|A History of Dreamwork in British Isles|
International Dream Time Project UK & Ireland
Greetings from Manchester, England.
Here is the first of what I hope will be an ongoing list of those of us who work with dreams in Britain and Ireland. I have contacted hundreds of people and organisations to build this list however I am sure there are many who have something to contribute who have not been included. If you would like your name here and work to the ethical guidelines of The International Association for the Study of Dreams, please send me your details.
Peace & Love in dreams and life,
|Dream Research in British Isles|
|Dream Groups in British Isles|
|CG Jung Societies of British Isles http://www.jungdownunder.com
and the related egroup
|Dream Workers in British Isles|
Dreamworkers in British Isles (sorted alphabetically)
Tami is working on a children's dream research project that she is undertaking as part of her Masters (MSc), at the Anna Freud Centre, University College London.
She plans to examine Foulkes's (1982) findings that children between the ages of 3 and 5 have impoverished dreaming capacities because as he claims, they are not sufficiently developed cognitively and structurally to be able to see images in visual/spatial terms.
Tami and her supervisors feel that this is untrue, and that young
children do dream vividly but that they may have trouble recalling or
retelling their dream experiences.
Next, I shall ask ALL the parents to read a specified story to their child before bedtime. The story is going to function as the control, since we cannot have access to the dream work itself, by presenting a story and seeing how well children recall and retell the events of the story, we can get some insight into how well they can talk about/remembering their dreams.
So....the day after the child has been read the story, Tami will go into the school and again question the children, this time about their recall on the story. This will also be taped.
All the interviews will be transcribed and then the number of words and themes mentioned by each child will be compared between the dream questions and the story questions. If a child shows considerable ability in recall and in talking about the story, then we will predict that they will demonstrate a comparable strength in their ability to comment on their dreams. A child who has an impoverished story recall will be predicted to be less verbose in talking about their dreams.
The results will then be analyzed and also compared between the groups of parent/stranger.
Tami plans to add an appendix showing that many adults remember dreams from early childhood, as a supplement to the idea that really, young children do dream.
* If you have any suggestions or opinions on this research, or if you know adults who would be willing to describe some of their earliest dreams, to supplement the data, Tami would like to hear about them..
* There have been a number of dream studies carried out at the Anna Freud Centre which you may want to chase up.
Caroline found the research fascinating and thoroughly enjoyed the degree. Now she has completed it she is not too sure what she will be doing next, but dreams will always be important. She has always been interested in dreams and find them both fascinating and enlightening.
Blagrove, Mark Professor
Edgar, Iain R. Ph.D.
Jane is interested in being more involved with European and
specifically British dream people.
Schatzman , Morton 'Morty'
Mallon, Brenda. M.Ed, Adv. Dip. Couns.
Parker. Jennifer (Previously Jennifer Hogan)
Jennifer Hogan and Chris Alford. (1997). Differences in the dreams of abstinent alcoholics compared to controls. International Conference of The International Association for the Study of Dreams, Warren-Wilson College, Ashville, North Carolina, USA.
Jennifer Hogan. 1997. The emotional content of dreams. Postgraduate
Affairs Group Annual Conference. Plymouth University.
Szpakowska, Kasia Ph.D.
Whitty, Veronica, MA.
|Brenda Mallon is a psychotherapist/counsellor,
a creative writing tutor, workshop leader and an author.
Brenda was born in England to Irish parents, she grew up in Manchester
in the melting pot of post war Ardwick. Later she trained as a teacher
and began work with the primary school children before working in the
School Psychological Service.
After completing her Masters in Education at Manchester's Victoria
University she began to concentrate on training teachers working with
distressed and distressing children.
Later she set up her own psychotherapy practice in Didsbury, Manchester and began her writing career. She offers one to one work with both adults and children and specialises in working with bereavement, loss and separation and with those who have a life-threatening illness.
Brenda Mallon is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Dreams (ASD); and a Committee member of Manchester Area Bereavement Forum, (The Grief Centre). She also a member of the Society of Authors and the National Association of Writers in Education.
She is married and has three children, two dogs and three cats.
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