Margaret Toland

Diploma Counselling HD&TI

Certified Applied Dreamwork


Initially, I worked as a registered nurse and midwife in religious life. with the Marist Missionary Sisters.  In 1992 dreams became important, spiritually, and intuitively deepening my awareness and calling in the healing ministry. In 1995 with support and trusting the guidance of my dreams the direction of life changed after 32 years of vowed life, to working voluntarily within an inter-denominational, international, professional team caring for abandoned children in China.  Back in NZ while working as a Plunket Nurse I completed my counselling training at Human Development Training Institute in 2008 and Applied Dreamwork in 2010. Currently, I work at Friendship House in Manukau.

The late Margaret Bowater was my tutor and mentor, particularly in dreamwork. I’m also a founding member of Dream Network Aotearoa New Zealand and continue to support this work and facilitate Margaret’s Dreamwork Programme.     

Dreamwork Programme 2024           

The programme this year alternates between 2 kinds of workshops:

1.  101 Introduction to Dreamwork (9hrs), Fri6-9pm/ Sat 9.30 -3.30, on 16/17 February; repeated 14/15 June; and 18/19 October.

This covers ethics, basic theory, and practice, including a step-by-step process of interpretation. Manual included. Limit 12.

Fee: $130 (or 110 unwaged); discount for students.

And a follow-up workshop:

2.  202 Dream skills workshop (3hrs), Sat 9.30-12.30 pm Approximately 6

On Saturday 16 March; and Sat 20 July; and Sat 16 November. 

This is a practical workshop in which incidental theory may emerge as Margaret coaches members practising with one another’s dreams. You may continue attending this workshop to gain more confidence.

Fee: $75.00 (or $60 unwaged).

Tea and coffe provided. Please bring your own lunch.

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