Community Dreamwork Circle

Join us Sunday, October 14th from 3:00 – 4:15 pm at the West Tisbury Library for Community Dreamwork Circle facilitated by Jennie Isbell Shinn. Gather ’round in this once-monthly circle to explore the wisdom of our nighttime dreams. Be part of a community of island dreamers seeking insights from dreamtime to illuminate and guide our waking life. Participants will learn and follow a simple projection-based dreamwork model as we share 2-3 dreams per meeting. You need not have your dream focused upon to benefit from this method because what arises for you in the dreamwork process shines a light on your own inner landscape. If you have a dream to be worked, please write it down before you come, in first-person, present tense form, as though you are telling a story about something that really happened. In the early meetings, Jennie will share tips on dream recall, dream journaling, deciphering symbols, etc., but the hope is for an on-going community focused on working dreams together.

This monthly event meets on Sundays from 3:00 -4:15 pm in the library’s large conference room. Free and open to the public! Dates: 10/14, 11/11, 12/16, 1/13, 2/10, 3/17.

Jennie Isbell Shinn, a West Tisbury resident, has been keeping a journal of her dreams since 1998. In the early years she used a tiny tape recorder and transcribed hours each week of sleepy, unrecognizable story lines recorded in her own voice. She used to make elaborate illustrations of dreams, and write long poems, chock full of dream images. Now parenting 4-year-old Jasper, she feels lucky to text the gist of one dream per week to her husband and favorite dreamwork partner, Newell. Even with such wild fluctuations in dream journaling, Jennie remains convinced that the wisdom that rises in sleep is a source of brilliant guidance for waking life, and that dreamwork circles build community and resilience.