I’m an educator, writer, and holistic life coach whose passion is using dreams and intuition to heal, problem solve, create and explore the relationship of dreams to health and spirituality. I am currently teaching Philosophy and Writing at Hawaii Tokai International College.
The Healing Dream Garden LLC, my business, is a dream and intuitive training based approach to Holistic Life Coaching which grows out of my rich and varied life experience, over forty years of recording and working with dreams, education in Asian and Christian religions, and my own strong desire to help people heal and grow spiritually.
In a dynamic, complex and multi-cultural society where no one point of view prevails, there is an ever increasing need to venture inward to discover the inner compass and find answers that take into account all views and yet respect the integrity of the individual. I write about and teach dreamwork and intuition for people of all ages, recognizing that people in different age groups face dilemmas pertinent to the challenges of their age groups.
This blogsite offers many short yet practical tips for understanding dreams and how they can help problem solve, create, heal and help us grow spiritually. Please take a look and some of the entries! You might want to subscribe and get my regular updates.
My interest in dreamwork began when I came down with what today is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being in a plane hijacking and a very challenging stint in the army during the Vietnam War era. In the early 1970’s, with the help of Dr. Mitsuo Aoki, I worked with a single recurrent nightmare to experience a powerful healing within the dream that freed me from the anxiety and nightmares. It was then that I realized the inner resources we carry around within ourselves. A Master’s Degree in Asian Studies (Religion and Philosophy) in 1975 honed my interest in observing how the mind works. For several years, I taught college level classes on World Religions, Comparative Mysticism, Death and Dying and the Meaning of Existence. For the rest of my life I continued to record and work with my dreams, reading every book I could find about dreams. I began to teach classes on dreams and dreamwork at college, hospital, community and church venues. In 2008 I began to seriously study intuition by connecting to and getting training from the Edgar Cayce Institute of Intuitive Studies where I took an online course on remote viewing (RV). I also received course training and was eventually certified as an Intuitive Heart™ trainer in 2011. I am currently the editor of and a contributor to the Intuitive HeartBeat, a newsletter for the Intuitive Heart™ program. and continue to do so now as part of my work through The Healing Dream Garden LLC. (http://www.healingdreamgarden.com)
In recent years, I have taught courses on energy healing, dreams and intuition at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Hawaii as well as in church, community, hospice and medical conference settings.
Thank you for following my Sophia’s Children blog, Fran. I was glad to discover your blog, too, thanks to Amanda’s post! I look forward to perusing your posts. Blessings, Jamie
Same here, Jamie.