International Association for the Study of Dreams - E-News

May 2008

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DON'T MISS
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD!!


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BIG SUCCESS 

Our conference last April 12 was a great success under the sunny skies and warm Santa Ana winds of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  Lionel Corbett's keynote was inspiring and the workshops and panel were varied and well-received.  The final count is 130 dreamers!  

We offered a panel at the end of the day, with a discussion of where to go from here.  We received positive feedback from the participants and ideas about future conferences and other possibilities.  One of the suggestions was that we have a Southern California Regional webpage as part of the IASD webpage so we can post all dreaming news from this area.   

The process has been an amazing experience!  Our deepest gratitude to all of you and IASD for launching us on this new adventure in dreaming and strengthening the dreaming community.  I have written an article about the rich process of dreaming and organizing that occurred between and among us on the Planning Committee.  It will be published in the next issue of DreamTime magazine.  You'll be able to read about all this in much more depth when you receive your publication soon.     Good dreaming,
Rita Hildebrandt

(and the rest of the Southern California Planning Committee: Barbara Bishop, Geoff Nelson, Lauren Schneider, Walter Berry and Sandy Ginsberg)


MONTREAL CONFERENCE UPDATES AND INFORMATION

MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW

CONFERENCE PROGRAM ONLINE FOR REVIEW

LOCAL AREA ADVERTISING HEATS UP AS CONFERENCE NEARS

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

STUDENT COMPETITION ENTRIES RECEIVED FROM AROUND THE WORLD

CONFERENCE HEADLINERS

REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CONFERENCE

VOTE NOW FOR 2008 CANDIDATES FOR IASD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

 

 

Also in this issue:
 

IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BIG SUCCESS

REFLECTIONS ON BEING AN IASD BOARD MEMBER

IASD MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE COMMITTEE SURVEY

APRIL MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 45

PATRICIA GARFIELD SPEAKS TO “YOUNG PRESIDENTS’ ORGANIZATION”

ROBERT MOSS RADIO INTERVIEW – TUESDAY, MAY 13

ROBERT MOSS ONLINE DREAM COURSE

IASD BOARD MEMBER KATE ADAMS CO-AUTHORS DREAM BOOK

NICHOLE GRATTON TALKS DREAMS ON TV


LA Regional - Power and Wisdom of Dreams


THE PRESENTERS (Left to Right): BARBARA BISHOP,
RITA HILDEBRANDT, GEOFF NELSON, JOAN CONCANNON, LIIONEL CORBETT, SANDY GINSBERG, WALTER BERRY, SARAH JANE HALL, DAVID JENKINS AND LAUREN SCHNEIDER

   

MONTREAL CONFERENCE UPDATES AND INFORMATION


Come to the Dream Conference.  Sign up Today!!

 

REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CONFERENCE!

This year, in conjunction with www.thinkholistic.com  IASD is offering a new way of advertising for the upcoming IASD conference in Montreal; a contest through which IASD members and nonmembers alike can register to win a free registration to the four day/five night conference. Tell your friends!

If you'd like to register to win the conference yourself, just use the “Enter Here” button below....but not until you've read about the rest of the interesting and important conference developments.

Enter for Free Dream Conference!


REFLECTIONS ON BEING AN IASD BOARD MEMBER

Katja Valli, Turku, Finland 

In the April E-news I summarized some main issues that were discussed in this year’s Board Spring meeting, which took place March 15 and 16.  I mentioned that under the new bylaws we need to notify all members of meetings by mail, not email, unless the member has signed a consent form.  I’m certain that by now all the consent forms have arrived (yep, even to me here in Finland, far from everything and everyone…).  I hope you all have signed the form and sent it to our Central Office.  If not, please do so! 

Now that you know a little bit about what is going on behind the scenes, that is in the Board meetings, wouldn't you like to be a Board member? Sorry, you can't do it yet - not this year.  But you are allowed to vote for those who are running for election, and I strongly urge you to do so.  Be sure to vote!  Vote online at http://asdreams.org/vote, or if you haven't returned your consent form, use the paper ballot in the upcoming issue of Dream Time.  

