Dreams and the Dreaming Process

Welcome to an evening to explore and share dreams. We all dream every night and have dreams of varying intensity and meaning. In this collaborative gathering we will share our dreams, explore different approaches to understanding them and why Jung and Freud called dreams the royal road to the unconscious. The Greeks turned to dreams for divination, and Mindell the founder of Process Work found that dreams reflect our body symptoms and dreaming process wishing to unfold.
In addition to night dreams, space will be made if wanted for other aspects of our dreaming – day dreams, sychronicities and other ways the dreaming world can call upon us including in our waking life.
Peter Lloyd is in his 7th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and founding editor of Positive News Hong Kong.
Monday January 23. 7.30-9.30pm. Sunshine Room, East Whins, Findhorn Foundation.
For more info: w: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com e: ptlloyd65@gmail.com t: 01309 690665 m: 07516116443

Dreams and the Dreaming Process Workshop

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A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read’ Talmud

Welcome to an day to explore and share dreams. We all dream every night and have dreams of varying intensity and meaning. In this collaborative evening we will share our dreams, explore different approaches to understanding why Jung and Freud called dreams the royal road to the unconscious. The Greeks turned to dreams for divination, and Mindell the founder of Process Work found that dreams reflect our body symptoms and dreaming process wishing to unfold.
In addition to night dreams, we will explore other aspects of our dreaming – day dreams, sychronicities and other ways the dreaming world can call upon us.
We will explore how our body symptoms relate to the deeper dreaming emerging through what Mindell called our Dreambody. The dreambody affects us in the daytime as well as in night dreams and we will explore where the dream is in the moment.

The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.” CG Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

Gill Emslie PhD is a Process Orientated facilitator and community builder, working internationally as an organizational consultant, facilitator, coach and trainer focusing on issues such as leadership, peace building and conflict facilitation. She is on the Faculty of the UK, Spanish and Italian Process Work schools.
Peter Lloyd is in an Advanced Phase 2 student of Process Oriented Psychology in the UK and has a private practice. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong.
Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It is especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, and how our symptoms have meaning.

Cost: Sliding scale: £50-70
Sunday January 15th 2017. 10 – 5pm
For more info: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com
e: ptlloyd65@gmail.com
Tel: 01309 690665 or 07516116443

Blue or Pink? a Gender Agenda

Welcome to an evening to explore gender. Is there such a thing as masculinity? Or femininity? If so what are those male or female qualities? Are they universal? Are we programmed to behave as our perceived idea of how our gender behaves? There can be so much pressure on us whether cultural or internalized within us to be a certain way, to emote in certain ways, to relate to anger or sensitivity in particular fashions that sometimes we can miss our own nature. Depending on interest in this evening we will also explore topics including the legacy of patriarchy, whether gender identity affects sexuality (or vice versa), the recent decision by Germany to identify a third ‘intersex’ for those of no gender, how our views of gender affects us as parents.

“Gender uncertainty opens up a world of human experience not male experience or female experience. It means as humans we are unlimited in our capacity and interest in being whole, not being split in a gender category that defines us..” Dawn Menken PhD ‘Raising Parents: Raising Kids’.

Take it like a man, don’t cry, don’t cry. 
Take it like a man, hold your head up high. 
Sure she broke your heart, when she said goodbye, 
But you, you gotta take it like a man.
song by Walker brothers

Peter Lloyd is in his 7th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong and Holistic Hong Kong.
Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It’s especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, rank and its effect on others amongst many other aspects.
For more info: Tel: 01309 690665 or m 07516116443
e – ptlloyd65@gmail.com & www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com

Date: 7.30 – 9.30pm, Friday 9 December
Venue: Sunshine Room, East Whins
cost by donation.

Dreams and the Dreaming Process

‘A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read’  Talmud

Welcome to an evening to explore and share dreams. We all dream every night and have dreams of varying intensity and meaning. In this collaborative evening we will share our dreams, explore different approaches to understanding and why Jung and Freud called dreams the royal road to the unconscious. The Greeks turned to dreams for divination, and Mindell the founder of Process Work found that dreams reflect our body symptoms and dreaming process wishing to unfold.
In addition to night dreams, space will be made if wanted for other aspects of our dreaming – day dreams, sychronicities and other ways the dreaming world can call upon us.

