What is Dreamwork?
Your dreams can change your life.
Dreamwork is the practice of actively exploring dreams with the intention of finding the healing and/or inspiring opportunity within the dream. It’s extremely helpful to share dreams with others in a group or one-on-one with a dream consultant. There are many different styles of dreamwork, and it all depends on the interests of the dream worker and the client. Dreams may be beautifully worked with a psychologist during therapy, and many people are familiar with this setting for exploring dreams. My work is not limited to exploring dreams exclusively through the lens of psychology, and as part of a holistic view of your dreaming self personal psychology is included. My focus includes a multi-dimensional, multi-cultural creative engagement with possibility as revealed by the dream. This is done in a variety of ways, with mutual discussion and interpretation, active imagination, body movement, and other techniques, often leading to creating a plan to take action in your life. The dream itself will guide the process.
Dreaming is an action and you have more power as a dreamer than you may know.
Tame Your Scary Dreams
Even nightmares carry important information for us, and lead to readily available healing when skillfully worked. I have not met a nightmare yet that wasn't a catalyst for personal transformation. You have power as a dreamer, even when it comes to nightmares. Many times a single session of working with a nightmare will bring enough insight to create a healing shift that brings empowerment and can help resolve the nightmare.
"For years I had experienced a series of recurring nightmares from a past job experience. Life was filled with frustration over these dreams from that time in my life. Jane deftly worked her way into my past and those dreams and with delicate skill she helped me find a way out of that subconscious trap. The results have been magical. For many years now those dreams are gone. The few times they have returned I have used the gifted tools she shared with me to stop those images from entering my existence ever again. My life has experienced an awakening. I look forward to every night’s rest with enthusiasm. I have now become a published author of award winning science fiction/fantasy novels and many of my inspirations come in the night while I sleep. The nights now inspire my days.
It's as if a heavy weight has been lifted from my shoulders. My nights are more fun and the days are more complete. Jane’s work with my dreaming self has changed my life in countless ways for the good and forever!" - Edwin (E.T.) Thompson, Author of EarthUnder: The Meteorite Chronicles
Jeff Taylor’s Monster.com, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, Paul McCartney’s songs “Yesterday” and “Let it Be”, the writings of Robert Lewis Stevenson, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Coleridge and Jack Kerouac, Elias Howe’s invention of the sewing machine, Colonel Harold Dickson’s dream that led to the discovery of oil in Kuwait, Jack Nicklaus’ famous golf swing, Friedrich Kekule’s discovery of the structure of the benzene molecule, the art and writings of the surrealists, and all the unnamed dreamers out there bring brilliant new things into the world every day. Learn techniques to help you access this part of yourself.
Have a little adventure everyday.
Would you like information on interpersonal relationships? Personal growth? Health and healing? Spiritual connection? Adventure? Inspiration? Insight? Answers to life questions? Every time you dream, something comes through. That “aha” moment you feel when working a dream is a sensation of something in you healing. It's an internal shift towards wholeness and you are never the same. You've expanded your concept of who you are, and of how your life is ready to evolve, in little ways and big. Dreaming goes beyond what happens at night. It's a state of being, day and night.
Imagine the possibilities your dreams hold.
What are some benefits of exploring your dreams?
You'll discover more meaning in your life, and become more inspired. You'll see deeper layers to the events that unfold in your life. You'll find magic in every day, and see glimpses of your bigger story. You'll likely become more creative and your world view will expand. You may resolve difficult dreams and sleep better. Dreamwork brings hope to those who need it and meaningful surprises to everyone.
I don't tell you what your dreams mean. Rather, together we uncover the meaning and the gift the dream holds. I'm interested in empowering you to live a more conscious life, to come to your own understanding of your dreams. The idea is for you to see how much wisdom you have in your dreaming self.
Dreamwork does not replace the support you have with a licensed therapist when working with trauma or other deep inquiry; it is a powerful adjunct.