Another interesting and important thing that concerns all the members of IASD is a membership survey.  In the Spring meeting the Online Committee was accepted to conduct a survey asking members to evaluate which current services are of greatest interest to them.  The aim of the survey is to coordinate and improve the online benefits of IASD.  By now you probably have received an e-mail from Curt Hoffman (teximus@comcast.net) asking you to provide some insight about the kind of overall IASD benefits you appreciate, and which new online benefits you would appreciate.  Filling in the online survey will take no more than a minute of your time, so if you have not already answered, please do so, and help us improve IASD benefits.  Results will be collected up to June 1. 

In the spring meeting we also heard good news from the Membership Committee.  IASD is doing well:  by end of 2007 we had an increase of 12% in memberships from 2006.  Welcome all new dreamers!  May this year - our 25th Anniversary Celebration year - be as successful. 

Remember this is only a brief summary of what goes on behind the scenes.  To find out more, read the minutes of the meetings: www.asdreams.org

 

 

 


IASD MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE COMMITTEE SURVEY 

The Online Committee's survey on member benefits has been very successful so far, with close to 200 responses (nearly one-third of our membership).  It's not too late to join in, and it will only take a few minutes of your time.  We will continue to receive responses until June 1, and the results will be reported in the July E-news.  To take part, go to http://tinyurl.com/3w2s69

 

“Dreams Without Borders,”
Tues., July 8 through
Sat., July 12, 2008. 
Hôtel Auberge Universel Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Join us for four days and five nights of exploration into the meanings and mysteries of dreams with over 100 world famous authors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, artists, educators and researchers in the field of Dream Studies. The program is designed for the general public as well as professionals, with workshops and presentations on all aspects of dreaming, along with special events including a dream arts exhibition, the dream telepathy contest, a dream hike, a Botanical Gardens tour and the ever-popular costume dream ball.

MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW!

The beautiful Auberge Universel captures the feeling of Montreal. It is located right next door to the Olympic Stadium and Village and across the street from Montreal’s beautiful Botanical Gardens. The hotel is a five minute subway ride to Downtown and Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets and harbor.

Rooms are filling up fast at the hotel.  Don’t try to go online to book as the rooms have all been “blocked off” for us and will show as “sold out!”  However, they are not sold out yet.  Instead, book by telephone and be sure to ask for the IASD discount.  You can book by calling toll-free reservations:  1.800.567.0223


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CONFERENCE PROGRAM ONLINE FOR REVIEW 

For those who like to plan their conference program early, the entire program for the conference in now online at http://asdreams.org/2008/index.htm  Presenters, be sure to review this program, as the hard copy of the program is being prepared now.  Abstracts will be online soon as well.  

 

LOCAL AREA ADVERTISING HEATS UP
AS CONFERENCE NEARS
  

Due to a conference team with real advertising savvy, Montreal and all of Quebec, not to mention major areas of New England, will soon know about the upcoming IASD Conference to be held in Montreal from July 8-12.

Conference Host Layne Dalfen was interviewed in April by the local publication The Link, followed by an interview of Nicole Gratton on The Denis Lévesque Show (LCN and TVA) on April 22.  To view the show visit http://tinyurl.com/6dbxyh.  In June The Link will publish another interview with Dr. Tore Nielsen, to be followed by articles in other local publications. 

Layne was not kidding when she said she is giving conference flyers to everyone she knows, and she's being aided in New England by Leslie Zaret.  Conference flyers can be downloaded and printed from the conference web pages on the IASD site (www.asdreams.org/2008/) if you would like to aid in this advertising effort.  
 

 

 

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

You may recall the request from the April edition of the IASD E-News for assistance with conference scholarships.  Thanks to a generous response, IASD has been able to award a record number of scholarships for the 2008 conference.  Fifteen scholarships have been awarded, with over half of them to students working in dream research.  Thank you, IASD for your generous support of the next generation of dream builders.

 

STUDENT COMPETITION ENTRIES RECEIVED FROM AROUND THE WORLD 

The submissions deadline for the Student Research Awards Competition has now passed.  We have received twelve entries, seven from the US, four from the UK, and one from Germany.  The Student Research Committee is evaluating the papers and will announce the results at the Annual Meeting in Montreal.


