Awaken the Dreamer: Heart-Based Coaching for an Empowered Life


When one realizes one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.


– P.D. Ouspensky


What is Awaken the Dreamer Coaching

Awaken the Dreamer is an in depth coaching and mentoring program that is grounded in gestalt therapy, transformative technologies, shamanic principles and four decades of experience in setting up coaching programs for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, ATT, HP, The European Union, Cal EPA and many other large, small and social profit institutions. The primary methodology is based in deep listening, profound presence, contemplative reflection and inner journey work. Our coaching practices are essential for anyone experiencing a loss of power, lack of clear direction, or challenges stemming from a sense of unworthiness, doubt and limiting fears.


Let’s dream a dream that embraces love, harmony, connection to all,
and, most important, joy.


– Sandra Ingerman


Recent scientific studies have revealed what indigenous peoples have always known, that waking and sleeping dreams have great power over the kind of world we live in.  Every indigenous culture on earth respects dream learning as true learning. Our Western analytical and rational method of learning has shaped our beliefs and assumptions about the world since the days of the ancient Greeks. Indigenous people have been experiencing another kind of learning and way of seeing the world since humans emerged on the planet.


Modern science and ancient wisdom concur, in describing our world as a dream – a tissue of appearances made of energy and consciousness.


– Eliot Cowan


Dream cultures believe that the world is as we dream it and that our dreams are malleable and changeable. If we want to change any parts of our world we must learn to change the dreams that are shaping the beliefs and assumptions that make up our worldview. Our coaching programs focus on transmuting the energy and consciousness behind our personal, organizational and cultural dreams.

Shamanic journeying is an incredible tool to receive healing and guidance in our lives. With the help of our spirits, we can be guided to create a life filled with meaning, joy, and passion. We begin to wake up from the spell we have been under that says we are only what we seem to be in the material world. We begin to engage in a dance with life and life’s cycles. We learn to move from a life of fear and survival into one in which we begin to thrive.


 – Sandra Ingerman

(I am deeply grateful to the Pachamama Alliance and the Awakening the Dreamer Program for the vision and wisdom they have brought to me and public awareness with their commitment to a world that works for everyone: environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet).




Potential Areas for Dream Coaching

Performance: Improve personal, team and organizational performance.

Confidence and motivation: Get beneath the symptoms to the root causes that can limit motivation and productivity in work and personal lives.

Behavior change: Deepen the skills of intuition, clarity, communication, creativity and insight available through contemporary and indigenous wisdom dreaming to enhance performance and transform limiting behaviors.

Culture: Learn how to revitalize the Spirit of an organization, which impacts all areas of organizational performance, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and self-directed leadership.

Leadership: Learn to deepen the Heart Path leadership skills of Organizational Shamanism. Become more confident and effective in producing results, getting consensus and alignment on projects and empowering and motivating others.


Even if you have not awakened, if you realize that your perceptions and activities are all like dreams and you view them with detachment, not giving rise to grasping and rejecting discrimination, then this is virtually tantamount to awakening from the dream.


– Muso Kokushi