The Dream Journal
Trauma, Nightmares and Spirituality with Linda Schiller

Can dreamwork lead to post traumatic spiritual growth? Today’s guest is author and therapist Linda Schiller. Linda speaks about waking dream moments and synchronicity. She then defines spirituality as an ability to feel held and speaks about how dreams, even painful dreams, can help us grow that ability. We also speak about the three faces of shadow: personal, familial and global and about the parallels between EMDR and REM. We explored my dream about asking for help.

BIO: Linda Yael Schiller, MSW, LICSW is the author of” PTSDreams: Transform Your Nightmares from Trauma through Healing Dreamwork”, of “Modern Dreamwork: New Tools for Decoding your Souls Wisdom”, Llewelyn Worldwide Publishing, and the workbook “Integrated and Comprehensive Treatment of Trauma”. She is an international teacher, psychotherapist, dream worker, and consultant in Watertown, MA.  Linda is professor emeritus from Boston University School of Social Work and the post-graduate Trauma Certificate programs.  She regularly presents at the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) as well as other forums in the fields of dreams, trauma treatment, Kabbalah and healing, and integrated  mind/body/ spiritual practice.

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 October 22 2022.


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