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Dream Certificate of Study.
Practitioner Training Certificate of Study
Ongoing Advanced Certificate of Study.
“I have experienced a lot of psychotherapy and been a spiritual seeker all my life, but this form of dreamwork has brought me to depths of myself, acceptance and the sense of what is possible, that I could never have imagined any other way!”
ALL RETREATS CURRENTLY ON HOLD…
OUR UPCOMING 2020 EVENTS
- Smithers BC, Canada Dream Retreat, Spring 2020 – Sue Scavo and Bill St.Cyr with Darren and Beth Jakubec. Details to be announced.
- Santa Cruz, California Fall 2020, Retreat with Katherine Bell and Bill St.Cyr. Details to be Announced.
- Oregon – Breitenbush Retreat Center, Dream Retreat with Bill St.Cyr and Sue Scavo May 18 to 22nd, 2020. Details to come.
- Telluride, Colorado 2020 Retreat with Sue Scavo. Details to be Announced.
- Fall 2020 Santa Fe, New Mexico Men’s Retreat with Tias Little at Prajna Yoga. Details to come.
OUR NEWEST BLOG POSTS, PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Microdosing Dreams –
The Relationship Between Psychedelic Experience and Dreaming
If you are not familiar, there is surprising research into the efficacy of psychedelic substances like Psilocybin Mushrooms and LSD to treat a variety of issues from PTSD, to addiction, to depression and many other issues.
I was surprised to learn this, because I had always understood these substances to be “party drugs”.
I had not realized that there was serious medical and psychological research into these substances dating back to the 1950s.
The People of the Dream –
Creating a New Lineage
One of the things that I have not addressed in my writings about dreams and trauma culture is the issue of lineage.
But the lack of lineage is a core part of the alienation that so many of us feel.
I think that I have not gotten this, because in so many ways the separation from lineage is such a given for me, and for so many of us. I know very few people who identify in any strong way with the full lineage that they come from.
The Desire for Love, for Joy
and for Presence
For me the conversation about traumatic experience begins with the belief that love, joy and presence are foundational parts of who we are. That yes, despite how challenging things are in this world, my core belief is that we are being of love.
The challenge that we face though is to give meaning to the word “love” – given that we live in a world where that experience is not the norm…
“Types” of Dreams – or Why There are No Real Types of Dreams.
Welcome to Episode 7 of An [Etymology] of Dreaming.
Welcome back to An Etymology of Dreaming. In this episode we delve into the realm of dream types – or rather the question of can we try to force dreams into “types” that make sense on a personal level.
Traumatic Experience and the
Journey Toward Love
The work that we do is ultimately about finding a place of love and joy within ourselves.
But that, unfortunately, is not always such a simple process.
The reality is that the consciousness of dreams and of many practices, do reflect a possibility of that love and of joy. But they also reflect back the ways that we have lost connection to the part of ourselves that knows they are worthy of this love.
Healing Complex Trauma,
Dreaming and Community
Even with the increased consciousness of trauma and abuse in our culture, it is still really common for people to struggle with seeing, that what they have personally gone through themselves as traumatic or abusive.
This is partly due to a lack of understanding of what researchers call “complex trauma”.
Looking at Dreams from a
I get that – and yet there is an answer to this mystery of dreams and it comes to down to one simple thing.
Dreams, at least in part, reflect back to us the state of our own psyche.
If you accept that possibility – that dreams are a kind of psychic x-ray if you will, then it turns the mystery upside down…
Dreams and Community
Professor Anita Hill – Salt Lake City Utah, September 27, 2018
It has been 27 years since Anita Hill came forward and shared her experiences of sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas. It is stating the far too obvious – to say that we have still not learned what we have needed to learn from her courage about the sexual harassment, abuse and trauma that exists within our world... [READ MORE]
365 Days of Creativity and Expression – Sue Scavo
Study of Girl, Blue
Day 25 of 365. Study of Girl, Blue, Supplied Words and Sentences.
I am working with a combination of a few dreams:
..… [READ MORE]
RECENT BLOG POSTS…
of Dreaming, Pt. 1
A liminal zone in natural terms is the place where two ecological landscapes meet and a new ecological zone is created, crafted, informed and shaped by both of the zones.
For example, the place… [READ MORE]
of Dreaming, Pt. 2
I love the vesica piscis as… [READ MORE]
of Dreaming, Pt. 3
The root of the word liminal gestures toward limit, gestures toward threshold, gestures toward all that relates to limits and being at the edge of our limits. And what it means to question and test those limits….[READ MORE]
It puts me in a place that is confusing at times. There is a core belief in our work with dreams, that change….… [READ MORE]
The Legacy of Martin
Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr was not just an extraordinary civil rights leader but also an incredible spiritual teacher. His teachings about love, racial justice and nonviolence are teachings….… [READ MORE]
Dreaming as An Act
of Love and Defiance
For we tend to think of these two feelings and actions, as separate entities, each unto themselves. ...… [READ MORE]
“Before working with my dreams I believed that God loved me, but the love felt distant, rarely penetrated, and there was some way that I believed I wasn’t worthy. The dreams have helped me to bring that love into my body.”
LASTLY – JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHO WE ARE…
WE ARE ALL “STUDENTS OF THE DREAM”
We believe that dreams are given to all of us as a gift to help open our heart and soul. We understand that dreams can seem complex and overwhelming and we believe that you can learn the language of dreams and the particular language of your own dreams. We have been blessed by our own work with dreams. It has made it possible for us to each live with passion, love and peace in ways that were foreign to us before this work. It has also transformed our marriage into a true partnership with an intimacy that we once only “dreamed” of. Our intention with this site is to pass on to you what we have learned so that you too can be a “student of the dream”. Bill St.Cyr and Sue Scavo