Dream Education Programs

The following schools offer educational or degree programs in dreamwork….if you know of other programs, contact The Dream Tree so they can be added to this page.

The Center for Archetypal Dreamwork (Montpelier, Vermont, USA) is dedicated to the unique journey of each student into the alchemical terrain of dreams while providing the larger context of this profound form of dreamwork. Every course is available for distance learning through videoconferencing; students from all over the world join those who are physically present at the school in Vermont, USA. We offer two certification programs and general courses in Archetypal Dreamwork: the General Studies program is for those interested in learning about Archetypal Dreamwork and deepening their own personal work in a community of learners, while the Therapist Training program is for those interested in becoming a certified Archetypal Dreamwork therapist. Courses are based on North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork, which, in the tradition of Jung’s Red Book, invites dreamers to experience the unconscious in a direct, visceral, and sensual way that sidesteps the mind and engages the consciousness of soul (for in-depth information, visit
www.northofeden.com). Courses at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork include Archetypal Dreamwork and Rudhyarian Astrology, Exploring Mythology and Story through the Lens of Archetypal Dreamwork, The Fundamentals of Archetypal Dreamwork, and Gender and Archetypal Dreamwork,  as well as courses in the creative arts (drawing, writing, music). To learn more about The Center, contact Annie Wattles at annie@northofeden.com or (802) 229-4786, or visit www.northofeden.com/center.

Dream Studies at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts (Santa Cruz, California)
Offers an in-depth training in dreamwork for both personal and professional applications. Their 200 hour program is designed as a progressive multi-level training that will prepare students to work professionally with dreams. Throughout the course, students will be engaged in the process of exploring their own dreams as a foundation for working with the dreams of others. Training is oriented towards Jungian based dreamwork, as well as recognizing the many ways in which various cultures utilize dreamwork as a valuable resource for physical recovery, emotional and mental balancing, as well as spiritual exploration and guidance. Their client centered model of training also attends to the issues of professional ethics and scope of practice. A Dream Studies Certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of this program. The Dream Studies Program is for: personal exploration of dreams, people who want a professional practice in dreamwork, professionals who want to integrate dreamwork into another practice of the healing or educational arts – such as body work, counseling, acupuncture, hypnosis, teaching, aromatherapy, chiropractic, nursing, psychotherapy, and traditional western medicine. For more information, contact: Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, 1210 Brommer St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062. (831) 476-2152.

John F. Kennedy University (Orinda, California)
M.A. Offered with Concentration in Dreams. The Department of Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University is pleased to announce a concentration in Dream Studies for their M.A. program in Consciousness Studies. Students interested in the study of dreams may choose a variety of courses.

Become Certified In Dreamwork at The New England Dreamwork Institute
Multi-Level Training Program; 3 Weekend Intensives Per Year in Western Massachusetts ; Introductory to Advanced Courses Available; Distance Learning and Internet Practicums; CEU Credits Are Available. How would this Program Benefit You? Therapists, Counselors and Social workers: The integration of Dreamwork can be a beneficial catalyst to the therapeutic and counseling process. Alternative Healing Professionals: Energy Healing, Body Work, Yoga, and Reiki practitioners can all benefit by integrating Dreamwork into their programs. Health Care Professionals: Working with patients’ dreams can provide valuable insight in the diagnosis and healing process. Clergy, Lay Leaders and Parishioners: Training in the use of Dreamwork as a regular form of spiritual practice. Teachers: Dreamwork provides tremendous motivational and inspirational tools for all forms of learning. Concept and Design Engineers: “Think Tank Dreamgroups”T for new product development departments of progressive businesses. Business and Community Leaders: Dreamwork can provide leadership skills needed to compete in the new global economy while paying attention to social, cultural and environmental awareness issues. For a full Course description and more information contact : Cody Sisson

Chaplaincy Institute Dream Certification Program (San Rafael, California)
The new Dream Work Certification program is based on the criteria established by the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Courses will include Group Dreamwork, Dreamwork as a Spiritual Discipline, Introduction to Spiritual Psychology, Dream Group Leadership, and Global Historical Perspectives on Dreams. Individual supervised dreamwork, internship hours, and a final paper/project are also required.

