Dr. Leslie Ellis is an author, teacher and therapist who specializes in cultivating a deep inner life through dreams and embodied imagination. She is currently working on a new book and online course for those interested in understanding and benefitting from dreams.
Leslie has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a focus on somatic approaches to therapy. She has a Masters from Pacific Graduate Institute and was a therapist in private practice in Vancouver, BC for more than 20 years. Her approach to therapy combines Jungian and focusing-oriented techniques. Her current focus is dreamwork and online dream training based on her book, A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy (Routledge, 2019). She is Vice President and Certifying Coordinator with The International Focusing Institute and runs a Vancouver-based focusing certification program for mental health professionals. She has numerous articles, book chapters, presentations and webinars on dreamwork, focusing and accessing inner life.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS