Dreamscaping uses imaginal resourcing and focusing on felt sense, re-scripting and mental simulations, memory reconsolidation and photo-based art to shift the focus from “what do you miss?” to “what gives you joy?”   

Dreamscaping’s axioms? Hold emotional truth and good humor in the highest regard (even positive responses to negative events).  Display, mail, even wear a dreamscape to start a Conversation.  If it makes you laugh and cry, it’s doing its job.


Nancy Gershman is a memory artist and the developer of dreamscaping, a playful way of working with people contending with the loss of one’s self, a person, a pet, a place, or a thing they can no longer return to.


“I think of dreamscaping as the corpus callosum of psychotherapy:  It joins the brain’s hemispheres to make more integrated reconstruction of memories in bereavement possible.”

-Robert A. Neimeyer, from “Prescriptive Memories in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping”


What if your positive memories are someone else’s memories, and not your own?

Take the Three Memory Quiz and see in which of Russ’s best moments with his father he owns his joy. 


Dealing With Grief Through Art:  Psychologists Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley speak with Debla E. Heredia-Brown about the prescriptive memory and dreamscape created for her by Gershman at Haven Hospice. 

– Open To Hope TVP

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