FEBRUARY 2017
VOLUME 15 / ISSUE 2
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IN THIS ISSUE

IN THIS ISSUE

2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Call for Poster Presentations – Deadline February 15

Special Events

Call for Volunteers

Call for Dream Art Entries – new deadline is March 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration

The Ernest Hartmann Award For Student Research

Regional News You Can Use

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

IASD Pledge Drive

DreamTime News

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

January Membership Total: 59


Contact:
IASD Office
209.724.0889

Linda H. Mastrangelo, Editor
Janet Garrett, Copy Editor
Laura Atkinson, Design and Layout
Richard Wilkerson, IASD Office Manager
Jean Campbell, Executive Committee Advisor
Robert P. Gongloff, Editorial Consultant


2016 IASD PLEDGE CONTRIBUTIONS SOAR OVER GOAL

A final tally of donations to the 2016 IASD Pledge Drive, which ended the last day of January, beautifully demonstrates the care that dreamers give to the world's top dream organization. Nearly $17,000.00 arrived during the Pledge period, significantly topping the Pledge Drive's $10,000.00 goal and exceeding last year's total by nearly $4,000.00.

Although the bulk of the funds ($7,493.00) was donated to General Operations, so that IASD's Board can determine its most useful allocation, three different categories of donation received over $1,000.00: Dream Art, the Ernest Hartmann Student Awards, and Online Projects. The IASD Research Awards, thanks to generous funding from the Dream Science Foundation and others, received almost $6,000.00 toward funding dream research.

And thanks to those of you who purchased through Amazon.com, IASD also received $30.03 from Amazon Smile.

Our thanks go to all the dedicated IASD members who keep this dream organization operating through volunteer hours, love and programs like the annual Pledge Drive.

DREAMTIME COMING SOON

IASD Members will soon be receiving copies of the Winter 2017 issue of DreamTime Magazine.

All IASD Members receive this publication digitally as a benefit of membership. For those who pay the $10 per year fee for postage and handling, a hard copy version of the magazine is also mailed. This issue will provide a treat for subscribers to the print version of DreamTime, because for the first time the magazine will be in full color, inside and out. We look forward to your comments.

Publication of this issue has been slightly delayed due to illness of one of the production team members. We hope you will forgive the delay. Everything should be in the mail prior to the end of February.

THE IASD WEBSITE IS MOVING!

IASD is currently upgrading the website. During this transition many older pages will temporarily be unavailable. If you need critical information from the old website, please contact Richard Wilkerson at office@asdreams.org


SUPPORT IASD WITH A SMILE

Would you like to continue to support IASD? Try AmazonSmile, an easy way to give money without the stress. Click here to sign up. Every time you make a purchase on Amazon, .05% goes to our organization. If you have other clever suggestions on how to raise money for IASD, please let us know.


TWO IASD MEMBERS BRING DREAMS TO TED TALKS

William R. Stimson’s "What Dreams Know That We Need Today"

We don’t understand dreams because they address us in the language of Jesus, Shakespeare, and Einstein. The images in dreams are metaphors. The ability to make sense of dreams is more important today than science, technology, engineering and math – for it delivers us the enlightenment, compassion, wisdom, creativity, and truth we need to use the STEM skills in ways that benefit rather than destroy nature and civilization.

Click here to see the TED Talk

Sheila Asato‘s "Life on Purpose, Presentation – Dreaming on Purpose”

Sheila Asato is pleased to announce she has been invited to speak at the upcoming TEDx event in Minneapolis, hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College. In this presentation she will share how dreams can enrich and nourish the creative spirit while enhancing our integrative health and sense of wellbeing.

Date and Time:

March 11, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. (social hour at 4 p.m.)

Where: Swedish American Institute in Minneapolis,

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407


In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will be focusing on the importance of remembering your dreams. The intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles on the study of dreams that are written for a non-research audience.

COMPARING PERSONAL INSIGHT GAINS DUE TO CONSIDERATION OF A RECENT DREAM AND CONSIDERATION OF A RECENT EVENT USING THE ULLMAN AND SCHREDL DREAM GROUP METHODS.
BY CHRISTOPHER L. EDWARDS, JOSIE E. MALINOWSKI, SHAUNA L. MCGEE, PAUL D. BENNETT, PERRINE M. RUBY AND MARK T. BLAGROVE

There have been reports and claims in the psychotherapeutic literature that the consideration of recent dreams can result in personal realizations and insight. There is theoretical support for these claims from work on rapid eye movement (REM) sleep having a function of the consolidation of emotional memories and the creative formation of connections between new and older memories. To investigate these claims, 11 participants (10 females, one male) reported and considered a recent home dream in a dream discussion group that followed the “Appreciating dreams” method of Montague Ullman.

SOURCE: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

INFREQUENT DREAM RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH LOW PERFORMANCE BUT HIGH OVERNIGHT IMPROVEMENT ON MIRROR-TRACING

Although sleep facilitates learning and memory, the roles of dreaming and habitual levels of recalling dreams remain unknown. This study examined if performance and overnight improvement on a rapid eye movement
sleep-sensitive visuomotor task is associated differentially with habitually high or low dream recall frequency.

