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Conference, Oct 2017

dream conference auckland 2017
How do our dreams bring health, hope, humour, inspiration, encouragement?
Share a memorable weekend of seminars and workshops, story-telling, psychodrama, creative activities, art, music and the sheer ingenuity of Playback Theatre!
 dream conference 2017 auckland
In this Conference 15 skilled presenters will be sharing their knowledge, skills and passion for the healing power of dreamwork. Speakers include environmental activist Mark Skelding, free-lance artist Clare Caldwell, psychodramatist Craig Whisker, and grief therapist Elaine Kennis.
5pm Thursday 5th October to Noon Sunday 8th October, 2017
at Franciscan Retreat Centre in Hillsborough, Auckland.

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DNANZ President’s Greeting, from Margaret Bowater
Welcome to the Website of the Dream Network Aotearoa-NZ Inc. Here you can find up-to-date information about the emerging discipline of Dream Studies, and a variety of articles, reports, news items and contacts relevant to Dreamwork in NZ.

Who are we?

We are a group of active dreamers, mainly from the health professions, who’ve been studying the range and power of dreams for several years, and want everyone to be aware of the potential value of their dreams.


What’s our base?

We are inspired by the growth of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and its publications. It provides a multi-disciplinary forum for exchange of theory and practice of dreamwork, ranging across all cultures, religions and levels of research. We also link with the parallel group in Australia.


What are we doing?

We in DNANZ offer small dream-sharing groups, seminars, a Certificate in Applied Dreamwork (100 hours), an on-line Newsletter 5 times a year, and other events by agreement, to promote awareness of the value of dreams.
This is just the beginning. Join us in the movement to grow dream awareness in NZ!
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Let me introduce our Executive, based in Auckland:
Margaret Bowater, MA, TSTA, MNZAP, MNZAC, our President, is a long-experienced therapist, supervisor, teacher, counsellor and author of Dreams and Visions, Language of the Spirit (1997) and Healing the Nightmare, Freeing the Soul (2016).
Beverley Rosevear-Kaho, BA, Cert D/A Csg, Cert CBT, DAPAANZ, is Co-Vice-President and the Minutes-Secretary. She works in Addiction Counselling and private practice.
Lyn Papp, MA, MNZAC, is Co-Vice-President and Editor of the Bulletin. She is Head of the Counselling Dept in a large secondary school in South Auckland.
Margaret Toland, RN, Dip Csg, MNZAC, is our Membership Secretary and Treasurer. She has recently retired as a Plunket Nurse, and now runs a private practice for mothers and young children, including Play Therapy.
Margaret Thorne, Dip Csg, Prov member NZAC, a Psychosynthesis counsellor in private practice, is our Social Organiser.
Tay-Marie Yorston,  LL.B, Bachelor of Town Planning, Cert in Dreamwork. Previously involved in building design and teaching law; currently in a transitional process.
Bro. Kevin Dobbyn,  M.Theol, M.Csg,  MNZAC, is a Marist Brother working with young adults, after long experience in the Pacific he is now based in Lower Hutt. He’s also doing Ph.D research on Dreams.

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dream therapy new zealandOur Mission

Dream Network Aotearoa-NZ Inc, has been set up to promote education in NZ about the power and relevance of dreams for purposes of insight, healing, problem-solving, creativity and potential guidance in personal, inter-personal and spiritual development. We aim to be inclusive of different faiths, cultures and varieties of dreamwork, while also encouraging research and scientific investigation of dreams; and we are committed to on-going learning ourselves.


Our Vision

Is to create a resource and support centre in New Zealand to provide
  • Basic information for members of the public who seek to explore their dreams;
  • Linkage and support for dreamwork practitioners, tutors and leaders of small dream groups around NZ; and web-links to sister organizations, eg in Australia and USA;
  • Notices of  courses and workshops being offered by Dreamwork leaders in NZ who are grounded in both the art and science of Dreamwork;
  • Profiles of professional practitioners who have done specialized training in Dreamwork (arrow-10see Dreamworkers' Profiles);
  • A free e-bulletin, at intervals each year, with news reports and summaries of research findings, etc. These will be derived from local presentations, and reliable sources, especially the International Association for the Study of Dreams, with which we are aligned. 

Our Ethical Stance

Is based on the IASD’s Abbreviated Ethical Statement: We acknowledge the value and importance of the study of dreams, and recognize the responsibility inherent in such study and its consequent applications. We encourage our members to exemplify the highest standards of ethical behaviour in whatever involvement they may have with dreams.

Members are encouraged:
  • to do their utmost to respect the rights and dignity of other persons;
  • to be honest, accurate and open-minded in the presentation of information and ideas;
  • to ensure privacy and confidentiality in dealing with clients, research subjects or members of the general public;
  • and to prevent and avoid any situation where a conflict of interest may compromise the capacity for making prudent and objective decisions and responses.



dream therapy new zealand1. Join our contact list
There is no fee to be listed on our Email Contact List You will receive Notices and free quarterly Newsletters. 
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2. Regular Member
To become a regular Member, the annual fee is $20.00, from 1st April to 31st March. This entitles you to have your name and contact listed on our website under a local region. 
Eligibility: You have attended an Introductory Dream Workshop; you accept the DNANZ Ethical Stance; and you are interested in dream-sharing and/or training groups.
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3. Professional Member
To become a Professional Member, the annual fee is $50. Committee approval entitles you to advertise your Dreamwork practice with a photo and profile on our website
Eligibility: You have gained Margaret Bowater’s Certificate in Applied Dreamwork, (100 hours) or you have done equivalent experiential training in Dreamwork and Imagery elsewhere; you are committed to the DNANZ Ethical Stance; and you are involved in a relevant profession.
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Why Dreamwork?

Did you know that we all dream every night, all of our lives? That, in fact, we spend one-twelfth of our life-time in dream-sleep? Are you curious about what you could learn from your own dreams? Historically, dreams have made major contributions to healing, spirituality, psychology, science, invention, literature, music, all the creative arts – as well as direct individual feedback to you in your personal life … if you understand the metaphor-language of dreams.


healing the nightmare by margaret bowater
Margaret Bowater presents her new book HEALING THE NIGHTMARE, FREEING THE SOUL, with a Foreword by Dr S. Benson, immediate Past-President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and a commendation by Prof Keith Tudor of AUT. Contents include how to work with adults and children, post-trauma nightmares, physical and mental illness, anxiety, sexual abuse, stress, spiritual crisis, psychic warnings, grief, fear of death; with 80 processed examples, and 24 attractive drawings by Clare Caldwell.
Sale price $40, plus $5 posted.
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You and Your Dreams: some basic information.  arrowread more
   By Margaret Bowater  
Post-Trauma Nightmares: a summary of recent research.  arrowread more
    By Margaret Bowater   

Margaret Bowater talks to Paul Henry about Dreams.  arrowwatch the video



Inspirational Dreams and Visions

margaret bowater dream workshops aucklandPresenter: Margaret Bowater
Manual included. Please bring your lunch and a dream to work with.

When: 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday 29 July 2017.
Where: Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland   arrow-10see map
Cost: Fee $90. Limit 16
To register: ph Valerie 09 638 6238 or  arrow-10email us


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For an appointment with a Dreamwork Practitioner:

Please use their individual contact details given in their Profiles

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