The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.” CG Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

Peter Lloyd is in his 7th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK and has a private practice in Hong Kong. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong and Holistic Hong Kong.
Lisa Foale is in her 2nd year of an MA in Process Oriented Facilitation at the Process Work Institute in the US.

Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It’s especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, rank and its effect on others amongst many other aspects.
For more info: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com
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Tel: 073 522 4068

Date: 27 February 7 – 9pm
Venue: 6 Bontebok Str. (corner of Blesbok and Bontebok), Scarborough
Tel: 021 7801041
Donations are welcome

Separation and Loss

The painful Phoenix of life;

using Process work to understand relationship disturbance

“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” ~ Alfred Lord TennysonIMG_0161 copy

Separation can be such a horror, bringing up not just the pain of losing your partner, but also plenty of other unresolved issues in the background like loneliness and regret. By its nature loss can be raw and grief has its own schedule beyond our own wishes. Even if it’s a happy and mutually appreciative ending, there are sometimes unspoken back-currents which take years to emerge. If a partner has passed away then the vacuum of their presence can linger in a very vital and real way. Not only not ‘happy forever after’, but publicly too after being together all the hopes, ideals and wishes are put on the compost pile of life, ready to be recycled into new relationships, bitternesses, fears or ‘never again’.
So is it possible that divorce, separation or loss could be a new beginning and what could be some of the ground rules for that. Could there just, oh so possibly, be some learning for us in what our ex partner accused us of? Is it possible that we can differentiate between things we could improve on, parts where we did our best and then that sense of simply drifting apart despite our best intents.
This will be an evening with no set answers, just a willingness to explore what’s usually a taboo subject. It will also introduce core philosophies of Process Work on Relationship, including working with disturbance, relationship myths and how they affect us, marginalised parts of ourselves and how they wish to be included in our awareness.
This will be an evening with no set answers, just a willingness to explore what’s usually a taboo subject.

 

Peter Lloyd is a divorced therapist in a relationship hoping to not repeat some of his past mistakes. He’s also an interfaith minister who has celebrated over 30 weddings. He is in his 6th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK and has a private practice in Hong Kong. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong and Holistic Hong Kong.

Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It’s especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, rank and its effect on others amongst many other aspects.

For more info: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com

Email: ptlloyd65@gmail.com
Tel: 29822807

Date: , 21 January 2016, 7.30 – 9pm

Venue: Room 201, 2/F, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central.

$100 donation to cover rental costs.

Dreams and the Dreaming Process

‘A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read’ TalmudDreams

We all dream every night and have dreams of varying intensity and meaning. In this collaborative evening we will share our dreams, explore different approaches to understanding them. Jung and Freud called dreams ‘the royal road to the unconscious’, the Greeks turned to dreams for divination, and Mindell, the founder of Process Oriented Psychology, found that there is always what he called a ‘dreaming process’ wishing to unfold in our lives and that it expresses itself through our dreams and other ways in our life.

In addition to night dreams, space will be made if wanted for other aspects of our dreaming – day dreams, synchronicities and other ways the dreaming world can call upon us.

The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.” CG Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

Peter Lloyd is in his 6th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK and has had a private practice in Hong Kong. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong.

Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It’s especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, rank and its effect on others amongst many other aspects.

For more info: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com

Email: peterlloyd@netvigator.com

January 9, 2016,  7-8.30pm.

Club O, 7/F, Cheong Ming Building, 86-88 Argyle St. Mongkok, Kowloon.
Translation from English to Cantonese will be provided.

