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Exploring our Unlived Life Through Dreamwork


Presented by
Sherri Mahdavi, PhD


Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4:00 - 6:00 pm PDT


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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.



Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  You will not be admitted to the Zoom session unless you have pre-registered.  Use this link to pre-register for this program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program.

Continuing Education (CE)

This course meets the qualifications for 2 CE hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.


  • Attend the entire program (Zoom records the attendance times of attendees).

  • Submit the online program evaluation form which will be emailed to registrants who have completed the program.

  • A Certificate of Completion will then be emailed within ten days.

For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CE web page.

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