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Christoph Gassmann

Einsiedlestrasse 326
CH-8810 Horgen

Switzerland

Occupation
Psychologist, Writer, Dream Counselor
Internet Presence

Website: http://schrift-und-traum.ch

About Christoph Gassmann

Christoph Gassmann was born in 1954. In his teenage years he was deeply impressed by a radiant dream about a huge sun, rising above the horizon. He realized that within dreams there is a source of meaning and strength but did not find any acceptable answers in books. His choice of career was influenced by that dream and he became a psychologist and psychotherapist, only to find that knowledge about dreams among specialists is limited by doctrines and scientific worldviews. He also found that many clients had difficulties remembering their dreams and could not be motivated to work with them. It was in this that he realized western culture had lost its connection to the world of dreams in spite it's being an intrinsic factor of everybody’s life. He found that the pioneer work of Sigmund Freud was not of any help for establishing a positive view on dreams in the public eye. On the contrary, it helped to form unjustified fears with its theory of suppressed and embarrassing content. That was his motivation for writing books and creating a website to stimulate people to work with dreams and to instruct them in how to do it.

His goal is to inspire people to keep a dream journal, to bring dream work out of the corner of psychotherapy and mental illness, and to bring an interest in dreams back to a wider public.

My notes on the IASD

He joined IASD because it is interdisciplinary and does not follow a specific doctrine.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

Books:

Gassmann, Christoph (2002): Ricordare i sogni. Istruzioni per l'uso. (Edizioni Scientifeche Magi, Roma, ISBN: 88-88232-23-0)

Gassmann, Christoph (2011): Träume erinnem - Eine Anleitung zu bewussterem Träumen. (3. überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, BoD, Norderstedt ISBN: 978-3-8423-8209-1)

Gassmann, Christoph (2012): Nächtebuch (BoD, Norderstedt ISBN: 978-3-8482-2983-3)

Articles/Blogs/Presentations:

More Awareness (Dreamers United Jan. 2004)

Dreamwork in Switzerland (IASD Online Guide to International Dreamwork)

Anthroposophy and the Dream (Dreamers United Nov. 2004)

Fragmented Dreams (Dreamers United Oct. 2005)

Sufi Dreaming (DreamTime, winter 2005)

For the Birthday of Deltev von Uslar (Dreamers United July 2006)

Dream Thoughts (DreamTime, spring 2009)

The Witness and the Identity of the Dreaming I (DreamTime winter 2010)

Multiple Dreams - An Answer to Jayron ( Lucid Dream Exchange no. 54 March 2010, p. 7)

After all, I am a Dreamer (Lucid Dream Exchange no.56 September 2010, p. 13)

Dreaming to Survive (DreamTime, winter 2012)

Jacob flies (Lucid Dream Experience, Sept. 2012 vol.1/no.2, p. 21)

The Gap in Consciousness (Dream Network Journal, winter 2013 p. 36)

Light in Dreams (Lucid Dream Experience March 2013, vol. 1/no.4, p. 23)

The Identity of the Dreaming "I" (Presentation at the IASD Regional Conference in Bern 2012,
and at the IASD online PsiberDreaming Conference 2013)

The Opening Focus - The Widening Spectrum (Presentation at the IASD online PsiberDreaming Conference 2014)

Observations of a long term dream journalist (International Journal of Dream Research Volume 8, No. 2 (2015))

Stones as Dream Boosters 2015

Websites:

In Memoriam Paul Tholey: http://www.traumring.info/tholey2.html

Information on dreams in German: http://www.traumring.info/

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