Joel Crichton – Games as Myths and Dreams (Workshop)


In this workshop, participants will employ specific tools to interpret the psychological significance of various games, from Chess to The Legend of Zelda, paralleling the approach used for understanding myths and dreams, ultimately gaining an enriched perspective on both games and dreams in their own lives.

Saturday, January 20th

1:00 -4:00 pm PST

ONLINE Workshop


If we want to understand a game psychologically, we have first to give it careful attention. In a way this is no different than working to understand a myth or a dream. In this workshop, with the help of some specific tools, participants will work to interpret the psychological significance of several games, from Chess to The Legend of Zelda. Dreams involving games will also be included. Participants will leave with an enriched sense of how to think about both games and dreams in their own lives.


Joel Crichton is a Jungian Analyst (diploma candidate) with the C. G. Jung Institute of Zürich, Switzerland, living and practicing in Victoria, BC. His writing is concerned with three only-seemingly-unrelated topics: Gaming, improvised performance, and Shakespeare—and how these relate to Jungian Psychology. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Psychotherapy & Spirituality from St. Stephen’s College. His work has been published in  Jung Journal  and  Quadrant.

Additional information



Add CEU Credit


Event Details

Date: January 20, 2024

Start time: 01:00 p.m. PST

End time: 04:00 p.m. PST

Venue: Online