Dreamwork

“It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.” – Virginia Woolf

Dreams can often be a guide to help us work through problems and are therefore one of our most powerful tools for healing.  I welcome all clients to bring their dreams to therapy, and I also see clients who wish to use their dreams as the main foundation of our work together.

I believe that each individual holds the key to understanding his/her own dreams, and my style of dreamwork involves guiding the client to discover the meaning of the dream him/herself. 

I tend to agree with Jeremy Taylor who, in his book “Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill”, lays out ten basic assumptions of dreams. They are:

  1. All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness.

  2. No dream ever comes just to tell you what you already know.

  3. Only you the dreamer can saw with any certainty what meanings your dreams may hold.

  4. The certainty about the meanings in a dream comes from an “aha” moment of recognition and resonance.

  5. There is no such thing as a dream with only one meaning.

  6. All dreams speak a universal language of metaphor and symbol.

  7. All dreams reflect the dreamer’s inborn creativity and ability to solve life’s problems.

  8. All dreams reflect society as a whole, as well as the dreamer’s relationship to it.

  9. Working with dreams on a regular basis improves relationships with friends, lovers, partners, parents, children, and others.

  10. Working with dreams in groups builds community, intimacy, and support and begins to impact on society as a whole.



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