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Organizations concerned with dreams and dreaming

Included here are organizations whose members seriously promote dreams, dreaming or dreamwork. This list is no longer kept active (June 2011) and we recommend using the IASD Programs Supporting Dreamwork page


  • International Association for the Study of Dreams 
    "The International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.
    • International and regional conferences, online e-Study groups, peer reviewed journal Dreaming, magazine Dream Time and many other member benefits.
  • Electric Dreams Community
    An early Internet dream sharing community circa 1994. Currently on the dream group (DreamWheel) is active.   The Electric Dreams community provided models for online dream groups and eList chat, as well as a monthly E-zine.  The articles and past issues are currently archived here.
  • EASD 
    The European Association for the Study of Dreams (
    • AIMS : Promote awareness and appreciation of dreams in the general public as well as within the scientific community. ° Regularly share -- with other members of the association and with the public en general - discoveries concerning dreams and the many ways of exploring them. ° Implement different dream research projects, in an interdisciplinary perspective which respects human and animal rights.
    • ACTIVITIES : The EASD brings together a large range of people interested in the study of dreams, professional or other : analysts, artists, researchers, teachers, ethnologists, psychologists, lucid or ordinary dreamers, therapists, etc. The following activities are proposed : ° Organisation of an biennial European congress on dreams. ° Computerised databank of literature on sleep and dreams, in English and in French. ° Training in onirology.


  • North of Eden Archetypal Deamwork
    An organization, cofounded by Christa Lancaster and Marc Bregman, of therapists and teachers dedicated to Archetypal Dreamwork, a form of experiential dreamwork founded by Bregman in 1974. In the tradition of Jung’s Red Book, this alchemical work invites dreamers to enter into and experience the unconscious in a direct, visceral way that sidesteps the mind and engages the consciousness of soul. North of Eden offers one-on-one therapy, intensive individual and couples’ retreats, workshops, classes through the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork, books, and an extensive website that includes a program in which visitors can submit a dream and receive a response from an Archetypal Dreamwork therapist. www.northofeden.com
  • Lucidity Institute
    The Lucidity Institute, Inc. was founded in 1987 by lucid dreaming researcher Dr. Stephen LaBerge to support research on lucid dreams and to help people learn to use them to enhance their lives. Lucid dreaming means dreaming while knowing that one is dreaming and allows people to consciously guide the direction of their dreams.
    The Lucidity Institute's primary mission is to advance research on the nature and potentials of consciousness and to apply the results of this research to the enhancement of human health and well-being.
    Lucidity Institute members explore the world of lucid dreaming by participating in experiments described in the Lucidity Institute's newsletter, NightLight, which features, in addition, a wide-ranging variety of articles including discussions of research and new developments in consciousness.
    Workshops and training programs are available periodically. The Institute sells books, tapes, scientific publications and lucidity induction devices. 
  • D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation 
     A Canadian Dreaming organization that explores dreams and dreaming in conjunction with dream laboratories. Craig Webb. The foundation's aims : Inform both the public and health/science professionals about the nature of dreams and their practical applications in relationship to overall health and well-being. Support ongoing research into dreams and non-pharmaceutical treatments for sleep and dream disorders. Contribute to the training and education of students and researchers in these fields. Provide funding for both fundamental and clinical research in these fields. Contribute to improved treatment of patients with dream-related disorders. Encourage research into both normal and abnormal dreaming and sleep processes.
  • BADG Bay Area Dreamworkers Group
     Bay Area Dreamworkers Group, or BADG (pronounced "BADGE"), is an organization of dreamers and dreamworkers. It has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985. BADG meets monthly, publishes a biannual newsletter, DREAM NEWzzz, maintains a directory of dreamworkers, sponsors the formation of peer dream sharing groups, and helps promote and facilitate dream-related activities and conferences. BADG includes a wide variety of people from different backgrounds who want to work with their own dreams, help others in working with theirs, or simply come to new understandings about dreams or dreaming.

