|Main Program Presenters
|Marta Aarli, MA, LPC
|Marta Aarli, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist and dreamworker, dreamer, poet, open improvisor, singer and artist in the US. integrating over 22 years of training in Psychodynamic, Modern Analytic, Transpersonal and Contemplative Psychology, Gestalt Parts Dialogue, Creative Expression, Active Imagination, Shamanic Journeying and Dream Re-entry, and Dream Theater. She offers individual and couples therapy, women’s groups and dream groups.She believes that poetry blends the verbal and visual worlds in a powerful process that is both therapeutic and creative. She’s the author of a book of dream poetry, Dream Worlds.
|Susan Armington, BA
|Susan Armington, BA Brown, MS Cornell, is a Minneapolis-based artist who works in painting and mixed-media art. She leads “Talking Suitcases” an art & story project for communities to connect deeply about their lives. She is certified in Dream-Tending by Pacifica Graduate Institute and leads a dream group in Minneapolis.
|Sheila McNellis Asato, MA
|Sheila Asato, M.A is a visual artist and Embodied Imagination practitioner deeply influenced by dreams, Japan and nature. She teaches courses on dreaming and the arts and lectures widely on creativity, dreaming and health. She is dream artist-in-residence at REM5 Virtual Reality Lab in MN. and board member for JS Ballet.
|Bhaskar Banerji, PhD
|Bhaskar Banerji, PhD, is a Dream Ambassador & Holistic Health practitioner with decades of experience specializing in dreams related to the body and health. His latest project is an online course allowing dreamers to tap into the power of health-related dreams. For information see Aesclepian Dream Healing Program at www.subscribepage.com/dreamanalytics
|Dashiell, is a self-taught programmer and tech entrepreneur on a mission to live tweet from a lucid dream. Dashiell is developing the Dream Phone, a communication device to enable a lucid dreamer to communicate via computer. Dashiell is a frequent study participant in Karen Konkoly’s lucid dream research.
|Deirdre Barrett, PhD
|Deirdre Barrett, PhD teaches at Harvard University. Her books include The Committee of Sleep, and Pandemic Dreams. Deirdre is Editor of the IASD Journal DREAMING, and Past President of IASD and The Society for Psychological Hypnosis. Her research interests include dreams and creative problem solving, lucid dreaming, and the application of AI to dream research. She makes digital dream art which has appeared in National Geographic and the IASD art show.
|Katherine R Bell
|Katherine Bell hosts the long-running weekly podcast The Dream Journal. She has been leading dream groups and workshops for 25 years and has been a coach for 10. Katherine is on the IASD Board of Directors and the Ethics Committee and is Conference Planning Co-Chair. ExperientialDreamwork.com
|Virginia G. Bennett, Prof
| Virginia Bennett is a Professor of Psychology, Practicing Psychologist and Psychotherapist, guest lecturer, and presenter. She is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, California. For over 20 years, she has taught graduate psychology courses, guided individuals and groups in dreamwork, and presented at Seth conferences. She has facilitated many professional presentations at IASD and Seth Conferences. Virginia lives in the Bay Area of California with creatures and created art. Since the 1970s she has recorded her own dreams and actively participated in the Seth material.
|Walter Berry, MFA
|Walter Berry, MFA, Author of Drawn into the Dream, certified dreamworker, runs a dream group in Los Angeles featured in the NY Times and the L.A. Times. Former member of the IASD Board of Directors, member of the IASD Visual Arts Committee and frequent workshop leader at IASD conferences.
|Mark Blagrove, Prof.
|Mark Blagrove is Professor of Psychology at Swansea University where he investigates the psychology and neuroscience of dreaming, in home and sleep lab experiments. He has conducted dream groups since 2009. He is a past-President of IASD and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
|Cloé Blanchette-Carrière, M.Sc. (Canada) is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Psychology at the University of Montreal, under the supervision of Antonio Zadra. She has been working at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine since 2013. She is interested in the physiopathology and treatment of sleepwalking.
