Dream Blog

 
March 19, 2016

The Exhausting Relationship Between Depression and Dreaming

As a psychotherapist, I am not the obvious first choice for someone suffering with depression. Psychology offers effective techniques, as well as a rebate, so it’s a …

 
April 12, 2015

Emotional Pain is the Root Cause of Addiction

In a few years of working occasionally with addicted clients, some in denial about their addiction, I have never had success in tackling the addiction head-on. Compassionately …

April 10, 2015

On Speaking to a Men’s Bereavement Group About Visitation Dreams

My heart was racing last night as I approached the boardroom where I was to give a two-hour talk on “The Role of Dreams in Grieving Well.” …

 
March 22, 2015

Dreams in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Bees multiply and swarm in the bedroom of a remote chateau. A man’s legs fall from beneath him on the way to the bathroom. A female assassin …

September 6, 2013

Dream Documentary: An Interview with Ilana

Filmed by Bachelor Productions for their documentary: “Night I”

January 24, 2013

Ramana Maharshi: “All That We See is a Dream…”

Ramana Maharshi 1979 ~ 1950 India’s beloved Sage, Ramana Maharshi, the Buddha of Southerm India, would discuss the nature of dream- and waking-reality with his followers.  …

 
October 29, 2012

“New Treatment to Stop Nightmares”

By Julia Medew for The Age, Oct 18 2012 EVER wanted to erase a horrific nightmare from your mind? Australian doctors believe they’ve found a way to …

 
October 22, 2012

Lucid Cure for Nightmares?

Listen to this entertaining story of how one man cured a 20-year nightmare by learning lucid dreaming. How did he cure it? By understanding the deeper message …

 
September 30, 2012

“Last night I dreamed of a hamburger, but it was eating me”

“Last night I dreamed of a hamburger, but it was eating me…”  “… It is an irony that so many people think that dreams are irrational and …

September 10, 2012

When Hitler Visits

“It’s not about massacre”, my friend reassures me, as Hitler strides towards me down a narrow corridor, “It’s about myth.” And then I wake up. A few …

 
July 17, 2012

Dreams, a film by Akira Kurosawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTRw66CnWLI
 
May 3, 2012

Congrats to Australia’s First Conference on Dreaming!

I recently returned from Australia’s first conference on dreaming, Dreams & Imagination: Healing Pathways, hosted by Dream Network Australia in Sydney. This professional conference brought together a rare …

 
April 13, 2012

A (Less) Dangerous Method: History vs. Hollywood

A Dangerous Method is a gripping historical film mixing sex and psychoanalysis, while depicting the demise of the most influential relationship in psycho-history: the bond between Carl …

 
February 21, 2012

Dreams of Flying: Need a New Perspective?

The key to your dreams is always in the details. If you often dream of flying, start paying attention to the way in which you’re flying, and what emotions …

 
February 7, 2012

Carl Jung on Learning from Patients

“From my encounters with patients and with the psychic phenomena which they have paraded before me in an endless stream of images, I have learned an enormous amount – …

 
February 6, 2012

Decoding Daydreams: What’s On Your Secret Mind?

Are your daydreams merely innocent flights of fancy? Evidence suggest otherwise. Day dreams seem to fulfill an important emotional function, and can tell us a lot about what we’re …

 
January 10, 2012

Forgetting to Remember: Why Do We Forget Our Dreams?

You’ll forget around 1,500 dreams this year. Ever wonder why? You dream four to six times every night, and will have around 1,800 dreams this year. 90 – …

 
December 15, 2011

Freud vs. Jung: Understanding Your Living Images

When doing dream work, we’re looking for the hidden connections between a dream image and an experience in our waking lives. The battle between Freud and Jung proved that what …

 
August 1, 2011

Dream Analysis Tips

No, you can’t  brush your teeth first: When you wake up, you usually have around 2 minutes to start writing down your dream before it begins to fade. …

 
July 8, 2011

Getting to Know Your Selves

While you seek to get to know yourself in your waking life, ‘the dreamer’ sits in a watchtower overlooking the endless landscape of your psyche, with a perfect view …

 
July 6, 2011

Dream Snippets: Enough for a Breakthrough?

Perhaps it’s the imminent solar eclipse, but recently my clients have been dreaming vividly, and bringing their dreams to therapy. Some dreams have depicted epic journeys, others meaningful cross‐sections, and others still deliver evocative …

 
May 29, 2011

Dream Emotion: Where Else Do You Feel Like This?

When doing dream work, always ask yourself this question: Where in my life do I feel this way? For example, if in your dream you see a plant in …

 
May 16, 2011

Carl Jung on Self Knowledge

“Most people confuse “self knowledge” with knowledge of their conscious ego personalities. Anyone who has ego consciousness at all takes it for granted that he knows himself. But the …

 
April 11, 2011

Only You Can Interpret Your Dreams

The first sentence my workshop participants hear usually comes as a surprise: no one can interpret your dreams for you. People may offer valuable insights, they may guide …

 
April 4, 2011

Dream Letter Intro – April 2011

Dear Dreamers,     It has now been two months since the birth of Dream Lab, and six months since I ran my first workshop. The awakenings …