Dreaming is an involuntary process. In our dreams we can access deeper levels of consciousness and unconsciousness/subconsciousness, bringing to light inner and outer themes and conflicts as well as the resources we have to deal with them. In nearly all dreams we can identify a duality or polarity that we are dealing with in our lives. Through enactment we can bring the dream characters representing these polarities to life. This enables us to find new ways of dealing with them by learning to hold the tension field of opposites and accessing greater consciousness. The Pathwork and the 50/50 teachings provide the framework for this exploration of opposites in dreams showing us where we are in 100/100 (either-or) consciousness, how to be in 50/50 (and-and) consciousness and how to touch into unity.
Ingrid Schirrholz, Dipl.-Psych., MA, TEP, Pathwork Helper, was born and raised in Germany where she got an advanced degree in psychology from the University of Hamburg. In 1983 she came to the US to get a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies at Lesley College. In addition to using art, movement, music, poetry and drama for healing she is also a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in Psychodrama. She joined the Pathwork in 1987 and graduated from Helpership Development in Phoenicia, New York in 1994. Since then she has been training helpers in Vermont, California, Michigan and Israel. Ingrid lives with her husband Mel near Woodstock, New York.