John W. Herbert, Ph.D., trained as a Mechanical Engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spent much of his life involved in Commercial Aviation, having flown for the South American Division of Pan American, and as a Charter Pilot for NorthStar Aviation in Redding, California and Sun Valley Aviation in Idaho. He has also built two Experimental Aircraft. He retired as an active pilot in 2006.
In the 1960s, his life and interests changed, and he became deeply involved in studying dreams, attending the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He did not pursue a strictly Jungian line of study, but continued to study different approaches to dreams, later becoming a Certified Dreamwork Facilitator.
Interested in biofeedback and the mind, in 1970, his Masters Thesis in Psychology at San Francisco State University was a study of the EEG Changes During Zen Meditation, and led to his Doctorate in Psychology at Saybrook Institute in 2000 at the age of 77.
He was an onstage co-host on America Online's "Dr. Jeremy Taylor's Dream Show," five days a week, for over a year. His personal dream journal contains over 11,000 dreams. He has been able to compare his evolving dream imagery with his business diaries, confirming the value of dreams as a source of information and guidance in the realms of health, business decisions, and relationships. He is a published author in the field of Aviation and Dream Work and has developed methods of working with dream groups online utilizing the "If It Were My Dream" approach to sharing dreams. Dr. Herbert has worked with individuals and groups, in person and with computers, assisting them in understanding their dream symbology. He has been referred to as "The Grandfather of Online Dream-work."
▪ American Psychological Association (APA)
▪ Association of Aviation Psychologists (AAP)
▪ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (Emeritus Lifetime Member)
▪ Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
▪ Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
▪ National Association of Aviation Flight Instructors (NAFI) (Retired)
▪ International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD)