DEÁK, Zsolt


Title of contribution:

Social Dreaming

Where & when:


Thursday, May 28th, 7:00 – 8:00
Friday, May 29th, 7:00 – 8:00
Saturday, May 30th, 7:00 – 8:00
Sunday, May 31st, 7:00 – 8:00

Special Case: Social Dreaming

Social Dreaming is a way of working with dreams where the focus is on the dream and not the dreamer, where dreams are shared amongst people who come together solely for this purpose. In a Social Dreaming event, participants are invited to offer their dreams and, through association, explore the possible social meanings contained within them. The associative process of the matrix allows for the open, non-judgmental expression of thoughts, freeing participants to foster free-thinking and social interaction to co-create new meaning. This key feature differentiates Social Dreaming from other forms of debate, discussion and dream work. Communities around the world, including Native Americans, Africans and Australians have been employing dreaming socially for long time, to capture thinking about the past and learning about the present, while guiding them towards the future. Social Dreaming pursues these age-old traditions to bring new thinking and meaning to the communities in which we live and work. In this form, Social Dreaming was invented by W. Gordon Lawrence in the Tavistock Institute London in the early 1980’s, and further developed by a growing community of Social Dreamers. It can be employed not only for group therapy, but any form of social groups, including companies, schools, associations and conferences as well. In the last few decades it is used on every bigger conferences of the International Association for Analytical Psychology as well.

About Deák Zsolt:

Dr. Zsolt Deák is a psychologist, OD professional and certified Jungian analyst (IAAP) in Budapest. He works as coach for individuals, leaders and organizations. At first Zsolt took part in Social dreaming in the First European Jungian Conference in Vilnius, in 2009, and since then several other times in various conferences and workshops of the last decade. He hosted Social dreaming on his own in the Expressive Arts Conference in Istanbul in 2019.

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