FEW Kansai Monthly Meeting

Saturday, June 6, 2020 (Online)



Sheila Asato

Date:             Saturday, June 6, 2020

Time:             10:00–11:30 a.m.

Place:            Zoom (link will be sent about 30 minutes prior to event start)

Cost:             This event is FREE and only for FEW members

Register:       Sign up by Friday, June 5, midnight

Back again this year to delight us on the topic of dreaming and enlighten us on its importance in our lives is Sheila McNellis Asato, an artist and a specialist on dreaming. Join us in May to learn about this fundamental part of human life that we all share. Sheila will touch on how dreams support our integrative health, coordinating the mental, emotional, social, and other aspects of our being. Many people have been experiencing more vivid dreams recently with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dreams can help us cope with the difficulties we are now facing and motivate us to grow beyond them. Exploring the relationship between dreaming and daily life, Ms. Asato will introduce typical symbols encountered in dreams and some simple tools for working with them. Being aware of our dreams supports our creativity, and dreams help us generate new perspectives on what we encounter in our lives. Join us to discover how you can leverage the power of your dreams. You will be inspired by the beauty that is possible through dreams as we observe Sheila’s work as a dream artist and healer.


Sheila McNellis Asato, MA, is a visual artist deeply influenced by dreams, Japan, and the natural world. Sheila is currently the world’s first Dream Artist-in-Residence at REM5, a virtual-reality laboratory in Minnesota, US. She has a BA in East Asian studies and fine arts (1982) and an MA in human development with a focus on the healing function of creative imagination (2006). She became certified as an Embodied Imagination Coach in 2010. Currently, Sheila is a faculty member at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts as well as a lecturer on creativity, dreaming, and health at the University of Minnesota. Sheila studied and lived in Japan for a few decades, and it was as a student of the art of shodo (Japanese calligraphy) that she first became fascinated by the creative relationship between the arts, dreaming, and healing. She has just launched her first online course, which covers working with dreams through the book arts (information about the course can be found on the FEW Kansai Facebook page). Learn more about Sheila on her website at www.monkeybridgearts.com or on Instagram @sheilaasato.

You can also learn more about her current work as a dream artist in virtual reality here: https://youtu.be/bIhwYVgyYH8.

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