IASD Members - this page was last updated on Wed, 02 Jul 2014

Kirsten Backstrom

4334 SE Washington St.
Portland Oregon

United States

Dreamworker and Spiritual Director, also Founder/Director of Compass Dreamwork
Internet Presence

Website: www.compassdreamwork.com

About Kirsten Backstrom

I've been exploring dreams, on my own and with others, all my life, but only began to do dreamwork professionally in the last couple of years. I founded Compass Dreamwork, where I offer programs on dreams (healing dreams, death dreams, world dreams...) as well as individual and group dreamwork. I also maintain a website and write a regular (and pretty exciting!) blog at link. My background is in hospice, eldercare, and bereavement care as a chaplain, pastoral counselor, spiritual director and volunteer--and this work has had a significant influence on my approach to dreams. I have a B.A. in Human Ecology, an M.A. in Applied Theology, and certification in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Marylhurst University), and Dream Work Facilitation (Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork, with Jeremy Taylor). I love this work!

My notes on the IASD

IASD is terrific! It is so inspiring to be part of a diverse organization that brings people together who value the potential of dreams and dreamwork. IASD encourages me to trust the work that I do with dreams, and to keep this work alive in community.

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

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