Welcome to DreamStar Institute
Where you can learn how you can incorporate a revolutionary dream work method into your practice as a dream worker, coach, spiritual mentor, or mental health provider
DreamStartm Institute (DSI) offers training in an innovative approach to dream work based on co-creative dream theory––the idea that dreams are co-created, or co-determined through the interaction between the dreamer and the dream content. As such, dreams are seen as an unfolding relational process between dreamer and the emergent novelty of the dream, rather than only a set of images or symbols to be analyzed. However, if you also want to become more proficient in analyzing dream images in a non-invasive way, this approach will greatly facilitate that goal by clarifying the dynamic context in which the imagery manifests.
Because of its unprecedented emphasis on dreamer choice and responsibility, The DreamStar method is arguably more congruent with the goals of life coaching, spiritual mentoring, and contemporary psychotherapy that a strictly content-oriented approach. It is fairly easy to learn and highly adaptable to one-on-one and group settings.
There are several ways to benefit from the services of DreamStartm Institute.
- You can read papers, listen to presentations, view videos, and participate in my blog.
- You can obtain mentoring in dream analysis.
- You can pursue a certificate in dream studies.
- You can obtain CEUs in dream studies.
I look forward to hearing from you!
G. Scott Sparrow, EdD, LPC, LMFT (Va)
Immediate past President, International Association for the Study of Dreams, www.iasd.org
Advisory Board for Shadow| Community of Dreamers, www.discovershadow.com
Associate Professor, University of Texas-Pan American, Coordinator of the LPC Track
Faculty, Atlantic University, atlanticuniv.org
"Dr. Scott Sparrow was the first American practitioner to explore the transformative benefits of working with lucid dreaming. He now offers a novel and extremely effective technique to explore all types of dreams through his impressive FiveStar method of discovering parallels in dreaming style and currrent patterns of waking life behavior."
Robert Van de Castle, Ph.D. co-author of The Content Analysis of Dreams and author of Our Dreaming Mind