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Described by Jung as “a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche,” our dreams have the ability to tap into the wisdom of our personal and collective symbolism, myth, metaphor, and the Divine. By carrying uncensored messages in the form of symbols from the unconscious, dreams hold answers to understanding ourselves and often present solutions to problems in waking life.

In this retreat, Linda (who has had training in dreams and facilitates dream groups) and Sara (who does dream work with clients in her counseling practice and at Apple Farm Community in Three Rivers, Michigan) will explore dream work in a variety of ways, including approaches to working with dreams, techniques for remembering and recording dreams, and the design of a dream journal for personal use.  Utilizing a Jungian framework, participants will explore their own emerging images and metaphors for self-understanding and wholeness,  


General Information
The retreat begins in WindHill at 6:00 pm Thursday and closes at noon on Sunday. The cost of $425 includes facilitated programming and three nights’ lodging in a GilChrist cabin, which is equipped with a complete kitchen. Cabin check-in is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, and cabin check-out can be arranged with GilChrist staff between noon and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. All sessions take place in WindHill, the main building, which is equipped with a fireplace in the great room, loft room for meditation, library, and a complete kitchen. Individuals are responsible for their own meals, except for a group dinner Saturday evening. For further information or to register, please e-mail Linda or e-mail Sara.


About the Facilitators
Linda Plamondon is a registered art therapist and spiritual director who, by way of creative play and dreams, brings a Jungian perspective to her work. She is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program at the CG Jung institute in Chicago.

Sara Sage is a counselor and teacher who focuses her work on mindfulness, Jungian psychology, and a connection to the natural world and Native American traditions. She is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program at the CG Jung institute in Chicago.



GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd