#3 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 1st April 21

43 dreamers  17 Dreams  29 Associations  THEMES  The official party line vs actual experience: Idea of not knowing who is going to be helpful and who isn’t- can we trust the lawyer?  People at health club aren’t listening… is it all just a game?  Dependence/distrust of technology: Can’t be without laptops and computers etc- information coming back is not helpful … Read More

#2 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 25th March 21

Around 56 participants 17 dreams 27 associations but missed some Starts in silence D 1. I am preparing a feast for a large group. Vegetarian cooking. Trying new recipe Did not know what I am doing but did my best. People arrived too early for the feast. Confusing. Preparation was not correct. D 2. 40-50 people waiting, looking at me, … Read More

#1 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 18th March 21

64 attendees including hosts, facilitators. 9 dreams 64 associations What a matrix! It’s been 8 months since the last matrix in June last year – it feels like a continuation of the first one.  This is the first matrix session of this series – acknowledged at the end – Spring and the anniversary of what was happening last spring.  Perhaps … Read More

Harold Bridger in his own words

In November 2020 I began a Wellcome Trust funded archival project to catalogue the records of Harold Bridger (1909-2005). Bridger is most recognised as being a psychoanalyst, a founder of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and an organisational consultant. In working from home, I was introduced to the life, work and legacy of Bridger through a series of oral … Read More

#15 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 22nd June

41 attendees including hosts, facilitators.13 dreams44 associations Dream 1: In a parking lot ready to go camping along several people. A poor white family is across from him, rambling about his license plate. He was from a different place. Then he approaches them and people move out and son pulls a gun into him.  He was afraid he would say the wrong … Read More

#14 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 18th June

34 people presents (3 host/ facilitators + 31 participants)11 Dreams and 36 associations were presented Some themes: A longing for touch (but it is not allowed) (: inappropriate touching, colleagues in hotel room, sensational affair, an old friend visits in a dream,  during SDM wanting to show sympathy for loss of other participants but thinking that it is not allowed; … Read More

#13 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 15th June

The matrix started with 36 participants and finished with 33.# Dreams 14# Associations 35 Dream 1 In Paris with family. French friend we meet in the street. “Where do want to go?” To the Luxembourg gardens. It is miles away. We started walking. looked like English country town. Came to a café. Black board like board with specials of the … Read More

#12 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 11th June

Participants: 419 dreams42 associations Themes: The World – skin colour, hierarchy, Covid-19 and Healthcare Choking and panic. Silence is too awful.  The rush of dreams and associations stops the thinking, zipped up, so the associations become reactive and unprocessed. Challenging authority of the Hosts, started late, ended early! Linked possibly to DA, MS and RK being GR consultants. Race is … Read More

#11 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 8th June

Participants: 4913 dreamsOver 40 associations A long pause at the beginning of the SDM: Themes: Anger and feeling stuck in dichotomies: (love & hate, exotic & shabby, up & down, east & west, me & other; in dichotomies it feels we are in something more difficult and dangerous than might be needed; longing for a triple bind, a third way, … Read More