Southern Dreaming – South Carolina


“Southern Dreaming” Regional Conference
Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams
Friday & Saturday, April 28th and 29th, 2017

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1135 State Park Rd
Greenville, South Carolina

Dreaming is a natural human experience, nature’s way to restore psychological balance.  Dreams inspire invention and creative expression and evoke deeply personal spiritual experiences. This conference explores dreaming from diverse perspectives — from neuroscience to psychology to spirituality to arts and culture.  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.

IASD and Hosts Benjamin Whitehurst (Durham, NC) and Deborah Armstrong (Greenville, SC) welcome you to join with the growing southern network of dreamers at this two-day conference. Beginning Friday morning with workshops on exploring your own dreams (see partial listing below), you will hear world-class speakers and delve into a full lineup of special events and workshops. Keynotes and symposium topics include: the science and psychology of dreaming, lucid dreaming, dreaming as an ‘experience in being’, dreamwork in spiritual organizations, and dreamwork in southern US culture. This is not just a talking conference — there is a full line of experiential dreamwork and arts workshops. You will also have opportunities to meet and relax with your fellow dreamers at several dream-themed special events: a short-film festival, a visual art exhibition, a live theatrical performance, and a special drumming circle/ecstatic dance event on Friday night!

apasponsor-200xCEs 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.


Thursday, 27 April 2017 – (Optional) 5:30-9:30pm

  • 5:30pm – Evening (daylight) hike at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville
  • 7:30pm – Southern Dreaming dinner in downtown Greenville

Friday, 28 April 2017   8 am – Midnight

  • 8:00 – Optional Morning Dream Circles
  • 9:00 – Registration Opens
  • 10:30 – Welcome Opening Ceremony: Hosts Benjamin Whitehurst and Deborah Armstrong
  • 11:30 – Dream Art Exhibition opens
  • 1:00 to 6:00 – Four 2 1/4 hour Workshops (2 tracks): Robert Gongloff Themework; Robert Hoss Transformational Dreamwork; Jennie Wakefield Inner Dialogues: Moving a Dream; Benjamin Whitehurst Dream Circling: Authentic Relating Experiential
  • 7:30 to 9:00 – Keynote PanelBringing Dreamwork into Spiritual Organizations – opening with Allen Proctor (Director, Haden Institute) and panelists Justina Lasley and Tallulah Lyons
  • 9:00 to Midnight – Special Event: Music, Drum Circle and Ecstatic Dance

Saturday, 29 April 2017

  • 8:00 to 9:30 – Late Registration and Morning Dream Groups/Guided Meditations: Jennie Wakefield, Steve Barrell, Tallulah Lyons, and Mary McGee
  • 9:45 to 12:45 – Dream Arts Workshop:  Alyssa Hinton (Native American Visionary Artist): Drawing on the Dreamtime, a Transformative Process;
  • 9:45 to 12:45 – Keynote Symposium: Robert Hoss Science & Psychology of Dreaming; Robert Waggoner Lucid Dreaming’s Potential for Healing and Personal Transformation, Deborah Armstrong Dreaming as a Fundamental Experience in Being
  • 2:00 to 6:15 – Six: Workshops, Symposium, Film Festival (3 tracks)
  • Dreamworking: Justina Lasley Use Your Dreams to Change Your Life!, Tallulah Lyons: Dreams: Keystone to Healing Practices
  • Dream Arts Workshops: Anne Reese Expressive Dream Collage; Mark Raymond Anderson Drawing from the Well of Dreams, and more!
  • Symposium: Alyssa Hinton (chair) Dreams, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening
  • Dream Film Festival – Original short films by local students
  • 6:30 to 7:30 – Special Closing Event: Becky Stone Theater Performance: Harriet Tubman’s Dreams (tickets available to the public)

Registration Fee Summary CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Conference Pricing
IASD Member – Full Conference Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April $ 120
Non-Member – Full Conference Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April $ 150
Student or Low Income* – Full Conference Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April $ 80
Saturday Only 29 April $ 100
CEs – for all Sessions marked as CE (13  Credits Possible) $ 15
Theater Performance Only: “Harriet Tubman’s Dreams” – Open to the Public (this is included in the above fees for conference attendees) $20 Cash at Door for non-conference attendees

* Students can attach a scan of their student ID’s and email to or send to the office address. Low Income is considered $22,000 or less a year.

**Cancellation policy: $20 processing fee. No refunds after April 1, 2017

IASD would like to thank the sponsors DreamsCloud and the Institute for Dream Studies, as well as all those who contributed to making this event successful.

DreamsCloud offers people around the globe a place to connect, share and discover their dreams.

The Institute for Dream Studies provides education, training and certification in the field of dreams.