Exploring our Unlived Life Through Dreamwork


Presented by
Sherri Mahdavi, PhD


Sunday, April 26, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

In each of us is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves.  – C.G.Jung


The unexamined life is surely worth living, but is the unlived life worth examining?  – Adam Phillips


Jung viewed the dream as a continuous form of communication from the unconscious Self to the conscious ego.  In this lecture, we will discuss how the awareness of our dreams and their symbolic content can connect us to our unlived life, the life we have not yet experienced.  Drawing from case material we will examine different approaches to analyzing dreams, including working with the dream material through active imagination.

Learning objectives:  

  • ​Give examples of how a dream can reflect an unconscious conflict.

  • Describe how the method of active imagination can be applied to dream work.

  • Explain what is meant by the concept of the shadow and give examples of how it can manifest in a dream.

  • Give examples of how images in dreams can connect us to our unlived life.

Sherri Mahdavi, PhD, is a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a clinical psychologist in private practice in Irvine. She also serves as an Associate Professor of Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California, where she teaches courses in Depth Psychology. With her background in Sufism and Jungian Studies, her research interest is soul-centered psychology.



3 - 4 pm  Registration and social gathering

4 - 6 pm  Lecture

Space may be limited.  Early arrival is recommended


St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church

Huntington Beach, CA

Map and Directions


Pre-Paid Registration and Form

    $15 members

    $25 non-members

Refunds normally require 48 hours notice.

At the door:

    $20 members

    $30 non-members


This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit
for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs
$15 payable at the door.  
CEU certificates will be awarded by mail upon full completion of the program.  For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CEU web page. 

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