The Art of Dreamwork

Do you find dreams intriguing and want to better understand them?


and connect to the vitality and genius that is inherently yours!

The dreamworld is a mysterious, perplexing, and illuminating place! What is the meaning of dreams? Who are these animated images or creatures that show up in dreams?

There is so much wisdom and vitality in the dream that can help us connect to our own creativity and genius. Dreamwork is deeply resourcing and can build our capacity to meet life from a place of more vitality and aliveness.

Join our community and strengthen your relationship with the regenerative and enlivened nature of



Join Robbyn and Leslie Ellis, PhD ONLINE

Now taking applications for FALL cohort 2023

This program is a deep dive into the world of dreams, and a clear path to learning how to engage yourself and guide others in embodied experiential dreamwork practices. 

This is program is a 6 half-day program that includes Q/A and dreamwork practice and demo sessions. Additionally, it includes access to an extensive training library on nightmares, self guided imagery, how to work with dreams of others.

PORTLAND in-person Dream Group

Join a small dream group here in Portland, Oregon. We will meet in Robbyn’s garden space with a heated porch space that welcomes us to be outside together year-round!

This dream group is an opportunity to tend dreams with Robbyn in an intimate group setting.

To learn more, please contact Robbyn using the contact form below!

Sketching Dreams Group

Responding to Dream in the way of Dream

Do you yearn for time to slow down and create, but find the pace of life makes this difficult? This sketching group is a placeholder for your imaginal dreamy life. Meander into artistic expression in the presence of kindred meanderers!

We will find ways to let go of our preconceptions of how we are suppose to draw and unleash the inner scribbler. This is a wonderful opportunity to share how your dream life and your creative process are moving through you in the caring presence of a community of dreamers!

  • We begin with a short focusing exercise to help us feel more open to the imagination.
  • We continue with a variety of warm up exercises to help us fall into the practice of making marks without preconception or judgement.  These exercises emphasize both seeing and expression as well the pleasure of making.
  • This is a gentle, fun interactive environment where participants can ask question and seek guidance about sketching, which helps sketching become more enjoyable and relaxed.
  • Toward the end of the class, group members are invited to share their sketches, insights, or reflections as they feel called to do. This can be a marvelous and nourishing practice to experience the group being present to our process.

Once we reawaken our aesthetic sense and are not anesthetized by all the distractions, we can appreciate the beauty in the world… and realize that our job on the Earth is to fall in love with it. Not just to love it, but to fall in love with it. And you only fall in love with it, if you’re aesthetically alive to it.

James Hillman

TIME: 1st Thursday of the month ONLINE
9:30am-11am PT

COST: $50 per session

Sketch group testimonials!

I was totally delighted to be encouraged to simply develop a relationship with my dream image and through this relationship learn some techniques. This was so gently and beautifully conveyed through Robbyn’s being with us and with her drawing and our drawing. The approach compliments the dream course where we are learning to being present with the ‘living images’ of our dreams. I came away from the group energized and full of love of life.  ~ Janice

I absolutely loved yesterdays workshop from a number of perspectives….The exercises were very helpful in breaking down the many negative notions I have  about drawing occurring in my head…..can’t do it, it’s awful .. AND I got into the playful aspect of making marks good no bad….

In all my many years of dream tending , I seemed to be stuck on form …..on a variety of levels and her suggestion to capture the feeling essence of a dream image was very very helpful…somehow all the exercises before allowed that comment to really enter when I am quite sure I have heard this many times before….The feeling of the image can be colour , line , mark….and somehow it was true in a fresh manner. ~ Vera

At the beginning of class, I felt like a wet dishrag and was grieving that the class was being held today as I had no energy. After the class was over, I noticed a total change. I felt invigorated and alive again.  It dawned on me that dreams regulate emotions, and I wondered if doing art does the same thing. Robbyn is warm and accepting. She doesn’t rush through things and being in her presence feels safe. ~ Walter

Robbyn is an early childhood trauma specialist and psychotherapist, a leading activist in ending corporal punishment in the United States, a positive parenting educator, a published researcher, and a certified trainer in the neurosequential model of therapeutics. She has studied Jungian psychology with the North Pacific Institute of Analytical Psychology and is currently studying dreamtending with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Robbyn is a blessed mother and grandmother. She is an eclectic artist who is madly in love with the beauty of life, enjoying stained glass, knitting, piano, jazz singing, gardening, cooking, bread making, sketching, sewing, home renovation, furniture painting, charcoal sketching and felt pin marker doodling! She is currently studying fashion design with the Portland Fashion Institute.