By Clare R Johnson, PhD

DreamTime Fall 2015 Sheila Asato

When the healer is sick… how dreams can help the healing process


When artist and dreamworker Sheila Asato flew to Japan after the earthquake and tsunami and facilitated healing dreamplay with school children, the teachers who watched her sessions were astonished to learn that the children were suffering from nightmares linked to the tragedy.

As the children compared dreams (“Yes! The buildings in my dream keep shaking too!”) and exchanged banter about whose nightmare was the scariest, laughter filled the classroom and the healing process began.

But what happens when the healer herself falls sick? I interviewed Sheila for DreamTime, the magazine for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and she shared her insights into self-healing through dreams.

Click on the cover of DreamTime to read the full interview.


DreamTime Fall 2015 Sheila Asato

About the Author

Dr Clare JohnsonA prolific lucid dreamer, Clare Johnson was the first person to do a PhD on lucid dreaming as a creative tool. She is creator of the transformative Lucid Writing method, and author of two lucid dream-inspired novels, Breathing in Colour and Dreamrunner.View all posts by Dr Clare Johnson →

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