|Leah Ann Bolen, CSSC, CDP
|Leah Bolen is the Sleep and Dream Specialist for Miraval Resort & Spa. She also held the role of Executive Director for the nation’s leading marketing technology company. Through workshops and private consultations, Leah blends the experience she’s honed within her traditional job with her passion and knowledge for dreams.
|Miss Clarita Bonamino, MSc
|Miss Clarita Bonamino, MSc, BEng, is a multi-lingual PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia. Her research investigates the sleeping and lucid dreaming behaviours in adolescent athletes and their non-athlete counterparts with a particular focus on the effects of lucid dreaming practice on motor learning.
|Sophie Boudrias, PsyD
|Sophie Boudrias, PsyD, is a psychologist and art therapist. She is a professor of art therapy at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) in Montréal, Canada. She is the author of a book chapter entitled Neuroscience and somatic art therapy: Emotional memory reconsolidation (2021).
|Gary Daniel Braun
|Gary Braun is a dreamworker from Eugene, OR. Gary trained with Nora Minogue assisting with experiential dream work and Zen workshops from 1993-1995. Additionally, he received training from Robert Moss, completing his Level Three Dream Teacher Training in 2014. Gary has developed and maintained a dream work private practice since 2015.
|Fanny Brewster, PhD, MFA
|Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., MFA, is a professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her most recent writing includes The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race and a forthcoming book on Africanist dreaming, Race in the Unconscious: Dreaming in Color (Routledge)
|Ron Bugaj, MS, MA
|Ronald Bugaj M.S., M.A., is an interdisciplinary healthcare scientist, visionary spiritual artist, and physical therapist with international consulting, lecturing, and field experience on five continents. His post-graduate lucid dream consciousness research at John F. Kennedy University in California, USA received international biomedical and national health promotion research awards.
|Kelly Bulkeley, PhD
|Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is a psychologist of religion focusing on dreams. He is Director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb), Senior Editor of the journal DREAMING, and former IASD president. His books include Lucrecia the Dreamer (2018), Big Dreams (2016), and Dreaming in the World’s Religions (2008).
|is an IASD Board member and Editor of IASD’s DreamTime magazine. She is Director of the nonprofit organization The iMAGE Project, and author/editor of several books including Group Dreaming: Dreams to the Tenth Power (Wordminder Press, 2006) and Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2016)
|Aurélien de la Chapelle is a PhD student in Lyon, France. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2020 at ENS (Paris), he is now investigating the neurophysiological and cognitive bases of dream recall and the role of dreams in emotional regulation with his supervisor Perrine Ruby.
|David Cielak, MSc, Is a long-time facilitator of dreams/ Seth Materials with a background in social welfare/ rehabilitation. Currently David is the Program Director at New Awareness Network Inc. and SethCenter.com. David facilitates a regular online Seth, Dreams, and Lucid Dreams Class from Perth Western Australia.
|Laurel Clark, DD
|Laurel Clark, D.D., teaches metaphysics, meditation, and mindfulness. Interfaith minister and pastoral counselor, Laurel is author of Intuitive Dreaming, contributor to Dreams that Change Our Lives, Weaving Dreams into the Classroom and Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams. IASD past president, graduate of Institute for Dream Studies and School of Metaphysics.
|Theresa Coimbra, CRP
|Theresa Coimbra is a Clinical Psychologist, C.R.P. 01/2986, native to and a current resident of Brazil, in private practice since 1986, with specializations in Jungian Psychology and Initiatic Therapy, and a long-term interest in and application of dreams, mythology, and sand tray as key approaches of her practice.
|Alaya A Dannu, MA
|Alaya A. Dannu, MA is a doctoral student at Fielding University, completing her degree in Human Development. Her topic of inquiry endeavors to illuminate the nature and importance of ancestral dreaming, its ability to influence identity and human development, and to enhance academic and scholarly inquiry.
|Jason (J.M.) DeBord
|Jason (J.M.) DeBord is an author of three books about dreamwork, with two more books in production. He is creator of DreamSchool.net and popular online websites related to dreams. Host of “The Dreams That Shape Us” podcast. Public speaker and dream interpretation workshop host. Lead community moderator of r/dreams and r/jung at reddit.com.
