Big Breakout Sessions
Dream in Times of Corona
Tamar Kron (IIJP) & Or Hareven (IIJP)
The study of dreams offers a unique perspective as to how the psyche copes with the Covid19 situation on the conscious and unconscious levels.
During the months of 2 lockdowns in Israel a total of 800 dreams was collected from 37 participants. Our study is unique in that we asked participants to write all their dreams during 6-7 weeks. Thus we have individual series of dreams that can be qualitatively analyzed, in addition to the quantitative analysis of all the dreams.
All the dreams are analyzed according to the set of themes the researchers agreed upon.
Our presentation will include: 1. Results and discussion of the quantitative analysis (including archetypes found in the dreams). 2. Qualitative analysis of series of dreams with examples, including process and changes in series of dreams related to the timeline of events during the research period (number of deaths, changes of rules of lockdown, etc.)
Tamar Kron, PhD. Israel., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. She is a training analyst with the Israeli Institute for Jungian Psychology (IIJP) and is Professor Emeritus of the Hebrew University. She initiated an ongoing research project on the dreams of people living in a state of continuous stress from rocket attacks and lately a research project on dreams in times of Covid-19. Among her many papers and presentations, her chapter "Dreaming under fire" is included in Research in Analytical Psychology; ed. by Christian Roesler and Joe Cambray, (2018). Her paper "Dreaming under fire" is published in JAP (65) 2020.
Or Hareven, Or is a Clinical Psychologist, completing his PhD in Psychology at the University of Haifa, Israel. He is the founder of ‘Outreach Israel’, an organization specializing in providing psychotherapy outside of the clinic setting, for populations that are home bound though to mental or physical conditions. His PhD research focuses on the problem of pathological social withdrawal among young adults in Israel. Or studied psychotherapy at the Israeli Institute of Jungian Psychology (IIJP) and researched dreams of people living under threat of missile attacks, and the role of dreams in coping with continuous stress. He is currently exploring the topic of dreams in times of crisis through collecting and analyzing dreams of people during COVID-19 pandemic. Or is pursuing his own dreams, living in Costa Rica with his family, splitting his time between academic research and clinical practice.