SOURCE: RESEARCH GATE


TOTAL JANUARY NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS = 59 

William Beaver
Barbara Andrews
Walter Berry
Janet Hoskins
Svitlana Kobets
Oles Tymoshenko
Carlyle Smith
Mary Jane Smith
Christopher Sowton
Jennifer Thompson
Katherine Bell
Susan Benson
Suzanne Bergmann/DreamsCloud
Janet Beurskens
Jordi Borras Garcia/DreamsCloud
Maria Cernuto/DreamsCloud
Kate Connolly
Claude Couture
Michelle Dumont
Jill Fischer
Jayne Gackenbach
Heloisa Garman
Dan Gilhooley
Nicole Gratton
Lauri Hafvenstein
Christina Hubbard/DreamsCloud
Juhani Kaariainen
Tracey Kahan
Judy Kaplan
Miloslava Kozmova
Brian Kraichely
Robert LeCates
Laura Lefelar
Cassandra Matt
Angel Morgan/DreamsCloud
Kate Niederhoffer/DreamsCloud
Geoff Nelson
Cynthia Pearson
Bobbie Pimm/DreamsCloud
Carolina Podio/DreamsCloud
Kathryn Poethig
Sandy Prins
Adhip Rawal
David Rivinus
Pietro Rizzi
Cynthia Sauln
Laura Smith
Deon van Zyl
A.M. Verbunt
Travis Wernet/DreamsCloud
Nancy Grace
DreamsCloud/Jean-Marc Emden
Umberto Barcaro
Loren Goodman
Geo Bell
Daniel Kennedy
Sara Astarte Lippman
1 Anonymous
NEW MEMBERS = 6

2017 IASD ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ANAHEIM, CA on June 16–20

•  Discounted Disney tickets now available to conference attendees on any dates between June 13th – 24th, 2017. For information click here or go to tickets
• Invited Speaker Stanley Krippner added to the list of featured presenters. See details below.

DEADLINES
Call for Poster Presentations – Deadline Feb 15
• Register Early for discounted Conference fees and Hotel rates (limited block)
Call for Volunteers applications open online – most positions still open
Call for Art – Deadline NOW March 15

Venue: The Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, 12021 Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92840. This is a perfect location for attendees who want to arrive or stay over a few days to vacation in southern California or visit the exciting attractions nearby. The hotel is 2.2 miles from DisneylandŽ park, and 18 miles from the beaches. It is accessible from the LAX international airport or the John Wayne Airport (Orange County). We have negotiated the same discount rate for 3 days before and after the conference for attendees who want to take advantage of the local attractions.  

The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 140 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual Psi Dreaming Contest, a “dream hike” along the beach and canyons, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball.

Keynotes

We welcome Dr. Stanley Krippner to our list of featured presenters. Dr. Krippner will be speaking on Shamanic Dreamwalkers: Teachers or Tricksters? Stanley Krippner, PhD is professor of psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco, and a past president of IASD. A former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY, his many books include the co-authored Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (2007). He was recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, 2002.

Stanley will present information from interviews with shamans as well as cases suggestive of two viewpoints. Some shamans claim to be instructed by "spirits" as they carry out their endeavors to help and to heal community members. However, some shamans say that they are "dreamwalkers" who enter the dreams of the initiates they are training.

Gayle Delaney, PhD, Jeremy Taylor, DMin, Patricia Garfield, PhD, G. William Domhoff, PhD, 

Gayle Delaney, PhD: Dreams: CT Scans Your Love Life. Gayle was the Founding President and a Co-Founder of IASD, and is Co-Director of the Delaney & Flowers Dream Center SmartDreams.net. She is Creator of the Dream Interview method and author of Living Your Dreams, Sensual Dreaming, All about Dreams, and Breakthrough Dreaming.

Jeremy Taylor, DMin: The Many Layers of Dreaming – Avoiding Premature Closure. Jeremy is past President and a co-founder of IASD, the founder/director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, serves on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, and is the author of many globally influential books in the field, including “The Wisdom of Your Dreams” and “The Living Labyrinth”

Patricia Garfield, PhD: Mapping Your Dream Themes. Patricia is a past President and a co-founder of IASD. She is author of the bestseller Creative Dreaming and 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.

G. William Domhoff, PhD: Seven Surprising Discoveries That Changed My Thinking about Dreams is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the departments of psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is author of The Emergence of Dreaming, The Scientific Study of Dreams, Finding Meaning in Dreams and The Mystique of Dreams. .

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Application Open Online

Become a volunteer and attend the conference for $60 ($160 initial fee with $100 returned after roughly 12 to 14 hours of duties are completed). Application for volunteers is now open on line by CLICKING HERE  

CALL FOR DREAM ART ENTRIES

The 2017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the annual conference at Anaheim. New due date: March 15, 2017. We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams (visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep). Two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art. You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate. Click for entry information.


THE ERNEST HARTMANN AWARD FOR STUDENT RESEARCH

Curtiss Hoffman, Student Research Awards Chair

We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who generously provided funding for the Student Research Award last year has graciously agreed to provide matching funds for the 2017 competition! The IASD Board of Trustees will provide the balance of funds.

