Lafayette Library and Learning Center -- Arts & Sciences Room
Dreams are vehicles to help us realize who we are and who we can become, as well as understand our relationship to the world and the divine. Learn how to work deeply with your dreams through personal sharing and response. Discuss major archetypal motifs that appear in our dreams and connect us to the world of mythology and meaning. This creative process is at once enlightening, transformative, and healing.
Barry Friedman Ph.D., M.F.T. is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland and a historian of religions. He has been exploring the relationship between spirituality and psychology for over 40 years, and taught archetypal mythology and dream work at Holy Names University for 15 years.
"[Dr. Friedman's] lectures were delivered with engaging clarity and focused on key concepts which he then applied throughout our class discussion each day. I found this helpful to boost my learning process, cultivate intuition and directly apply new concepts to dream interpretations. Dr. Friedman strongly, yet gently, encouraged all of us to participate in sharing dreams and interpretations. He would then offer his own interpretations and associations, which were always amazingly insightful, very specific to each person and uncanny in a way that transformed our dreams into an accessible source for investigating our inner-most thoughts." -- OLLI student, Spring 2016
The video below is from the last time this course was offered in January 2017.