Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams

June 13-17, 2021

The International Association of Dreams will hold its annual conference online this year, making it more affordable and more accessible. Join us for a multi-disciplinary conference on dream research, studies and dream work, especially focused on Dreams and Ethnicity and Dreams and the Arts. Please see the IASD website for more information. 

  • Sunday, 13 June, 8pm-9:30pm BST, Dr. Nigel Hamilton and Robert Waggoner will present the latest findings in their ongoing research into light in lucid dreams and psychospiritual transformation.
  • Monday, June 14th at 8:00pm BST for a panel with Diane Greig, Nigel Hamilton and Melinda Powell on “Psycho-spiritual Healing in Lucidity”
  • June 14-17 daily at 4pm BST, Dave Billington will offer a dream group based on the Waking Dream Process.
  • Wednesday, 16 June, 5:30pm-7:30pm BST, Dave will facilitate a Social Dreaming Matrix workshop.
  • See Judy Pascoe’s dream art on display at the IASD’s Dream Art Exhibit.

Let us know if you are thinking of attending this or future IASD conferences: Dave Billington, Director [email protected]


Fortnightly Dream event: Social Dreaming Matrix

CCPE graduate Neil Turner is hosting fortnightly social dreaming meetings online. Share dreams, explore the shared associations and resonances, and witness the way social processes are revealed. Highly recommended!


New Publication:
The Psychology of Dreaming by Dr. Josie Malinowski

The Psychology of Dreaming is a short yet comprehensive foray into the last 100 years of dream research. It examines the relationship between mental health and dreaming, explores how we can use our dreams to understand ourselves better, and asks the big question: why do we dream? Exploring extraordinary experiences like lucid dreaming, precognitive dreams, and sleep paralysis nightmares, alongside cutting-edge questions like whether it will ever be possible for androids to dream,The Psychology of Dreamingreveals some of the most fascinating aspects of our dreaming world. Author Dr Josie Malinowski has been a dream researcher for over 10 years.


The Hidden Lives of Dreams: What They Can Tell Us and How They Can Change Our World

By Melinda Powell, DRI Co-founder

Amidst a global pandemic, The Hidden Lives of Dreams offers readers the opportunity to explore how,  in such nightmarish times, our dreams can help us face our nocturnal and waking-world fears and choose how best to live. 

This book speaks to a world in need of dreams. Take it with you into the stillness imposed by the pandemic and you will re-emerge more attentive to the countless ways our dreams can help bring healing to each of us,  to humanity as a whole, and to the earth.

 


Has the coronavirus pandemic affected your dreams?

Share your dreams and contribute to research.

Have you noticed your dreams changing in response to the coronavirus pandemic? Whether you have dreamed of the pandemic itself, had premonitions of it or reactions to it, or if you feel that the content of your dreams has changed because of it, you can help us understand the connections between collective events and personal dreams. Submit your dream via our online survey.


DRI Research Project – Request for Dreams!

In conjunction with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre (RERC), the DRI is collecting accounts of people’s spiritual or religious experiences in dreams. If you have ever had a spiritual or religious experience in a dream, and are 18 years or older,  you are invited to take part in our ‘Dream States, Spirituality and Wellbeing’ research project. Click  here to take part in the survey.


Past events

Online dream exploration and art creation

Sleep scientist Professor Mark Blagrove explores your dream while artist Dr Julia Lockheart paints images from it. Live demo and discussion.

27 June 2020, streamed online

Artist Dr Julia Lockheart and sleep scientist Professor Mark Blagrove explore your dreams with you. While an audience member discusses a recent or important dream with Mark, Julia creates an artwork that captures the dream. Afterwards the dreamer is given the finished work and can use the artwork to revisit, consider and share the dream with others. Research suggests that this process encourages insight, understanding and empathy.

Following a live demonstration of this process, Mark and Julia will talk about their work and the research behind it, and answer questions.

Tickets at Eventbrite.

DreamsID.com A psychotherapy CPD event from the Dream Research Institute.

CCPE June 2020

Ullman Technique