CONFERENCE HEADLINERS

Fariba and Daniel Fariba Bogzaran and Daniel Deslauriers will open the celebration evening in honor of the 25th Anniversary if IASD with their presentation titled, "One Night of Sleep: The Art and Science of Dreaming." This multimedia, inspirational presentation will focus on one night of sleep -- from hypnagogia to hypnopompia using scientific discoveries with visual imageries, video, and poetic live appearances.

Dr. Bogzaran is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Dream Studies Program at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California and Dr. Deslauriers is a core faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.

Guy Corneau, world renowned and best selling author of Absent Fathers, Lost Sons:  The Search for Masculine Identity and Lessons in Love:  The Transformation of Spirit through Intimacy will discuss “Dreams of Meaning: A Personal Experience”.  Guy Corneau is a Jungian analyst trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and cofounder of the Jung Circle of Montreal.  He has given numerous lectures and workshops worldwide.  IASD is proud to announce and to welcome The C. G. Jung Society of Montreal as a co-sponsor of this keynote address.  Guy Corneau’s keynote address will be presented in French on Friday morning as part of the conference’s French Track, and in English on Friday evening.


Milton Kramer, M.D.
will discuss “The Dream Experience: A Systematic Exploration,” based on his book of the same title.  Dr. Kramer is Visiting Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, a member of American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association and a past president of IASD.

Tore Nielsen
will explore the topic, "Normal and Pathological Dreaming:  Current Research from the Montreal Dream & Nightmare Laboratory,” speaking about the latest research findings from his Montreal dream laboratory dealing with both normal and disturbed dreaming.  Tore Nielsen is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Université de Montreal, and the Director of the Dream & Nightmare Laboratory at Montreal's Sacré-Coeur Hospital.

Go to www.asdreams.org/2008 for information and to register.  Call 1.866.DREAM12, or e-mail:  office@asdreams.org  Book your room by calling the hotel toll-free at 1.800.567.0223 (or 514.253.3365). Be sure to ask for the IASD Conference discount.


ANNOUNCING 2008 NOMINATIONS FOR IASD BOARD OF DIRECTORS!

Voting began on April 18 online for the five new candidates to the IASD Board of Directors.  Place your vote now at www.asdreams.org/vote to ensure that you are represented by the candidates of your choice.  This is an important part of being an IASD member.  Remember that you must have signed the Electronic Vote Consent Form mailed in March, and have returned it to the IASD office in order to be able to vote online. 

Full bios and photos of the candidates are available online and will also be published in the upcoming edition of IASD's magazine, Dream Time.  If you prefer to vote on paper you can use the ballot in Dream Time magazine.  Members will be asked to vote for five of the candidates below, who have been selected from over forty candidates reviewed by the IASD Nominations Committee


Nicholas Brink –
USA, Pennsylvania
www.asdreams.org/vote

 


Ernest Hartmann--USA, Massachusetts
www.asdreams.org/vote

 


Deborah Hickey—
USA, South Carolina
www.asdreams.org/vote

 


Tom Lane--
USA, North Carolina
www.asdreams.org/vote

 


Jacquie Lewis—
USA, Illinois
www.asdreams.org/vote

 


Lana Nasser—
USA, California
www.asdreams.org/vote

 

 


Gunnar Sundstrøm – Europe, Sweden
www.asdreams.org/vote

 

 

The Nominations Committee, Chaired by President-Elect Olaf Gerlach-Hansen, has also nominated the following as officers for 2008-2009.

President:Olaf Gerlach-Hansen

Board Chair: Jean Campbell

Vice-President/ President-Elect:  Robert Waggoner

Secretary: Robert Gongloff

Treasurer: Bob Hoss

 

APRIL MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 45

New Members: 25
Ms. Munirah Janetta MacLean
Ms. Claudia B. Chapline
Ms. Sarah R. Darby
Mr. Mustafa M. Dini
Ms. Barbara Hopkins-Dulac
Ms. Louise Marie Farrell
Dr. Jeanette Raymond
Dr. Patricia Gay
Dr. Jennifer Hinton
Mrs. Jianulla Zimmerman
Ms. Julie P. LeBreton
Mrs. Ellen H. Saul & Mr. John R. Besse
Ms. Judith L. White
Ms. Lynelle Wise
Mr. Patrick D. Weymouth
Ms. Maria Woodford
Mr. Bob Behan & Ms. Hilary Beban
Ms. Catherine Charneau Simard
Ms. Marie-Lynn Aube
Dr. Michael Demers
Anonymous 3

