What we're about
This group is for anyone interested in personal growth and expanding their awareness through the practice of conscious dreamwork. This group provides an opportunity to engage in the "yoga of dreaming", a practice which includes day time experiences, night time dreams and shamanic lucid dreaming. The teachings and practices that will be shared in this group are a synthesis of mantra yoga, meditation and conscious dreaming as taught by active dreaming pioneer Robert Moss. Each circle will include participation in dreamwork practices, song, dance, "dream theater" and ceremony. The circle will be facilitated using the techniques and teaching of The Circle Way. Please be prepared to share night time dreams and daytime experiences within the community.
Through the practices shared in these meetups, you have the opportunity to deepen your sense of presence with yourself and your life, access inner resources for healing, power and personal growth. Individual personal practice of these techniques is encouraged but there is a depth of magic, wisdom and power found only in community and I hope you'll join me in creating this intentional community.
One my main objective as a conscious dreamwork facilitator is to share techniques and practices that empower the dreamer to be the expert on their dream. As such, I teach and subscribe to the IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreamers) Dream Work Ethics Statement. To participate in dreamwork circles , dreamers agree to acknowledge and support the tenants of IASD Dream Work Ethics Statement as outlined below.
IASD DREAMWORK ETHICS STATEMENT
IASD celebrates the many benefits of dreamwork, yet recognizes that there are potential risks. IASD supports an approach to dreamwork and dream sharing that respects the dreamer's dignity and integrity, and which recognizes the dreamer as the decision-maker regarding the significance of the dream. Systems of dreamwork that assign authority or knowledge of the dream's meanings to someone other than the dreamer can be misleading, incorrect, and harmful. Ethical dreamwork helps the dreamer work with his/her own dream images, feelings, and associations, and guides the dreamer to more fully experience, appreciate, and understand the dream. Every dream may have multiple meanings, and different techniques may be reasonably employed to touch these multiple layers of significance.
A dreamer's decision to share or discontinue sharing a dream should always be respected and honored. The dreamer should be forewarned that unexpected issues or emotions may arise in the course of the dreamwork. Information and mutual agreement about the degree of privacy and confidentiality are essential ingredients in creating a safe atmosphere for dream sharing.
Dreamwork outside a clinical setting is not a substitute for psychotherapy, or other professional treatment, and should not be used as such.
IASD recognizes and respects that there are many valid and time-honored dreamwork traditions. We invite and welcome the participation of dreamers from all cultures. There are social, cultural, and transpersonal aspects to dream experience. In this statement we do not mean to imply that the only valid approach to dreamwork focuses on the dreamer's personal life. Our purpose is to honor and respect the person of the dreamer as well as the dream itself, regardless of how the relationship between the two may be understood.