Institute for Dream Studies

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Institute for Dream Studies

The Institute for Dream Studies (IDS) provides educational and training opportunities in dreams, dreamwork and dream group leadership through lectures, workshops, and the Dream Certification Program. The Certification Program provides expertise in dreamwork and dream group leadership for professionals such as psychologists, counselors, health care workers, spiritual directors, social workers, life coaches, artists, and anyone seeking personal insight. Opportunities for personal growth are also provided throughout the program.


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Dreamwork Approaches

The dreamwork approaches used and taught by the Institute for Dream Studies (IDS) are an eclectic blend of various theoretical approaches. We believe that dreams can lead an individual on paths of awareness, personal growth, and healing.

Institute for Dream Studies is approved by SCLLR (SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation) to provide Continuing Education credits to counselors, marriage and family therapists and psycho-educational specialists. (Sponsor #455). CE contact hours are available.

Tzivia Gover is a Certified Dream Therapist, an author and founder of  350 Dreamers, a global network of people dreaming together for global healing in the face of climate change. She leads dream workshops and offers individual dreamwork with clients in person, by phone, and Skype. A devoted practitioner of mindfunlness, both awake and asleep, Gover’s latest book is Joy in Every Moment. Follow her at @tziviag on Twitter, or on Facebook.
Justina Lasley Justina Lasley, M.A. is the founder of the Institute for Dream Studies and the creator of DreamSynergy™, a comprehensive process with proven results for uncovering dream meaning leading to personal transformation.

She is the author of her recently published book Wake Up to Your Dreams: Transform Your Relationships, Career, and Health While You Sleep, as well as

Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders, and In My Dream…, a unique dream journal. She has been featured on television, radio and in numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Justina’s twenty-five years of study and practical experience contribute to her success as a speaker, trainer, and coach at such venues as Omega Institute and the NY Open Center. Check out her work at and follow her on Facebook and Twitter

Dreaming New Dreams

The Institute for Dream Studies, which has been promoting the understanding and value of dreams for over a decade, is making some exciting changes. 

IDS has recently named a new director, Tzivia Gover. Gover is a passionate, prolific, and creative dreamer, who is a certified dream therapist and 2011 graduate of the IDS's Certification in Dream Studies program. 

After twenty five years of nurturing IDS, founder Justina Lasley will continue her involvement in IDS, as well as continue to offer individual dreamwork and dream groups through her DreamSynergy program.

While there will be many changes here at the Institute for Dream Studies, much will stay the same. In particular, IDS will always remain committed to rigorous and in-depth professional training for people who want to learn more about the heart and science of working with dreams for the health and wholeness of the individual, and our world.

Because we believe that dreams matter.


Justina and Tzivia at the IASD Conference in Rolduc, The Netherlands 2016

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Dream Interpretation
Many people refer to finding meaning of dreams as dream interpretation. Generally the word interpretation infers that one person tells the dreamer specifically what their dream means. Dreamwork is the process of working together – the dreamer and the dreamworker-- to find meaning. My belief is that the meaning of the dream is unique in many ways to the individual who dreams the dream and that the dreamer is the only one who can effectively interpret his/her dream. I do not interpret the dream for the dreamer, but instead guide the dreamer in finding his/her personal meaning for life, leading to authenticity and individuation.