Monthly Archives: September 2017

29 Sep

Support and Accountability

Because you are stuck in the inertia of your beliefs, worldview, and daily life, you need two support communities, an internal one, called your “internal Sangha,” which is made up of your interviewed emerging potentials, and an “external Sangha,” which is made up of those who support your purposes and development. While ideally any and everyone can be a member of your external sangha, you are wise to create a support system of those who understand why and how to interview dream characters...

29 Sep

Treating Depression With IDL

As a clinical social worker with a PhD in health education, I have been treating many types of depression since 1976 in many different settings – inpatient hospitals, day treatment centers, pain treatment centers, and in private practice. I have treated depression in children, adolescents, and adults, both individually and in the context of couple, employment, and family relationships. The three most common varieties, and those with which I have the most experience, are reactive, endogenous, and exogenous depression. Reactive...

29 Sep

Ken Wilber’s Integral AQAL

This is a chapter from the book, Dream Yogas, by Joseph Dillard.  It asks, “What does Ken Wilber’s Integral AQAL say about dream yoga? How does it compare and contrast with the Integral Deep Listening, in particular, one form of dream yoga? The Importance of Integral Until quite recently in history there has been no model that has been broad enough to look at dream yoga from the perspectives of shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, science, and contemporary spirituality simultaneously. Without such an overarching, integrating context...

29 Sep

A Life Journey

Those who are debating whether to entrust their lives and their education to someone deserve to know something in depth about who they are and what makes them tick. Some of the unorthodox and unusual characteristics that make Integral Deep Listening so effective are better understood with a bit of background. To that end, here is an extended biography. I was born in Little, Rock, Arkansas, in 1949, the son of Joe, an orthodontist, and Grace, a housewife, both Protestant Christians. My father’s...

28 Sep

Become an IDL Coach!

Our time in this world is short, and one gift of lasting value we can leave to it is to awaken, both in our dreams and our everyday waking life, so we can better help others to do the same. There are several goals for your studies to become an IDL Coach. One is to reduce the filtering that keeps you stuck in a dreamlike, self-created delusional “reality.” If you don’t, when you lucid dream, your waking scripting and perceptions will cloud...

28 Sep

Questionnaires

For an overview of Dream Sociometry, click here. To provide your consent to create Dream Sociomatrices or do single element interviews on line, click here. To log in, click here. To view an annotated interview that explains the purpose of each question, go here. For a combined interviewing protocol, go here. To interview a life issue, go here. To interview a dream or nightmare, go here. For Dream Sociodrama interviewing instructions go here. To interview a child’s life issue, go...

28 Sep

An Introduction to Integral Deep Listening

I will be doing a podcast for the American Counseling Association this coming week. This organization has 55,000 members world-wide and uses these podcasts as a source for professional continuing education credits. I have put together a narrative of the material I plan to cover in this question and answer format, and I am posting it here as both an introduction to Integral Deep Listening and its relationship to dreamwork, since that is the focus of the podcast. Why work with...

28 Sep

IDL Certification

An IDL Coach is someone who interviews others using the IDL interviewing formats to help them balance their lives and wake up, both in waking life and while dreaming. A person becomes an IDL Coach by interviewing themselves twice a month and someone else (it can be different people or more than one) twice a month, for six months, gaining experience interviewing both dream characters and the personifications of life issues. They function as a “coach” for their own interviewing...

22 Sep

Fascinating research on Lucid Dreaming

“Scientists at the U.K.’s Liverpool John Moores University explored the potential link between dreams and problem solving by examining a specific type of dream: the lucid dream. In a lucid dream, the dreamer is aware that he or she is in the midst of a dream, and can take control and direct aspects of the dream. Lucid dreaming is a skill that can be developed, according to some research. In the current study,...