Why is it important that you allow us to help you remember and interpret your own dreams?
After many years of research on the use of dreams in psychotherapy, Carl Jung wrote:
No amount of skepticism and criticism has yet enabled me to regard dreams as negligible occurrences. Often enough they appear senseless, but it is obviously we who lack the sense and ingenuity to read the enigmatic message from the nocturnal realm of the psyche. Seeing that at least half our psychic existence is passed in that realm, and that consciousness acts upon our nightly life just as much as the unconscious overshadows our daily life, it would seem all the more incumbent on medical psychology to sharpen its senses by a systematic study of dreams. Nobody doubts the importance of conscious experience; why then should we doubt the significance of unconscious happenings? They also are part of our life, and sometimes more truly a part of it for weal or woe than any happenings of the day.
What is a dream? A dream is a network of relationships that link past, present and future. It is a portrait or story of the interconnectedness between our everyday experience and the inner blueprint of our becoming. A dream often reveals to us perspectives that transcend our ordinary conscious life. Our daily life thrusts upon us so many relational demands and expectations that it is often difficult to step away and attend to the larger purposes and agendas of our selves in the world. A dream can point to a deeper meaning and understanding and lead to a new sense of direction and significance.
What Dreamwork can offer you:
1) Strategies for remembering and recording your dreams;
2) An understanding of the different types of dreams and the psychological relevance for you of each type;
3) Give you special skills and methods to use in dialoging with your dream.