|Chris Drake PhD
|Christopher Drake is a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher. He authored over 200 scientific publications and is a section editor for The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. He received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and is a former Chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. His scientific interests include insomnia, shift work and lucid dreaming.
|Martin Dresler, Assoc. Prof.
|Martin Dresler is associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at Radboud University Medical Center, where he leads the Donders Sleep & Memory Lab. The research of his group centers on the cognitive neuroscience of sleep, including cognitive processes occurring during sleep such as dreaming.
|Maja Gutman Mušič, PhD
|Dr. Maja Gutman Mušič is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research work integrates Philosophy of Mind, Media Studies, and Science & Technology Studies to advance a fundamental understanding of two themes: the human-machine relationship and the psychological dynamics of dreams. Maja is currently Co-director of the digital project “2020 Dreams” under an advanced contract with Stanford University Press.
|Richard Issan Mugai Elkin, BA
|Richard Issan Mugai Elkin, BA, Sensei, Zen Master, dharma heir in the lineage of the White Plum Sangha, Jitsudo Ancheta Roshi. Richard completed the CG Jung Institute’s Centerpoint course and engaged in dreamwork with Jungian analyst Joan Blackmer. He has been a practitioner for 27 years.
|Leslie Ellis, PhD
|Dr. Leslie Ellis is an author and teacher focused on dreams and the body. She offers online courses instruction based on her book, A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy. Leslie has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Masters from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is vice president of IASD.
|Marcia Emery. PhD
|Marcia Emery, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the field of applied intuition, a psychologist, intuitive consultant and former professor. She blends intuition and dreams in her published books. Marcia is a former IASD board member and expert on the Dream Decoders TV show and on the America Now Television series.
|Kathleen Esfahany is an undergraduate research assistant in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. In collaboration with graduate student Adam Haar Horowitz (MIT Media Lab) and Robert Stickgold (Harvard University), her research centers on how sleep and dreams can enhance waking creativity.
|Steven Ernenwein, is a dream-inspired hip hop lyricist and singer songwriter. He also is the cohost of The Dreams that Shape Us podcast.
|Nathan Feinstein, BS
|Nathan Feinstein, B.S is a Systems Analyst, gifted dreamer and creator of MY DREAM GUIDES – a supplement to the eyes-closed dream-writing method of Patricia Garfield, PhD; advocates for finding dream meanings insightfully, as they “pop-out”. The Pygmy Fund-winner of 1987 Presidential End- Hunger Award.
|Azima Lila Forest, MDiv
|Rev. Azima Lila Forest, MDiv, is a Unitarian Universalist minister and a teacher in the universal Sufi tradition. She has been working with dreams for more than 45 years; her dreamwork mentors have been Jeremy Taylor and Robert Moss.
|Jayne Gackenbach, PhD
|Jayne Gackenbach, PhD, lives in Canada and works online for Athabasca University. She is also a Professor Emeritus from MacEwan University. As one of the past presidents of IASD she has focused her research on lucid dreams initially and later dreams of gamers.
|Meghan Garcia, BA
|Meghan Garcia is a graduate student specializing in Clinical Mental Health counseling. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Fine Art. She has experience as a trauma-informed certified yoga instructor who is familiar working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
|Loren Goodman, Assoc. Prof.
|Loren Goodman is the author of Famous Americans, selected by W.S. Merwin for the 2002 Yale Series of Younger Poets, and Non-Existent Facts (otata’s bookshelf, 2018). An Associate Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at Yonsei University/Underwood International College in Seoul, Korea, he serves as UIC Creative Writing Director.
|Tzivia N. Gover, MFA
|Tzivia Gover, MFA, is the Education Director at the Institute for Dream Studies, and founder of the Dreaming on the Page™ approach to dreamwork and writing. She is the author of The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep, as well as several other books. She teaches online and internationally.
|Dale E. Graff, MS
|Dale E. Graff, B.S., M.S., is a lecturer, writer and researcher in psi topics. He is a former director of project Star Gate, the government activity for research and applications of remote viewing. Books, Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness and RIVER DREAMS, discuss remote viewing, psi dreaming/precognition and synchronicities.
