'Allegra introduced me to dreamwork - the experience has been deeply healing. I feel more connected than ever to my intuition, my inner world, my thoughts, feelings and creativity. It’s amazing how much insight can come from each detail. Allegra creates a safe and curious space for self-exploration. She has also help me to forge a stronger relationship to my dreams. I feel wholly supported, guided and seen through the process.’ - Emma, Dreamwork client
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What to expect?
Dreams present us with many pieces of information that we can learn to understand as you would a new language. By tracing through the elements of the dream, and discovering our associations, we can begin to understand how the dream relates to our life. Working in a group setting, we will draw on collective associations to amplify this process. Allegra Shorto’s approach to Dreamwork involves an amplification of the dream, combined with an experiential exploration using the Waking Dream Process. The latter is a method of revisiting dreams in the waking state by engaging the body and imagination to facilitate psychological integration. This combined approach allows both a cognitive and embodied understanding of the dream. By better understanding our dreams we can come to know ourselves.
Meet your host!
Allegra Shorto is a Dreamwork practitioner and psychotherapist in training (Oxford, DRI, CCPE). She works with private clients and dream groups, helping people explore and understand their dreams. She also works with the Dream Research Institute, a charity and research centre exploring the relationship of dreams and well-being from the spiritual perspective. In 2018, Allegra founded the platform d.REM, to explore the relationship between art and dreams. Through a series of dream interventions at the Freud Museum and an overnight radio programme, artists attempted to penetrate the dream state by curating sleeping environments. Allegra is interested in dreams as integral to the therapeutic process, but also as a universally accessible, standalone practice for personal transformation. Dreams can help us connect our inner and outer lives, unlock creativity and connect to our bodies.