Dream Salon Symposium

November 2, 2019, Kay Meek Theatre West Vancouver 

As featured in: Common Ground Magazine, North Shore News

Dreaming helps us solve problems, consolidate memories, and process emotions.  Dreams hold the keys to career breakthroughs, heartwarming relationships, and happiness.  Discover and unlock the transformative power of dreams with world-renowned dream scientists, psychologists, and an esteemed Indigenous storyteller. Learn to understand and apply the insights from your dreams to live a happier, more purposeful life.

Dream Salon panellist will present a range of topics, including:

  1. Case studies of well-known artists, scientists, and athletes who used their dreams for creative problem-solving. (by Dr Deidre Barrett)
  2. How "big dreams" can lead to greater self-awareness, humility, empathy, and creative vitality (by Dr Kelly Burkeley)
  3. How honouring the spirits can heal psychological traumas (by Joseph A. Dandurand)
  4. Stopping the Nightmare: How to work with dreams that terrify us (by Dr Leslie Ellis)
  5.  Jungian Dreamwork and the Destiny Line (by Dr Ana Mozol)

Panel Speakers Bios









Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D. is an author and psychologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School.  She is known for her research on dreams, hypnosis and imagery and has written on evolutionary psychology. Barrett is a Past President of The International Association for the Study of Dreams and of the American Psychological Association’s Div. 30, The Society for Psychological Hypnosis. She has written four books for the general public: The Pregnant Man and Other Cases From a Hypnotherapist's Couch (1998), The Committee of Sleep (2001), Waistland (2007), and Supernormal Stimuli (2010). She is the editor of four academic books: Trauma and Dreams (1996), The New Science of Dreaming (2007), "Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy" (2010), and "The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams." (2012). She is Editor in Chief of the journal Dreaming: The Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams and a Consulting Editor for Imagination, Cognition, and Personality and The International Journal for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.











Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. is director of the Sleep and Dream Database. He earned a doctorate in Religion and Psychological Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Stanford University. A former President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and Senior Editor of the APA journal Dreaming.  He has written and edited several books. Among his works are Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education (co-authored with Philip King and Bernard Welt) (State University of New York Press, 2011), Dreaming in the World’s Religions: A Comparative History (New York University Press, 2008), American Dreamers: What Dreams Tell Us about the Political Psychology of Conservatives, Liberals, and Everyone Else (Beacon Press, 2008), Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep (co-edited with Ryan Hurd) (ABC-Clio, 2014), Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Lucrecia the Dreamer: Prophecy, Cognitive Science, and the Spanish Inquisition (Stanford University Press, 2018). 









Joseph A. Dandurand is the Indigenous Storyteller in Residence at Vancouver Public Library, and the Director of the Kwantlen Cultural Center located on the Fraser River.  Dandurand has been a storyteller since he was a young man. His talent and passion for words and sharing stories has followed him through the many journeys of his life.  An accomplished poet, playwright, researcher, archaeologist and proud father of three children, Dandurand received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied theatre and direction at the University of Ottawa. He has produced several plays for adults and youth, including works as the Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull in 1995 and a radio script, St. Mary’s, produced by CBC Radio in 1999.  He is also the author of twelve books of poetry, including I Want (Leaf Press, 2015), Hear and Foretell (Bookland Press, 2015) and The Rumor (Bookland Press, 2018). His latest title, SH:LAM (The Doctor), will be released by Mawenzi Press in April 2019.













Leslie Ellis, PhD, RCC. is an author, teacher, and psychotherapist whose approach combines the deeply embodied listening practice of focusing and exploration of the inner worlds of imagination and dreams.  She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a specialization in somatic approaches to psychotherapy.  Her dissertation on using focusing-oriented therapy to treat PTSD for refugees with recurrent nightmares won the Ernest Hartmann award for the International Association for the Study of Dreams.  Leslie has a Masters from Pacific Graduate Institute and has worked as a therapist in private practice in Vancouver, BC for more than 20 years.  Her approach to therapy combines Jungian and focusing-oriented techniques to treat individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and the effects of trauma.  She is adjunct faculty at Adler University and Vice President and a Certifying Coordinator with The Focusing Institute.  She runs a Vancouver-based certification program for therapists who want to incorporate focusing-oriented therapy techniques into their practice.  The program is specifically geared toward teaching somatic approaches to working with PTSC and complex trauma, as well as dreams and nightmares.  Leslie recently completed a book on the clinical use of dreams (August 2019) and is now offering online courses to therapists who want to apply current experiential dreamwork techniques informed by current dream science.












Ana Mozol, PhD, RCC. RCC, is the founder and director of Dreamwork Theatre, a space where individuals can reflect on, reclaim and remember aspects of their lives and inner world through depth analysis, dreamwork, online courses, workshops, and body-centred psychotherapy. Dr. Mozol was a core faculty member at the Adler University and an adjunct faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute for over 12 years. The numerous courses she has designed and taught focused on Jungian, psychoanalytic and archetypal depth psychology, trauma, women’s individuation, sexuality, shamanism, creativity, and dreamwork. Ana has studied with and been mentored by such distinguished elders in the field as James Hillman, Christine Downing, Jeff Raff, Gina Ogden, and Marion Woodman. Her book on dreaming and the deep feminine, entitled A Re-Visioning of Love: Dark Feminine Rising, is being published by Routledge in June 2019.  She has a private practice in Vancouver, Canada, where she specializes in body-oriented depth analysis, dreamwork and the intersection of depth psychology and the creative arts. She is a graduate of a two-year full-time acting program based on Stanislavski’s method and has acted in several professional theatre shows.

Event Emcee:


Bei Linda Tang is a wife, mother, Zen practitioner, avid dreamer, Owner/Creative Director of Dream Designs, and the author of Navigate Life with Dreams: A Guide to Happiness and Peace by Working with Your Own Dreams. Linda was born in China, immigrated to the US in her teens, and relocated again to Canada in 2003.  Prior to her current life, she worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong.



A raffle draw was held to benefit the Kettle Society.