is Lauren Z. Schneider's unique, pioneering method of using the symbolic language of tarot, dream, soul and other image cards to literally "lay the unconscious on the table."
Like a "waking dream," Tarotpy
works as an interactive process to go beyond the “aha” of traditional therapies and provide an “awe” inspiring experience, awakening greater awareness and choices.
"M" randomly selected a tarot deck, then chose a card to
represent her central conflict. It turned out to be a "moon" card, which is common in every deck. But,
this card was different; instead of being flanked by castles, the moon was flanked by wine bottles. When I asked,
"Is there a drinking problem in your family," she dissolved in tears. Her husband had died of alcoholism
and her two sons were both alcoholics. Already, we were confronting a problem she had spent years avoiding.
old cards were conceived deep in the guts of human experience, at the most profound level of the human psyche…Studying a specific card seems to unlock hidden stores of creative imagination so that sudden insights and ideas can burst forth into consciousness, seemingly from nowhere.”
- Sallie Nichols, Jung and the Tarot
Tarotpy is not a new age concept or fad.
It's a dynamic method of allowing you to shift your consciousness, often as easily as shifting cards on the table.
Tarotpy enhances dream work by allowing you to tap into a specific night
dream or to stimulate imagination and insight that may be otherwise blocked, for instance, if you do not remember your dreams.
Our conscious minds often wall off wounds and block the pathways to healing. Tarotpy opens a door to inner wisdom, beyond the boundaries and limits
of our perceptions, for greater guidance, problem-solving and growth.
||Tarotpy discards traditional archetypal interpretations of the cards, instead deriving meaning from the client's chosen layout, for greater personal value and significance.
ARRANGE THE CARDS, REARRANGE YOUR LIFE
While the contemplation of images leads to insight, interacting with the cards can also produce change.
By actively rearranging cards, you can recognize and alter unconscious patterns and achieve conscious choice.
Having difficulties with her mother-in law, Julie selected the number of cards she needed and laid
them in a circle with one in the center, representing her mother-in-law. When I wondered why her mother-in-law was the center of her life, Julie looked stupefied, saying, "I could move her?” She moved the center card to the outer circle and intuitively observed that something was out of balance. She
replaced the central card and renamed this new card, "Me." What seemed a slight readjustment was a significant revelation for Julie. Thereafter, she was in charge when her mother-in-law visited.
bridges the depth of transpersonal psychology with the effectiveness of short-term therapy. The effect can be profound and immediate, reducing what may take six months or even years of treatment to only a few sessions.
Sarah randomly selected two cards: the “Chariot,” which in this deck was illustrated as an oversized helmeted head looming
over a race car. She assigned this position to represent “health.” The other card, which she designated to represent “guidance," was the “Death" card. The imagery--a
head that seemed disconnected from the body, and the issue of “death” prompted Sarah to more deeply explore buried concerns about serious health issues and mortality. A combination of Dream work and Tarotpy® motivated Sarah to take charge of her situation. Months
later, after a change in physicians and medication, her health improved significantly.
Tarotpy honors the knowledge, creativity and wholeness of the psyche, which literally means "soul." Soul work is deeply transforming, producing powerful, new perceptions at the emotional, spiritual and waking levels.
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Article: Tarot, Dreams & Synchronicity
“I have worked closely with Lauren as a consultant for many years. I find her brilliant, thoughtful, caring, competent and responsible. Her sensitivity and insight border on the psychic! She has my highest possible recommendation and I am always
happy to refer to her.”
- John Rifkin, Ph.D., author of “The Healing Power of Anger.
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