SELF-UNDERSTANDING THROUGH DREAM INTERPRETATION
Dreams are the recall of the feelings, thoughts, images, and stories when we are asleep, from a special state of consciousness we reach in slumber.
Many people think that dreams are illogical and bizarre, of no consequence, but instead, research shows that dreams make a lot of sense once we understand their language - metaphors. Understanding and working with dreams in the right way not only helps us maintain our well-being, but it also helps us change inappropriate beliefs that keep us stuck in unhealthy behaviours.
Dream interpretation is thousands of years old – the written works of the world’s religions are all full of stories of dreams being dreamed, told, and understood to guide the dreamer.
I have trained as a practitioner with two well-known experts in this field: Susan Sims Smith, Anglican priest and Jungian analyst, and instructor at the Haden Institute; and Bob J. Hoss, Executive Officer and former President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, also an instructor at the Haden Institute. Both are acclaimed lecturers on dream interpretation.
HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT TO EXPECT
Transcribe your dreams on paper
Before the first appointment, I ask clients to write down the narrative of their dreams in the present tense, with plenty of room for notes. I will then ask you questions to list your associations with all elements of the dream, and explore the metaphors with you, to see what possible links there could be with your waking life. After this initial work, you will probably already have a fair idea of what the general subject is and the overall meaning of the dream.
Understand your dream with hypnosis
The next step is to answer six “magic” questions that will help take your understanding of the dream to a deeper level. I will use hypnosis to ensure you are fully relaxed, calm, and confident. It is often in this part that clients can see important steps they can undertake in their personal development.
I will not tell you what your dream means; no serious practitioner can. Dreams are made up of your own personal inventory of symbols, so that a dream about a dog means one thing to me, because I have always enjoyed them as pets, but a dream about a dog can mean something else to you because you were bitten by one as a child and have a phobia about them. Therefore, my work is to guide you to come to realize what the dream is about, and what it is trying to tell you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To find out how I can help you to interpret and understand your dreams, please get in touch.
"I just want to thank you for the astonishing appointment we had today. I didn't have the faintest idea that such a short dream could mean anything much, and certainly not as much as I discovered today, but it all rings so true. I have been thinking all afternoon and with these new insights I get why I have had so much trouble at work with my boss." - Khulood A