The Centre for Social Dreaming

The Centre for Social Dreaming (CSD) is a developing project to connect the global social dreaming community. Social dreaming is about shared diverse communities, be it through practicing, researching, training or participating. We encourage you to join the global matrix of social dreamers.

Social Dreaming

Social Dreaming

Our dreams offer infinite insight into the world when shared. The practice of social dreaming allows us to discover meaning in our dreams that benefit all.




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    The Centre for Social Dreaming offers a space for research. We invite researchers who are interested in Social Dreaming or associated methods to join this community to develop further research and theories of Social Dreaming and to discover its potential …


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    We invite you to help us showcase new and exciting work you know of by sharing them with us, we are currently accepting submissions to include books, articles, podcasts and Recordings, unpublished papers , videos , websites videos can case studies. …


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Our Story

Social Dreaming was discovered by W. Gordon Lawrence and further developed by a growing community of social dreamers.

Dr. W. Gordon Lawrence (1934-2013) was the founder of the field of social dreaming. When working as a social scientist at the Tavistock Institute in London in the early 1980s, Gordon became convinced that there was a wider social context to people’s dreams. He was greatly influenced by the German journalist Charlotte Beradt’s The Third Reich of Dreams (1968). In her book, she shows how the Nazi’s rise to power in the 1930s generated angst in the German population, particularly amongst Jews. Jewish patient’s dreams, collected from doctors by Beradt, foretold their horrendous future.

The Centre for Social Dreaming (CSD) is a developing project that aims to
connect the global social dreaming community in the hope that such a forum will nurture the creation of new thinking. Social dreaming is nothing if it isn’t about creativity and the shared community, and we hope that you can join us on this journey,

The SCD is a not for profit making Community Interest Company with both educational and intellectual objectives, respecting the democracy of the Social Dreaming Matrix, our internationalism, bringing a sense of wonder and respect for the authority of the contributions and the contributors.

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  • Julian Manley

  • Bipin Patel

  • Ruth Silver

  • Martin Walker

  • Nicola Wreford-Howard

  • Steve Valk

Join the social dreaming community today!