VOLUME 12 / ISSUE 11
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IN THIS ISSUE
2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
The IASD Nominating Committee is soliciting recommendations for members to serve on the Board of Directors for the term beginning in July 2015.We value your input. Nominees should be members in good standing who are willing to serve. Please send your recommendations to Susannah Benson, Nominating Committee Chair by December 15, 2014.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL YOUR STORY?
Have you had a life changing
dream? Would you like to share it so that others may appreciate the source
of inner wisdom that lies within our dreams? In IASD we support dreaming as
an important part of our growth, healing and learning process and we wish to
illustrate that concept with stories from those who have experienced life
changing insight and guidance from their dreams first hand. IASD is
therefore planning on publishing a book of dream stories and lessons by
those who have experienced life altering changes that were initiated by a
dream – and we would love to hear your story.
From Scott Sparrow,
NEW YAHOO GROUP FOCUSING ON DREAM RELATED CONTENT
Art Funkhouser, Group moderator
In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores a hodgepodge of subjects including
lucid dreaming, magic mushrooms and a new online research tool. The
intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific
articles that are written for a non-research audience in the study of
TOTAL NOVEMBER MEMBERS = 44
THE 2015 IASD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, VIRGINIA BEACH:
EXTENSION: By popular request and to respect the Thanksgiving Holidays, we are extending the deadline for submissions by a week to December 8, 2015.
FOR PRESENTERS: REGISTER BEFORE December 31, 2014 to receive the special presenter early-bird registration discount.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS are filling quickly, but we do have five positions open for AV Volunteers, and will be placing people on the wait list for the other positions in the event a position opens or an applicant does not confirm by registering (see below).
KEYNOTES: We now can announce our three Keynotes and two of our Featured Presenters (see below).
Go to www.asdreams.org/2015 for Submission Instructions and to Register.
The Venue • Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center is located on the beach at 2800 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The hotel is directly on the beach, features rooms with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay, and is less than a mile from the wildlife sanctuary at First Landing State Park.
The Program • The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers, over 140 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and Reception, a Dream Hike, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other fun special events appropriate to the beachside location. The Program is multidisciplinary with a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams.
CEUs • The International Association for the Study of Dreams is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Association for the Study of Dreams maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
THE CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 8, 2014
(Poster submissions deadline remains at February 1, 2015)
Submissions • Don’t let the date get away from you, prepare your submissions NOW. We again invite submissions for the following tracks: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities; Culture and History; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreaming; Mental Imagery; and Dreams and Health. Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; and Poster Papers. IASD encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply and to be sensitive to matters of diversity and disability in their submissions and presentations. All submissions must be made online. Note that this year we remain open to minor corrections, but will not have time for a second round chance to make extensive revisions of your proposals to gain acceptance. Acceptance will be on the basis of your initial submission so please follow the instructions carefully when you submit.
Go to www.asdreams.org/2015 for Submission Instructions and to Register
In addition to over 100 presenters from around the globe, the conference will feature three world-renowned keynote speakers:
Jean Raffa, PhD: A Jungian psychologist and award winning author. Her books include The Bridge to Wholeness: A Feminine Alternative to the Hero Myth that was nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Award; and her newest book, Healing the Sacred Divide: Making Peace with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World, which won the Wilbur Award in 2013.
Dawson Church, PhD: An award-winning author whose books include the best-seller, The Genie in Your Genes, and a series of EFT manuals for healing psychological and physical problems as well as improving athletic performance. He is founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, editor of the journal Energy Psychology and owner of one of the largest alternative medicine sites, EFT Universe.
Jessica Payne, PhD: An Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on how sleep and stress influence human memory and psychological function. She also examines important clinical questions, including how disturbances in sleep and stress influence memory consolidation in individuals with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, and how this, in turn, influences psychological functioning. She combines behavioral, pharmacological and cognitive neuro-scientific (EEG, fMRI) approaches in this research.
