I have had a lifelong love affair with dreams and drawn on a wide range of expertise from psychiatrist Carl Jung to renowned dream worker Montague Ullman when practicing dreamwork. My studies have included workshops with such seminal dream experts as psychotherapist, Arnold Mindell, Jungian psychologist, John Sanford and psychologist Joseph Shorr, where I cultivated my special interest in symbolic imagery. I believe dreams are not “separate” from us, but part of our life experiences waiting to be integrated into waking consciousness. When working with people who want to explore their dreams beyond the scope of the traditional dream dictionary, I find many are able to
- Gain clarity during life transitions
- Release emotional blocks
- Eliminate destructive patterning
- Increase spiritual deepening and relatedness
- Acquire perspective during loss and grief
As a professional art therapist and active member in the dream community for nearly thirty years, my methods to dreamwork are both intuitive and eclectic, and are sensitive to each person based on my toolbox of knowledge and experience of working with individuals and groups. A creative approach to dreamwork via expressive means can be done through journaling, art, dance, writing or Gestalting with dream imagery or any expressive method meaningful to the dreamer.
When doing dreamwork, all information shared is held in strictest confidence according to professional ethics, and it is understood that all dreamwork is performed with the intention of guiding the dreamer toward self-empowerment, personal insights and awareness in his/her dream material submitted.
My goal is always to encourage the dreamer to decode their dream images using expressive means and intuitive guidance.