Group- Dreamers of the Internet that are new to dream translation and are assigned a Mentor to help them with the journey. You will be responsible for working with individuals that are new to dreaming and dream translation. As part of your internship, you will look over dreams submitted by Newbies and give suggestions as to ways they may look at dreams that they might have yet discovered.
We average around 1,000 hits a week for people that are interested in dreams or have questions regarding dreams. Of that thousand, usually we have around 50 dreams that are sent to us a week and around 25 translations that are left by various individuals and groups that are working with DreamLynx.
Part of your role as an intern at DreamLynx will be to translate those dreams that no one else wants to tackle or have no responses to those dreams. Every week you will graze the Journal section and pick up the dreams that don't have responses. We will then either get together in person or e-mail your translation to Beck for suggestions. If the dream is one that seems to difficult, you can E-mail it off to one of the Stumpers. These are individuals that are either researchers, professionals dream workers or psychologists who work with dreams.
Weekly techniques will be your special "button" assigned to you that will be your project. It is a of a cross between a newspaper column and a teaching assignment. You will take a dream submitted and show how you would use a particular technique to translate that dream to make some type of sense for the dreamer. These will eventually work their way into the Resource section or become an item that is bounced back to a dreamer when they submit a dream. The objective of the weekly techniques is to educate the public in general and to give you an opportunity to try your hand at clarifying specific techniques for yourself and perhaps inventing creative ways of exploring dreams that haven't been thought of yet.
We have a small BBS on DreamLynx called DreamChich - individuals that have specific questions regarding dreams usually leave their concerns and the intern answers them on line.
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