Spring – Summer 2017


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April 22 Earth Day Dream Council
May 13 Deep Dreaming
June 3 Deep Dreaming
 June 21 Informational Salon on Dreams                       for Parents & Grandparents
     Starts July 9 Dream Art Workshop for Kids ages 6-8
   Date pending Open Studio “Dreams in Groups”
Upcoming A Good Night Sleep—panel presentation
Upcoming Archetypal Material in Dreams:
How to recognize and work with it
     Upcoming Maria Sabina: Mazatec Healer—panel presentation
        Upcoming Men’s Dreams about Career with Alan Ptashek



Saturdays   1–4pm

May 13, June 3

$20–35 (sliding scale per session)

 “There is only one world…and it has
an inside and an outside.”
—C. G. Jung

Deep Dreaming is a unique group dream-sharing process with a devotional or shamanic orientation. Dreams are not consciously chosen but invited to come forth during a group meditation. We then hear all of them repeated together as one big dream for the collective, and explore its themes and imagery. The process lets us view the world from the inside so we can observe and participate in the unfolding challenges, tasks, and mythology. Even though we look to the dreams for collective rather than personal implications, you will see your own in new light.

Note: you can come to any single session in this series if you have attended Deep Dreaming previously.

Facilitated by Meredith Sabini, PhD, and Richard Russo, MA

Please sign up in advance by emailing or calling us at the office: 510-845-1767



Saturday April 22     1–3pm    $15-50 (sliding scale)

Join us to celebrate Earth Day by exploring

the other wilderness—of dreams.

Modeled on indigenous practices, this event offers an opportunity to share collective dreams, relevant to the uncertain, chaotic atmosphere today.

Come explore with others the vitality of dreams about the web of life.

Suitable for anyone concerned about the environment and its fate.

Bring a dream you think might be relevant and an open, curious mind.

No previous experience necessary. Open to all.


Dream: I am walking in the hills and I see up ahead a church with its doors open. As I get closer, through the doors, I see trees and a pond or lake. As I stand there looking, I can’t tell if nature is inside the church or if the church is inside nature.

In previous years, we have celebrated Earth Day by creating performance pieces based upon dreams about the earth, and may again soon.

Visit our website for “Dreams of the Earth” on the Articles page.

Facilitated by:

Meredith Sabini, author of The Earth Has a Soul,

and Richard Russo, past president of International Association

for the Study of Dreams

Please register ahead, if possible, by phone or email. Drop-ins okay.




For Parents and Grandparents

Wednesday June 21   7-8:30 pm  free

You are invited to this free evening event to hear about dreams, how they can be shared at home, and to meet the workshop facilitators. Melanie Gilpin, parents to two grown kids, will speak briefly about her recent research on dreams that parents have about their kids and how helpful they can be. The workshop is co-sponsored with The Dream Institute, whose director, Dr. Meredith Sabini, will introduce Teresa Holtgraves and Emily Hippert, expressive arts specialists who will offer the childrens’ workshop. Bring any and all questions about dreams. Open to any parents or grandparents. Held at The Dream Institute, 1672 University Ave.



Sunday mornings 10:30-12noon

July 9, 16, 23, 30 $100

Attending to dreams can help develop children’s creative imagination, verbal skills, interpersonal sharing, and emotional intelligence. In this workshop, children will explore their nighttime dreams by telling them, using art materials to draw them, and play acting dream scenes with other kids.

Please plan for your child to attend all 4 meetings. Held at Sticky Art Lab (right next door to The Dream Institute).

Call or email to reserve a space.



Panel with Julia Ross, Meredith Sabini, Leah Steinberg

Fall tba

How many of us get a good night’s sleep these days? Would you like to sleep better? This program will explore a range of topics and research findings with a panel featuring guests knowledgeable in the field. You will learn: that sleep naturally has a first and second part, with a break in between for reflection and creative thought; how herbal preparations that promote general relaxation differ from animo acids that activate neurotransmitters responsible for sleep; and what effects EMFs and WiFi have on sleep. You will hear about the sleep/dream incubation ritual practiced for a thousand years in ancient Greece; and find out about modern sleep labs and what they offer. Bring your questions and concerns for a lively exploration of this vital topic.

Please sign up in advance by emailing or calling us at the office: 510-845-1767