 

Boarding Schools – not quite Hogwarts

The social privilege of boarding is psychologically double-edged: it both creates shame that prevents sufferers from acknowledging their problems, as well as unconscious entitlement that explains why ex-boarder leaders are brittle and defensive while still projecting confidence. Nick Duffell

Set up to run an empire, boarding schools are still here in 2015, still affecting thousands of children. With the promise of an elite upbringing, intellectual rigour and sporting prowess, boarding schools have remained popular and coveted for children. Some children thrive in this competitive environment. For others they suffer deep wounds that effect them for the rest of their lives. Abandonment, neglect, bullying and sexual abuse can occur with serious implications for adult lives. There is now a psychological term ‘boarding school school syndrome’. Survival strategies that got you through boarding school often stop being effective in adult life, and then understanding the deeper effects of being sent away help.
This is an evening to explore the varied experiences of boarding school and is for those who want to explore their school pasts or just listen to others. It’s also for parents who wish to find out more about boarding schools. To shine a bit of light on something thats not usually talked about.

Tel: 2982 2807

Date: 23 November, 2015, 7 – 9pm

Venue: Shakti Healing Circle: 701 Glenealy Tower, 1 Glenealy, Central. Tel: 2521 5099.

$100 to cover rental costs.

Dream nature

This piece was written to accompany a proposed workshop in an ecological centre on dreams and the links betwen dreams and nature.IMG_0515

Nature and dreams are unexpectedly connected bed-fellows. Both are suffering in our industrial age, both colonized by matter and by over rationality. To phrase it in the positive both stand for the wild and the mysterious in an age where neither figure too far in our GDP and ‘to do’ lists. Dreams seemingly are a visual nocturnal experience which mostly we forget and dismiss before moving onto daily life with coffee in hand all set to conquer the world or at least our flickering screen. What possible use could wilderness and our evening’s internal slideshow give us?

It is in the fact that the dream is uncontrolled by us, that their potency is most apparent. We receive messages every night, as Jung termed it – a letter from ourselves to ourselves – which are untouched by our daily concerns, biases and preferences. It is a pure and powerful message that we give ourselves, if we can but understand.

Likewise wilderness has its own extraordinary complex and refined evolutionary perfection, which we meddle with at our cost. Dreams and the world of myth and the non-rational have their own wisdom which speaks to us on their terms. They need to be understood in a way that brings all of us, emotional, spiritual, and rational together. Every night, they communicate to us individually and at times collectively, about our deeper natures, our individual purposes and worlds which we can normally but guess at. They can be premonitionary to an extraordinary degree. If we can make friends with how ‘messages of the night’ speaks to us in ways which we will not comprehend with our socialized minds, then slowly we will understand more of who we really are. Not to de-value our minds and rationality per se, it is just that for understanding dreams another part of our human diversity is needed in understanding them. Namely a left brain intuitive, puts the dots together type of intelligence. Likewise if we approach nature with respect and awe, then we will be enriched by nature. Who doesn’t feel better after a hike or a sail? Both dreams and nature need this respect and humility to truly understand them. The destruction of the planet happens, I would suggest, by people or parts of ourselves out of touch with their dreaming life. Mindell the founder of Process Work says that in the West we have an unnoticed low level chronic depression through the lack of awareness of dreaming (and magic) in our lives. CG Jung said that the dreaming world is as real as waking life. When that is understood, which is a stretch initially, then life and our worldviews of ‘reality’, are stretched to be in awe of more than our human smallness and in turn reflect a respect and care for all of ourselves and all of nature and all of our psychologies.

Dreams and nature spring from the same root, mother nature, a physical manifestation of Gaia’s evolutionary brilliance. Our dreams, can only be understood by being in accord with the meta qualities, and in a sense the pace of nature herself. In a poetic and dreaming sense, our dreams are as real as the hills we see every day with the multitude of fauna and flora in them.cropped-IMG_0066.jpg

If we try to conquer dreams (and so many try through lucid dreaming, pills and alcohol) like an engineer carving a road through a pristine landscape we will suffer through losing the way to awe and humility.

