Annette is a Spiritual Director and Teacher with an M.A. in Theology and Christian Spirituality from The General Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
Annette has trained in dreamwork and uses the discipline in dream workshops and spiritual direction. She maintains a personal dream journal spanning over 20 years.
Excerpts from her Master's thesis, Dreamwork: A 21st Century Christian Spiritual Discipline, have been published in the 2004 Summer/Fall edition of The Rose, Issue 6.
"Through the years, I have found that working with dreams benefits spiritual seekers of all types – any age, background or educational level – for dreamwork offers a broad appeal and promises to capture some of the characteristics of dreams – their mystery, humor and deep insights." - Annette Thies
Dream workshops can be custom designed to suit your requirements. The format can be tailored for a weekend retreat or a series of regular meetings. If a series of two or three presentations on dreams is planned, the second occasion could offer participants a way to practice dreamwork for their own use in seeking insights and growth from their dreams. This presentation may include practical tips for remembering dreams and offers hands-on experience of dreamwork, a spiritual tool of lifelong value that is fun too.
Presentations may include one or more of the following:
-- Learn a practical method of working with your dreams to gain insights into your personal and spiritual life.
-- Dr. Montague Ullman writes, "In the new sense of self that dreams bring to light, they offer us the possibility of becoming whole, which is, of course, what healing is all about."
-- Experience a method of working with dreams in a group setting to develop your understanding of the language of dreams. A dream group offers a lively, structured process and the means of discovering the messages of dreams.
-- The Rev. Barbara Crafton, of The Geranium Farm, says, "I have seen small groups of very modern people resonate profoundly with Annette Thies' practice of the ancient art of dream interpretation. Joseph (and the other Joseph) were right: God speaks to us in dreams sometimes."
Annette Thies, MA, spiritual director and dream guide since 1997, was the Rev. Lynn Sanders’ Forum guest.
Listen in and learn some surprising things about your dreams!
Listen on St. Bart's website.