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History of Dreamwork in British Isles
Dream Research in British Isles
Dream Groups in British Isles
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A History of Dreamwork in British Isles  
  International Dream Time Project UK & Ireland
April 2002

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,

Brenda Mallon.

 
Dream Research in British Isles  

 

 
 
Dream Groups in British Isles  

 

CG Jung Societies of British Isles http://www.jungdownunder.com

and the related egroup
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JungMatters

 
 
Dream Workers in British Isles  

 

Dreamworkers in British Isles (sorted alphabetically)

Alikhani, Tami
alikhani@hotmail.com

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.
Tami intends therefore, to go into nursery schools and gather children who fall into this age group. I shall then split the group in two; one whom will be questioned by their parents and one who will be questioned by myself (to see whether or not a stranger versus a familiar person asking the child makes a difference - it has been suggested that it does).In doing this, she will simply ask and get the parents to ask their child, if they can remember their last dream and to tell us what it was. This shall be tape recorded and kept confidential.

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.

Anna Mundi
Anna Mundi, Centre for Psychotherapy and Soul Work, is based in St.Ives, Cornwall. The facilitators offer courses in Creative Dreamwork as well as psychotherapy and counselling.
Email: G.Darger@btinternet.com

Bedford, Caroline
Caroline recently completed a thesis for an MSc in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology, which involved some dreamwork. The thesis was an investigation into the relationship between personality and experiences of a boundary-less mind. I took Hartmann's Boundary questionnaire (short form) and hypothesised that people who had very thin boundaries on this scale would be more likely to experience both precognitive dreams and spiritual experiences.

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.

c.bedford1@ntlworld.com

Blagrove, Mark Professor
President of ASD 2001-2002. Publications Committee Chair, Programme Co-Chair 2002. Mark teaches and researches at the University of Wales, Swansea in the Department of Psychology.
E-mail: m.t.blagrove@swansea.ac.uk

Edgar, Iain R. Ph.D.
Based in the Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Iain has been involved in dreamwork for many years and has written extensively on the subject. He co-led a year long dreamwork group in Newcastle, which went on meeting for eight years. He has run many different groups in several countries for a range of interested groups from child psychiatrists to Social Science researchers and students.

Some publications
'Dreamwork, Anthropology and the Caring Professions: A Cultural Approach to Dreamwork', Avebury, 1995
'Invisible Elites: Authority and the Dream' accepted for dreaming, June 2002.
Chapters in 'Dying and Mourning: Transitional Dreams' in S.Krippner & M. Waldman (eds.), dreamscaping, Los Angeles: 1999
Email: i.r.edgar@durham.ac.uk

Gifford, Jane
Jane works with dreams, is a member of ASD. She is an artist and has been making work - drawings, paintings, installations etc based on her dreams for 12 years. My most recent show in March 2002 was held at Hirschl contemporary art gallery, London. www.hirschlcontemporary.com (for some images).

Jane is interested in being more involved with European and specifically British dream people.
giftel@dircon.co.uk

Schatzman , Morton 'Morty'
Morty, a psychologist, is a member of ASD . Based in London, he has written extensively on dreams.

Email: mortonschatzman@cs.com

Hopkinson, Louise
Louise lives in Bude, North Cornwall and runs an awareness group called
Mandala which meets every week in the kitchen of her farm house.
The aim of the group is to make people aware of the many different
aspects of Mind, Body and Spirit issues. One of her roles within
the group is to work with people and their dreams. She also runs dream workshops
and give talks on dreams to groups throughout Devon and Cornwall.
Louise's work is also featured in a book which is just being published by Bossiney Books called 'Spiritual Guides Of the South West'.
Email mandala.group@btinternet.com
www.geocities.com/mandalagroup

Mallon, Brenda. M.Ed, Adv. Dip. Couns.
Brenda is on the Board of The International Association for the Study of Dreams and co-ordinates the estudy Dream Healing group. She also gathered together all the information for this International Dream Time Site
A counsellor/therapist, Brenda has been working with dreams for over twenty years. She runs dream groups, sees clients for one to one sessions and teaches courses in England, America and Crete.
Brenda has collected thousands of dream reports from children and adults in her research into dreams. These are used extensively in her many books as listed below.
She has particular expertise in working with the dreams of people with cancer and is a member of 'The Grief Centre', a charity which supports anyone who has been bereaved.
Brenda lives in Manchester and is currently working on a book, The Dream Bible' which will be published in 2003.

