Meet Justina Lasley

Author, Leader, and Veteran Dream Expert

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Justina Lasley on SCETV
(a division of PBS)

Dream Teacher Justina Lasley

Have you ever wondered how a person changes the course of their life? Watch this SCETV (a division of PBS) 5 minute segment of Justina talking about how growing up in Lancaster, SC enriched her life and nurtured her creativity. Being a lifelong member of Girl Scouts broadened her skills and interests and led her to Converse College and then to Atlanta, GA where she raised her three daughters. It was in Atlanta that she was introduced to dreams when Jeremy Taylor, well-known author and dream expert, preached at her Trinity Presbyterian Church. From that moment forward she has been on a mission to wake up the world.

Justina Lasley on SCETV (a division of PBS)

Dream Teacher Justina Lasley

Have you ever wondered how a person changes the course of their life? Watch this SCETV (a division of PBS) 5 minute segment of Justina talking about how she became interested in dream study.

Justina Lasley is trying to wake up the world. She is an Author and Founder of the Institute for Dream Studies. Her mission: to tell everyone in the world of the transformative power of his or her nightly dreams. So far she’s making good on her mission by writing multiple books on the subject of dreams and also by creating the Institute for Dream Studies.

A Recognized Leader

Justina Lasley, MA is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Dream Studies, an internationally recognized program that promotes the understanding and value of dreams to help people claim their uniqueness and full potential. She is the creator of DreamSynergy™, the comprehensive process with proven results for uncovering dream meaning leading to personal transformation.

An Author with Experience

Justina is the author of Wake Up to Your Dreams: Transform Your Relationships, Career and Health While You Sleep, Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders and In My Dream… a unique dream journal. She has been featured on television, radio and in numerous newspaper and magazine articles. She is an in-demand speaker, trainer, and coach, who conducts dream groups and workshops throughout the US and abroad at such venues as the Omega Institute and the NY Open Center.

A True Dream Expert

Justina’s 30+ years of study and practical experience expand her capabilities as an instructor, as well as enable her to successfully coach individuals on their path of personal growth. Justina shares with clients her enthusiasm, keen insight, and talent for relating to others, thus facilitating their rapid movement toward a more authentic, spiritual, and fulfilling life.

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Justina holds a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology with an emphasis in Dream Studies from the University of West Georgia, and a B.A. in both Applied Art and Education from Converse College. She also studied at the University of Paris, Parsons School of Design and Pacifica Institute.

Justina is married to Chad Minifie and between them they have seven daughters and ten grandchildren. They reside in the Charleston area of South Carolina.

Check out her work here at, and follow her on Facebook/DreamSynergy, Facebook/InstituteforDreamStudies, Instagram/DreamSynergy and Twitter.

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Other Career Highlights

  • Developed the Institute for Dream Studies (IDS) Certification Program for dreamworkers
  • Director of IDS Certification Program 2005 – Present
  • Co-teacher of the IDS Certification Program 2017 – Present
  • The International Association for the Study of Dreams – active member and served on the Board of Directors
  • IASD Southeast US representative 2002 – 2020
  • Presented lectures and conducted workshops regarding personal and practical applications of dreams: Association for the Study of Dreams International Conferences 1998-2018, The C.G. Jung Society of Atlanta and Charleston, Oaxaca, Mexico, Springbank Spirituality Center, The Sophia Institute and the Center for Women in Charleston, SC, et. al
  • Omega Institute Faculty Member 2005
  • New York Open Center Faculty Member 2006 – 2009
  • Springbank Retreat Center—Faculty Member 2004 – 2012
  • Moderator of IASD E-study group Leadership of Dream Groups 2000 – 2006
  • Chairperson of the IASD Southeast Regional Dream Conferences at Emory University
    2002 and 2004 and Organizer of IASD SE Regional Conference 2018
  • Committee Member of the Southeast Regional Dream Conference 2017
  • Dream Research throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia.
  • Carl G. Jung Society
  • South Carolina Counselors Association
  • American Psychological Association

What Others Have to Say…

“Justina has a wonderful curiosity and love for all things dreaming. Her DreamSynergy process pulls together the basics of dreamwork, which seems a vital need for everyone on the dreaming path.”
– Robert Waggoner, Author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

“Again I would like to thank you for your wisdom and support and sharing it with me! A very up-close and personal experience for me to learn from and grow. I am still processing and probably will be for a while, I am a work in progress for sure.”
– R. Lanier, workshop participant

“One word – WOW! OK, several more… I have watched a few videos and Justina, you have DEFINITELY found your calling! Your warmth, authenticity, and Southern graciousness is captivating!”
– C. Anderson, videographer, Glidewing workshop participant

I Want To Work With Justina One-On-One!