Featured Presenters include:
Rev. Bob Haden, MS: Director of The Haden Institute, a Jungian psychotherapist and Episcopal priest, and author of Unopened Letters From God. He studied at The C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association, and holds Masters degrees in Theology and in the Use of Dreams in Spiritual Direction. He draws upon 30 years of experience in family, individual, marriage, vocational, and life journey individuation counseling.
Heather Spence: A marine biologist researching dolphins, who will speak on “Dolphin Dreaming.” She is a PhD candidate in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the City University of NY, a founding partner in the Global Research and Arts Center for the Investigation and Advancement of Sustainability Solutions, and leads international collaborative conservation projects in the Mexican Caribbean.
Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer for the 2015 IASD Conference in Virginia Beach, June 5 – 9, 2015.
Most on-site volunteers are needed for various shifts in the hours from
8AM-9PM, 5th through 9th June 2015. See the Schedule at a Glance link on
our conference site for a preview of the planned schedule structure.
Once you apply, you will be sent a letter of acceptance if there is a
position available, and asked to register for the conference by a
certain deadline in order to be confirmed as a volunteer for that
Deadline: February 15, 2015
The IASD annual Pledge Drive began in November and ends January 31,
2015. The generosity of members and friends makes possible many things
we could not otherwise accomplish. We hope you will help IASD share the
dream. Think what could happen if every dreamer in the world emulated
IASD Board member, Curtiss Hoffman, and donated a dollar for every dream
this year! You too can take the Dollar a Dream Challenge!
From Curtiss Hoffman
pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who generously provided
funding for the Student Research Award last year has graciously agreed
to provide matching funds for the 2015 competition! The IASD board of
trustees will provide the balance of funds.
As the year draws to an end, I would like to thank
all of our reps for their ongoing work and support of the regional
network, and to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I also want to
take the opportunity to announce some changes in the Regional Committee.
Claude and I have been serving on the Regional Committee for several
years now and we have decided to step back from the position of Regional
Chairs, but we will remain active on the regional committee. We are very
happy to also announce that Bobbie Ann Pimm, membership chair, will be
taking up the role of Regional Chair.
REGIONAL EVENTS UPDATE
Montreal Regional Conference
From Claude Desloges, Nicole Gratton, Monique Séguin
IASD 5th REGIONAL CONFERENCE IN ROME, NOVEMBER 7-8 2014
From Conference host: Nicola Zippel
Toronto Regional Group
From Mara Zadnoff
Once again, Toronto region IASD members participated in the November Whole Life Expo weekend in downtown Toronto. The Expo typically welcomes over 18,000 people over the weekend, with hundreds of booths rented by shops and providers for healthy living, well-being and spirituality.
This year, our new member, Derek Donnan, was chosen to present: Life Transformation Using the Power of Dreams. Congratulations Derek!
At this event we hand out annual conference information, upcoming Toronto event details and IASD membership information. Our regional member volunteers engage the public and encourage their dreaming minds. We sometimes sell a book or two, but more importantly, we reach the community with the intention of growing the region and provide ways for interested people to join and participate within our regional and international membership.
On another note, the IASD-Toronto Region formed a Planning Committee this year. The camaraderie, pooling of ideas and strengths, and division of tasks makes for an enjoyable team effort. This regional rep is certainly appreciative of the shared experience. We’ve got an event set up for January 18th, 2015 . . . in case you were thinking of checking out some snow in Toronto around that time! Register at: https://illuminatingdreams.eventbrite.ca
A one-day conference: DreamWork: DreamPlay is to be
held in New York on April 25, 2015 at the National Psychological
Association for Psychoanalysis Greenwich Village. The host for this
conference is Lou Hagood. Presenters include: Michael Vannoy Adams,
Deirdre Barrett PhD, Fariba Bogzaran PhD, Larry Burk MD, Lou Hagood,
Michael P. Jenkins and Robert Waggoner. Full program details and online
registration are now available on the
Regional Representatives Network
Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the regional representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly. If you do not have a Regional Rep for your area, consider volunteering to become one! You could serve an important networking role for IASD.
To volunteer to become a Regional Representative, contact Susannah Benson
or Claude Desloges at:
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There is no Dream-News published in July.
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