As in previous years, there will be two $500 awards. The first is for the best student submission of original scientific research on dreams and dreaming. The second is for the best submission of original historical, literary, artistic, or theoretical research. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit papers. See https://iasdconferences.org/2017/awards-and-grant-opportunities/ for additional details.

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to office@asdreams.org or if necessary by mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by March 1, 2017.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on porch."

Alternatively, a copy can be faxed to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scanned and emailed as an attachment to office@asdreams.org A note or cover letter should be included to indicate that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify which of the two awards they are applying for.

Participants may also electronically submit videos in AVI formats, or music in MIDI or MPS formats. In the case of papers with multiple authors – in terms of the ideas presented as well as the description of the results – the contestant must indicate clearly, in either the text of the paper or in an accompanying letter, what portions are the submitter’s work. Research that has been published prior to the submissions deadline is not eligible for this award.

Submissions must include a copy of the participant’s student ID.

Winners will be announced during the General Membership Meeting at the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel, June 16-20, 2017. Check the schedule of conference events to find out the exact date and time.


REGIONAL NEWS
Susanne van Doorn, Regional News Chair

Hi to everyone! Here is the latest update on regional events. I hope you all are enjoying the season: the winter on the Northern hemisphere has taken care of snow and inspiration. In the Southern hemisphere the light brings fertility, as well as inspiration. Here is the calendar for the Regional Events where you can pick an event that will inspire you.

Regional Calendar


“SOUTHERN DREAMING” REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams Friday & Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017

Venue: Greenville, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, SC

• REGISTER NOW – CLICK HERE 

• CALL FOR DREAM ART ENTRIES – CLICK HERE

 Deadline for entries Midnight, 7 February 2017 Eastern Time. Entries must be submitted by email to: asoutherndreamingman@gmail.com 

The Conference: Hosts Benjamin Whitehurst and Deborah Armstrong invite you to become part of the southern network of dreamers at this two-day conference, which begins Friday morning with workshops on exploring your own dreams and continues through Saturday with a full lineup of keynote speakers, special events and workshops. This conference explores dreaming from diverse perspectives – from neuroscience to psychology to spirituality to arts and culture. This is not just a talking conference – it is filled with workshops and morning dream groups, and you will have time to meet and relax with your fellow dreamers at several dream-themed special events. We hope to inform and inspire dreamers of all ages and backgrounds – as well as those who use dreams in their work, such as therapists, pastors, artists, writers, musicians, and medical practitioners.

Dream Art Exhibit: Artists from the southeast region of the United States are invited to submit artworks for exhibition in “Southern Dreaming”, a 292017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition that takes place from March 3rd through April. Show Venue: The Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, SC.

CEs: will be offered for certain sessions; IASD is the provider of CE Credits, and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

A Preliminary Lineup of Events can be found by going to
https://asdreams.org/2017sc/sc2017.htm
where you can also find information and registration. Fees include consideration for IASD members, students, low income and early registration discounts.

Regional Conference of the IASD in New York City -
May 13 2017

Dream Creations: Film Art and Poetry

In the film, Dreams, Kurosawa has van Gogh tell the young artist to take in a scene from nature and let it paint itself, like in a dream. The unconscious can also write itself, film itself, and create a new reality. Wilfred Bion says the therapist dreams the patient. Come dream with us and create a conference: http://www.asdreams.org/regionals/2017-new-york-regional/

Save the Date: IASD is pleased to announce its support of the International Interdisciplinary Conference: Dream Gallery. The Dream Gallery conference, to be held in Moscow on April 21 – May 28, 2017, is being organized by the Russian Society of Researchers of Dreams (RSRD). IASD members Elena Korabelnikova and Maria Volchenko are serving on the Conference Committee and Elena is also serving as RSRD President.

Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the regional representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly.

Please contact our New Regional Rep, Susanne Van Doorn susanne@mindfunda.com

The IASD Dream-News provides late-breaking news, IASD conference information and links to new articles on the IASD Website. Please forward this IASD Dream-News to interested friends and colleagues so they can also sign up for IASD’s free Dream-News. E-mail Submissions by the first of each month to: IASD Dream-News Editor dreamnews2@asdreams.org

THE FINE PRINT: IASD DREAM-NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month.
There is no Dream-News published in June 2016.
Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD Dream-News editor.

Please limit your articles to 200 words. The article title should be entirely in capital letters. Any article sub-headings should be in upper and lowercase. 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 Dream-News item. Acceptable files for attachments are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). E-News articles should be submitted in the following format: Verdana font, 12pt., and black ink. No words should be bolded, underlined, or italicized. Feel free to include photos as attachments. Do not imbed photos or logos in text.

The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.
Articles over 200 words may be heavily edited. IASD reserves the right to accept or reject any article.

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 Dream-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.

IASD holds no responsibility for the content or quality of non-sponsored IASD events
or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.

To subscribe to the IASD Dream-News:
http://enews.kintera.org/ 

To change your E-mail address:
http://AddressChangeForm.kintera.org/ 

Please direct any technical problems to Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office: office@asdreams.org

IASD Website:
http://www.asdreams.org
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.
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