Faculty

In addition to a deep background in dreaming and imagery, IIDI faculty bring wide experience in psychology, coaching, leadership, somatic practices, dance and performance, acting, and other creative and varied disciplines to inform their work. Several work in multiple languages.

Bonnie Buckner

Bonnie Buckner

Founder

Bonnie has been working in dreaming and imagery since 2003. She holds a PhD in psychology, is a PCC level credentialed ICF coach, and certified Practitioner in Imagery from the School of Images in NY. Author of Dream Your Self into Being, Bonnie lectures on dreaming and imagery worldwide. She is a Senior Fellow at the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and Co Faculty Director at the e-Co Leadership Coaching certification program. Bonnie trains and conducts individual sessions for IIDI in English and French.

Anna Nowicka

Anna Nowicka

Program Director, DYW Kids
Adjunct Faculty & Practitioner

Anna is Program Director of the DYW Kids program and is part of IIDI’s teaching faculty and practitioners. She is a Graduate of Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, with MAs in Choreography at the HfS Ernst-Busch in Berlin and in Psychology at Warsaw University, with a practice-based Ph.D. in Acting. She is a choreographer and performer with a long background in bringing dreaming techniques to the performing arts. Anna teaches and offers individual sessions in English, Polish, and German.

James Hallett

James Hallett

Adjunct Faculty & Practitioner

James is part of IIDI’s teaching faculty and practitioners. He is a professional actor with an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. He learned the tradition of dreamwork via a long apprenticeship with Catherine Shainberg at the School of Images. James blends acting and dreamwork in a unique way working with creative clients both as a professional acting coach and a creativity coach helping people to return to their core, reclaim their inner power, and rekindle the fires of career, romance and self-expression

Community Dream Group Leaders

Community Dream Group Leaders are practitioners in training. They bring a wide experience in psychology, coaching, leadership, somatic practices, dance and performance, acting, and other creative and varied disciples.

Chrystal Checketts

Chrystal Checketts

Practitioner in Training

Chrystal Checketts, MPA, is a leadership coach, consultant and dreamer. She resides in both Washington, D.C. and Montana, at her family ranch, and works with organizations and teams to strengthen and establish systems, develop partnerships and create effective communication strategies.

Zofia Tomczyk

Practitioner in Training

Zofia Tomczyk is an artist from Poland, connected to contemporary dance, dreamwork and experimental music. Graduated from Master in Performing Arts at Iceland University of the Arts. Currently a student of post graduate program in Process Oriented Psychology at IPP in Poland. She teaches in Polish and English.

Sabine A. Fischer

Sabine A. Fischer

Practitioner in Training

Sabine A. Fischer is an artist and teacher in the arts, living and working in Iceland. She holds an MFA from the Iceland University of the Arts, and a postgraduate degree in Teaching Art on academic level from the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany. She teaches in German, English, and Icelandic.

Paris PERRAULT

Practitioner in Training

Paris Perrault holds an MBA, and is a certified coach, dreamer, educator, writer, genealogist, and holistic change agent. Her passion is working with individuals, businesses, and communities around the world to respond to the highest and truest calling of one’s heart for the greater good.