VOLUME 13 / ISSUE 04
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IN THIS ISSUE
2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
It is with profound sadness that Janet Pfunder, a treasured Montague Ullman
dream facilitator and psychotherapist left her earthly home on March 6,
2015. She is now bound for her celestial home, a place from which she
conducted the orchestration of a dream like a true maestro. Revelations born
under Janet’s dream work often culminated in life-changing results for the
dreamer. Her anatomical dissection of a dream performed in perfect pitch,
reflected the skill of an accomplished surgeon. Harmonizing clarity,
structure, compassion, and humor, her sensitivity was nonpareil.
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.
ULLMAN DREAM GROUP IN MILAN
The students pictured here attend the third year at the School of Psychotherapy of the Milan Center of Family Therapy, Italy. The class, led by Massimo Schinco, was a lesson dedicated to the emotional value of dreams. The students, sensitive to dreamwork, had experienced other dream group methods, but it was their first time with the complete Ullman Experiential Dream Group Process. They were impressed by the experience, commenting that it was both peaceful and stimulating. As far as Massimo knows, it is the first time that the Ullman method has been applied in a complete form in Milan.
NEW BOOK ON LUCID DREAMING TO BE PUBLISHED
In Lucid Dreams
and the Holy Spirit, an autobiographical and deeply personal account, Maria
Isabel Pita shares how she found her way home to God through lucid dreaming
as a spiritual practice.
Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit is a compelling contemporary story of
the age-old mystery of God's pursuit of Man, charting Maria's journey
through the extraordinary experiences she recorded, and the insight and
direction she drew from them as she was led to the works of Saint Theresa of
Avila. Dream by dream, Maria discovered that she was being guided along a
path, in keeping with Christian mystical tradition, of spiritual espousal.
In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores dreams and cinema. 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 dreams.
If you wish to be a Volunteer for a reduced $50 conference fee, all positions have currently been applied for but a few may still be open – so applications remain open for the wait list, particularly for Audio Visual support, Room Monitor and Registration positions. If you register for the conference and a position opens you will be reimbursed for the difference.
Register NOW at the conference site for your lodging in order to have the best chance for one of the deeply discounted rooms in the limited block reserved for IASD. The cutoff date is May 15, 2015, after which discounted rooms will only be offered on an availability basis.
A preliminary Program Schedule and presentation listing is available on the conference website.
Go to www.asdreams.org/2015 for Information 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 6 world-renowned keynotes and featured speakers plus over 120 presenters from 15 countries around the globe offering: 10 morning dream groups; 34 workshops; 29 panels and symposia; various special sessions; and a full research track and poster session. Special events include an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and Reception, a Dream Hike along the shore and wildlife sanctuary, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other dance, music and artistic activities. The Program is designed to provide a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams. It is organized in multidisciplinary tracks which include: Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities; Education; Spirituality and Religion; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Mental Imagery; Culture and History. Come meet and converse with your favorite authors and personalities as well as a multitude of kindred spirits interested in sharing the joy and benefits of understanding dreams and dreamworking.
• 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.
In addition to our broad slate of presenters and workshop leaders, the conference will feature six world-renowned keynote and featured speakers:
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.
Stanley Krippner, PhD: Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco, and a past president of IASD. A former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY, his many books include the co-authored Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (2007). He was recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, 2002.
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.
Materials Deadline APRIL 15
your presence at the 2015 IASD Conference by advertising in the annual
Materials deadline is April 15, 2015!
IASD's 2015 PsiberDreaming
Conference, Leaping Into the Mystery: The Psi-ence of Dreams, has
been announced for Sunday, September 27 through Sunday, October 11,
2015. We hope you'll join us.
to the earlier than usual annual conference dates this year we are
announcing the Board Nominations 2015 Time to Vote.
UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
Toronto Region of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
(IASD) is pleased to announce this two-day conference on dreams,
shamanism, and mythology featuring world-renowned dream researcher and
psychologist Stanley Krippner. Join him, along with guest presenters Dr.
Teresa DeCicco and Rosemary Gosselin for this extraordinary event in
downtown Toronto on April 18 & 19, 2015. For tickets visit:
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 or for corrections or feedback on member contacts from Regional Reps, contact Bobbie Ann Pimm at email@example.com
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