ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
October 4th, 2:00-4:00PM
2 Hours : Dream Theory, Sound Bath and Reflection
-45min Dream Theory
-30min Sound Bath
-45min Dream/Image tending session(s) with volunteers.
Exploring the symbolic language of dreams offers a treasure map to insights within ourselves and among the world around us. Learn to approach the experience of a dreams through a lens of deeper meaning. In this workshop we will discuss common thematic meanings in dreams, as well as tools for exploring your personal dreams further. By learning how to be with the symbolic language of dreams, we unlock the process for examining our assumptions and finding deeper meaning in life.
“There is no weird in dreams. The ‘weird’ in dreams is just a well disguised treasure chest.”
A sound bath is a relaxation technique and meditative experience whereby participants ‘bathe’ in the sound waves produced by instruments such as chimes, gongs, drums and singing bowls. The sound stimulates our circulation and immune system, cleanses our energy meridians, and helps to release emotions stored in our body like anger, stress and trauma. Sound also balances both hemispheres of our brain, promoting deep relaxation.
Dream Tending utilizes a process of symbolic identification, association, amplification, and animation capable of uniting otherwise distant concepts into relevant connections. When applied by practiced hands, dream tending brings about a balanced activation across regions of the brain that invoke insightful connections and inspire creative strength. Association illuminates meaning from within the dreamer, Amplification makes the weird approachable and the mundane immense, and Animation allows us to approach the living image of our dreams.
Shon MonDragon is a certified meditation teacher and mental health professional. He skillfully combines scientific foundations from his undergraduate studies in cognitive psychology at the University of Houston, with enhanced emotional attunement from his masters program in Counseling & Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Shon is trained in over 20 meditation styles and modalities and uses his knowledge of psychology and meditation to engage the individual process of self observation and reflection.
As a Meditation Coach, Shon is inspired to support the therapeutic process through greater awareness and enhancing internal resources for calm and relaxation. This work especially helpful for anxiety and depression while also being deeply rewarding for individuals exploring existential wonder. Shon does not teach what to think, but rather options for ways to become more aware of the process of thought. By doing this he hopes to deepen the process of healing and growth for his clients and liberate their ability to hold more agency over their life experience.