|Troy Gregorino, EdD
|Troy Gregorino, Ed.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio, whose work has appeared in Counseling Today and Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. A clinician and an educator, he explores the intersection of dream life and waking life using creative-expressive methods to promote personal growth and self-discovery.
|Jodine Grundy, MEd, LPC
|Jodine Grundy, M.Ed., L.P.C., is a retired psychotherapist and professional coach. An active member of IASD for 30 years she has served in many leadership positions including President, Board Chair, Membership Chair, Regionals Chair. Currently she makes art, writes and engages in political and environmental activism.
|Johanne Hamel, DPs
|Dr. Johanne Hamel, D. Ps., author, psychologist and art psychotherapist, retired in 2017 from teaching art therapy for 20 years at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada. She specializes on Dreams and on Somatic art therapy. She is currently an international lecturer in Thailand, Europe and at IASD.
|Nigel Hamilton, PhD
|Nigel Hamilton, PhD, UK is Director of the CCPE, a Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training Centre and Clinic, London, where he lectures and practices as a Psychotherapist. He is also Co-Founder of the Dream Research Institute (DRI). He originally trained as a Physicist, working at the MIT for the use of light in Energy Storage Research.
|Celia Hildebrand, DAOM, LAc
|Dr. Celia Hildebrand, DAOM, LAc is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona (Tucson) and contributing faculty at Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She has practiced East Asian Medicine since 2005 with passion for use in trauma response and recovery.
|Curtiss Hoffman, PhD
|Dr. Curtiss Hoffman is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. He has been an IASD member since 1996, and has frequently presented papers at annual IASD conferences, often based upon his own database of dreams. He is Chair of the IASD Student Research Awards Committee. He is also an amateur double reed player
|Adam is a PhD student at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He works at the intersection of engineering with sleep and dream science.
|Robert Hoss, MS
|Robert Hoss, MS is an IASD Director, past President and Conference Director, directs the DreamScience Foundation for research grants and is a Haden Institute faculty instructor. Author/editor of 4 books: Dreams; Dreams that Change Our Lives; Dream to Freedom; Dream Language and is published in 12 other books and journals. www.dreamscience.org
|Susan Ackerman Joseph, MFT, PNE, PHP, SEP
|Susan Ackerman Joseph, MFT, PNE, PHP, SEP Trainee is a certified somatic practitioner serving individuals and groups, and multi-media artist (aka SackJo22). A lifetime wanderer in the realm of the creative experienced through dreams, nature and esoteric practice, her integrative offerings bridge mystic wisdom with existential practicality.
|Sheldon Juncker, B.Sc.
|Sheldon Juncker, B.Sc. Computer Science, (United States) is a software engineer who works in the fields of dream research, data analysis, and app development. He is currently working with Kelly Bulkeley and others on a research project about pandemic dreams and performs development for the Sleep and Dream Database.
|David Kahn, PhD
|David Kahn PhD USA is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. He is a past president and former Board Chair of IASD and is an adviser to the Executive Committee.
|William Kelly, Ph.D.
|William Kelly, Ph.D. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the United States. He is an associate professor of psychology at California State University, Bakersfield where he also serves as program director of the MS in Counseling Psychology and researches nightmares.
|Karen Konkoly, MS
|Karen Konkoly, MS, is a psychology PhD candidate studying lucid dreaming at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in the USA.
|Stanley Krippner, PhD
|Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. held faculty appointments at these Universities & Colleges: Akamai, Fordham, Kent State, New York University, Saybrook, Sofia, Puerto Rico University, Wagner College, and the California Institute for Integral Studies. He is the former Director of the Dream Laboratory, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn NY. Past president and recipient of lifetime achievement awards from many institutions including IASD, he is a prolific author of books and articles.
|Stephen LaBerge, PhD
|Dr. Stephen LaBerge pioneered Lucid dreaming research at Stanford University where he has been researching lucid dreaming for over 30 years. He developed lucid dream induction techniques known as MILD and WBTB and devices such as the DreamLight and NovaDreamer. He is author of Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, and Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life. His recent research shows lucid dreaming sheds light on the nature of consciousness. He is director of the Lucidity Institute (www.lucidity.com), and a founder of the ASD.
