About Yvonne Gonzalez-Baez
Workshop facilitator, speaker, writer, massagist and creator/distributor of my own massage oils and breezes with aromatherapy and crystaltherapy.
I was born in Mexico with only one kidney, although I didn´t know until age 15, when, after a scouts camp I came back with a swollen eye! I suffered a massive infection that lead to kidney failure and later to a kidney transplant. Because of that, I had to withdrew from college and went to live with my family who was in the States at that time. I finished my bachelor´s degree in Business Administration at Frostburg State University, Maryland.
When I came back to my country, I worked as administrative assistant for FMC -and international corporation-, then got married and had my only child, Sabrina.
Four years later, I had a dream where a woman -who happened to be Jean Campbell- told me I was going to work with crystals. After meeting her in "real" life at the 2002 IASD conference in Boston and asking her if she knew anything about crystals, she didn´t only tell me "yes", but started giving me my first lecture about crystals. At the end she told me: "once you are ready, crystals will come to you without you even asking for them". Oddly enough, at that time, I didn´t know a thing about the curative power of crystals nor anything related to that matter. Nevertheless, things evolved in such a way -just as Jean told me- that now not only have I learned a bit about crystaltherapy, but have my own brand of massage oils and breezes with crystaltherapy and aromatehrapy which I distributes in Mexico and -hopefully- will do too in the States in the near future. Later on, I had a vision of me living and working in Canada, totally fulfilled and satisfied, knowing that I have helped many people through workshops and coaching. I decided to make that dream come true and in September 2009, moved to Calgary, Canada where I now reside and facilitate dream workshops, writing courses, grieving sesssions and life-related consultations.
My journey with dreams began since early childhood, when -with no apparent reason- I recorded my dreams. In 2001-2002 I had the opportunity of working with Sven Dohener´s as his assistant at the Depth Psychology Institute in Mexico. That same year I joined the World Dreams Peace Bridge yahoo group formed by Jean Campbell, through which dreams have brought to life many iniciatives towards world peace and aid for children in distress. In 2002 I went to the IASD Conference in Boston. There, I joined IASD for the first time and was able to do volunteer work during the conference.
In 2006 I was a presenter at the Psyber Dream Conference with the theme "Make your Dreams come True", as through dreams, I have been able to start a company, a new career in massge therapy specialized in crystals, and have moved to Canada.
In 2007, I attended the IASD conference in Sonoma, CA and due to that I was assigned as the IASD representative for Mexico. Now, settled in Canada, I am willing to keep on working with the same passion and love with dreams and with the same respect and empathy with dreamers worldwide.
What do you see as most important about the organization?
The awareness that provides about how dreams can work in our day-to-day life and the many attributes we can get from listening to our dreams.
Favorite dream, ever?
Any guess? The one I just mentioned above, since I certainly know it was a precognitive dream about my professional future. Besides, it was fun to meet Jean in dreams before meeting her in real life!
Favorite dream book ever? (fiction or nonfiction)
Book... hard to say, but movie is "What Dreams May Come" with Robin Williams. Why? Because it shows us how our minds, thoughts, believes and dreams alter our ways to see our own life and whatever happens within it.