Posted: 3 December 2017
The 6-week Pilot CREEI Dreamwork Seminar for VFW Post 8874 completed its last scheduled session on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Since this application of the CREEI Process (to VFW veterans with PTSD) was new territory for me, I did not know how long or how psychologically deep to go in the 2-hour limit per session. Here are some initial conclusions:
1. Subsequent seminars need to be more than 6 sequential weeks. (All participants in this pilot seminar wanted it to continue.)
2. Seminar size needs to be kept small (3-6), closed and confidential.
3. Determine the best way and time to introduce Joseph Dillard’s IDL (Integral Deep Listening) interview to individual participants. (After this pilot seminar ended, one participant agreed to do an IDL interview for a particularly troubling recent dream. Although his expectations were low at first, he found the one-on-one experience surprisingly transformative.)
4. A second workshop/seminar is planned in early 2018 for Post 8874 veterans who have already expressed a desire to participate. (Subsequent seminars will include one or two from previous seminars.)