Renewing Members: 20
Mr. Norman H. Bradford
Ms. Misa Tsuruta
Dr. Varida Kautner & Mr. Steven G. Kautner
Ms. Karen J. Bartnicki
Ms. Mimi C. Anzel
Mr. Robert Moss
Ms. Ann Bengtsson
Mr. Scott D. Merwin
Dr. Massimo Schinco
Mr. Gerhard Kloesch
Dr. Patrick McNamara
Ms. Kerstin Sjoquist
Ms. Kirsten Borum
Dr. Caroline L. Horton
Ms. Carolyn C. Kimberlin
Ms. Wendy S. Pannier
Ms. Karen Boileau
Anonymous 2

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

SPOTLIGHT on Northern California and France

By Deborah Coupey

As a dream worker and as a community volunteer I have expanded my dream work by the creation of:  “L’Atelier des Reves,” (The Workshop of Dreams) in France.  I have collected art with the theme of dreams for quite some time.  The story behind this is my work with the incubation of dreams that I have experimented with since the early 1990’s with our Falls Church, VA dream group.  I find incubation a very powerful tool, and have worked with it intensely on many subjects. 

In France we are members of our Village Association:  “Le Fil du Temps” (The Thread of Time).  I am creating this artist house for the inspirational spirit of IASD, our association, the artists who live there, family and friends. 

The background story and inspiration is the following:

I was in France with my daughter Lauren and her neighbor’s friend, Amandine- they were about eight years old at the time.  One night I decided to work with dreams and guided the girls through a fun exercise of incubating a dream with this intention:  “What do I want to be when I grow up?”  The next morning Lauren did not have any dreams or those she could remember, but Amandine had a dream that she would grow up to become a famous artist.  Indeed she is becoming one!  

So finally I am now creating “L’Atelier des Reves.”  I have been collecting figurines for a ‘play’ sand tray inside the atelier, and I will use the wooden ties for horses (projections) to display the artworks. 

This will continue to be a work in progress.  While studying “Cross Cultural Dreaming” at JFK University, I thought it was the perfect time to launch this project.  I welcome you for a visit! 

Deborah Coupey is a volunteer for the Nightmare Hotline, and is currently the contact Representative for IASD in Northern California and France.  She will complete a masters degree at JFK University in Fall, 2008.  She is also a member of The Dream Institute. 

 

PATRICIA GARFIELD SPEAKS TO “YOUNG PRESIDENTS’ ORGANIZATION”

Dr. Patricia Garfield gave an invited address to the YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), Santa Monica Bay Chapter, held at the Reagan Library on March 20, 2008. The audience of more than 100 was full of questions about dreams. Who knew these young hotshots had such imaginative night dreams and were so fascinated with them?

The other invited speaker that evening was Dean Kenneth Starr, of Pepperdine University, speaking about the qualities of Transformative Presidents. Afterward, he, too, expressed much interest in dreams and left with a copy of Patricia’s The Universal Dream Key: The 12 Most Common Dream Themes Around the World. Perhaps dreaming is going mainstream!

 

ROBERT MOSS RADIO INTERVIEW –
TUESDAY, MAY 13

Robert Moss's next radio show is LIVE on Tuesday, May 13, from 12:00P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Eastern time. Everyone is welcome to call in at 800.555.5453. The theme is "Keys to Everyday Creativity." Robert will talk about dreams, coincidence, everyday magic, and any questions you want to raise.

 

ROBERT MOSS ONLINE DREAM COURSE

Robert Moss's online course "Living Your Best Dreams" is starting now at the Spirituality & Health website and will run for eight weeks through May and June. This is a great chance for people to learn and practice active dreaming week by week for a nominal fee. Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/5u25zk  Also check out Robert’s article on dreams at http://tinyurl.com/6qfbac

 

 

IASD BOARD MEMBER KATE ADAMS CO-AUTHORS DREAM BOOK

Kate Adams Ph.D., who currently serves on the IASD Board of Directors, is co-author of The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood. The book takes an in-depth look at spirituality and its expression in children, discussing key issues under three broad headings: children’s voices, children’s worlds and children’s lives. The authors take the view that spirituality is much wider than religion and they offer plenty of examples of children’s experiences. Kate devotes one chapter to children’s unforgettable dreams and their impact upon their lives. She encourages readers to recognize the importance of dreams to many children.