So dreams and nature are allies, siblings emerging from the same root, the Gaian mother who in her unfathomable way birthed us all. How then to understand our place in the world, our unique journey, and how to heal and unfold all of ourselves? It is by slowing down and taking time to watch nature and how nature speaks to us; and to notice our dreams. The journey of a 1000 miles starts with one step and this is one of those early steps. It matters not if we live on the 40 floor of a high rise, nature will infuse us and effect us in our dreaming and in our lives.
Dreams and the dreaming include day-dreams, and anything that grabs our attention unexpectedly. The seeming small co-incidences life at times presents, the way something unusual can grab us, like a fictional character, can reveal deeper worlds beyond our self knowledge. Our day ‘dreaming’ can tell us there is far more too us than what we are consciously aware of and how we identify in the world. cropped-PICT0066.jpg

Dreams are universal and are in most if not all scriptures. Archetypes and symbols are also universal and by definition beyond the momentary, they span eras. By their natures dreams are symbolic and can take us all further into our deeper natures. The Australian Aboriginals wisdom, so easily ignored in the last two hundred years, has enormous impact environmentally. If we can see the physical world as a living ‘dreaming’ which speaks to us individually, and not only that but speaks to our problems and has answers, then like a river leading to the sea, surely we will effortlessly respect our world.

 

 

 

 

Separation and Loss

The painful Phoenix of life;
using Process work to understand relationship disturbance

“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Separation can be such a horror, bringing up not just the pain of losing your partner, but also plenty of other unresolved issues in the background like loneliness and regret. By its nature loss can be raw and grief has its own schedule beyond our own wishes. Even if it’s a happy and mutually appreciative ending, there are sometimes unspoken back-currents which take years to emerge. If a partner has passed away then the vacuum of their presence can linger in a very vital and real way. Not only not ‘happy forever after’, but publicly too after being together all the hopes, ideals and wishes are put on the compost pile of life, ready to be recycled into new relationships, bitternesses, fears or ‘never again’.
So is it possible that divorce, separation or loss could be a new beginning and what could be some of the ground rules for that. Could there just, oh so possibly, be some learning for us in what our ex partner accused us of? Is it possible that we can differentiate between things we could improve on, parts where we did our best and then that sense of simply drifting apart despite our best intents.
This will be an evening with no set answers, just a willingness to explore what’s usually a taboo subject. It will also introduce core philosophies of Process Work on Relationship, including working with disturbance, relationship myths and how they affect us, marginalised parts of ourselves and how they wish to be included in our awareness.
This will be an evening with no set answers, just a willingness to explore what’s usually a taboo subject.

 

Peter Lloyd is a divorced therapist in a relationship hoping to not repeat some of his past mistakes. He’s also an interfaith minister who has celebrated over 30 weddings. He is in his 6th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK and has a private practice in Hong Kong. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong and Holistic Hong Kong.

Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It’s especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, rank and its effect on others amongst many other aspects.

For more info: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com

Email: peterlloyd@netvigator.com
Tel: 07516116443

Date: 25 September, 2015, 7 – 9pm

Venue: Gold Room, Centre of Science and Art, Landsdown, Stroud. GL5 1BB.

By donation to cover rental costs.

Dreams and the dreaming process

‘A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read’ TalmudDreams

We all dream every night and have dreams of varying intensity and meaning. In this collaborative evening we will share our dreams, explore different approaches to understanding them. Jung and Freud called dreams ‘the royal road to the unconscious’, the Greeks turned to dreams for divination, and Mindell, the founder of Process Oriented Psychology, found that there is always what he called a ‘dreaming process’ wishing to unfold in our lives and that it expresses itself through our dreams and other ways in our life.

In addition to night dreams, space will be made if wanted for other aspects of our dreaming – day dreams, synchronicities and other ways the dreaming world can call upon us.

The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.” CG Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

Peter Lloyd is in his 6th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK and has had a private practice in Hong Kong. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong.

Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It’s especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, rank and its effect on others amongst many other aspects.

For more info: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com

Email: peterlloyd@netvigator.com

September 5, 7-8pm.

Club O, 7/F, Cheong Ming Building, 86-88 Argyle St. Mongkok, Kowloon.
Translation from English to Cantonese will be provided.