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Dream work for professional care providers.

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Develop stronger inner resources

Stonebird88 provides therapists, clinical supervisors and other professional care providers with dream education, seminars, consultations and one-on-one sessions with a Harvard trained Jungian Psychoanalyst to develop your internal resources. The better you can to care of yourself, the better you can take care of others.

Dream work

In our dream work sessions, workshops, seminars and courses, we work extensively with synergy, mythology, stories that deal with the unconscious to bring light to contemporary issues often clouded by stereotypes, and judgemental attitudes. Get to know yourself deeply by focusing on feelings in the body brought by the images in dreams.

Dream work is lead by Dr. Carmen Gonzalez. She became a Jungian Analyst via the Jung Institute of Boston and has a private practice in Berkeley, California.

Upcoming Events

There are other coming opportunities to work with dreams and other unconscious material, to work with contemporary issues and to learn about the process of dream work. We are also offering opportunities to do dream work around social issues such as violence, psychological trauma, and organizational behavior.

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About StoneBird88


"In 1995, I was a struggling graduate student thinking about my courses when I had a dream. In this dream, a spirit sat on my chest as I was lying in bed. I somehow managed to sit up and ask "how long are you going to be here?" He said, 'until the black man comes'. That dream started my journey to explore and understand my family history and unresolved issues in my personal life.

"While Harvard gave me an intellectual perspective on life, I started going to the Jung Institute to understand my inner life with the goal to do my external work in an integrated and holistic way... with soul. Now I have more than 20 years of experience working with cross-cultural dilemmas and psychological trauma. I help men and women to become whole, regardless of the circumstances that they come from--whether broken homes or isolated inner places."

- Dr. Gonzalez, StoneBird88 Founder

Stone, Bird and 88

Stone represents the "philosopher's stone". It is the aim of alchemists' work to reach this highest essence by working to create gold, the most precious of all metals. The philosopher's stone is known as "universal medicine" because it is said to have the properties of healing all diseases, suffering, being incorruptible, and bringing youth, long life and wisdom.

The bird is a symbol of the spirit. In terms of alchemy, the bird is seen as connection between soul and matter.

8 is the sacred number of the goddess of life, Aphrodite. It represents new beginnings, spiritual rebirth, human fertility, eternity, magic and the rainmaker. In Jungian terms, 8 is a number representing transformation. The double 8 is transformation of the inner and outer--person and society.

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Carmen Ada Gonzalez, Ed.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst

3155 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

Email us at info [at] stonebird88 [dot] com.