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Bridges to Health and Personal Growth: how dreams can bring the unknown to consciousness

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This is the story of how one person, with Jesus imagery in her dream, built a bridge to her daughter during a time of conflict.

Q: Why are inner explorations and investigations of dream images called work?

A:  Because we are construction workers. We build bridges.  We gather raw  materials from our psyches, discover their relevance and shape them to form bridges between our unconscious and conscious. We create a means of transporting what is deep within us to our day to day perceptions.  We learn to tolerate emotional disruption as we adjust to greater meaning and understanding in our lives and the world.

Meaning of Your Dreams: How to understand and benefit from your dream images

treasure chest victorian 2745 640*Suppose this treasure was your dream image. How would you understand it? Would you go surface or deep?

If you attend to your image and wonder about it you have an opportunity to go more deeply into the meaning this image holds for you.

Suppose you have a dream in which you are offered a feast of succulent food served on golden plates studded with rubies. In the dream you are thrilled at the offering which means you are valued by great powers. But as you approach the plater you feel nervous, then fear then go rigid and shout, “No!” just before your throat tightens. You can’t speak. The image disappears and you wake up. You feel mild anxiety which passes quickly, and you wonder, “What was that about?”

How do fairy tales and dreams help us in psychotherapy?

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Code: Man or woman, prince or princess, boy or girl is transformed into a frog. Clue: Crown on head signifies magical metamorphosis.  Action Required: Find a human to accomplish three impossible tasks to free the frog encased prisoner. Question: Are you the prisoner or the human who can free the prisoner? Or are you both?

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Nightmare Wave in Eating Disorder Recovery

320px Ocean surface waveOver the years in my psychotherapy practice with women recovering from eating disorders, I've seen many women who are unaware of the massive change about to disrupt their lives report versions of an overwhelming wave of water dream. They consider this  dream a nightmare. *pix

One version is this:

The woman is on a boat in the ocean, often with friends or spouse or both.  It's a beautiful day.  The sea is calm. She and her friends are relaxing. She feels that all is normal and pleasant. 

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JoannaPoppink NC wants Buncombe's Sandy Bottom wetlands better protected https://t.co/AkzPWu00au by @asheville
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