Dream Study Circle

The Dream Study Circle is an ongoing, live, monthly study circle open to all.

Tuition is 100% donation based.


As a doula holding space for both birthing and dying, I am particularly interested in the study of dreams.
For dreams exist in the threshold points, the murky, wise, and mysterious doorways that connect worlds.
~ Amy Wright Glenn, writing for PhillyVoice


Join Institute Teacher Jacqueline (Jacki) Kitson Jackson, PhD

 Dream Study Circle
Last Tuesday of the month 7-8pm EST


To register, contact Jacki Jackson: jkjackson44@msn.com 
*Please note that Study Circles are not recorded.


What does it mean to dream?
How are dreams understood in contemporary society?
How are dreams portrayed in the media, in our religious/spiritual/wisdom traditions?
How do you hold space for your dreams in your own heart?

Each month, Jacki facilitates an hour long study circle drawing upon:

*Teachings on dreams from the world’s wisdom traditions
*Contemporary research in sleep studies/dreamtime
*News articles relating to dreams
*Efforts to increase our intuitive and symbolic understanding of dreams
*Personal stories/experiences

Each hour-long session is presented live via Zoom. Sessions are not recorded.


All are welcome.

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us.
And the world will live as one.
~ John Lennon, Imagine


We honor the diversity of our lived experiences and
the ways that our intersectional identities inform our perspectives.

Dr. Jacqueline Kitson Jackson  ~ (she/her) was born and raised in Harlem and the Bronx in New York City. She earned an Ed.D in Reading, Writing and Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of the Ralph C. Preston Award for Scholarship in Teaching and Literacy Research in the Service of Social Justice (2008). She earned BA degrees in English and History at the State University New York in Binghamton, and a M. Ed from The City College of New York. Dr. Jackson has been a community educator for over forty years, teaching reading and writing classes in community centers, adult literacy programs, drug treatment programs, and prisons. Dr. Jackson has worked at the Young Adult Learning Academy, the International Center for the Disabled and the New York City Department of Corrections. She was the Director of the Germantown Women’s Education Program before beginning to teach first year undergraduate students. Her research interests include women’s literacies and first-generation students in Higher Education.

Inspired by her experiences with nontraditional students in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Dr. Jackson returned to school and earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health. Her current interests include issues of equity, social justice and the role of trauma in learning.

Dr. Jackson is an advocate of mind and body connections and practices and teaches workshops on meditation and mindfulness. She is a licensed spiritual practitioner with the Centers for Spiritual Living and Agape East. As a Hospice and Palliative Care volunteer and End of Life Doula Dr. Jackson supports caregivers and patients with terminal illnesses and issues of loss and grief.