What we're about

Welcome! We are an established community of avid dreamers, meeting since 2016. We host dream groups, dreamwork retreats, and professional certification courses in dreamwork. We are presently offering both online and in-person events.

Our winter series includes:
a) Weekly Dream Symbolism Training (online, via Zoom). These count toward your 100-Hour Certification!
b) Weekly Tonglen (Prayer of Giving & Taking) practice sessions, part of Dream Yoga training.
c) By-invitation monthly Alchemical Dreamers' Guild Breakfast for those who have completed the Alchemical Dreamwork Initiation or the Sleep & Dream Mastery Coaching Program.

The entire winter series is included as part of the 6-month Sleep & Dream Mastery Coaching Program, if you are seeking in-depth mentoring this winter! Learn more on our website: https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Our groups, seminars, and trainings include a broad array of approaches, including lucid dreaming, dream interpretation, gestalt dreamwork, somatic dreamwork, shamanic visioning, authentic relating, archetypal dreamwork, dream art, and more.

Please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page at DreamCircling.Com -- we currently send out monthly updates about the 8+ events & courses we host each month. In addition to other events, we plan to offer our signature online Dream Symbolism Training each Monday at 5pm EST through the end of 2022--so come join us (and add it to your long-term calendars)!

Are you interested in collaborating with other dreamworkers? The mission of the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (ADG) is to organize the Southeastern regional network of dreamworkers and provide opportunities for high quality dreamwork training and practice, including coordinating a guild of masterful dreamworkers who collaborate regionally on larger dreamwork projects. Come join us!

Our community is organized as part of Navigate Change, LLC, and seeks to abide by the Ethics Guidelines of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, of which we are a member.

To schedule one-on-one dream sessions with us, please send us a message here on Meetup, or reach out to us by email: ready [at] navigatechange.org. We also offer gift certificates--support a local business & give the gift of sleep & dreams!

For more information and other courses, please see our website, https://dreamcircling.com !

Upcoming events (3)

Dream Symbolism Training: Time & Timelessness in Dreams

This week’s dream symbolism training is on: Time in dreams. Time in dreams is bizarre--wake up from an entire dream, and only minutes have passed in waking life! We will discuss distorted time, watches, clocks, and everything else related to time in dreams. Come join us for a fascinating exploration!

Interested in dreams? Having unusual nighttime experiences? Or perhaps you're a helping professional, and want to learn to explore dreams with your clients.

If so, the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild Dream Symbolism Training Series may be for you! Each Thursday, we explore dreams on specific topics, including training in dreamwork essentials. The series is drop-in, and will be ongoing for several years with a wonderful community of avid dreamers!

All are welcome, even those with no dreamwork experience.

If you would like updates on these upcoming events in your inbox, please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page at DreamCircling.Com. We currently send out an events email twice per month.

Interested in certification? This training qualifies as part of the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild's 100-hour Certification in Dream Symbolism. Click here for details: https://dreamcircling.com/certification-in-dream-interpretation-and-symbolism/

Your first session is free. After that...

We believe reciprocity creates the best community experience. If you are currently employed or on Social Security, please contribute $20 for this training via Paypal. Members of International Association for the Study of Dreams may join at a discounted rate of $15. If you are unemployed, please find a way to give back 1 full hour of your time in exchange as a work-study--getting friends to sign up or helping us get invited to speak for other organizations you're a part of are great ways to help!

Payment is via PayPal to: https://paypal.me/benjaminwhitehurst/20

Interested in 1-on-1 sessions? If you or a friend is experiencing nightmares, insomnia, powerful spiritual dreams, or other unusual nighttime experiences, we would love to work 1-on-1 with you! You can book sessions and coaching packages here:
https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Your host for this event is dream alchemist Benjamin Whitehurst, M.A., founder of the Durham-based Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (DreamCircling.Com). Benjamin holds a Masters of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University along with certification in Integral Circling from the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Notes & Disclaimers: This event does not involve psychotherapy or any other form of healing intent. Instead, the intent of this training in dream symbolism is educational and spiritual. Please be aware that dreamwork can be emotionally intense for some people–check with your doctor or therapist before participating. In practice, this event involves sharing dreams with each other, telling one’s story, and receiving feedback from others. Imagine 1,000 years ago when communities would share dreams together when a crisis was afoot–they would sit in a circle and share the dreams they had been having. It was both a means of staying connected, and a means of processing & gaining insights about what was happening. May this event be in service of the well-being of our community. This event is a professional offering organized through the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild, a branch of Navigate Change, LLC.

Please Support Our Work: Please spread the word about our Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild Meetup with your friends! We appreciate your support.

Hey! Can you connect us? We are also looking for invitations to offer talks for your community. Send us a message to [masked]!

Dream Symbolism Training: Dreams of Foreign Lands & Unknown Places

This week’s dream symbolism training is on: Foreign Lands & Unknown Places in dreams. International settings & unknown lands can point to parts of ourselves we're just discovering! Come join us for a fascinating exploration!

Interested in dreams? Having unusual nighttime experiences? Or perhaps you're a helping professional, and want to learn to explore dreams with your clients.

If so, the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild Dream Symbolism Training Series may be for you! Each Thursday, we explore dreams on specific topics, including training in dreamwork essentials. The series is drop-in, and will be ongoing for several years with a wonderful community of avid dreamers!

