Paul Overman, Ph.D.
Paul Overman, PhD specializes in teaching The Great Walk – living what he calls the "shamana life:, the Spiritual Synthesis of Dreams, Meditation, Creativity and Harmony with Nature. Through his writings, webinars, seminars, and online courses Paul teaches and guides others into the integration and synthesis of meditation, dreams, inspired creative living. He has expertise in a number of East-West meditation disciplines, spiritual dream traditions, creativity systems, and healing traditions.
Paul has listened to and guided youth, adults and our elders for over forty-eight years through their life dreams, goals, obstacles, desires and wishes – aligning life direction with spiritual direction. He has helped others tune into and refine their intuition, and knowingness, for their personal inner healing, soulful empowerment and their soul's inner guidance for life transformation. He was eventually given the name of The Dream Listener.
Brief Presenter Background
Presenting at international dream conferences and through his educational programs, Paul is recognized as a gifted storyteller and integrator of perennial wisdom traditions. Of special interest is Paul's work in teaching the principles of self-healing, drawing upon the universal principles of inner-healing found in western science and indigenous traditions of the East and the West – and the South and the North.
Paul's presentations have the intention and purpose of bringing, into contemporary circles, universal approaches of time tested spiritually-based healing, meditating and dreaming practices. To this goal of integrating and sharing Eastern, Western and indigenous dream principles and potentials for the general public he wrote his ebook The Shamanic Dream, which presents the Integral dynamics and synthesis of dreams, creativity, mysticism, healing and eco-spirituality.
Paul Overman's Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology is from the University of Dayton. His Ph.D. in Integral Counseling Psychology is from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco.
Paul has authored a number of audio programs including Inspired (currently out of publication), and his CD-series Peaceful Retreat. His guided meditations—taught in groups, mentored individually, and recorded in his audio programs — are based on universal mind-body-spirit contemplations called, in the East, dharanas. A forthcoming book, an expanded edition of his The Shamanic Dream goes into greater depth of his work.
Paul is a member of Spiritual Directors International (SDI).
The twenty-four ray-spoked sun mandala
designed by Paul Overman, PhD, is a symbol of his work, including his Shamana Meditations, Shamana Health & Healing Talks and Shamana Integral Dream Programs
Paul provides educational programs, mentoring, training, publications and eco-educational retreats, within an Integral approach to the fields of creativity, dreams, meditation and eco-spirituality.
The Integral “educational principle” embraced is that nothing can really be taught by another, since true teaching is assisting the other to discover their own "knowingness" or insight of self, nature and inner powers of consciousness to transform one's life and the world.
Paul teaches how to walk the journey of life inspired by the Inner Soul:
Select International Association for the Studies of Dreams (IASD) Conferences
for which Paul has Presented
Paul presented his first IASD presentation, on Integral Dream Yoga and "samadhi of the dream" state in 1986, titled "Sri Aurobindo and a New Model of Dream Consciousness." He presented his first presentation on the "Shamanic Dream" at the 2010 IASD Conference at Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC. Below are following presentations Paul gave for IASD yearly conferences at various locations, or for IASD online PsiberDream conferences.