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Digital Seminar

Dreamwork as Contemplative Practice

Sherri Taylor, PsyD
1 Hour 18 Minutes
Aug 12, 2020
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Dreamwork as contemplative practice facilitates psychospiritual wellness through the medicines of rest and restful activity and gentle contemplation of personal embodiment and sensory experience(s).

This presentation provides practitioners with an overview of the theoretical foundations and guiding principles of contemplative dreamwork and the basic progression of contemplative dreamwork to support clients in accessing embodied awareness and increased aliveness. 


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Sherri Taylor, PsyD (she/they/femme), is a contemplative, teacher, scholar, consultant, and facilitator. She completed her undergraduate education in Feminist Studies at Stanford University and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Her scholarship and research interests include dreamwork as contemplative practice, the intergenerational transmission of benevolence and resilience, the somatics of belonging and unbelonging, psycho-spiritual trauma theory, attachment theory, human development, and processes of embodiment and incarnation. She is also the guardian of the soulstudiolab and BlackWomxn’s Dream Lab. The soulstudiolab offers relevant and meaningful group trainings, playshops, and workshops for community and professional audiences that integrates innovative approaches and practices from the contemplative traditions expressive arts, and psychology, with a special focus on the psycho-spiritual importance of creativity and embodiment to inspire personal growth, interpersonal understanding, and social justice.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Sherri Taylor is the founder of SoulStudioLab. She has employment relationships with World Trust Educational Services, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and The Wright Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Taylor has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Sherri Taylor has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Formulate how to frame dreamwork as contemplative practice 
  2. Determine why contemplative practices and dreamwork are helpful somatically-based approaches to facilitate psychospiritual wellness. 
  3. Articulate the three phases of contemplative dreamwork 


Introduction to the Contemplative Dreamwork 

  • Dreamwork and Contemplative Practice 
  • Rest and Deep Embodiment  
  • (Restful Activity: Reverence, Joy, Imagination)  

Phases of Contemplative Dreamwork 

  • Entry 
  • Engagement 
  • Effect  

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Other Mental Health Processionals

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