Let's Talk Dream Meetups
Let's Talk Dream Meetups help people from all walks of life to meet and talk about their dreams in a supportive small group setting under the guidance of Dr. Leslie Ellis, a Vancouver based psychologist and author who specializes in dreamwork therapy. Dreaming is a healthy, natural, and useful function of our being. Dreams help us solve problems, evaluate relationships, process memories, and flush out emotional issues. Sharing dreams with others allows each participant to gain insights into their dreams and connect with others in meaningful and in-depth dialogues.
At each Dream Salon Meetup, there will be 4-6 participants (including the facilitator) who will share their dreams with and receive feedback from one another. The volunteer facilitator will provide a private meeting place (e.g. the living room at a home or a community meeting room) and assign a timekeeper to ensure equal participation. Meetup members may take turns to be the facilitator for future Dream Salon Meetups.
Group members will take turns to each share a dream of their choice. It's up to each individual to decide what to share and how much to share. Depending on the size of the group, each dream will have 20-30 minutes to be discussed following the format below:
- The Dreamer shares a dream: 3-5 minutes
- Other participants ask questions to clarify the details: 2-3 minutes total
- Other participants provide feedback based on free association: 2-3 minutes per person
- The Dreamer reflect on others' comments: 1-2 minutes
Sunday 2-4 PM, June 9th, 2019
Sunday 2-4 PM, July 14th, 2019
Sunday 2-4 PM, August 18th, 2019
Sunday 2-4 PM, September 15, 2019
Sunday 2-4 PM, October 20, 2019
To be determined and emailed to you 3 days before the event. We will try to assign you to the facilitator nearest to you to minimize travel time.
What to Bring:
An open mind/heart, common courtesy, a dream to share, a pencil and a notebook to take notes, a bottle of water for drinking, and some snack to share (optional).
Please RSVP 7 days before each scheduled event by filling out this form (Gmail account required).
To learn more about the science of dreams, join us at "Dream Salon" on Saturday, Nov 2, 2019, 2-4 PM at Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver.