The Dream Journal
Archetypal Dreamwork with Ben Newman

Ben Newman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Montpelier, Vermont. Ben is in private practice doing therapy and consultation for clients of all ages using Strategic Self-Regulation Therapy and Archetypal Dreamwork.

Ben began his journey in Archetypal Dreamwork twenty-five years ago when he was suicidal and struggling to function. Dreamwork helped him not just survive but thrive, healing from a lifetime of major mental illness brought about by his traumatic childhood.

Ben is the father of is a 12-year-old named Wakeland. Ben and Amy Trafford (Wake’s mom and Ben’s ex-wife) do a podcast called “Raising  a Lion in the Jungle” about their adventures in co-parenting, in which they reflect on their experiences with dreamwork, their spiritual journeys, and the practical tools they have picked up along the way.

Their podcast Facebook page is here.   Live shows air every Sunday morning at 9:30 EST.  Their podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts here.

Information about Archetypal Dreamwork.

Information about Polyvagal Theory and how to quickly change your state and behavior.

And here are books that Benjamin Newman recommends:

The Deep Well Tapes Series by Marc Bregman and others
The History of Last Night’s Dream by Rodger Kamenetz
The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges
The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit by Joseph Chilton Pearce
Why We Dream by Alice Robb

You can reach Ben at his email address:

Interview aired on February 1, 2020.


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