Strange Dreams

I had such a series of strange dreams last night.

First was the one with my mother as a morphine addict. I encountered her in the living room of her house with her “works” ready to shoot up. I chastized her extremely asking her what would her granddaughter think if she saw her doing that. It seems that my brother and sister were aware (in the dream) that our mother was a junkie, but I was not. I was shocked. Shocked. My brother showed me the bottle of her medicine that she was now mainlining. {for the record, my mother has been dead for over 6 years. She was on morphine meds for the last three months of her life, but she was bedridden and pretty out of it}

Then there was another dream about me returning to my childhood neighborhood. It was a dream neighborhood, and nothing like my real childhood neighborhood. There were so many things and people that produced a strong desire to just relax and stay there, but I also realized by accepting that “place” again, I would have to accept its value system, which I knew I would eventually have to flout to be true to myself. Although specific circumstances of the dream were pretty fictitious, the essence is right on the mark.

Clown Therapy

beginning to build my references ….
this one is interesting even if it requires struggling with my limited Italian….

escamillo claun

….begins its introduction with ”

Sono un claun.. Si’, proprio un claun” – they are a clown, just a clown” .  How many times a day do I say this to my friends and family, or just think.  and it continues with its information on :

La clownterapia” 

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add more links here later

and now for some other interesting books

Goddesses: Ancient Wisdom for Times of Change

Published January 2005 by Hay House
Sue Jennings

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and another by the same author:

Dramatherapy: Masks of the Soul

June 1994
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
ISBN: 1853021814 available through Barnes & Noble.com

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and last but certainly not least….

Il corpo che ride –di Ginevra Sanguigno

Racconti dalle missioni di pace con i clowns, testimonianze, esercizi per diventare piu’ stupidi ( o stupiti?)
e l’introduzione di Patch Adams … or as my rough rough rough translation says…
“Tells of the peace mission of clowns, testimonials, and excercises to become a “little stupid”…

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Drama Therapy

National Association of Drama Therapist conference in Quebec, Canada this summer August 9-11.

Chaos, Creativity, and Transformation
The 28th Annual NADT Conference
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 9-11, 2007

This is the organization that offers alternative licensure as a drama therapist.  The closest organization is the
The Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy
David Read Johnson, PhD, RDT/BCT ;
Chelsea Arts Building, Suite 309
526 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Phone:  (888) 225-2787

There is a way for me to become an RDT – my 800 hours of work could possibly be related to clown care therapy volunteer work.

Also to note is the Drama Therapy Network founded by Dr. Sue Jennings and Andy Hickson.

The two approved graduate curricula are at CIIS -California Institute for Integral Studies – MA in Counseling Psychology and NYU – Steinhardt – MA in Drama Therapy.

The Arts in Therapy Network site is also a good reference to note.

trying this out

uploading stuff

Doesnt work – says “Unable to create directory /var/www/thepaw/wp-content/uploads/2007/01. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

 tried again and got
“File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.”

I guess it doesn’t like Windows Metafiles …..

Third try: A White Clown in my hair

I am surprised at myself

in following the news of the impending execution of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, I have been tremendously surprised at my emotions.  The entire process disturbs me greatly.

I am the one who constantly fantasized in 1990 about being wealthy enough to hire hit men to go assassinate him, or in another fantasy, he would be killed by an accidental malfunction of some of his stockpile of bioweapons, hoist on his own petard.  So why if I had decided he was one of the truly evil people of recent times, am I so unquiet about his impending demise?

Hard to say.  Maybe it is that the process of taking over a country militarily and then deposing and trying the leaders reminds me of …… maybe Pinochet in Chile?   I am not certain why I have felt the way I do, but I am glad that surreptitious video was taken…. it is a record that history requires to have.  Whatever way one may feel about it.

My Next Graduation

UMT Spring Semester, 2007

January 17-19 (Wed-Fri) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Semester Begins;Orientation& Registration
January 22 (Monday) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Classes Begin
February 19 (Monday). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Washington-Lincoln Day, Holiday
March 26-30 (Mon-Fri). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Vacation
April 16-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autumn 2006 Registration Begins
May 5-6 (Sat-Sun). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Study Days
May 7-11 (Mon-Fri). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Final Examinations
May 12 (Saturday). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commencement

ONly a paper to write and details to finalize