John Goldhammer is a dream researcher, lecturer, psychotherapist, a popular teacher and author of three books. His newest book Radical Dreaming has just been released. It represents a fundamental departure from contemporary dream interpretation methods. John has facilitated dream groups for over twenty years and numerous workshops for the general public and for mental health practitioners. His passion and unique understanding of dreams impact all who meet him or hear one of his presentations.
John has created a new university class, "Dreams, Creativity & Society," exploring the relationships between dream-work, the individual, and social change. He is currently working on a fourth book, Cultivating Brilliance: A New Way of Being.
Psychotherapist Dr. John Goldhammer shared his approach to dream interpretation and therapy, which instead of relying on dream dictionaries, asks individuals to probe themselves for their own symbolic meanings. Dreams can do work for us, such as to help overthrow ideas and attitudes "that have been put upon us and don't belong to us," he said.