The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Gestalt Awareness Practice with Sharon Terry

We have a very experiential Dream Journal in which our guest Sharon Terry leads gentle dream explorations first with Katherine and later with our caller Ellen. But we start off by discussing the principles of gestalt practice and it roots in the work of Fritz Perls and Sharon’s collaborator Christine Price. The essence of gestalt is that all of the parts of my dream are somehow parts of me. Gestalt Awareness Practice is an adaptation which focuses on body awareness and allowing feelings to come into awareness rather than on fixing things. We laugh about the motto, “If it’s broke, don’t fix it” and how finding a feeling of frustration is a sign that transformation in imminent.

Sharon Terry is part of the Tribal Ground organization, and they provide workshops and book groups including a dream workshop called Mirrors in the Dark. Books we talked about include Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Fritz Perls,

BIO: Sharon has an eclectic mix of training and experience. She has a master’s degree in theology, was a chaplain, and has practiced “engaged Buddhism” for several decades. After a transformational experience in a workshop led by Chris, Sharon became a student and practitioner of Gestalt Awareness Practice. She integrates awareness practices into her work in biomedical research and health, offering companies, academic groups, and nonprofits tools and practices to show up fully and trust process. Sharon offers Intro to GAP and other workshops in the DC area and online. She seeks to participate in and create experiences for individuals and communities that give space and time to being.

You can get in touch with Sharon Terry through

We play clips from the following two guest-selected songs: Heart with These Dreams and All I Have to Do is Dream sung by Emmy Lou Harris and Alison Krause,

Live ambient music by Rick Kleffel.

Show aired on September 4, 2021.


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