All are welcome, even those with no dreamwork experience.

If you would like updates on these upcoming events in your inbox, please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page at DreamCircling.Com. We currently send out an events email twice per month.

Interested in certification? This training qualifies as part of the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild's 100-hour Certification in Dream Symbolism. Click here for details: https://dreamcircling.com/certification-in-dream-interpretation-and-symbolism/

Your first session is free. After that...

We believe reciprocity creates the best community experience. If you are currently employed or on Social Security, please contribute $20 for this training via Paypal. Members of International Association for the Study of Dreams may join at a discounted rate of $15. If you are unemployed, please find a way to give back 1 full hour of your time in exchange as a work-study--getting friends to sign up or helping us get invited to speak for other organizations you're a part of are great ways to help!

Payment is via PayPal to: https://paypal.me/benjaminwhitehurst/20

Interested in 1-on-1 sessions? If you or a friend is experiencing nightmares, insomnia, powerful spiritual dreams, or other unusual nighttime experiences, we would love to work 1-on-1 with you! You can book sessions and coaching packages here:
https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Your host for this event is dream alchemist Benjamin Whitehurst, M.A., founder of the Durham-based Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (DreamCircling.Com). Benjamin holds a Masters of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University along with certification in Integral Circling from the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Notes & Disclaimers: This event does not involve psychotherapy or any other form of healing intent. Instead, the intent of this training in dream symbolism is educational and spiritual. Please be aware that dreamwork can be emotionally intense for some people–check with your doctor or therapist before participating. In practice, this event involves sharing dreams with each other, telling one’s story, and receiving feedback from others. Imagine 1,000 years ago when communities would share dreams together when a crisis was afoot–they would sit in a circle and share the dreams they had been having. It was both a means of staying connected, and a means of processing & gaining insights about what was happening. May this event be in service of the well-being of our community. This event is a professional offering organized through the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild, a branch of Navigate Change, LLC.

Please Support Our Work: Please spread the word about our Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild Meetup with your friends! We appreciate your support.

Hey! Can you connect us? We are also looking for invitations to offer talks for your community. Send us a message to [masked]!

Dream Symbolism Training: Animus & Anima (Masculine & Feminine) in Dreams

Interested in dreams? Having unusual nighttime experiences? Or perhaps you're a helping professional, and want to learn to explore dreams with your clients.

If so, the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild Dream Symbolism Training Series may be for you! Each Thursday, we explore dreams on specific topics, including training in dreamwork essentials. The series is drop-in, and will be ongoing for several years with a wonderful community of avid dreamers!

This week’s dream symbolism training is on: Animus & Anima (Masculine & Feminine Counterparts) in dreams. Have you ever noticed an unknown male or female with you in your dreams? In Jungian psychology, this is the feminine counterpart to a man's waking identity; and the masculine counterpart to a woman's waking identity. These hidden characters are said to appear in our dreams for balance... come join us for a fascinating exploration!

All are welcome, even those with no dreamwork experience.

If you would like updates on these upcoming events in your inbox, please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page at DreamCircling.Com. We currently send out an events email twice per month.

Interested in certification? This training qualifies as part of the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild's 100-hour Certification in Dream Symbolism. Click here for details: https://dreamcircling.com/certification-in-dream-interpretation-and-symbolism/

Your first session is free. After that...

We believe reciprocity creates the best community experience. If you are currently employed or on Social Security, please contribute $20 for this training via Paypal. Members of International Association for the Study of Dreams may join at a discounted rate of $15. If you are unemployed, please find a way to give back 1 full hour of your time in exchange as a work-study--getting friends to sign up or helping us get invited to speak for other organizations you're a part of are great ways to help!

Payment is via PayPal to: https://paypal.me/benjaminwhitehurst/20

Interested in 1-on-1 sessions? If you or a friend is experiencing nightmares, insomnia, powerful spiritual dreams, or other unusual nighttime experiences, we would love to work 1-on-1 with you! You can book sessions and coaching packages here:
https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Your host for this event is dream alchemist Benjamin Whitehurst, M.A., founder of the Durham-based Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (DreamCircling.Com). Benjamin holds a Masters of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University along with certification in Integral Circling from the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Notes & Disclaimers: This event does not involve psychotherapy or any other form of healing intent. Instead, the intent of this training in dream symbolism is educational and spiritual. Please be aware that dreamwork can be emotionally intense for some people–check with your doctor or therapist before participating. In practice, this event involves sharing dreams with each other, telling one’s story, and receiving feedback from others. Imagine 1,000 years ago when communities would share dreams together when a crisis was afoot–they would sit in a circle and share the dreams they had been having. It was both a means of staying connected, and a means of processing & gaining insights about what was happening. May this event be in service of the well-being of our community. This event is a professional offering organized through the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild, a branch of Navigate Change, LLC.

Please Support Our Work: Please spread the word about our Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild Meetup with your friends! We appreciate your support.

Hey! Can you connect us? We are also looking for invitations to offer talks for your community. Send us a message to [masked]!

Art credit: Adam and Eve, engraving by Albrecht Dürer, 1504 (National Gallery of Art)

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Dream Symbolism Training: Flowers in Dreams

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