VGCC Psychology instructor offers seminars on Dreams

VGCC Psychology instructor Peter Metzner leads a discussion during one of his seminars. (VGCC photo)

Peter Metzner, a Psychology instructor at Vance-Granville Community College, will offer a free seminar about understanding dreams, and the public is invited.

In the “Dream Circles” seminar, Metzner will facilitate a discussion in which participants will learn how to better understand and work with their own dreams and each others’. This seminar is scheduled to be offered twice:  on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. On both dates, the location is room 6115 of Building 6 on VGCC’s Main Campus.

Metzner will examine what dreams can communicate to us about our “waking life,” and why we should pay attention to our dreams. He will consider some real examples of dreams in the interactive discussion. According to Metzner, leading researchers believe that all dreams, even nightmares, are useful in promoting the dreamer’s health and wholeness. “The psychologist Carl Jung said that ‘In our sleep, we awaken to who we really are’,” Metzner noted. “Dreams reveal areas of our lives that need attention, showing us where adaptation and growth need to take place. Much like the reins of a horse, they correct us when we go off track.”

Peter Metzner, MA, MPA, CLC, has taught Psychology at VGCC since 2002. He has researched and studied dreams with Journey through Wholeness, Triangle Jung Society, Robert Johnson, Barry Williams, Jeremy Taylor, John Ryan Haule and others. He has written articles on leadership and dream work and has given keynote presentations and workshops on dreams to organizations such as the National Wellness Institute, Center for Creative Leadership, and the North Carolina Association of Business Coaches. Metzner has also facilitated classes on dreams for the Institute for Life Coach Training.  

For more information, contact Peter Metzner at (252) 738-3481 or