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Marina Quattrocchi

Marina Quattrocchi

Marina Quattrocchi (prononced qua-trow-chee) grew up in Smiths Falls, Ontario, a beautiful town on Rideau Lake, in the Ottawa Valley. Here began the nightly dreaming adventures that became the source of her first book. Marina is a former photojournalist with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson, spending ten years as a newspaper writer and photographer in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Windsor, Barrie, Kitchener, Ottawa and London. Then, through a series of dreams she realized her destiny lay in teaching. She went on to complete a Bachelor of Education from Western, an in service Bachelor of Education from York University, a Master's Degree in Education from Brock, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Toronto, where her thesis examined the importance of doing dream work with secondary students. Marina spent seventeen years teaching both elementary and secondary school. In 2005, her first book was published, Dreamwork Uncovered, teaching readers how to understand and master their dreams. She is eager to work with high school students to show them how dreams provide guidance in life, often directing us towards potential careers. Marina is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, which she uses for career counselling, team building, conflict resolution, and general awareness. She is a registered yoga teacher and member of the Yoga Alliance, and is also a certified qigong teacher. She loves writing, nature photography, swimming, biking, fitness, gardening, and spending time with animals, especially her cat Major. After spending most of her life in the GTA, she moved back to Smiths Falls in 2019, and is working on her third book.

Smiths Falls


Dreamwork Uncovered: How Dreams Can Create Inner Harmony Peace and Joy. Insomniac Press, 2005
The Genius of Spirit: Using Dreams, Meditation and Self-Awareness to Stop Insanity and Help Humanity.. Virtual Bookworm, Spring 2014


Overlooked Booklist for Dreamwork Uncovered, 2008
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Presentation Description

Understanding Dreams

Presentation Length:
any length
Dreams/Ethical Psychology
Audience Size:
no limit
Workshop Description:

Workshops are available in several formats; one hour, two hour, three hour, or full day. A one hour workshop will cover why we dream, the meaning of life, how dreams unravel karma and dharma, sleep cycles or what happens when we sleep, and how to begin remembering your dreams. Longer workshops can be tailored to meet each school's needs. Topics include; keeping a dream journal, deja vu or going forward in time while we dream, demons of sleep recurring dreams, night terrors and nightmares, circadian rhythms and teenagers unique sleep needs, dangers of sleep deprivation, common symbols in dreams and what they mean, understanding personal symbols, keys or steps in decoding dreams, sample dreams and their meanings, finding reliable dream dictionaries, and meditation as an aid in understanding dreams.