Background & Credentials

LogoAnn has spent over 40 years in the field of education and 25 years as a Dream Consultant/Holistic Health Educator. To view her background and credentials click on the specific links below.

  • Masters Degree in Health Education, UW Madison
  • Course work at the Jungian Institute in Switzerland
  • Registered nurse at UW Hospitals in Rehabilitation/Biofeedback
  • Certified Level Two Reiki Practitioner
  • Certified Level One Healing Touch Practitioner
  • Completed Training as a Parish Nurse
  • Certification from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Certification from the American Imagery Institute
  • High School English/Creative Writing Teacher in Cedar Rapids, IA and Madison, WI

Attended Dream Education Seminars with:

  • Katherine Asper
  • Jean Shinoda-Bolen
  • Robert Bosnak
  • Lionel Corbett
  • Arnold Funkhauser
  • Eugene Gendlin
  • Robert Johnson
  • Morton Kelsey
  • Linda Scheuss Leonard
  • Robert Moss
  • Diane K. Pike
  • Colette Baron-Reid
  • John Sanford
  • Terri Sweig
  • Doreen Virtue
  • Marian Woodman

Sample of Teaching Experiences in the Community

  • Edgewood College, Continuing Education Department
  • Dean Healthworks
  • Meriter Hospital Community Education Department
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals Cancer Center
  • Highsmith Industries in Fort Atkinson, WI
  • Senior Citizen & Retirement Centers throughout Dane County
  • Public Libraries & Community Centers in Dane County
  • Compassionate Friends “Dreams and Grieving”
  • TDS Telecom Industries “Understanding your Dreams”
  • First Choice Dental “Dreams involving Teeth and the Mouth.”
  • Churches – St. John’s Lutheran, St. Bernards Catholic, Unity, Lake Edge UCC

Sample of Weekend Retreats

  • Durward’s Glen Baraboo, WI
  • St. Benedict’s Center Middleton, WI
  • Lawsonia Green Lake, WI
  • Lutherdale Janesville, WI
  • Hilltop Camp near Spring Green, WI
  • Outback Center Mauston, WI
  • Landmark Resort & Conference Center Egg Harbor, WI
  • Private retreats in Ann Arbor, MI, Sedona, AZ, Oostburg, WI & Carslbad, CA

Speaking Engagements Such As:

  • Viewing Synchronicities & Unusual Experiences as Waking Dreams, Healing Touch International Conference in Tucson, AZ
  • “Dreams that Span the Years” East Madison Coalition on Aging
  • “Creating your own Sacred Space” Women’s Health Conference in Stoughton, WI
  • “Healing Powers of Dreams” Red Cross Headquarters in Madison
  • “Images of the Divine Feminine Archetype” American Imagery Institute Conference in Minneapolis, MN
  • “Exploring your Dreams” Jaycees of Central Madison
  • “Theater of the Dreams” Workshop at the Women & Spirituality Conference in Mankato, MN

News Media

  • Interviewed on Evening News on Channel 9, WISC TV, Madison, WI‐(CBS Affiliate) about my course on Top Ten Themes of Dreams
  • Presented a two hour dream class on Cable TV
  • “Reliving the Dreams” an article in Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal Newspaper about my classes & dream groups
  • Article about my current class at Meriter Hospital & my work as a dream consultant in Madison Capital Times Newspaper
  • Featured guest on Saturday morning radio talk show WTDY 1670 AM
  • Featured guest on Late Night Music/Call in Radio Show WIBA AM

Publications on Dreams and Holistic Health

  • Awakening to the Song of Your Self: Revelations by Day and Dreams by Night. 1st ed, June, 2011. 2nd ed, November, 2011. 3rd edition June, 2012.  Windmill Beach Press.
  • “The Healing Power of Dreams,” Wisconsin Women’s Education Network on Addiction, Recovery and Prevention (Online Magazine), June, 2005.
  • “Drawing out the Dream” online Zine edited by Marilyn Wedburg, October 2004.
  • “Body Prayer” and “Bringing your Awareness into your Body,” Grace Magazine: A Companion for Women on their Spiritual Journeys, Mar/Apr, 2000.
  • “Captured in the Current: Recurring Dreams,” Grace, July/Aug, 1999.
  • “Meditation on Joy,” Grace, May/June, 1999.
  • “Chrysalis Sanctum,” “Sacred Space in Community,” Grace, Mar/Apr, 1999.
  • “Bringing into Being: Birthing Creativity ” Grace, Jan/Feb, 1999.
  • ”How to Keep a Dream Memoir,” Grace, Nov/Dec, 1998.
  • “Drawing from the Well Within,” and “Suggestions for Personal Dreamwork,” Grace, Sept/Oct, 1998.
  • “Women Spirit in Worship,” Grace, July/Aug, 1998. Reprinted from “Feminist Voices” Summer, 1993.
  • The script to the slide show entitled “Indian Effigy Mounds,” commissioned in August, 1989 by the Dane County Board.
  • Commencement address to the graduating class of Madison Area Technical College in June, 1975.

Published Poetry

  • “The Sanctuary,” Leafprint: Newsletter of Outdoor Ministries, Winter, 1988.
  • “Rolling Thunder,” Monona Community Herald, November 18, 1987.
  • “At Least You Still Have your Mind,” Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 1983.
  • To Charlene ‐ Her Spirit and Her Life,” Childbirth and Parent Education Association Newsletter, June/July, 1982.