Post-Graduate Professional Courses at the DRI

30-Week courses January – November 2021

Certificate Courses

During COVID-19 lockdown measures we have been able to deliver the courses online. Some courses will continue to be online. See below for details.


The Role of Dreams in Spiritual Guidance & Therapy: Introduction to Dreamwork, Essentials of Dreamwork & Advanced Courses

The Introduction to Dreamwork course is an experiential dream group where you can learn about your own dreams, take your personal process further, and learn how to work with and understand your own dreams. The course will give an experiential immersion in a psycho-spiritual perspective in dreams and teach how to recognise and work with the spiritual guidance that is present in your dreams. The course content will draw on personal and cultural associations as well as symbols and frameworks for recognising aspects of your own consciousness and growth, including the planes of consciousness, the alchemical process of transformation, and archetypal and mythical resonances for personal experience.

Application is open to dreamers of all backgrounds who have sufficient experience of personal therapy, personal development or other process work. It is a continuing professional development (CPD) certificate course, but not a post-diploma qualification as a dream worker. People can attend for more than one year to go deeper into their own process. Qualified therapists may wish to move on to the Essentials and Advanced courses. Some may wish to move on to the Lucid Dreaming course (see below).

The Essentials of Dreamwork and Advanced Dreamwork courses are aimed at practising psychotherapists. Applications are open to qualified psychotherapists; people who have finished the taught portion of the CCPE Diploma (or equivalent) will be considered on recommendation from their year tutor and/or the Director of Professional and Academic Studies. 

The course will give an experiential immersion in a psycho-spiritual perspective in dreams and teach how to recognise and work with the spiritual guidance that is present in dreams. The course content will also relate dreamwork to alchemy, which can facilitate a profound understanding of the psycho-spiritual transformation process.

You must complete Essentials of Dreamwork in order to move on to Advanced Dreamwork.

Facilitators: Dave Billington, Marlene Botha or Nigel Hamilton

The courses are by preference delivered in-person at CCPE in London. During lockdown we have been able to continue the courses online and would be able to do so again in response to further public health measures. If sufficient numbers of people are interested, we may run an online-only Introduction or Essentials course. Please enquire at [email protected] and let us know if that is your preference.

For more details please see the main CCPE website. Please contact [email protected] to arrange for an interview (via Zoom video link). The non-refundable fee for the interview is £50. Applications close 30 November 2020.


The Role of Dreams and Lucid Dreaming in Spiritual Guidance and Therapy 

Next offered from January 2021 – online only.

Essentials of Lucid Dreaming: This one-year course gives participants an opportunity to explore lucidity as a scientific phenomenon and spiritual practice both theoretically and experientially. Along with developing dream lucidity, the course will focus on psycho-spiritual development and healing as it unfolds alchemically in lucidity, therapeutic practice and lucid living.

Facilitator: Melinda Powell

Advanced Lucid Dreaming Course:

This one-year Advanced Lucid Dreaming course is for those who have completed Essentials of Lucid Dreaming. The course furthers participants’ understanding of lucid dreaming from the spiritual perspective. The Essentials of Lucid Dreaming course is prerequisite for the Advanced course.

Facilitator: Melinda Powell

For more details please see the main CCPE website. Please contact [email protected] and cc. [email protected] to arrange for an interview. The non-refundable fee for the interview is £50. Applications close 30 November 2020.