The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste with Kelly Sullivan Walden

Transform your tragic into magic! After all, like the title of her new book, A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste. Our guest today is Doctor Dream herself, the inimitable Kelly Sullivan Walden. We talk about nightmares and about how hypnotherapy, dreaming and post-death consciousness all seem to tap into the same place which is beyond our five senses. Kelly urges us to sage while we age and become better not bitter, and she shares a hilarious and meaningful poem she wrote about a dream which leaves her ass hanging out on stage. Listeners can find out how to qualify for a drawing on a five-day free retreat in Costa Rica.

Kelly Sullivan Walden (aka Doctor Dream) is an award-winning, bestselling author of ten books, her latest is A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The Art of Transforming the Tragic into Magic. A dream expert, certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, Kelly holds a doctorate degree in interfaith studies. Her unique approach to dream-work led her to consultant with thousands of individuals from Fortune 500 executives to celebrities to stay-at-home moms. She hosts The Kelly Sullivan Walden Show podcast, and is the founder of DreamWork Practitioner Training, an online professional-development program empowering people to incorporate dream-work into their careers.
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Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on November 19, 2022.


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