Check out this interview with a mother and her two children as we explore The Law of Attraction as it relates to parenting. Her son, Andrew, uses the "law" to attract a meeting with the only person on planet earth he really wanted to meet in LA... spoiler alert: It wasn't Johnny Dep...nor was it Sophia Vegara...
In this episode of Dreams Unzipped I talk with peacemaker, Douglas E. Noll. He is the founder of Prison of Peace--meaning he goes into maximum security prisons and teaches the angriest people on the planet how to be calm and "Listen people into existence." He shares his brilliant 3-Step process...that if I can do it, you can do it to. How can we possibly live a dreamy life if we don't have an action plan for our own anger, and the not-so-pleasant emotions of others?
Kim Vergil lives and works as full time Mixed Media Artist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Kim has participated in International and National Solo and Group Exhibitions in Europe, U.S. and Canada. Member and Chair of the Arts committee for the - International Association for the Study of Dreams(IASD) for over 10yrs now Kim is helping to integrate the arts more and more into the programing of the conference that takes place every year around the world. The goal of bringing a better understanding of the role dreams play for many artists including herself. Searching for and finding meaning within Chaos is an important part of Kim’s creative process that is inspired by her understanding of how we create our night dreams…. The end results become abstracted DreamScenes as Portals for the Imagination… A lifetime artist filled with energy just needing to be expressed and shared back out into the world. Kim is also a member of her local Art scene participating in the annual Art Exhibitions with - Lakeshore Artist Associaiton(LAA). Being in bilingual Quebec joining the, English Language Artist Network (ELAN) brings together a diverse group of artists Kim shares with and learns from.
In this fascinating interview with Rubin Naiman, PhD, we explore how REM deprivation is the secret enemy of our health!
He is a psychologist, sleep and dream specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the world-renowned University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Naiman is a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream disorders, integrating conventional sleep science with depth psychological, transpersonal and spiritual perspectives.
Dr. Naiman is the author of several groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healing Night, Healthy Sleep (with Andrew Weil), The Yoga of Sleep, and Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations, as well as various professional articles and book chapters. He has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and has blogged about sleep and dreams for HuffPost. Dr. Naiman’s work has been described as "life changing!" Please see www.drnaiman.com and @DrNaiman on Twitter.
- On the show we talk about how “dream downsizing” is hurting us, and “the fatal error” of dream interpretation—what does this refer to?
- Capture, coddle and carry your dreams into the waking world.
- Dreaming is not just something we passively experience; it reflects our personal posture toward all experience.
- Examining a dream with our waking world eyes is like looking at the night sky through sunglasses.
- Struggles with accessing deeper sleep are struggles with accessing deeper parts of ourselves.
Renate Stendhal is the award-winning author of the photo biography Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures . After growing up in Berlin and Hamburg, she lived in Paris for almost two decades, pursuing ballet and underground theater, translating American women authors and writing cultural reviews for the German radio and press. Stendhal has published several books in Germany and in the United States, three of them co-authored with her life companion Kim Chernin. Her articles and essays have appeared internationally. She has a passion for country living with Kim, two dogs, and a small orchard, and she still loves to opine about opera and ballet, reviewing culture for diverse magazines. She says, "French feminists stated: 'Any oppression creates a state of war.' I went to war, like an Amazon, and in Paris, I found my tribe. The lessons learned led to my desire to write about them."
Gayle Delaney--Journey w/ me into outer space w/ this out of this world Dream Expert
In this episode, Gayle Delaney and I explore her special way of facilitating dream interpretation.
Is it just me or is our recent political climate inspiring boldness in those of us who (up until now) have been so PC? It sure seems that way to me!
For example, Gayle was proud to share her Pink Pussy (cat hat) with us that she proudly wore at the Women’s March this past January (2017), which, in turn, inspired me to share my very indecent Scarlett Letter dream.
Click here to see the video: https://youtu.be/b0ftaN5JkEM
Gayle Delaney, in addition to being the best dressed dream expert on this planet and a former professional ice skater, is one of the featured keynote presenters at this year’s IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams) conference (www.ASDreams.org) at the Wyndham hotel in Anaheim, CA. She’ll be enthralling us with her wit and insight with her topic being: Dreams as CT Scans of our Love Life
In our interview, we discussed the following topics (to name a few):
- Gayle’s #DreamInquiry technique, whereby she says, “I’m an alien from another planet, what’s a zombie?”
- The most misunderstood thing about dreams
- The most valuable thing about dream work
- How, whether we realize or not, whether we want it or not, our dreams evaluate our love relationships within hours or days of our meeting a new potential mate and give us invaluable perspective and insights.
- How our dreams can help us choose better mates
- And how can our dreams help us decide whether or not to end a troubled relationship (aka don’t make yourself bloody trying to get blood from a stone!)
If you want to avoid years of unhappiness and despair, and have more joy, fulfillment on all levels in your personal relationships, check out this interview!
Here’s more 411 on Dr. Gayle Delaney:
Dr. Gayle Delaney is the Founding President and Co-Founder of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. She is Co-Director with Loma Flowers, MD (First Chairman of the Board of IASD) of the Delaney & Flowers Dream and Consultation Center training and granting diplomas to professionals and amateurs around the world in the use of dreams for practical problem solving. In 1970, while an undergrad at Princeton, she created The Dream Interview Method of interpretation.
After studying Jungian psychology in New York and Zurich, Gayle became determined to develop a method of working with dreams that would free dreamers from traditional sexist limitations and psychological formulas created in the 19th century.
Her first book, Living Your Dreams, triggered modern interest and research in Dream Incubation or choosing to sleep on a particular problem before going to sleep. And her most recent book, All About Dreams, summarizes her work including that on sexual dreams and romantic relationships.
Gayle’s favorite job was hosting the first daily, three-hour, prime-time radio show on dreams on KVI-AM,Seattle in 1982 and she is honored and delighted to join Dreams Unzipped and explore our favorite topic!
She was on Oprah five times, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, etc. Her website is:www.SmartDreams.net
Jeremy Taylor is the cautiously pessimistic, king of projective dream work.
In this very lively, and completely unzipped conversation we explored:
- Ways to transform nightmares (#Trumpmares, in particular) into fuel for your creative expression
- Spirituality in dream work
- The truth beneath the words, “Projection” (spoiler alert: it’s what we do all the time, whether asleep or awake)
- And (drumroll please), the two greatest stumbling blocks to great dream work (spoiler alert: mistaken literalism and premature closure)
These are among the things he will be sharing as one of the featured keynote presenters at this year’s IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams) conference at the Wyndham hotel in Anaheim, CA.
If you don’t know who this amazing man is, here’s the 411:
Doctor Jeremy Taylor is a Unitarian Universalist minister who leads workshops and seminars all over the world, and also works with individuals and small groups. A major focus of his teaching is the role of projection and shadow. He is a founder and past-president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and the author of four books on dreams. After forty years of work in the fields of Jungian psychology, dream work, social justice, world mythology, cultural change, and the archetypal realm, he is convinced that all dreams come for our health and wholeness, and he continues to be intrigued and surprised by the multiple layers of meaning present in every dream. His website is: www.jeremytaylor.com