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On discovery in a world of dreams

August 26, 2022 @ 18:00 - August 28, 2022 @ 16:00 CEST

Seminar about working with dreams in psychodrama on 26.28 August Karlstad

Are you one of those people who is fascinated by dreams?
Are you curious about the world of dreams that seems so natural at night when we dream, but which is often so incomprehensible and strange when we are awake?

Dreams have fascinated people for thousands and thousands of years. In ancient times, dreams were considered to messages from the Gods. In ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, dream interpretation were common. Dream interpretation has also been used for therapeutic purposes first by Freud, then by Jung and many successors to both of them.

Work with dreams in psychodrama

In psychodrama we work with the dreams and the symbols as they appear instead of just interpreting them. Among other things, we regard the dream world as a reality and shape and explore its enigma in order to understand the images as something that gives meaning and new perspectives to our lives. The focus is always on action. In the psychodrama scene, as in the world of dreams, there is no difference between subject and object or inner and outer world. We do not try to reproduce the original dream, but explore and develop it, reinforce the dream figures and let them be expressed. We create a spontaneous act with the dream as a starting point.

During the weekend we will work with the dreams that you bring and the dreams that occurs during the weekend. There is no requirement whatsoever for previous experience of psychodrama. All you need is curiosity.

About psychodrama

Psychodrama can be used as a method in personal development, as guidance and for therapeutic purposes. Psychodrama has cognitive and behavioral elements – you can e.g. practice different situations. Both by participating in one’s own and others’ dramas, one can develop new skills and increase one’s “role repertoire”. The focus is on developing resources and thereby increasing ones competence to handle different situations.

Psychodrama is commonly used in groups and is a form of group therapy but has much in common with family and network therapy and with artistic therapies of all kinds. At the same time, psychodrama is unlike anything else. Dr. J. L. Moreno (1889 – 1974) was the founder of psychodrama. He stressed the genuine equal meeting. His philosophy of creativity and spontaneity is the basis of the psychodramatic method.

On the psychodrama stage, the main character’s (protagonist) question is staged with the help of the leader (director) and other participants (help me). The dramas can be about realistic situations, dreams or fantasies. Because psychodrama involves activity, the body, emotions and all the senses are engaged so that the experience together with cognitive anchoring becomes a powerful learning element. Everything happens “here and now”, which means that the logic of the self is dissolved so that one does not distinguish between the past, the present and the future. Role change is a basic instrument in psychodrama. Looking at oneself through the eyes of others and seeing situations from perspectives other than one’s own is something that increases understanding both for oneself and for others.

Psychodrama takes a stand for humanistic values, for the need to consider existential issues and last but not least the healing power of humor. Psychodrama is also theatrical art, theater without finished lines and where the action develops in the moment.

Introductory seminar

This is both an independent seminar and an introductory seminar to the basic education. We turn both to you who have previous experience in psychodrama and to you who have no experience of psychodrama whatsoever. If you want to continue and attend a basic education, you will be credited with the hours in the education


Urban Norlander
Psychodrama director TEP (Trainer, Educator, Practitioner through NBBE), Certified coach (ICF), Trained supervisor in psychosocial work at Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University and trained actor, director and theatre educator.

Urban has worked with children and youth groups and teacher training in primary school. As well as with supervision and work group development in staff training in companies. Conducts undergraduate education in psychodrama at the Swedish Moreno Institute, has evening groups with a focus on personal development and coaching, and has completed several educations on psychodrama at Karlstad University.

Laina Stolt
Psychodrama director CP (Certified practices through the Nordic and Baltic Board of Examiners, NBBE)
Laina is a philosophy candidate with many years of experience as a social secretary and manager at the Ellen treatment home. A home for abusive and abused women in Norrköping

Practical info

We will be at Gjuteriet Verkstadsgatan 1 in Karlstad.

The cost is 2000 SEK incl. VAT for those who pay privately and SEK 2200 + VAT when employers or companies pay. (if you are an unemployed student or pensioner, the price is 1500 SEK incl VAT)
Friday: 18.00 – 20.30 Coffee is served from 17:30
Saturday: 9.30 – 20:00. Coffee is served when it suits the work and in the middle of the day we take a longer break so that we have time to go out and eat at our own expense
Sunday: 09:30 – 16:00 Coffee is served when it suits the work and the price also includes a simpler soup lunch


Please register below. The last day to register is Monday 8 August.

Early Bird

Those who register before 1 July receive a discount of 10%


August 26, 2022 @ 18:00 CEST
August 28, 2022 @ 16:00 CEST