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EXPLORING CONSCIOUSNESS

a brief report by Margaret Bowater
 
Our minds are capable of much more awareness than western education typically teaches – especially near the end of life.
This was the theme of our mini-Conference on 8-9th June, following the success of our first mini-Conference, “Frontiers of the Dream,” two years ago. Over 40 people came together in the convenient setting of St Columba’s Centre, Ponsonby, to hear about new research and share stories of their own experiences with others who had the courage to speak up.
Hilary Lovelace dream therapist
Our speaker on Friday night was Hilary Lovelace, a palliative care nurse who was a researcher with Dr Peter Fenwick in London, interviewing caregivers of the dying about what they had observed in their patients. Hilary was an eloquent presenter. She distinguished these End-of-Life Experiences (ELEs), when people are dying slowly, knowing they must let go of life, from Near-Death-Experiences, which usually come suddenly, giving brief glimpses of another reality. A common experience in ELEs was patients reporting the presence of deceased friends or relatives arriving to welcome them; which always gave them comfort.
 
Near-Death-Experiences
On Saturday morning we had expected Dr Mary Murray to describe her research on NDEs in NZ, but she was unfortunately taken ill and couldn’t come. So Hilary managed to show us a You-tube presentation by Dr Christopher Kerr about his research interviewing patients directly about their NDEs; after which we were privileged to hear personal accounts from half a dozen members of the audience about their own NDEs – making it a powerful session.

The second morning session was also a replacement. I led the group in a time of thinking and sharing about the range of paranormal or psychic events we had personally experienced – an amazing session, some people struggling for words to describe it for the first time.
Bev Rosevear-Kaho dream therapist
After a shared lunch, we split into 2 groups. Bev Rosevear-Kaho spoke about the dreams of herself and her friend Lynette Papp, as their husbands were dying of cancer. She illustrated the talk with their artwork, showing how the dreams of each couple had helped them in the process of grief, letting go and healing.

In the other group, Tay-Marie Yorston and I led a practical workshop on interviewing a character from a dream, as a way of gaining more understanding of the meaning of the dream. Working in pairs, many of the group were very pleased with new insights gained. We could well have used double the time!

The Conference closed with an Open Forum and time for feedback. It was clear that many people were very appreciative of the opportunity to share with others about these kinds of unusual experiences.
 
 
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!
dream therapy new zealand
 
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 Thorne, Dip Csg, a Psychosynthesis counsellor in private practice, is our Social Organiser.
Tay-Marie Yorston,  LL.B, Bachelor of Town Planning, Cert in Dreamwork, is assistant Secretary. Previously involved in building design and teaching law; currently in a transitional process.
Jennifer McGarry, RN, Reg Psychotherapist, Dip Psychosynthesis, who is a psychotherapist in private practice in West Auckland.
Louise Belcher, MNZAC, Dip Family Therapy & Counselling, Dip Supervision, Manager, Accred Mediator.


 
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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.
 

 

Membership

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.
arrow-10apply to our Membership Secretary
 
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.
arrow-10apply to our Membership Committee  
 
 
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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.
 


DREAM INTERVIEWS

 
 

DREAM BOOKS

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.
Order your copy direct from
Margaret Bowater or from www.calicopublishing.co.nz.
 
book on grief and dreaming
Widows' Grief Dream Journey is a book written by two women who find themselves with a lot in common - both are counsellors, both are interested in working with dreams, and both have had the recent experience of the loss of long term partners. We also regularly collect our dreams and when we put our dreams of the past three years together we found they showed many similarities. There seem to be clear stages of healing, from dreams that predict a major life change (and were ignored by both of us) to dreams that show new directions after gradual acceptance and healing. The dreams are told in simple form with our understanding of the significance of each one, and there are many drawings and images that illustrate both the dreams and the impact of our loss. We hope this book will support others in healing from grief.
It is self-published and available at cost for $25.00. If interested please contact Bev on 027 345 4738 or Lynette on 021 0254 9920.

 

DREAM ARTICLES

 
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



 

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

 
DREAMWORK 101:
Introduction to Dreamwork

Presenter: Margaret Bowater
dream workshop auckland All dream seminars require commitment to confidentiality. A manual is included. Please bring your own lunch, and one
or more dreams to share in the group.

Booking in advance is essential.

When: 6-9pm Friday 24 August and 9.30am-4pm Saturday 25 August 2018 (9 hours)
Where: Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland   arrow-10see map
Cost: Fee $130. Limit 15
Enquiries:  arrow-10email Margaret
To register: ph Valerie 09 638 6238 or  arrow-10email us

  
 
DREAMWORK 201:
Resolving Nightmares and Disturbing Dreams

Presenter: Margaret Bowater
dream workshop auckland All dream seminars require commitment to confidentiality. A manual is included. Please bring your own lunch, and one
or more dreams to share in the group.

Booking in advance is essential.

When: 9.30am-4pm Saturday 30 June 2018 (6 hours)
Where: Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland   arrow-10see map
Cost: Fee $95. Limit 15
Enquiries:  arrow-10email Margaret
To register: ph Valerie 09 638 6238 or  arrow-10email us
 

DREAMWORK 103:
Inspirational Dreams and Visions

Presenter: Margaret Bowater
dream workshop auckland All dream seminars require commitment to confidentiality. A manual is included. Please bring your own lunch, and one
or more dreams to share in the group.

Booking in advance is essential.

When: 9.30am-4pm Saturday 3 November 2018 (6 hours)
Where: Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland   arrow-10see map
Cost: Fee $95. Limit 15
Enquiries:  arrow-10email Margaret
To register: ph Valerie 09 638 6238 or  arrow-10email us


 
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

Association for the Study of Dreams:
  www.asdreams.org

Dream Network Australia:
  www.DreamNetworkAustralia.com

Margaret Bowater’s dream website:
  www.dreamwork.co.nz




 

CONTACT THE
DREAM NETWORK

For an appointment with a Dreamwork Practitioner:

Please use their individual contact details given in their Profiles

arrowsee Dreamworkers Profiles

 

To receive our free quarterly Dream Network Bulletin:
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For all Membership enquiries:

ie, to become a member or to advertise your profile as a dream counsellor

arrowemail the Membership Secretary

 

For The Dream Network Bulletin enquiries:
arrowemail the Bulletin Editor

 

For all general enquiries:
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