DreamWork DreamPlay Training Series

online workshop series

Stepping into the unknown realms of our dreams offers rich insights into our waking life. Learn how to coax out these insights with Process Work skills and metaskills.

These highly experiential online workshops are for both newcomers to Process Work as well as for formal or informal students of Process Work. You may be curious to explore your own dreams and/or want to develop skills for supporting others to work on their dreams. This training will be valuable for therapists wanting to incorporate dreamwork into their professional practice.

The main focus is on the practical side of dreamwork so demonstrations and experiential exercises with debriefing and feedback will occupy the majority of the hours. Significant periods will be allocated to working in pairs in breakout rooms.

You can attend individual workshops if you wish, however, if you are new to Process Work and dreamwork we encourage you to also book into at least one or two of the first workshops of this series if possible

Entering into the Dreamspace

March 2nd 2022, 5pm – 7pm AEST

We introduce Dreamwork by exploring the meanings behind dreams and what attitudes are needed as we approach our working with them. With this knowledge, we’ll enter together into the wondrous world of dreams.


Process Work with Dreams

March 9th 2022, 5pm – 7pm AEST

Arny Mindell teaches us that we are all constantly dreaming, and the signals of that are present in our body experiences, our relationship issues and in the world, as well as in our night time dreams.

In this second workshop, we’ll begin to explore Mindell’s theories and how they apply to working with dreams. Here, we investigate the secondary or marginal aspects of dreams, which hold the energy for deepening understanding and personal change.

Deepening into the Dreamspace

March 16th 2022, 5pm – 7pm AEST

In the third of this series of workshops, we’ll deepen our knowledge of how to apply Process Work to dreams. We’ll learn specific process-oriented dreamwork skills for unfolding our secondary dream experiences. We’ll do this by amplifying the sensory-grounded information in communication channels.

Dancing with the Dreammaker

March 23rd 2022, 5pm – 7pm AEST

In Workshop 4 we learn more advanced awareness methods for dreamwork. We learn to identify and process our edges to the secondary experiences in our dreams.

Building on our skills and metaskills, we’ll journey deeper in our experiential practice to get the most from what the Dreammaker presents to us in the night.

Dreams and Life Myth

March 30th 2022, 5pm – 8pm AEST

Important or ‘big’ dreams often occur at crucial times. They might, for example, be the first dreams we can recall, or be recurrent, or the dreams that occur at big transitions, perhaps presaging new directions and changes. Working on them can throw light on the deep underlying forces that impel us through our lives.

This work can release the power needed to fund our journey as it moves in new and creative directions. Join us in this final workshop as we explore ways to work with our and others’ significant dreams.

The Trainers

Martin Hemsley, PhD

Dr Martin Hemsley (also called ‘Sananda’) is a psychotherapist, facilitator, teacher and author. His practice is based on Process Work, and he works from his home in Arakwal country, the Byron Bay area of New South Wales, Australia. In his practice, he has a particular focus on working with dreams.

Martin is a Process Work Diplomate and member of the ANZPOP Process Work training faculty.

Alongside dreamwork, Martin is passionate about healing, having himself undergone transformative shamanic experiences which have given him a deep appreciation of healing processes and alternate realities and states of consciousness.

He is particularly interested in working with spiritual emergence, and also in working with other healers. In his 2019 book ‘Here There be Soul-Eaters: Sacred Journeys of Nurse Healers’ (based on his PhD), Martin explored with other healers their awesome, painful, beautiful and challenging lifepaths.

Penny Watson

Penny is passionate about supporting individuals, groups and communities to grow their resilience, especially in the challenging times we are facing now and into the future.

She also loves working with people in nature using process-orientated earth-based practices. This is both a personal and professional practice that helps her stay closer to following her own nature.

Penny works as a mentor, coach, group facilitator and community development project worker.

Process Work informs much of her work and she enjoys weaving different modalities together. Process Work has helped feed her enduring interest in exploring holistic approaches to ecological sustainability and social justice.

She lives in Alice Springs, Mparntwe, and is deeply inspired by the people and lands of the Central Desert.  

Penny graduated in 2007 from Master Arts Conflict Facilitation and Organisational Change at PWI, Portland.

Fees and Cancellations

The fee for each class is $100.

An early-bird discount of $350 for all five workshops is available until February 21st 2022.

We’d really love you to come so if money is an issue please contact us to discuss.

Contact: Martin (martinhemsley@protonmail.com) or Penny (communityfacilitation@gmail.com).


Cancellations with less than two days notice will not be refunded. Cancellations with more than two days notice will receive a 50% fee refund.

ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.