Denyse Beaudet, Ph.D., is a Jungian oriented developmental psychologist,  independent researcher and lecturer in the fields of developmental psychology and children’s dreams. She has been helping parents understand their children’s dreaming lives for more than 30 years. Beginning her career as a kindergarten teacher in Canada and in France, she went on to be a Professor of Creativity and Child Development at Laval University in Québec City. Her fascination with the imaginative life of children led her to the world of children’s dreams.

    Denyse’s exploration of the dreams of children originated many years ago, when she first learned how the Malaysian Senoi schooled their children in the art of dreaming. “How do our children who are not taught this art fare within their dream world?” she wondered. Her research had begun.

     She is the author of Encountering the Monster: Pathways in Children’s Dreams and more recently, Dreamguider: Open the Door to Your Child's Dreams. Her essay, “The Monster,” appears in  Mirrors of the Self: Archetypal Images That Shape Your Life, edited by Christine Downing. Her articles have appeared in “Quadrant: The Journal for Contemporary Jungian Thought,” in “Dreamtime,” the magazine of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and in “Dream Network Journal.”             

    Denyse was  born in Québec City---a city acclaimed as a United Nations world treasure since 1985. She was educated in the tongue of Molière and came to establish herself on the California coast in 1983. She lives in San Diego, California.

    Join her in exploring the world of children’s dreams.

Photo: Tim Whitehouse

The Dreams of Children

Denyse Beaudet, Ph.D.