Speaking of Dreams | Michael Murphy with Ciana Campbell

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Updated: January 1st, 2018

Speaking of Dreams

Michael Murphy with Ciana Campbell


Belltable | Friday, Feb 16th | 8pm | €20/€17


Speaking of Dreams is an interactive evening where psychoanalyst Michael Murphy and presenter Ciana Campbell examine our dreams. The event is based around Michael Murphy’s Book of Dreams, in which the author analyses contemporary Irish dreams, unlocks the fascinating insights they offer, and explores how their hidden meanings can guide your daily life.  Audience members are invited to comment on the dreams discussed, and to contribute dreams for analysis, if they so wish. The evening also includes performances of Michael’s poetry from his two published collections, as well as featuring some new work.

Michael Murphy is a broadcaster, psychoanalyst, author and lecturer. He has worked in RTE (the Irish national broadcasting organisation) as a Newscaster and award-winning television Producer/Director, and for the previous four years he has had a psychoanalytic residency on the RTE afternoon television Today Show.
Michael is a Registered Practitioner member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland. He works full-time as a French-trained Pyschoanalyst at his practice in Sandyford, where he is the Director of Psychological Therapy Services.
Michael lectures in Communications at the Park Studio, the Milltown Institute, in Dublin, and works as a Communications Consultant with the T-Space Organisation, primarily with Irish governmental organisations. In 2014, he lectured at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt at the invitation of the Director General, Communications and Language Services.
In 2009, Michael published a number one best-selling literary memoir At Five in the Afternoon dealing with his battle with prostate cancer. A sequel, The House of Pure Being, was published in autumn 2013, and reached the top ten. A poetry collection, The Republic of Love, was published in summer 2013, and was the first poetry book to enter the top ten list in Ireland since Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize.  Michael’s second collection of poetry A Chaplet of Roses was published in autumn 2016.  Michael Murphy’s Book of Dreams, an analysis of 65 contemporary dreams, was published in October 2017. The Irish Independent has described Michael as “an author of importance”.On 21 October, 2013, Michael was admitted to the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, by the National University of Ireland, Galway. The citation for this honorary degree reads “Through his outstanding work as a broadcaster, psychoanalyst, and writer, Michael Murphy has made an important and valuable contribution to Irish society and beyond…”

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