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Marsha Hudson, Ph.D.

Santa Cruz, California

United States

Writer and Dreamworker
Internet Presence

Website: http://www.marshahudson.com

About Marsha Hudson, Ph.D.

I have been a professional dream facilitator of workshop, groups, and circles for eight years. The method I use is the projective method, which some call the "if this were my dream" approach to dream work. I am a certified dream work facilitator (Marin Institute of Projective Dreamwork) as well as a certified gestalt practitioner. Both training programs have given me a firm foundation for my work.

However, I have to say that a lifetime of studying world literature and a doctorate in comparative literature, as well as a college minor in cultural anthropology, provide me with the most profoundly relevant background for dream work. The connections among poetry, dreams, and myth are powerful.

I grew up in the midwest and southern California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley where I stayed for fifteen years as a student, ending with a Ph.D. As I was unable to find an academic job I changed careers and worked in the financial services industry for a decade ending up as a senior vice president at a bank in the Los Angeles area. In 1990 I returned to teaching and taught writing and women studies at a variety of two and four year colleges in southern California. In 1998 I moved back to the Bay Area and bought a house in Santa Cruz with George Shackelford whom I married in 1999. We live happily with cats, garden, books, a dog, and many dreams.

My notes on the IASD

I joined IASD because I am a professional dream worker and it is the one organization devoted to all aspects of the study of dreams. I usually attend the conferences and gave a presentation in 2010 on "Dreams as agents of social change."

I am currently regional representative for the northern California coastal region.

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