dreamXchange ~
Guided Sessions

Formed around the practice of weekly dream sharing sessions 3 years ago the dreamXchange held its first semi-public program during the months of November 2023 to March 2024.

All sessions take place on the 0ct0p0s Discord server:

The program will organically grow over time from the community that emerged around the sharing sessions.

Four artists, researchers, healers, tricksters or mythical figures are invited to guide the participants through a 2-3 hour session loosely based on the structure of the regular dream sharing sessions and the speaker's own approach to (collective) dream work.

~ Past Events ~

3. March 2024, 8:30-11:00 pm CET

Guided Session #4 – The Opening

Anna Nowicka

The Opening is a meeting rooted in an ancient practice of working with dreams, further developed by my teachers: Catherine Shainberg and Bonnie Buckner. In the session, we will plunge into one recent night journey chosen from all the dreams brought to the meeting. Collectively, we will unravel a deeper meaning of the chosen dream and return it to the original dreamer to hear the resonance that our words bring.

Bring a recent dream, pen, crayons and paper – we will draw maps, hyperlink and connect across times and spaces.

Anna Nowicka is a Berlin/Brandenburg based choreographer and a dream coach. Her most recent performance, "The opening," where she live transforms audience’s dreams into instant choreographies, premiered on the 14th December 2023 in DOCK11 Berlin. Anna is a certified Saphire® teacher of Dr. Catherine Shainberg’s "The School of Images". She is a faculty at the "International Institute for Dreaming and Imagery", where she directs the Dream Your World® Kids program. www.mapsofdreaming.com


7. January 2024, 7:00-10:00 pm CET

Guided Session #3 – Fluid as Melting Ice

Fluid as Melting Ice invites participants to reflect on “non-interpretative” approaches to dreams and to unfold dream memories through a series of collaborative virtual experiments.

How can you be present with the traces of a dream without trying to interpret it? What arises when re-experiencing a dream through the act of writing, reading, listening, and drawing within a group? Can the process of transforming dream matter into various states be a nourishing practice of attuning to ourselves, others, and the world?

Participants are encouraged to bring a recent dream written by hand on paper that they feel comfortable sharing with others anonymously.

ONEIRIC SPACE is an ever-evolving research and publishing practice exploring the interplay of dreams and waking life at an individual and collective level. Our intention is to gather and share research, interviews, and stories that expand ways of seeing and engaging with dream life. Currently, ONEIRIC SPACE consists of gatherings, a newsletter, publications, and an online interview archive.


10. December 2023, 7:00-10:00 pm CET

Guided Session #2 – Dream Dungeon

Dream Dungeon is a Role Play Game that lets you explore a collective dreamscape. 

The game starts with the sharing of dreams. Together we will then play a collectivized dreamer and the characters from our dreams. We re-enter our shared dream space in a social dreaming exercise and solve quests to uncover our communal undercurrents. The session is played on Discord as a group audio call.

Places are limited to 5 people.

Koma Somnus (*19987) is an artist, researcher and luminous shadow based in the oneirotopia of our collective dreamscapes. They can be embodied by different people.


5. November 2023, 7:00-10:00 pm CET

Guided Session #1 – Blind Torus

An introduction to dreamwork – its methods and cosmologies – from the experience of a trainee, transpersonal psychotherapist.

Bea Xu will be drawing on case studies from peer-to-peer clinical work throughout their final year on the CCPE diploma: involving elemental magic, symbol association, energy tracking and the embodiment of a 7-year-long saga of shadow work. After the talk, there will be an experimental group activity, where attendees are invited to constellate tori of frequencies by associating with congruent ‘emotional tones’ from our dreams.

Bea Xu is a Chinese-British world-builder, ritualist and psychic worker based in London. Using collaborative play, speculative fiction and therapeutic intervention they design and means-test integral, post-capitalist cosmologies with live participants and fellow LARPers. Bea's work can be seen as a narrative engagement with archetypal shadow – often foregrounding blood magic, decolonized time and non-binary logic with an EcoGothic focus. They have a private practice as an integrative, transpersonal psychotherapist while completing their training at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE).