China

An Online Embodied Imagination® Program

(preliminary recommendation)

 

This two-year training program, leads to an International certification as an

embodiment practitioner, and a membership in the

International Society for Embodied Imagination®

founded in Guangzhou, China in 2006.

The first year consists of a general curriculum. In the 2nd year, trainees refine their skills.

This interactive training will be online with 16, three-hour sessions in the first year and 18, three-hour sessions in the second year that includes theory, dreamwork, and supervisory sessions.

Embodied Imagination® is a technique applicable to psychotherapy, the treatment of trauma, medicine (triggering the self-healing reflex,) and creative endeavors such as theater (character embodiment,) film, writing, the arts, and research.

The first principle of embodied imagination® is to encounter images from the point of view of dreaming, not waking.  From this perspective an image is a live environment that surrounds us and presents itself as self-evidently real and embodied. Images belong to the involuntary imagination and embody their own intelligence.

This program explores images in dreams, flashback memories, the physical body, and relational fields.

 

The general academic areas covered during the two years consists of:

 

  • The History of Imagination, mundus imaginalis
  • Phenomenology
  • Dream Incubation and Intentional Dreaming
  • Generation of Flashbacks
  • A study of Mimesis
  • Complexity theory
  • The Neuroscience of Memory
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • The Scientific study of the placebo effect
  • Other backgrounds – Freud, Jung, Hillman, Contemporary Studies and EI
  • Brief and In-Depth Analytic Work
  • Enactment in relational fields
  • Trauma and dissociation studies
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Groups (dream groups that explore the imagination].
  • EI uses for creative process in science and arts, etc.

 

 

 

Year One:                                    2020 – 2021

 

This is a two year, intensive, EI (Embodied Imagination®) Training

with a one week Intensive in a temple or designated destination.

This training leads to a certificate as an Embodied Imagination® Practitioner

and a member of the

International Society for Embodied Imagination

Sixteen, three-hour online sessions include, Theory, Dreamwork, and

Supervision

 

Times and dates to be scheduled: First Semester

  • RB – Oct. 13, 20, 27, 2020
  • JF – Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2020
  • KC – Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 2020
  • ?? – Dec. 15, 22, 29, 2020
  • LJ – Jan. 5, 12, 2021
  • HS – Jan. 19, 2021
  • YF – Jan. 26, 2021

 

 Times and dates to be scheduled: Second Semester

  • RB – Mar. 2, 9, 16, 2021
  • JF – Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6, 2021
  • KC – Apr. 13, 20, 27 2021
  • ?? – May. 11, 18, 25, 2021
  • LJ – Jun. 1, 8, 2021
  • HS – Jun. 15, 2021
  • YF – Jun. 22, 2021

 

EXAMPLE – SCHEDULE FOR 3 HOUR DAY SESSION

 

9:00 AM -10:00 AM      Theory/Lecture

10:00-10:30 AM      Discussion

10:30-12:00 PM Image work [memories, dreams]

Exercise/Demonstration

1.Basic theory

1.1 Bounded Active imagination

1.2 Embodiment

1.3 Complexity theory

1.4 On mimesis

……..

  1. Basic Practice

2.1 Choosing a scene to work with

2.2 Step into the dream

2.3 Focusing on image and experience

2.4 Transit

2.5 Composite

2.6 Working with Group

………………..

3.1 Dream Incubation

3.2.Basic theory

3.3 Practice

3.4 Group experience

 

 

Additional Training In Brief and IN-Depth Intervention:      (To be considered?)
 

Embodied Imagination® first created in China in 2000 and is a short-term, therapeutic technique which views imagery – dreams and memory flashbacks — as embodied environments in which we find ourselves. Working on images from this perspective stimulates unfamiliar states of consciousness and helps to contain them in expanded body awareness. Combined with incubation techniques from the dawn of Western medicine, this method has demonstrated healing effects in people with physical illness and survivors of trauma, giving rise to creative bursts in artists, as well as in-depth solutions to psychological and relational problems.

 

Brief and In-Depth Intervention combines ancient incubation techniques with 6-8 weekly sessions that are centered on an area in an individual’s life that feels important to explore. Each participant will have an opportunity to experience Brief and In-Depth sessions over the course of the program. One eight-week experience will be with—– and one with—–

 

  1. Six 90-minute supervision sessions each year, for two years, working dreams with a dream partner (3 supervision sessions with —– and 3 with —- each year).

 

  1. Some lectures can be taped.?

 

PARTNERS:

 

  1. Each participant will be assigned a partner every six months on a rotating basis. Both will arrange to meet and work on each other’s dreams.

Year Two:                                   2021 – 2022

 

Eighteen, three-hour online sessions include, Theory, Dreamwork, and

Supervision

 

Times and dates to be scheduled: Third Semester

  • RB – Sept. 7, 14, 28, 2021
  • JF – Oct. 12, 19, 26, 2021
  • KC – Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2021
  • ?? – Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2021
  • FJ – Dec. 14, 21, 2021
  • HS – Dec. 28, 2021
  • YF – Jan. 4, 2022
  • FJ – Jan. 14, 21, 2022

Times and dates to be scheduled: Fourth Semester

  • RB – Mar. 1, 8, 15, 2022
  • JF – Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 12, 2022
  • KC – Apr. 19, 26, May 10, 2022
  • ?? – May 17, 24 , 31, 2022
  • FJ – Jun. 7, 14, 2022
  • HS – Jun. 21, 2022
  • YF – Jun. 28, 2022
  • FJ – Jul. 5, 12, 2022

 

EXAMPLE – SCHEDULE FOR 3 HOUR DAY SESSION

 

9:00 AM -10:00 AM      Theory/Lecture

10:00-10:30 AM      Discussion

10:30-12:00 PM Image work [memories, dreams]

Exercise/Demonstration

1.Advanced Theroy:

1.1 Chinese medicine and EI Interdisciplinary discussion

1.2 Artist and EI Interdisciplinary discussion

1.3 I Ching and EI Interdisciplinary discussion

2.Culture Backgrouds

2.1 Yellow emperor’s dialogues on dreams

2.2 Taoist and dreams

2.3 Buddhism on dreams

                                                            (please add from other cultures)

3.Alchemy and EI

  1. Other Backgrounds

3.1Freud

3.2Jung

3.3James Hillman

3.4 Contemporary studies and EI

4.Advanced practice     (choose an area of interest)

4.1 Clinical practice on specific situations (with case studies)

4.1.1Working with trauma

4.1.2Dealing with defense

4.1.3Working with psychosomatic disorders

4.1.4 Coping with Physical illness (organ transplant, allergy, pain….. )

4.1.5 Working with Children

4.1.6 Working with artist

4.1.7 Dealing with the end of life

 

2023 ????

Extra Experience

 

A Week Long Intensive at a Temple

 

Final Exam or Project

 

All Sessions will be held on:   

 www.zoom.us  or on a Webinar

Institute Fees:

 

Institute Faculty:

  • Robert Bosnak, PsyA
  • Jill Fischer, PsyA, APRN
  • Dr. Joyce – Jai Ziying,
  • Dr. Kan Chen
  • Dr. Heyong Shen
  • Dr. Feng Jianguo
  • Dr. Yin Fang
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