Pacifica Graduate Institute (Santa Barbara/Carpinteria, California)
The Institute is located at 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Phone 805) 969.3626, Fax 805) 565.1932. Dream and Mythology programs and six-month training institutes are offered.

California School of Professional Psychology Certificate in Dreamwork
For those interested in dreams and therapy, the California School of Professional Psychology offers programming to provide the helping professional with new techniques and perspectives in the management of his/her client-base. Alameda, California Campus, 1005 AtlanticAve.800-298-0317. In this new certificate, the participants learn about the use of dreamwork in psychotherapeutic practice. Why dreamwork? Several reasons – first, few therapists receive formal training in working with dreams; second, skills in this area enhance assessment, diagnosis and treatment- related skills already possessed by practicing clinicians. In a clinical context where much work has already been accomplished at an accelerated rate, the dream as an assessment tool can provide a snapshot of the emotional soul and even physical health rounding out the clinical interview. Future courses will explore higher level topics such as the use of dreamwork with couples, groups, and the community-at-large; the role of trance in dreamwork; medical dreamwork; and special topics in the area of dream and self research.

The Lucidity Institute (Palo Alto, California)
Offers periodic Residential Training Programs in Lucid Dreaming with Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. and Special Guests, held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Becoming adept at lucid dreaming requires a degree of focused and sustained attention and practice that is often difficult to arrange in the face of the many demands of our busy workaday lives. These carefully designed programs provide an ideal opportunity to devote time exclusively to cultivating your lucid dreaming ability and enhancing your consciousness in everyday life. Unlike weekend workshops, in which we are limited to instruction in methods of lucid dream induction for participants to employ at home, this intensive program aims to bring you to the experience of lucid dreaming during the course of the program through practice, discussion, guidance, and specially designed sleep schedules. The retreat includes: focus on lucid dreaming while lodging on the beautiful, dream-inspiring Stanford University campus, daily group and individual exercises in developing lucid dreaming skills and enhancing consciousness, dreaming and waking; a sleep schedule (including naps) optimized for the promotion of lucid dreams; use of lucid dream induction technology: DreamLights, SuperNovaDreamers, PESTs, DreamSpeakers, and new experimental devices ; discussion sessions and personal guidance by Dr. Stephen LaBerge, author of Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming ; lectures and discussions on the science of lucid dreaming and continuing research and field trips to the Stanford lab to observe lucid dreaming research in action; group support in your endeavor to master lucid dreaming; instructional materials including the Lucidity Institute’s Course in Lucid Dreaming and Oneironautical Log.

Dreamwheel (Concord, Massachusetts)
Dreamwheel is an educational center which seeks to foster appreciation and skills in the art and practice of dreamwork for citizens and professionals at home, at work, and in community life. The Dreamwheel offers workshops, trainings, and related events for lay people and professionals which are designed to support the development of dreamwheels (circles of dreamworkers), and the networking of resources among dreamworkers. Presenters and programs draw from a variety of orientations ranging from psychoanalytic and archetypal approaches to Gestalt, Native American, Tibetan, cognitive, and spiritual systems. For more information, contact The Dreamwheel, 191 Sudbury Road, Concord, MA 01742-3423.

The D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation (Montreal, Canada)
A non-profit organization that offers information and courses about dreams, nightmares, lucid dreams, and their practical applications.To receive a free pamphlet, reserve a copy of the forthcoming book, Lucid Living in this Waking Dream: A Course in Applied Dreaming, or to find out about lucid living canoe-trip adventures, contact: The D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation, Box 513 Snowdon, Montreal, QC H3X 3T7, 514-488-0347

Graduate Program Faculty Contacts Offering Dream Courses or Studies
This is a listing of graduate level faculty who either offer dream courses, or can provide direction or support for students who wish to focus on dream studies at the university level.




Thoughts on Dreams ~

“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.” Emily Bronte Englist novelist.



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