Jewish Family Service to Present Virtual Workshop on the Power of Sleep and Dreams

SPRINGFIELD — Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts will present a workshop, “Forgotten Dreams: Tapping into the Power of Sleep and Dreams for Self-care and for Caregivers,” on Thursday, March 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

In this workshop, dream expert and author Tzivia Gover will share her own story, along with easy-to-follow tips and techniques that will help attendees sleep better and find moments of rest in stressful times; learn to recall and record dreams; discover how all dreams, even nightmares, can be tapped for help, health, and spiritual and emotional healing; and learn practical self-help techniques for caregivers and parents.

Although Gover’s job as a self-help author is to encourage people to take good care of themselves, when her own mother began to slip into dementia, she had difficulty following her own advice. After all, even the simplest self-care fixes, like taking some extra ‘me’ time, can feel out of reach for caregivers, either because of cost, time, or both. But Gover has identified a surprising source of guidance that’s close at hand, free of charge, and requires no extra time or travel. Dreams can coach and comfort caregivers and offer new perspectives, creative solutions, and spiritual strength and meaning through what might otherwise feel like a devastating ordeal.

Gover is a certified dreamwork professional and the author of The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep, Learning in Mrs. Towne’s House, and Joy in Every Moment, among others. Her book Forgotten Dreams: Tapping into the Power of Sleep and Dreams for Caregivers was written based on her personal experience and expertise in the field of sleep and dreams.

The program is free and open to the public. The workshop will be held virtually on Zoom. Registration is required. RSVP and register online at www.jfswm.org or by calling (413) 737-2601.