Nancy  Gershman, LMSW Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Nancy Gershman, LMSW

BHAVA Therapy Group

How can we use resourcing, felt sense memory and photos, re-scripting and mental simulations to shift the focus from “what do you miss?” to “what gives you joy?” This is the promise of Dreamscaping: a playful (backdoor) approach I developed for identifying a client's unmet, unrealized, unnamed need.



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Episode 168: Creative Ways To Heal After Loss

Published: Jun 28, 2019

Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley of Open To Hope Foundation ask the viewer: Are you looking for unique ways to memorialize or celebrate the life of your loved one? They interview long time colleague, memory artist, psychotherapist and the developer of Dreamscaping, Nancy Gershman along with art therapist, Ziva Zaff and their client Betsy, for whom Nancy created a dreamscape in memory of her daughter.

The Dreamscaping Interview: Focusing on felt sense

Published: Sep 30, 2018

Two art therapy students trained by memory artist, Nancy Gershman, demonstrate the art of dreamscaping. In this audio clip, Kim is interviewed about her favorite memories of "Gram," which are entirely vivid felt sense memories of her grandmother.

Full Length Dreamscaping Interview with a Bereaved Chaplain

Published: Oct 10, 2018

What if your positive memories of someone are their memories, and not your own? In this full length Dreamscaping interview conducted by Nancy Gershman, Russ will share with us three memories from different points across his life span. In which memory does Russ appear to own the joy?

Nancy Gershman & Robert Neimeyer “Dreamscaping” to Re-imagine Suicide Loss

Published: Dec 29, 2017

At the 40th Annual Association For Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), Robert Neimeyer talks with Nancy Gershman about her new book with Barbara E. Thompson, “Prescriptive Memories in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping,” and the “artful way" Bob's own dreamscape in the book "captures an imagined memory... a sweet moment [he] needed but did not have” with a father who died by suicide.

OPEN TO HOPE TV: Nancy Gershman, Grief and Art

Published: Oct 17, 2016

Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley of Open to Hope TV in an interview with memory artist Nancy Gershman and her client Debla E. Heredia-Brown for whom Nancy created a dreamscape in memory of her father.