The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Romancing Our Dreams with Alyssa Spungen

“Bleed through” dreams, romancing our dreams and dreaming on medication. A conversation with Alyssa Spungen. We also touch on how sharing our dream in a group can deepen our experience of it and on Alyssa’s experiences in the dreamwork training program with the Institute for Dream Studies.

We work one of Alyssa’s recent dreams about driving someone else’s car and maybe falling into the water with it or not, and we answer questions from two listeners. Diane through Instagram asks Alyssa about a time in her life when her dreams were especially vivid. Naomi asks by email that if we have “negative emotional responses” in our dreams about someone we know in waking life, should we then distance ourselves from them?

We finish by Alyssa reading her dream-inspired poem titled, “Swing Set over the Moon.”

BIO: Alyssa Spungen (she/her/hers), is a dreamer from Tucson, Arizona. She is currently in the process of obtaining certification as a dream-worker with IDS (the Institute for Dream Studies) and is particularly interested in how we collaborate with our dreams. Alyssa sees sharing and working with dreams as powerful tools for building interpersonal relationships, developing intimacy in groups, and accessing the collective mind. Alyssa has been working in behavioral health for 3 years and is currently at Tucson Counseling Associates, which specializes in anti-oppressive outpatient psychotherapy services for children, teens, adults, couples and families. She is a Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher and writer. Alyssa posts dreamy art and writing on her Instagram @yourdreamfish.

Live ambient music by Rick Kleffel.

Show aired on March 27, 2021.


The Dream Journal is produced at and airs on KSQD Santa Cruz, 90.7 FM, streaming live at 10-11am Saturday mornings Pacific time.  Catch it live and call in with your dreams or questions at 831-900-5773.

The complete KSQD Dream Journal podcast page is found here.

You can also check out The Dream Journal on the following podcast platforms:  Rate it, review it, subscribe and tell your friends.

Apple Podcasts

Google Play



If you want to contact Katherine Bell with feedback, suggestions for future shows or to inquire about exploring your own dreams with her, contact, or find out more about her at