|Kristen LaMarca, PhD
|Kristen LaMarca PhD is a clinical psychologist with expertise in applied psychophysiology, sleep disorders, and Lucid Dreaming Therapy. She co-facilitates Lucidity Institute’s intensive programs, has conducted research on cholinergic stimulation of lucidity, and is the author of Learn to Lucid Dream: Powerful Techniques for Awakening Creativity and Consciousness.
|Helen Landerman, PhD
|Helen Landerman, Ph.D. is a Dreamworker in Tucson Arizona. She is certified by Jeremy Taylor’s Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork. She has decades of experience participating in dream groups and has been dream group facilitator for 7 years.
|Justina Lasley, MA
|Justina Lasley, MA is founder of the Institute for Dream Studies and developer of DreamSynergy, an innovative process for personal transformation. Author of Wake Up to Your Dreams and Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders, Justina shares enthusiasm and insight as an educator, group leader and dreamworker.
|Athena Laz is a Spiritual Dream Guide, Depth Psychologist and the author of The Alchemy of Your Dreams and the Deliberate Dreamer’s Journal.
|Victor Lee Lewis, MA
|Victor Lee Lewis, MA, is the founder and director of the Radical Resilience Institute, is a speaker, consultant, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, certified NLP hypnotherapist and an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioner. He was in the award-winning documentary, The Color of Fear. He is co-author, with Hugh Vasquez, of Beyond the Color of Fear.
|Sue Llewellyn is an UK author, academic and dream researcher. She has held Chairs at the Universities of Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. The author of 4 books and around 60 journal articles, her most recent book What do dreams do? was published last year by Oxford University Press.
|Julia Lockheart, PhD
|Julia Lockheart is Associate Professor at the Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity St David, and is also Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and holds a has a BA in Fine Art from Saint Martins School of Art, London and MA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University. Her PhD researched writing in art and design, at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has painted dreams during Ullman discussion sessions as part of the DtreamsID collaboration with Mark Blagrove since 2016.
|Athena Lou, BA
|Athena Lou, BA, is a Business Consultant and Reiki Master. Athena conducts individual dream work sessions with corporate clients such that they discover and apply the hidden meaning of their dreams. She is founder and Principal of Hana Hala’i Corporation dba TeamWorks International and Belly Babes belly dance troupe.
|Emma Rose Lynn
|Emma Rose Lynn is a voice teacher, song catcher, and vocalist based in the Willamette valley in Oregon on Kalapuya territory. Her approach to voicework as a modality of healing lives at the intersection of voice, power, and play. She is currently conducting independent research with Gary Braun under the title Dreamwork Guide: Voicework and Dreamwork. She is also developing a curriculum called Dreaming Out Loud: Weaving Dream Harmony.
|Greg Mahr, MD
|Greg Mahr MD, is an academic psychiatrist at Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University Medical School. He serves as Director of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. With Chris Drake he is the co-author of The Wisdom and Science of Dreams: Science, synchronicity and the language of the soul.
|Remington Mallett, PhD
|Remington Mallett received his PhD from Psychology at University of Texas at Austin Remington is studying dreams at Northwestern University. He studies the cognitive neuroscience of working memory and lucid dreaming using functional magnetic resonance imaging and machine learning methods. His work focuses on lucid dreaming and how it might be used for clinical benefits.
|Suzanne Maniss, PhD
|Dr. Suzanne Maniss is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Counseling at UTRGV. She has been a counselor educator for twenty years, serving as a college graduate coordinator, program coordinator, and department chair. In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Maniss has worked as a member of multidisciplinary health care teams in psychiatric, county, and VA hospitals serving patients with depressive, anxiety, eating, and substance use disorders as well as HIV/AIDS. She has additional experience as counselor in community and four-year colleges and as a sole practitioner in private practice.
|Roger Martinez, BA, LADC, NCAC
|Roger D. Martinez, BA, LADC, NCAC-ii writes the column “The Dream Zone” for Addiction Professional. He’s studied dreams since 1991 and presented workshops at Santa Fe Community College and The College of Santa Fe. Roger conducts individual and group dream work in Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Pacifica Graduate Institute.
