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Rubin Naiman, PhD REM Is NOT just a Band from Georgia!

Rubin Naiman, PhD REM Is NOT just a Band from Georgia!

September 19, 2017

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, Kiss Me Again Paris

Renate Stendhal, Kiss Me Again Paris

June 1, 2017

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."

3-D Dreams, Death & Drawing

3-D Dreams, Death & Drawing

May 5, 2017
Walter Berry, M.A. is a certified Dream Worker based in the Los Angeles, California area.  He is a longtime member of the IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams, www.AsDreams.org) and has conducted both workshops and morning dream groups in a multitude of the yearly dream conferences.  
He is the chair of the Dream Ball for the 2017 IASD conference and is also on the Arts Committee for the 2017 Conference.
He is a founding member of the IASD Southern California Regional committee.
The weekly dream group that he conducts in Los Angeles has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and also The New York Times.  
His emphasis is using the visual in working with dreams and he is currently writing a book on the subject- “Drawn into the Dream.”
He has written articles that appeared in Dreamtime Magazine, and is one of the authors of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions”.  
He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, The California Institute for the Arts and The California Institute of Integral Studies.
He is a regular contributor on my radio show “Dreams Unzipped.”
He is a visual artist and uses dreams extensively in creating his art.
He is also a professional lighting designer in the Motion Picture and Television field.  Currently he is lighting television shows, and is doing lighting design for a giant outdoor art piece on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles designed by artist Janet Echelman which, coincidentally, is a piece entitled “Dream Waves” and is a representation of the what happens to the brain during dreams.
More important than all this is his commitment to helping people experience dreams and get something from the experience.  
“I believe that if the people of this world would listen to and stand in the experience of their own nighttime dreams and the dreams of others, that we would be a more peaceful enlightened people.”
Dreams That Change Our Lives

Dreams That Change Our Lives

May 5, 2017
Dream Scientist, Bob Hoss, Director of the Dream Science Foundation, and past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (www.AsDreams.org -- and will be speaking at the upcoming conference) wrangled 100 dreamers (ala in the style of "Chicken Soup for the Soul") to share stories that  have done just that!
Have you ever awakened from a dream that left you feeling stunned—a dream so vivid or impactful—so unexpected—that it changes your life from that point forward?  Imagine you could ask a question of a dream character, or the dream itself, and watch as a profoundly surprising response appears. Suppose you could take action in your dream to eliminate a recurring nightmare, heal a relationship, or even a physical ailment.  
These are what might be called big dreams, stories of life changing guidance, insight and healing; some that reach beyond the senses and even beyond death.  They are presented as guideposts along our life's journey, and introduced by 22 internationally acclaimed experts, psychologists, researchers, and best-selling authors from the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD):  Deirdre Barrett, Susannah Benson, Kelly Bulkeley, Laurel Clark, Gayle Delaney, Marcia Emery, Patricia Garfield, Robert Gongloff, Bob Haden, Robert Hoss, Ed Kellogg, Stanley Krippner, Justina Lasley, Jacquie E. Lewis, Tallulah Lyons, Wendy Pannier, Alan Siegel, Carlyle Smith, Gregory Scott Sparrow, Jeremy Taylor, Robert Waggoner and moi, Kelly Sullivan Walden.
On the show today, we talk about some of his favorite stories--these dream tales will inspire you, make you cry, uplift your soul, make you never again take your dreams lying down!
Here's more about my favorite Dream Scientist: 
Robert Hoss, MS is author of Dream Language, Officer and former President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Director of the DreamScience foundation for research grants, advisory board of the Soul Medicine Institute and Haden Institute faculty member. A frequent guest on radio and TV, he was host of the IASD DreamTime Radio series and has been an internationally acclaimed lecturer and/or instructor on dreams and dreamwork at various institutions, colleges and universities for over 30 years. His simple but powerful Image Activation dreamworking approach is based on a unique blending of Gestalt work, Jungian theory, the neurobiology of dreaming, plus his research into the significance of color in dreams. Formerly a scientist, and researcher in the field of optical communications, he was a pioneer with multiple patents and the Corporate Vice President for Global Telecommunications at both American Express and IBM. He now devotes his science and management skills to dream studies. He was recently featured in the PBS Dreamtime TV special, and in Readers Digest, Prevention Magazine and USA Today.
Dream Journaling Secrets to Get the Most From Your Dreams

Dream Journaling Secrets to Get the Most From Your Dreams

May 5, 2017
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. is past President and a co-founder of IASD. Dr. Garfield holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University (1968). Her bestseller Creative Dreaming (1974, 1991) is still in print; available in 15 languages, it is considered a classic. She has written more than a dozen other books on dreams on such topics as: nightmares; children’s dreams; women’s dreams; healing through dreams; grief dreams; and dream-related art. Her fictional books for children include 2016’s Lavender in Larkspur: Katie’s Dream of Romance.
nightmares; children’s dreams; women’s dreams; healing through dreams; grief dreams; and dream-related art. 
Sexual Dreams to Enliven Your Waking Life

Sexual Dreams to Enliven Your Waking Life

April 14, 2017

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

Transform Your Nightmares Into Creative Fuel

Transform Your Nightmares Into Creative Fuel

April 14, 2017

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

Happy For No Reason - Even If You Have Post Election Blues

Happy For No Reason - Even If You Have Post Election Blues

November 29, 2016

Marci Shimoff has inspired millions of people around the world and is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives.

Transform Your Tears to Triumph

Transform Your Tears to Triumph

July 29, 2016

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, A Year of Miracles, and her newest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment, available now.

If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy

If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy

July 22, 2016

Self-made mom entrepreneur and parent enthusiast, Ally Loprete is nationally recognized as a vibrant and dynamic public speaker, radio personality and television host. She is the founder of OurMilkMoney.com, a nationwide online business directory of self-employed parents, the host of iHeart Radio’s THIS LITTLE PARENT STAYED HOME where 6 million listeners tune in for resources and support, and the co-host of WAKE UP TV, a nationally televised broadcast for the new mainstream. In addition to inspiring a movement of work-at- home moms and dads who support each other with their own purchasing power, Ally has created an abundance of opportunity for parents who are seeking alternatives to expensive daycare and long hours away from home. Ally lives with her husband and their two sons in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles, in a home filled with lots of laughter. For more information, visit AllyLoprete.com and ThisLittleParent.com.

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