The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood, by Kate Adams, Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London, ISBN 978 1 84310 602 9. 160pp. See www.jkp.com  for more information.

Membership Voting Changes: Second Reminder!


Have you checked your “snail mail” for an important letter from IASD President David Kahn and Board Chair Jean Campbell? It’s a must-do action item for all members:  we need you to return the enclosed consent form with your signature so you can vote electronically in the future.  We must have your signed consent form on file and Richard Wilkerson is carefully collecting, recording and filing these forms as they come back to Central Office. 

If you DID NOT receive the letter with enclosed consent form for you to return by mail, please notify Richard Wilkerson immediately and he will send you another copy. 

IASD Office email:  office@asdreams.org 

If you do not have email and/or choose not to vote electronically you have this option. But we need to know this so we can reach all of our members.  And of course email is less expensive and better environmentally than postal mail. 

So, please help us support your full participation as voting members of IASD.

Jody Grundy
Membership Chair 

 

Regional Contact Reps: New Reps and Updated List

We are happy to announce several new Regional Reps and thank them for serving their areas as personal contacts.  From the Northeast U.S. we have several new Reps:  Lesley Zaret is covering New Hampshire and Maine and Susan Morgan will cover Connecticut.  Moving west across the U.S., literally and figuratively, Shannon Fletcher is moving from Minnesota to Colorado and has offered to become our Colorado Rep.  Moving from East Coast to West Coast U.S., Nancy Grace who covered NY State will now be serving Southern CA in the Santa Barbara region.  And, Iain Edgar, who along with Kate Adams serves our UK members, has agreed to take on the Middle East as contact person.  No small territory! 

There are many more as yet unrepresented areas of the IASD membership world.  Do you live in one?  Consider being the Rep for your area.  At the Montreal Conference many of our Regional Contact Reps will be present.  Watch for more news on how to find the Regional Rep from your area at the conference.  To find the list of Regional Contact Reps go to the IASD Website.  To become a Regional Contact, or participate in a regional meet-up contact Jody Grundy, Membership Chairperson: grundyj@fuse.net

 

For Regional Programs contact:

Marcia Emery: powerhunch@aol.com or Robert Gongloff:

robertgongloff@earthlink.net

Contacting and Submitting to IASD E-News

The IASD E-NEWS provides late-breaking news, IASD conference information and links to new articles on the IASD Website. Please forward this IASD E-NEWS to interested friends and colleagues so they can also sign up for IASD’s free E-News.

E-mail Submissions by the first of each month to: Jacquie Lewis, Ph.D., IASD E-NEWS Editor lotusdream@comcast.net 

IASD E- NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The deadline for the IASD E-News is the first of each month. Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD E-News editor.

Submissions can be submitted in the body of an email message or as an attachment. When sending attachments please include, in the body of the e-mail, your name and an indication that it is an IASD E-News item. Acceptable files for attachments are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). E-News articles should be submitted in the following format: Arial font, 12pt., and black ink. No words should be bolded, underlined, or italicized. Feel free to include photos.

IASD members who would like to inform other members of their presentations, lectures, or workshops should submit their names, the titles of the events, the dates, and locations. Please also include either an e-mail address, website, or phone number so that IASD members can contact you for additional information. Submission of book tour dates and lecture series are limited to the following: individual, contact information, dates, cities, states, or countries.

The IASD E-News accepts notices on member media interviews and appearances. Members should include the IASD member name, the name of the show or publication, the date, and the topic discussed.

All IASD member publication submissions should be sent in APA format, which consists of the author(s), date, publication title, journal number and volume (if applicable), and publisher, including city, state, or country if published outside the U.S.

The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.

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IASD Website: http://www.asdreams.org 
 
IASD Logo and link to homepage The International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.