U3A Browns Bay Inc formed in June 2000

Guest Speakers

Our focus is on Exceptional New Zealanders doing exceptional things

Browns Bay U3A Guest Speaker  Margaret Bowater

Talk Main Meeting: 3rd March 2020

Guest Speaker: Margaret Bowater  MA, MNZAP


Why do we have dreams?
How do they relate to our life and health? What are the different kinds of dreams, visions and nightmares?
How can we take the sting out of nightmares?

Margaret Bowater is a long-experienced therapist, teacher and supervisor, who has specialised in dreamwork for 35 years. She has published two books, Dreams and Visions – Language of the Spirit (1997) and Healing the Nightmare, Freeing the Soul – A Practical Guide to Dreamwork (2016), and led hundreds of dream workshops, in NZ and Australia. She is currently Secretary of the Dream Network Aotearoa-NZ, and is NZ’s Contact for the International Association for the Study of Dreams.   

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Overview of our Monthly Meetings
The two hour meeting is held on the first Tuesday morning of each month in Browns Bay. An invited speaker, expert in the field, informs, educates and entertains us. Our focus is Exceptional New Zealanders doing Exceptional Things in New Zealand. A wide range of current topics is covered and we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.

The second part of the meeting is provided by our U3A Special Interest Groups whose presentations have been identified as being of interest for the whole membership. A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat. Attendance at the main monthly meetings is optional. Members are required to attend one or more Special Interest Groups as this is where the active learning focus of the U3A philosophy occurs and long last friendships are made.