Over Robert Bosnak

New York State licensed psychoanalyst
Diploma C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich (1977); Law, Leiden University (1971)

  • Creator of the Embodied Imagination® method
  • Past-President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
  • Visiting professor of clinical psychology, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Instructor at the School of Design (D-School) of the Engineering Department of Stanford University
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Theater Department of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Developer of ‘Dreamwork for Actors’ method of creative innovation in theater at MIT Drama department. With Professor Janet Sonenberg, Chair of the Music and Drama department, MIT
  • Instructor of dream embodiment as rehearsal technique at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon –Avon
  • Director of dream incubation conferences in France, India, Soviet Union and Greece
  • Leader of experimental encounter between Aboriginal Elders, economists and complexity theoreticians in Outback Australia
  • Founding Director of the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary www.santabarbarahealingsanctuary.com
  • Staff Analyst at Klinik am Zurichberg, Zurich Switzerland, in-patient hospital
  • Grand Rounds, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara
  • Co-Founder in 1997 of www.cyberdreamwork.com the oldest continuous site on the Internet for interactive work with dreams and imagination
  • Board Member of the Center for Psychology and Social Change, affiliated to Harvard Medical School
  • Director of The Newport Institute, Newport, RI; organizer of conferences in Newport and Moscow
  • Research at MIT Media Lab on dreams and computer emotion recognition
  • With Prof. Richard Kradin of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School: Funded research into the influence of embodied dream imagery (EDI) on immunity and overall health in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The research was concurrently carried out by the South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China. Outcome inconclusive. Unpublished.
  • Embodied dreamwork with recipients of heart transplants, described in Trauma and Dreams, Harvard University Press.
  • Chapter on the Embodied Imagination method has appeared in an encyclopedia of emerging psychotherapies, Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice, Oxford University Press, 2015


2016    Rode Sulfur, The House of Books, imprint of uitgeverij Overamstel
2014    Red Sulphur: The Greatest Mystery in Alchemy, Book 1 & 2, Red Sulphur Publications, Santa Barbara
2009     Imagination and Medicine, Editor, Spring Journal Books, New Orleans
2007     Embodiment: Creative  Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel, Routledge
2007     Collected Books, Chinese, Beijing
2004     Dreamwork, collected papers in Japanese
1997     Christopher’s Dreams, Dreaming and Living with AIDS, Dell publishing, New York
1996     Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming, Delacorte Press, New York (appeared in 5 languages)
1997     Dreaming with an AIDS Patient, Shambhala Publications, Boston
1988     A Little Course in Dreams, Shambhala Publications, Boston (appeared in 12 languages)
1987     Facing Apocalypse (editor), Spring Publications, Dallas