  • Also, see Dreams and Education as well as Dreamwork.
  • Also see the Electric Dreams Resources Page


Dream Education

Organizations and Individuals offering Courses and Classes on dreams and dreaming

  • DreamGate's History of Dreams online course
    A six week course that surveys the history of dreams, dreaming and dreamwork. Richard Wilkerson's widely acclaimed course covers dream anthropology, dreams in ancient civilizations, dreamwork in Freud, Jung, Adler, Perls, Gendlin, grassroots dreamwork, lucid dreaming, mutual and psi dreaming, and many other modalities. Participants can join an online dreamgroup that has been developed for fun as well as insight. Great way to learn about dreams and dreamwork, or to expand your knowledge of dreams and dreaming. Starts the first day of each new month. Registration fee, sign up online. 
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams
    ASD offers annual conferences which provide some of the best educational opportunities for those interested in all aspects of dreamwork, dream science, dream anthropology, dream inspired art and literature,  and many other aspects of dreaming. Continuing Education Units often available. 
  • IASD list of Graduate Studies in Dreams
    The Association for the Study of Dreams maintains a list of Universities, Colleges and Institutions that offer graduate level classes, courses and certification.


  • Center for Archetypal Dreamwork
    The Center for Archetypal Dreamwork offers courses of study in Archetypal Dreamwork. Because every course is available for distance learning through videoconferencing, students from all over the world join those who are physically present at the school in Vermont, USA. The Center offers a General Studies program for those interested in learning about Archetypal Dreamwork and deepening their own personal work in a community of learners, as well as a Therapist Training program for those interested in becoming a certified Archetypal Dreamwork therapist. www.northofeden.com/center
  • JFKU Certificate in Dream Studies 
    JFKU, with campuses in the Bay Area of  California, offers a graduate program in Consciousness Studies that can include a Certificate in Dream Studies. The 36-unit Certificate in Dream Studies is one of the pioneering programs within an accredited university to explore the inner worlds of dreams. Offering more than fifteen courses that directly and indirectly address the study of dreams, the classes are taught by experts, authors and researchers who have dedicated their lives to exploring this important state of consciousness. This certificate is designed for students and professionals who desire to work with and explore dreams for use in education, research, consulting and writing.

  • The Haden Institute
    The Haden Institute offers Jungian counseling and teaching designed to foster spiritual growth. Through dream analysis and other avenues, we can help you integrate the spiritual and psychological aspects of your life. The Institute offers National Training for Certified Dream Group Training.
  • The Lucidity Institute
    Lucidity Institute members explore the world of lucid dreaming by participating in experiments described in the Lucidity Institute's newsletter, NightLight, which features, in addition, a wide-ranging variety of articles including discussions of research and new developments in consciousness. Workshops and training programs are available periodically. The Institute sells books, tapes, scientific publications and lucidity induction devices. 
  • Jeremy Taylor
    Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork
    One of the world's most famous dream educators, Jeremy Taylor offers classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and groups on all aspects of dreamwork. Jeremy Taylor is also an instructor at the Haden Institute, JFK, ASD, and is  involved in certifying dreamworkers.  Be sure to read So You Want to Be a Dreamworker?
    Dream Certificate Program in San Rafael, California


  • Delaney and Flowers Dream and Consultation Center
    The Delaney & Flowers Brief Intensive Program is designed for students to learn and practice Dream Interview skills on a daily basis. The courses are scheduled individually and have no fixed start dates. The courses provide beginners with an understanding of dream incubation techniques and the basic steps in the Dream Interview method. Intermediate students gain expertise in interpreting longer and more difficult dreams, and advanced students can learn techniques for working rapidly and managing resistance and counter-transference in dream interpretation. Dream group leaders can refine their skills and explore problematic dream group issues.
  • Dr. Dement's Sleep and Dreams class at Stanford, California
    Sleep and Dreams is a 3-unit course meeting from 1-2:05 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in TC Seq 200. The course is designed to impart essential knowledge about sleep and dreams, sleep deprivation, biological rhythms, and sleep disorders to the student. An equally important goal is to change students’ attitudes about the importance of sleep. We will work to enshrine in the mind of the student a respect and concern for sleep as a full member of what we term the triumvirate of health: good nutrition, physical fitness, and healthy sleep. For this reason, there will be some repetition and revisiting of important principles, and every effort we can devise will be made to evaluate progress toward our goals.
     Sorry, Dr. Dement retired in 2003. Hear his farewell speech.

  • The New England Dreamwork Institute - Become Certified in Dreamwork. Multi-Level Training Program for Dreamwork Certification. Become A Certified Dreamworker In The Fast Growing Profession of Dreamwork. Multi-Level Certificate Training Programs. 3 Weekend Intensives per in Western Massachusetts. Distance Learning and Internet Practicums. CEU Credits Available. Learn at Your Own Pace


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