He is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has studied extensively and explored many healing traditions from around the world since the mid 90s. Machiel is also trained in the indigenous counseling technique of Africa, and is a gifted diviner.
Machiel loves dreams, and giving form to dreams, which has evolved into him being one of the world’s most recognized dream workers and international speakers on the subjects of dreams and depth psychological topics. His short CD on dreams is one of the best selling CDs on dreams of the last decade.
Machiel practices what he preaches, giving form to his own daytime and night time dreams. Based on a night time dream he founded the non-profit organization the Jung Society of Utah in 2009, and the online educational organization the Jung Platform in 2011. Machiel is a social entrepreneur who has won several awards from his local community, including the ‘influential cultural forces’ award. He was voted one of the ‘Enlightened Fifty’ by his community in Salt Lake City for his work benefiting the community.
Machiel has traveled to over 40 countries, lived in 4 continents for a year or more, and speaks several languages.
April 2015 : KUED / local PBS station : interview on the Jung Society event on Synchronicity (2.5 min)
Dec 2014 : KUED / local PBS station : interview on the Jung Society event with David Whyte (2.5 min)
We picked the best radio show per year of the dozens of radio interviews over the last several years:
2017: Interview by Robyn (GreenSmoothieGirl) – Interpreting your dreams
2016: Danielle Lin Show – What Really Happens When We Close Our Eyes to Rest?
2015: ShrinkRapRadio – Dr. Dave interviews Machiel Klerk on ‘Dreams and Awareness‘
August 2017: Wellness Magazine: Dream Life- Click on August issue, article is on page 50. https://www.wellnesswarehouse.com/magazines/
Jan 2013: Catalyst Magazine: Machiel Klerk nominated for Calayst 100 – “100 people who have made Salt Lake City a more compassionate and vibrant place to live”.
Oct 2009 : Catalyst Magazine : How Machiel Klerk has started the Jung Society of Utah
December 2010 – The Symbolic Language of Dreams
January 2011 – A basic recipe to work with your own dreams
February 2011 – Late for Class Dreamlink
March 2011 – How Dreams Guide us toward Our Destiny
2017 – About African Divinations by Pamela Thompson
2016 – A conversation about dreams by Susan Mann
2013: How To Work With a Nightmare (2 pages)
2012: Lucid Dreaming (2 pages)
Contact Machiel directly at email@example.com or +1-801-656-8806
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150 South, 600 East, Suite 7-C
Salt Lake City. UT. 84102
2016: African Divination Training – One year training program with Malidoma Some
2013: Completed level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
2009 – 2013: Completed a 3 year weekly training program in Depth Psychology and Dreamwork, leading to certificate of Embodied Imagination Therapist, Robert Bosnak, Los Angeles and online
2005 – 2008: Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
2006: Astrology training, Astrologos, online program
2003: Reiki training, Katmandu, Nepal
2003: Ayurvedic massage course, Benares, India
2002: Intensive summer program in Jungian psychology, Jung Institute, Zurich
2000–2002: Professional education Astrology training, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Stichting Orderir, Amsterdam
1992–1997: Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Languages, University of Amsterdam
Therapy Work Experience
2011 – current: Private practice
2008 – 2011: Therapist at YouthCare, residential treatment for troubled teens.
2006 – 2008: Therapist at First Step House, a clinic for adults with a substance abuse diagnosis.
2011- current Founding President of Jung Platform
2009 – current Founding President of Jung Society of Utah
2004-2007 Global Product Manager for iBAHN
1999-2003 Co-founder MyCall.com
1997-1999 Several sales & marketing positions