Dream Workshops, Groups, and Trainings

For current and accurate information on upcoming Seminars, please contact Randal_Lea@Yahoo.com 

Calendar ~ Coming Events



2015 WORKSHOPS On Dreams or on Substance Abuse Topics

Training Date(s) and times





Sept. 8, 2015 2:00-5:30 PM MTAADAC “Journey Together” Conference  Nightmares. Trauma, and Addiction  MTAADAC.ORG for registration and directions!
June 25, 2015 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Please visit http://mteapa.org/ or http://www.eapa.info/ChaptBranch/TN01/MiddleTennessee.htm

Dreams and Addiction Recovery Centerstone 633 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204
Tentative: April 1, 2015 ETAADAC http://etaadac.org/ TNARR Membership Panel Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN
January 9th, 2015 NOON-2:00 PM

1321 Murfreesboro Pike        Suite 155
Nashville, TN 37217

Dreamwork in Substance Abuse Counseling

TAADAS Offices            Airport Executive Plaza


2014 WORKSHOPS On Dreams or on Substance Abuse Topics
 Date(s) and  Attendance Availability  Topic  Location
December 12th, 2014 1:30-4:30 liz.gates@rivercitycounseling.net  “Fifty Shades of Grey Area”: Ethics and Substance Abuse Counseling  CADAS, 207 Spears Ave, Chattanooga, TN
December 4th, 2014 1:40-5:15 Closed  “Fifty Shades of Grey Area: Ethics and Drug Court Professional” Embassy Suites, 1200 Conference Center Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN
 April 3, 1-4;30 PM  ETAADAC
 Dreams and Addiction Seminar Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN

March 5- May 13, 2014

5:30-7:00 PM

 Closed March 4, 2014/ FULL  11 Session Dream Group

4003 Murphy Road

Nashville, TN 37209

February 21, 2014

8:30- 10:30 AM

 Closed  Dreamtending Seminar hosted by the Ranch

Network Nashville” Sponsored by Recovery Ranch

Mere Bulles

Brentwood, TN


DreamTending Groups:

Closed ended groups meeting weekly and generally running in segments of 10 or 12 sessions. Group size is limited so that all have the opportunity to share at least one or more dreams during the cohort. Groups are held weekly on a set night during the week, presently from 5:45-7:00 PM on Tuesdays. The format for group varies from week to week, but generally within the cohort participants may find elements of psychodrama, creative writing and art exercises, creative imagery, and work with nightmares and recurrent dreams. For current fee and sign-up information, please contact Randal_Lea@yahoo.com with subject line: Dreamtending.

DreamTending Seminar: Recovery through Dreamwork

This didactic session explores briefly dream interpretation history, established and emerging methods of dreamwork, exploration of myths and beliefs about dreams, and examples of group exercises.  Though originally piloted with an alcohol and drug population, these exercises may be used in any counseling setting where clients appear on long term basis. Workshop designed for experienced therapists or for those who have keen interest in the topic.  A key element in this exercise addresses the value of working with dreams in therapy and the opportunities missed when therapists have minimal or no interest in dream exploration. 

Time of presentation: 2-4 hours Based on setting and conference needs.

Presenter Bio:

Randal Lea

Randal M. Lea, MA, LADAC

A licensed addictions counselor with over twenty-five years of clinical and program management experience, Randal Lea has worked extensively with Evidence Based Practices and with Dreamwork as approaches to recovery tailored to the individual in residential, outpatient, and extended care settings.  Lea received master’s degrees in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. and in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, Calif. His work has included adolescent, family, adult, residential, and outpatient treatment settings. Despite serving in a number of organizational and state leadership positions, Lea has always maintained a practice with direct client contact.

Prior to joining YANA full time, Lea was an adjunct therapist at YANA for over 6 years and is presently the Executive Director of Music City Recovery Resources, a foundation supporting the work of YANA. Lea started his career in 1986 with 14 years at Cumberland Heights Foundation in a variety of leadership and clinical positions.  Previously, he served as Executive Director of a 70 bed treatment center and also spent eight years as Assistant Commissioner with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. In 2008, he was recognized by the Praed Foundation for his work implementing the Child and Adolescents Strengths and Needs (CANS) assessment statewide. In 2010 Lea received the “Friend of Children Lifetime Achievement Award” from Tennessee Voices for Children.

And he’s a huge Chicago Bears fan!

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"A dream loves to meet another dream. . ." This is a good place to post a dream of yours!

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