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Introduction to Dreams

Presenter: Joy Campbell and Kevin Dobbyn.
dream workshop wellingtonThe workshop will include: 
  • ethics of working with dreams 
  • sleep, history and social context of dreams 
  • types of dreams 
  • how to work with a dream 
  • opportunity to share dreams in small groups and practice dreamwork. 
All personal content will be confidential and attendees (up to 12 participants) are requested to bring one or more of their own dreams to share as part of the workshop. 

Joy Campbell and Br Kevin Dobbyn met through Dream Network Aotearoa New Zealand (DNANZ) in 2015 of which they are both members. They have both completed Margaret Bowater's dreamwork 101 course which forms the basis of this course and completed her Applied Dreamwork Certificate. Joy is a member of the Wellington Dreamwork Professional Development Group and Kevin was a founding member of the Executive of the DNANZ.

Kevin Dobbyn has been interested in dreams and mystical experience for nearly forty years, living and working in New Zealand and in the Pacific. After studying counselling psychology and theology he has made a more focused study of dreaming in the last twenty years. He was a founding member of the team that launched Dream Network Aotearoa New Zealand in 2015, and is currently resting from direct involvement with the Executive. He has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults, specialising in walking alongside young (and not so young) people determining their direction in life. He is presently a doctoral student examining dreams and vocational choice and shifts.

Joy Campbell became interested in dreams and their meaning in her early adolescence. Her professional interest in dreams grew when she trained as a Counsellor at Bethlehem Tertiary institute and also when she saw that dreamwork was a prerequisite for the Spiritual Direction training through Spiritual Growth Ministries (SGM). While working at Arohata Prison Joy ran dreamwork electives for groups of women in the Drug Treatment Unit. Joy has recently started a counselling private practice, and works part time as an Ethics Secretary at New Zealand Association of Counsellors. This is the second dreamwork shop she has co-faciliated in 2017 and she is passionate about dreams being a doorway to growth and healing in people’s lives. This year Joy started formation to offer Ignatian Spiritual Direction in the Arrupe New Zealand Te Wairua Mahi programme.
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When:  15-16 September 2017
Where: St Peter and Paul Parish Centre, 60 Knight Rd, Lower Hutt.
Cost: $195, early bird rate of $150 before 1 September 2017
Contact:  Joy Campbell 020 4137 4700
To register:  email 
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Monthly Speaking Circle: Relational Presence Training

Presenter: Sally Forman

Do you want to deepen your natural capacity to connect with ease and confidence with your audience? Want to know you can relate authentically in your personal and professional relationships?

Sally Forman psychotherapist wellingtonRelational Presence is our natural capacity to be in connection with one person at a time, from the inside out. It is a powerful foundation for both personal and professional authentic communication and presentation. Relational Presence is a tool for improved relationship and team communication, self-authority, impactful leadership and effective listening. It helps you to move away from relating through 'performance' to creating real connection that creates a meaningful impact, whoever your audience is. Relational Presence is like a muscle, it gets stronger with practise. A monthly speaking circle is a safe and supportive space to explore and deepen your experience of Relational Presence.

In a Monthly Speaking Circle: Relational Presence Training you will practise:
  • Assuming and receiving, support
  • Connecting with one person at a time
  • Being yourself
  • Finding your natural voice
  • Delivering impromptu content
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When: Second Thursday of the month, 6.30 – 9pm
Where: The porch, St Peters Church, Paekakariki,
Cost: $20
To register: Places are limited to 10. To book a place contact Sally on