Dream Interpretation



Furthering Freud’s insights expressed in his famous book, The Interpretation of Dreams, Jung regarded dreams as central to his psychotherapy with patients. Dreams continue to be held in the highest esteem by Jungian analysts and are one of the primary methods used to engage the unconscious mind.  This seminar will explore the different approaches to dream analysis and guide practitioners into a deeper awareness of how to use dream material.  Numerous examples of analyzing dreams will be offered including many images from dreams.

Dr. Stein offers an in-depth exploration of the principles of individuation and how to use these concepts both clinically and personally.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading Jungian minds.



Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a training analyst and president of the International School of  Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland (ISAP Zurich). He is the author of The Principle of Individuation and many other books and articles in the field of Jungian Psychoanalysis. He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. From 2001 to 2004 he was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He is a highly sought after international lecturer and presently makes his home in Switzerland.

John Hill, M.A. was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1943. He received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He trained at the C.G. Jung Institute – Zürich and has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973. He became a training analyst of the C.G. Jung Institute in 1981 and was a member of the selection committee for twenty years. Together with many colleagues, including Dr. Stein, he participated in the founding of a new training institute under the jurisdiction of AGAP in 2004. He is currently a training analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland (ISAP Zurich).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast the methods of analysing dream material between the theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
  2. Explain the clinical methods of Amplification and Interpretation in working with dream material.
  3. Give examples of possible symbolic meaning of 2-3 specific dream images from either your own dreams or those of a clients.


  1.  “Introduction to working with dreams in analysis. ‘Why do we do it?’” – Murray Stein.
  2.  “Concrete and practical – On how we use and work with dreams in analysis” – John Hill. Followed by questions and discussion.
  3.  “On symbols and dreams – What is a ‘symbol’ and what does it mean?” – Murray Stein.
  4.  “On amplification of dream images” – John Hill.


Bosnak, R. A Little Course in Dreams. Boston, Shambhala, Publications, 1986.

Dieckmann, H. Methods in Analytical Psychology (Chap.8 on Dream

Interpretation), Chiron, Wilmette, 1991.

Hall, J. The Use of Dream Interpretation in Jungian Analysis, ed Stein, M.

Chapter 7. Boulder, Shambala,1984.

Hillman, J. The Dream and the Underworld. Harper & Row, N.Y. 1979.

Jung, C.G. “The Practical Use of Dream-Analysis,” in CW 16.

_____. “The Tavistock Lectures” 3 & 4, in CW 18.

_____. “Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams,” in CW 18.

______. Memories, Dreams, Reflections (dreams).


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