Denise ConnerFor as long as I can remember,  I have been fascinated by dreams, both my own and others’.  I began keeping a dream journal in 1984, and many years later answered an ad in a Jungian society newsletter for a “dream group,”  where I could explore what my dreams might mean.  It was my first foray into a focused approach to the hidden mysteries of dreamlife. 

In 1995 I came across Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill by Jeremy Taylor, a Unitarian Minister who had gleaned a wealth of ideas from over 30 years of working with thousands of dreams shared in his classes, workshops and practice devoted to “dreamwork.”  He is one of four co-founders of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, the world’s foremost organization for the investigation of dreams and dreaming.

I brought Where People Fly to my next dream group, where I heard that Jeremy would soon be in town to offer a workshop on how we can make sense of our dreams.  I signed up at once, and haven’t looked at dreams in the same way since.  In 2001,  I was forewarned about a frightening health issue by a dream that revealed a diagnosis, prognosis and surgeon; two more dreams followed that reassured me all would be well. Dreams have proven to be a wellspring for my self-awareness … and led me to discover a capacity for helping others delve into their dreams and learn from them.

I  am certified as a Professional Dreamwork Facilitator by the Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork, and frequently attend Haden Institute Summer Dream and Spirituality conferences in Hendersonville, NC. I am also certified as an “Online Dreamwork Facilitator” through the Unitarian Church of the Larger Fellowship. I have taught several dream workshops in the Washington, DC area – where I have helped many people “unpack” their dreams – and for over 15 years, have facilitated an ongoing dream group in the DC metro area. In addition to my interest in dreams, I am a happily married, retired chiropractor, having had a private practice in College Park, MD for 24 years. In my spare time I enjoy travel, swing dancing, listening to jazz, reading and quilting.

If you are curious about your dreams, if you have ever wondered what they might mean, please contact me for an appointment at or call 301-495-9196.  I would be happy to work with you in person, via Skype or over the phone.