pamela smith alexander,ph.D.

Association of Dreamwork Practitioners (ADP) Code of Ethics ~
(revised 05.14.14)

The ADP Code of Ethics sets the basic ground rules for all dreamwork done by members of the Association. The code seeks to develop practitioner and client relationships that have integrity, sensitivity and mutual respect. It places the dreamwork within the frame of basic ethical principles of honesty and fair dealing so that clients can know that practitioners are worthy of their trust, in seeking to be accountable to ordinary common sense standards of right and wrong.

Dreamwork Practitioners make a commitment to:

Overview-

--Collaborate with the utmost respect for the clients to find the truth of their dream

--Their own personal growth in relationship to learning from the dream.
--Focus on being clear messengers, within their capabilities as students of the dream.

Boundaries-
--Ensure that sessions are strictly confidential. Only with prior, written permission of the client will --Session contents be anonymously shared for teaching or professional purposes.
--Clearly define the boundaries of the practitioner/client relationship.
--Make clear what is appropriate contact in between sessions.
--Provide clients with tools and perspectives that encourage taking personal responsibility for their own work.
--Not have sexual relationships with clients.
--Not borrow money from clients, nor lend money to them.
--Avoid imposing their own values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors on clients.
--Avoid relationships with clients outside the dream session that would make them dependent on the practitioner.

Financial-
--Inform the client of session fees including, payment schedules, cancellation policy.

Documentation-
--Make available to clients the Dreamwork Practitioner Code of Ethics.
--Inform clients of the practitioner’s qualifications.
--Inform clients that since dreamwork asks that they delve deeply into their own psyches, latent or present negative emotions and/or mental disorders may intensify, and in that event, they may need to seek outside support from a physician or a professional.
--Acquire written permission of the client to allow anonymous discussion of their work for peer support, supervision and teaching purposes.

-Professionalism-
--Adhere to the intelligence of the dream as the guide.
--Seek support from other practitioners when the well being of the client is uncertain or
unclear.
--Appropriately advise clients to other professionals when their predicament seems beyond the practitioner’s skill, experience or training.
--Refer the client to another dreamwork practitioner when we believe that accepting a client will result in a conflict of interests.
--Engage in ongoing professional development as dreamwork practitioners on an individual basis.


Association of Dreamwork Practitioners

~dreamwork testimonials~


"I've always considered dreams to be fascinating and powerful tools of tranformation - with Pam's expert skills, warmth, unique perspective, and wise insights - I've been able to tap even deeper into my own dreams. From the mythic, to everyday practical terms, Pam makes the joy of dream tending accessible to everyone!"  - California Dreamer


"Having worked with Pam on numerous occasions, I have found her to be extremely astute in gathering nuanced dream elements and piecing together a comprehensible, meaningful, whole. Moreover, her respectful approach engaging psyche allows the dream voice to speak openly to conscious awareness -- an interaction critical for understanding the intended  messages of dreams. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Pam as an expert source for tenderly and compassionately holding space for our deepest selves to be heard, heeded, and healed." -- D. D.


"Pam is an amazing diviner of dreams. I consulted with her when I had a Big Dream and only a vague yet urgent sense of its importance. I just knew it was very important communication about a new line of work. Pam unraveled and unveiled the symbolism and meaning of the images with incredible depth, intuition, and mastery. She helped me see my psyche's powerful messages (even though my mind didn't believe it) of my future path. She shed light on and challenged unconscious ways I was holding myself back from stepping into my gifts and power. Her in-depth knowledge of Jungian psychology, access to her spirit guides, and love of sharing what she knows will have me returning again with more dreams. Her passion, delight, and enthusiasm are simply contagious. Thank you, Pam, for being here and sharing your gift!  --Mytrae Meliana, San Francisco


"I had a dream analysis session with Pamela and wanted to offer a summary of my experience: Pamela gently and deftly guided our session as we tightened the weave between the dream world and the awakened one. The process was both poetic and palpable in the feeling of love and the energy of healing. As the session wound to a close, it was liberating to have followed the common chord connecting so many aspects of my life and incredibly soul satisfying to see, feel and realize them as coming to a simple and resolvable common theme in my world! The session was a really remarkable awakening in it’s own right and I never would have guessed the web of my life all so connected through a discordant seeming bit of dream memory." --Milly Gallik

~ DREAMWORK sessions~


Dreamwork sessions are conducted in person, on the phone, or by skype. They are 75-90 minutes long and guided by your dreams. Three dreams are submitted before the scheduled session, if possible. In the session, we discuss what the dreams may be saying to reach their deeper meaning. We maintain an awareness of the body and its responses, utilizing the body's innate wisdom to help us feel what is being evoked by the dream.


We will discern together what the dream is suggesting and how to respond to what is being revealed. An understanding of the dream is usually reached by the end of  the session. We will know that we have reached the correct dream message when you feel the rightness of the interpretation. You will just know.



~ 75-90 minute sessions are $125




~$400 for 4 sessions prepaid.




****Sessions can be scheduled by email on the contact page.*****

~ Tips for Remembering Dreams ~


There are some things you can do to increase dream recall.


~ Place a pad, small flashlight, and pen, or recording device beside the bed.

~ Set your intention before sleep, "I will remember my dreams when I wake up and right them down."

~ Write down any dreams, feelings, or fragments upon waking.

~ Interpret the last dream or any others you remember to get them flowing again.

~ Dreams ~


Dreams come every night to help us live a life that is more balanced and in greater alignment with the True Self. They can reveal where we are not perceiving or living the higher truth and suggest how to rectify that. Dreams address all aspects of life, from the mundane to the spiritual.


Dreams may address health, financial, career, psychological, spiritual, perceptual, limitations in belief, and relationship concerns. These nocturnal events are enacted in their own world, with its own laws and unique symbolic language.