Published Work
'Women Dreaming' - 1987 HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-637053-5
'Children Dreaming' - 1989 Penguin ISBN 0-14-011378-9
'An Introduction To Counselling for Special Educational Needs' 1987 Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-2387-4
'Helping Children To Manage Loss' 1998 Jessica Kingsley ISBN 9-781853-026058
'Creative Visualization With Colour' - 1999 Element ISBN 1-86204-447-3
'An Illustrated Guide To Dreams' - 2000 Godsfield/Stirling ISBN 1-84181-005-3
'Dreams, Counselling & Healing' - 2000 Gill & MacMillan ISBN 0-7171-2998-5
'Venus Dreaming' - 2001 Gill & MacMillan ISBN 0-7171-3143-2
'Dream Time with Children: Learning to dream, dreaming to learn' - 2001 Jessica Kingsley ISBN 1-84310-014-2
Email lapwing@gn.apc.org
www.brendamallon.com

Murray, Carole
Carol has been facilitating a dream group in Finchley, North London, for many years and has appeared on TV. She is a fully qualified hypnotherapist.
Email: carole.murray@ic24.net

Parker. Jennifer (Previously Jennifer Hogan)
Jennifer is a lecturer in Research Design and Methods at the University of the West of England. Her research interest is in dreams, specifically the part they play in Western culture. This focuses on the way that people talk about dreams, what they dream about and their possible function. She also conducts research into other sleep states including sleep paralysis. I have a large database of dreams available to anyone who would like use them. I have co-authored a book on Dreams (Get a Grip on Dreams, Maeve Evans and Jennifer Parker, 1999, Time Life Books). I have been a member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams for 7 years and have given papers at their international conferences.
After the death of her father Jennifer became interested in grief and its effects on dreams due to the dramatic change in her own dream life. This resulted in analysing dreams of Princess Diana after her death and looking at the way such dreams help people accept loss. In the future she would love to be part of helping to promote working with dreams in the UK. She would also like to help change academia's view of dream research.

Some Publications
Hogan, J.D. (1995). A comparison of the dreams of abstinent alcoholics and non alcoholics: Are the differences significant? 7th Annual Meeting of The British Sleep Society, September.

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.
jennieparker@dreamresearch.freeserve.co.uk

Szpakowska, Kasia Ph.D.
Kasia is a lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Wales. Her research is on dreams and nightmares in Ancient Egypt, specifically focusing on the pre-Greek period. Because she deals with people who are long-dead, she has to rely mainly on textual evidence. She will be giving lecture on the topic of Dreams & Nightmares in Ancient Egypt at the Egypt Centre, University of Wales Swansea on June 12 2002 (http://www.swan.ac.uk/egypt/events.htm)

Email: K.Szpakowska@swansea.ac.uk

Whitty, Veronica, MA.
Veronica Whitty began doing dreamgroup work with women support
groups on the housing estates around Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1997. Issues were raised at these sessions that the women had never shared before even though they had been meeting for a year. They were able to help each other with their symbols and use their
common sense to find some solutions for each other.
The Scarman Trust gave Veronica a grant to continue this work for a year and write a report.Veronica now works with a variety of groups throughout Britain and abroad.
Veronica was raised in a pub in London.She went to India when she was 18 as a Cadet volunteer with VSO and stayed two years. Since then she has worked as a journalist, teacher,waitress and for a while was a deputy housekeeper at the Ritz,Piccadilly.

Veronica.Whitty@newcastle.ac.uk
www.geocities.com/dreamgroupwork

 

 
Author  

 

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.
She trained as a counsellor and in 1980 was one of the first people to introduce counselling into schools in Britain.

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.

Published Work
'Women Dreaming' - 1987 HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-637053-5
'Children Dreaming' - 1989 Penguin ISBN 0-14-011378-9
'An Introduction To Counselling for Special Educational Needs' 1987 Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-2387-4
'Helping Children To Manage Loss' 1998 Jessica Kingsley ISBN 9-781853-026058
'Creative Visualization With Colour' - 1999 Element ISBN 1-86204-447-3
'An Illustrated Guide To Dreams' - 2000 Godsfield/Stirling ISBN 1-84181-005-3
'Dreams, Counselling & Healing' - 2000 Gill & MacMillan ISBN 0-7171-2998-5
'Venus Dreaming' - 2001 Gill & MacMillan ISBN 0-7171-3143-2
'Dream Time with Children: Learning to dream, dreaming to learn' - 2001 Jessica Kingsley ISBN 1-84310-014-2
Email
www.brendamallon.com

 

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