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!