|Kimberly Mascaro, PhD
|Kimberly Mascaro, PhD, is an ASU faculty associate, psychologist, artist and author. Her holistic psychotherapy private practice is in northern California. Dr. Mascaro has worked in the fields of mental-behavioral-emotional health, and education for 20 years. She is passionate about dreams, spirituality, and healing from within. Contact her at www.ConsciousChimera.com
|Katie Mason, MA, LPC
|Katie Mason, MA, LPC is from Denver, Colorado. She is a psychotherapist and facilitates growth and healing using Dreamwork in her Private Practice. Katie is also a dream performer, combining spoken word poetry, humor and dream images to creatively express her truth.
|Linda Mastrangelo, MA, LMFT
|Linda Mastrangelo, MA, LMFT is the Director for the Institute for Dream Studies, a psychotherapist and has written for The Shift Network, GoodTherapy, SUFI, LDE, and Sleep Monsters and Superheroes. Linda also serves on the Board of Directors of IASD and is a graduate professor of Consciousness & Transformative Studies at John F. Kennedy University. (lightningtreetherapy.com)
|Janet McCall, MA
|Janet L. McCall, MA, Art History, has worked in the arts throughout her 45-year career. She recently retired after 25 years as executive director of Contemporary Craft, a non-profit visual art center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
|Alisa Minyukova is a graphic artist, born in Russia and living in New York City, who teaches at City University of New York. She is co-director with Kelly Bulkeley of the Dream Mapping Theater, which has performed at previous IASD conferences.
|Daniel Morris, B.A.
|Daniel Morris, B.A., (USA) is research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has collaborated with Dr. Benjamin Baird
|Nori Muster is a researcher based in Arizona and is the author of Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement. She has kept a dream journal since 1979, beginning with the ten years she was a Hare Krishna devotee.
|Julie lives in the Chicago area and teaches art and design at Columbia College Chicago. She also teaches Art Appreciation at City Colleges of Chicago. She is an exhibiting artist and a graphic designer.
|Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos, “The Queen of Dreams”, is a publisher-WEBE Books Publishing, Host of Dreaming Healing, three-time Breast Cancer Survivor, and Dream Expert seen on Dr. Oz, The DOCTORS, NBC, & CBS. Precognitive Dreams diagnosed her illness. Kat participated in Dr. Larry Burk‘s Breast Cancer Dream Research. They co-wrote Dreams That Can Save Your Life. www.KathleenOKeefeKanavos.com
|J.F. Pagel MS,MD is Associate Clinical Professor (University of Colorado Medical School) and Adjunct Professor of Psychology (CBU) and past chair of the Education Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His 190 published papers and eight books address disorders of sleep, dreaming, nightmares, and the electrophysiology of consciousness.
|Cynthia Pearson has chaired 18 Long Term Journal Keeping panels and posts LTJK presentations at Dreamjournalist.com. She has also hosted IASD’s Precognitive Dream Contests and worked on our Dream Telepathy Contests. Her books include Dreaming the Dead, a mystery concerning the study of dreams, and The Practical Psychic.
|Rebecca M. Peter, MA
|Rebecca M. Peter is a graduate student earning a Master of Arts in English literature at Florida Atlantic University (Spring 2022) in the United States. She focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American literature and plans on beginning a doctoral degree in Fall 2022.
|Emma Peters is a Ph.D. student from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. After graduating in Cognitive Neuroscience, she is now doing her Ph.D. in Bern, Switzerland at the University of Bern. During her Ph.D., she is working on a project focused on lucid dream induction from an embodied perspective.
|Claudia Picard-Deland, BSc
|Claudia Picard-Deland, B.Sc. is a Neuroscience PhD student at the University of Montreal. She has been working at the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory, directed by Tore Nielsen, since 2016. She uses polysomnography, targeted memory reactivation, virtual reality and serial awakenings to investigate the relationship between dreaming and memory consolidation.
|Melinda Powell, MA
|Melinda Powell, née Ziemer, MA, co-founded the Dream Research Institute at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London. She is the author of The Hidden Lives of Dreams (2020) and Lucid Surrender: The Alchemy of the Soul in Lucid Dreaming (2021).
