Dream interpretation can serve us in so many ways. Dreams have something to teach us about ourselves, not only as individuals, but also as a collective. They reconnect us to everything we have forgotten and they point the way to realizing our deepest potential.
We ask our clients to keep the best record they possibly can of their dreams and bring them into each session. Dream analysis works best in conjunction with a daily journal, so that we can keep track of the events, encounters, thoughts, and emotions to which the dream may be responding. Dreams speak in a symbolic language, most often very specific to the individual dreamer. When the symbol has no conscious association for the person, we then move into the realm of archetypal symbolism through a process of amplification. Together, we can study the maps of other dream and fantasy material, comparative mythology and religion, and even, fairy and folk tale to help shed light on the unknown meaning in particular symbols. To understand the meaning of a dream is to access its innate healing element.