Resources ~ texts


Let your body interpret your dreams
by Eugene Gendlin (1986)

* Appreciating Dreams: a group approach
by Montague Ullman, M.D. (1996)
 Gendlin, Eugene, PhD. (1992). Three Learnings Since the Dreambook. The Folio, 11, 1, 25-30
*  Montague Ullman, M.D. (2006). The Dream – In Search of a New Abode
*  Montague Ullman, M.D. (Date unknown, between 2001 – 2005). On the Relevance of Quantum Concepts to Dreaming Consciousness

 * “ Why are dreams special? They process our situations on a primitive level where perceptions of trees, animals, and stones are still being formed. But our individual history and situations also participate in the formation of the images.” Eugene Gendlin, Body Dreamwork

 *   Gendlin, E.T. (1986). Contents (pp. iii-iv) & Chapter 2: The questions (pp. 9-17). In Let your body interpret your dreams. Wilmette, IL: Chiron Publications. From

*  Additional articles, recordings, reference lists, and bulletin boards to be available during the course.

 * The Experiential Dream Group Montague Ullman Handbook of Dreams – Research, Theories and Applications. Edited by Benjamin B. Wolman. Consulting Editors Montague Ullman & Wilse B. Webb. Van Nostrand Reinhold, N.Y., 1979

Resources ~ recordings

* Recording of teleconference with Janet Pfunder December 11, 2010  Janet Pfunder presents the Focusing approach to working with dreams, and discuses Gendlin’s ‘philosophy of entry to the implicit,’ in relation to the question: “What is the nature of dreaming consciousness?”

*Recordings of Appendix A ………..

Resources ~ diagrams


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“tread softly for you tread on my Dreams”
            – W.B. Yeats

Twelve Week Gendlin/Ullman Dream Appreciation Project
with Katarina Halm who has been teaching this course since 2009
By Zoom Teleconference, Telephone, and in Vancouver BC

There is a gentle balance of safety and discovery as we build on the dream appreciation process. The course is primarily experiential. Some participants bring a dream, some attend with a scholarly interest, we share our learnings and inspire the group as a whole. Our primary resources are Eugene Gendlin’s philosophy and his work with dreams, integrated with Montague Ullman’s Dream Appreciation Group Process as pioneered by Janet Pfunder. As you become experienced with the process, you may choose learn how to lead a  dream appreciation group in your community. (An online forum and reading of texts by Gendlin, Ullman and other dreams scholars is optional.)

“I am delighted that Katarina and her Focusing colleagues are supporting the experiential Gendlin/Ullman dream group process.”
–  Janet Pfunder

The course will support and compliment your learning in all areas of life. The structure and content will be useful to counselors, therapists and teachers in their professional practice. You will have the opportunity to bring your dream if you wish, or you can participate in the group without bringing a dream of your own.  Each week we will build on the dream appreciation process. During this series you will develop a unique way of listening to both individual and group process.

* CEC to be awarded by the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
* PDH  to be awarded by the Canadian Professional Counselors Association (CCPA)
*  or ask for a letter for your organization.

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* Prior or concurrent experience with Focusing , Philosophy of the Implicit
* Free Introduction to the series or consultation with Katarina 



“Dreams can be an amazing resource in our lives, and are well worth learning about. In addition, Gendlin’s writing on dreams is an excellent bridge into the Philosophy of the Implicit; and Katarina is a excellent teacher, who approaches her subject with wonderful energy, sensitivity, and intelligence.”
– Rob Parker, Focusing Oriented Therapist, Author, leader of seminars on Gendlin’s major work: A Process Model.

“Katarina is a compassionate guide, giving space-full listening and interesting feedback connected to relevant articles. Her welcoming attitude embraces all members of the group and enhances working with dreams. Looking at dreams in this attitude enables them to become more and more meaningful, developing an insightful connection to real life.”
– Barbara Rolsma, Focusing trainer, The Netherlands

” I really have appreciated the class.  It’s opened up a new way to do focusing for me and my focusing partner, Anne.  I have appreciated getting to do dream focusing with so many interesting and capable persons and it has given me a deeper understanding of some of my dreams.  I especially appreciated your guidance in the conference calls.  I loved having pictures of the participants and I felt there was a presence in reflecting back what others had said which really enhanced the communication.”
– Patrice Jacob – Camas, Washington State
Clinical psychology PhD program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

” Thanks again for putting together this wonderful group, as well as for taking care of us in such an empathic way! I have also enjoyed very much having a companion during the week. All of them have been great.”
–  Vicenç Rul.lan, Focusing Oriented Psychologist,  Palma (Mallorca, Spain)

“We’ve all been given advice to “sleep on it” hoping for clarity and direction the next morning. Now you can learn to “focus on it”. Using Gendlin’s experiential process, Katarina Halm demonstrates how “Focusing and Dreams” can shift our awareness to a more receptive state of intuitive guidance. Dream focusing is a free-flowing, open, gentle and accepting approach to exploring all the possibilities associated with our creative work, problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills.  As a student in Katarina’s class I have enjoyed learning how to cultivate the nuances of my dreams.”
– Diane Kindree, West Vancouver, BC, Canada


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