|Xian Prem, PhD
|Xian Prem holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her years of experience as a workshop facilitator and Soul Essence Coach, uplifting clients in personal transformation, is added by supporting peers to incorporate spirituality into their work. She has analyzed dreams since the age of 10. She resides in Ashland, OR.
|Victoria Rabinowe is a dream mentor, artist, writer, educator, has facilitated over one thousand innovative, creativity-based dream workshops, seminars, zoom classes worldwide. Annual IASD presenter since 1995, trained Pacifica Graduate Institute, award-winning author/illustrator I Had the Craziest Dream Last Night, and Conversations with Psyche: Poetry of Soul. VictoriaDreams.com
|Rachel graduated with her BA in 2019 from The Evergreen State College in Washington State (USA) where she studied dream research and conducted a lucid dream induction study she created. She is interested in exploring dream awareness in relation to mental health issues such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
|Anthony Reffi, PhD,
|Anthony N. Reffi, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with expertise in trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through his clinical work delivering first-line treatments for PTSD, he has become interested in the role of sleep disturbances in trauma recovery and is currently studying this intersection as a postdoctoral fellow at the Thomas Roth Sleep Disorders and Research Center in Michigan.
|William Rekshan is the CEO of DreamWell, a Public Benefit Corporation, a mobile app that supports sleep and dreaming. He holds a B.A. in Psychology, Philosophy, and Classical Studies, has coauthored peer-reviewed articles in neuroscience, and has helped build award winning mobile applications. He currently lives in Lyon, France.
|Tabitha Rodriguez, BS Psych
|Tabitha Rodriguez is a Counseling Graduate student with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minor in Addiction Studies. She worked as a Case Manager with the Veteran population using holistic, behavioral, & expressive art techniques. She contributed pilot research for the UTRGV School of Medicine Neuroscience lab for memory and animal behavior with the Monodelphis Domestica.
|Linda Yael Schiller, MSW, LICSW
|Linda Yael Schiller is an integrative psychotherapist, published author, international presenter, and consultant with 40 years of experience in dreamwork, trauma treatment, somatic and spiritual modalities, and group work. Professor emeritus from Boston University School of Social Work, she is a long-time member of IASD.
|Since 1990, he has been working in the sleep laboratory of the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany. His publications cover various topics such as dream recall, dream content analysis, nightmares, dreams and sleep disorders, and sleep physiology. He is editor of the online-journal “International Journal of Dream Research”.
|Dr Bryony Shaw, PhD, LMFT
|Dr Bryony Shaw, PhD, LMFT completed research in 2021 exploring the effects of Ullman’s dreamwork method “Appreciating Dreams” among group participants. Dr Shaw is based in Northern California where she works as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist passionate about promoting dream work as a clinical intervention for other therapists.
|Dr. Pilleriin Sikka is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University (US) and a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Skövde (Swe). Her primary research interests include emotions and emotion regulation across the wake-sleep cycle and their relationship to health and well-being.
|G. Scott Sparrow, EdD, LMFT
|G. Scott Sparrow, EdD, is a professor of counseling, a psychotherapist in private practice, a former President and Board Chair of IASD, an early pioneer in the field of lucid dreaming, and the developer of the FiveStar Method–a dreamwork method based on co-creative dream theory. He is the founder of DreamStar Institute and creator of DreamStar Free Online Counseling. He authored the early classic, Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light as well as four other books in the field of dreaming and spiritual experiences.
|Shanee Stepakoff, MFA, PhD
|Shanee Stepakoff, MFA, PhD, is a US-based literary scholar, clinical psychologist, and writer. She is currently completing a second PhD, in English (literature), at URI. She has systematically analyzed more than 3,500 dreams. Her interests center on the uses of long-term dream journals in qualitative research and for personal growth.
|Kenna Stephenson MD
|Kenna Stephenson MD is a board certified family medicine physician, a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Medical Director of Team 5. She practices in an Arizona community health center. Her clinical practice encompasses dreamwork described in her book, Awakening Athena: A Practical Guide for Health.
