This overview is Strephon Kaplan-Williams’ featured presentation at the International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference. June 19, 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark.
These training modules were piloted as an educational structure for the 4-years Dreamwork Psychology Course in Romania (2004-2008).
“A professional has developed objectivity towards the dream, the dreamer and the dreamwork process through achieving a character development that no longer seeks to have the ego in control in dreams or in life.
This is a major shift that can only occur if the leader or guide has submitted to both a supervising professional dreamwork guide and developed a balanced relationship between the personal ego and the larger center that produces the dream.”
“I will not interpret other people’s dreams for them, saying what their symbols means as if I am an authority; I will let my dreams guide me and not seek to guide my dreams” […]
“We call for a sharp distinction in the field of dream sharing and dreamwork between clinically trained professional dreamworkers and all others who lead dream group sharing or teach classes on dreams and dreamwork. This latter group should not take individual clients from their groups and classes, or from the general public.”
A Personal Statement From Strephon Kaplan-Williams:
What we have in this Handbook is the distilled essence of my work over thirty-five years. We see also the essence of the observed effects with people from dreamworking in this style. This is a source document reflecting the results of doing in-depth dreamwork with hundreds of people and their over twenty thousand dreams. Before now what I had developed were the training and dreamwork methods described in my many books.
There are no absolute rules as to what the drego should and should not do in a dream but we do suggest the following general principles for drego participation and development. Here also are fundamental premises that we have observed from thousands of dreams worked with consciously and more or …