|Bei Linda Tang
|Bei Linda Tang is the author of Navigate Life with Dreams. In 2020, she founded Dream Heals, a Lucid Dream Therapy practice, based on modern sleep science, ancient dreaming techniques, and personal healing visions. She is the Owner of Dream Designs, a longstanding organic natural bedding business in Vancouver, Canada.
|Misa Tsuruta, PhD
|Misa Tsuruta, PhD is psychologist/psychotherapist in Tokyo, Japan. She studied psychology in the US and has been a member of IASD since 2004 has presented mostly on Japanese culture and dreaming. She is currently an IASD Membership Committee co-chair and a member of the IASD Diversity Advisory Committee.
|Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, MA, MSW
|Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, MA, MSW, is a former hospice social worker and the author of Dreams at the Threshold: Guidance, Comfort and Healing at the End of Life (2015), and Premonitions in Daily life (2013). She is a frequent speaker and trainer on dreams at the end of life.
|Katja Valli, PhD, is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Skövde, Sweden, and a Senior Researcher at the University of Turku, Finland. She has published over 70 articles and book chapters on dreaming and consciousness and edited with Robert Hoss “Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture” (Vol. 1).
|Emily Von Hausen, MA Psych
|Emily Von Hausen is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and researched Dreamwork while completing her MA in Counselling Psychology. She is a psychotherapist, splitting her time between providing free family and substance use therapy at an agency, and practicing privately through her business Lake and Glade Counselling in Vancouver, Canada.
|Robert Waggoner is author of the acclaimed, Lucid Dreaming Gateway to the Inner Self and the award-winning Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple. A lucid dreamer since 1975, Waggoner has logged more than 1000 lucid dreams and conducts workshops conducts workshops at GlideWing.com and presents internationally on lucidity. A past IASD president, he co-edits Lucid Dreaming Experience magazine. See www.lucidadvice.com
|Kelly Sullivan Walden, Rev. Dr.
|Reverend Doctor Kelly Sullivan Walden (aka Doctor Dream), a Los Angeles based Dream Expert and Ordained Minister, is an award-winning bestselling author of 11 books. www.KellySullivanWalden.com
|Carol D. Warner, MA, MSW
|Carol D Warner, MA, MSW, is a psychotherapist and author of 2 books: Return: Dreaming and the Psychospiritual Journey and At the Feet of the Master. She is a lifelong dream worker and has been with IASD since year 2.
|Musical artist, author, musical artist and director of The DREAMS Foundation for over 2 decades, Craig Webb has participated in lucid dreaming research at Stanford University and Montreal’s Sacre-Coeur Dream and Nightmare Lab. Craig is also a physicist/inventor, bio-medical design engineer, adventure quest guide, and friendly frisbee fanatic. His acclaimed book The Dreams Behind the Music is available at: www.DreamsBehindTheMusic.com
|Bernard Welt, Prof.
|Bernard Welt, Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University, has led dream groups for 35 years and is a Contributing Editor of Dreamtime and co-author with Phil King and Kelly Bulkeley of Dreaming in the Classroom (SUNY Press).
|Tom Zenho Whalen
|Tom Zenho Whalen, MD, Sensei, is Zen master in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi, Bernie Glassman, Jitsudo Ancheta, Roshis. Authorized to teach in the Soto, Rinzai, and Zen Peacemaker traditions, and student-practitioner of dream for 30+ years, he has been combining dream and Koan practice for 25 years.
|Donna Glee Williams, RN, MFA, PhD
|Donna Glee Williams, RN, MFA, PhD, is an author, editor, and creative coach. Her novels The Braided Path, Dreamers, and The Night Field (forthcoming) sprang from 17 years of dreaming with Jeremy Taylor. She writes, leads dream-groups, and works with private clients from her little cabin in the Appalachians.
| Westley A. Youngren
|Westley Youngren is a clinical psychologist from the University of Kansas. His primary research interest centers around the intersection of trauma and dreaming, culiminating with the posttrauma nightmare. Specific research projects include assessing triggers of nightmares and using sleep and dreaming science to advance the treatment of posttrauma nightmares.