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Listen: Two New Interviews on Dreams, Dreamwork, Precognition, and Healing

I had the pleasure of speaking with two healing arts practitioners this month, who also host podcasts: Shannon Torrence of the Magic is Real podcast and Melissa Johnson of Dream Hub.   As I told Shannon in the beginning of our conversation, it’s really a joy to be able to talk to individuals who are as interested in the topics of dreams, memory, healing, telepathy, precognition, and the paranormal as I am. It’s a joy that ...

The Benefits of Feeling Your Feelings (in Dreams and in Life)

Lately, I talk and write a lot about the healing medicine of feeling in dreams. I realize, however, there is an assumption I am making when I encourage people to become aware of their reactivity in dreams, and guide them toward the deeper feeling beneath. The assumption is that we all know and agree upon the idea that feeling your feelings is a healthy way of processing events and interactions in one’s life, and that ...

Introductory Offer: One-on-One Natural Dreamwork Session

Natural Dreamwork is a unique approach to working with our dreams as a way to achieve emotional well-being and gain insights about ourselves. The one-on-one work we do together provides a container and framework for your spiritual and personal growth. It’s not a one-off “dream interpretation session,” or a loose, general conversation about dream symbols. A Natural Dreamwork session is about you, specifically, and your dreams. I would call it soul work, and therefore, is ...

What Happens in a Dreamwork Session?

On the one hand, the answer to the question in the article title is simple. In a one-on-one dreamwork session, you bring your dreams and we re-enter a few of them together. However, the fuller answer is that in a dreamwork session, we spend an hour together with our full focus and attention on your dreams. We do this with the belief that our dreams are able to provide us with insights and opportunities we ...

How Learning the Language of Dreams Opens Us to Psychic Experiences

Have you had an experience you thought might be psychic? What was it like?  For most people I’ve talked to, psychic experiences don’t play out in a way they are used to. There’s an element of strangeness to them. As a result, they’re often unsure if they “really happened” and may even be quick to doubt themselves or their senses. This is because the mechanisms for checking reality we use for everyday events and encounters ...

More Dream Content to Listen to on Patreon

Are you looking for more dream content? Did you know I also produce audio content on Patreon? For those of you who are unfamiliar with Patreon, it is a platform for artists, writers, and creators to build community around their work, as well as a means for directly helping artists, writers, thinkers, and creatives earn a recurring income for their work, independent of what they are producing. In other words, for researchers and writers like ...

How Dreamwork Restores Our Ability to Feel

Some of us are brutally aware of our tendency toward dissociation or checking out in the face of big feelings, whether those feelings are painful or pleasurable. Others of us are less aware at how we have adapted over time to not feeling our feelings, or to feel muted versions of feelings. For some of us, it’s not until we are in a therapeutic or coaching environment, and have been asked the question, “How does ...

Do You Daydream or Overthink?

I’ve been slowly making my way through Pete Walker’s book Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving. This book has been recommended to me a few times over the last seven or so years that I have been independently researching trauma, C-PTSD, attachment wounding, and related topics. I’m near the end in which Walker reviews the different types of reactions to “abandonment pain,” one of which is dissociation, which can manifest as fantasizing, reminiscing, or even ...

Why You Can’t Stop Thinking About That Dream

Perhaps you arrived here as a result of searching for one of the most highly Googled dream topics: dreams of snakes or other wildlife, dreams about your ex, dreams of your teeth falling out, or dreams of needing to find a bathroom. But I imagine you may have, instead, found yourself on this web site because of some stirring inside of you, some itch, or some unexplained knowing that the dream you had last night ...

What If I Don’t Dream?

Sometimes an individual will contact me, curious about dreamwork, but claims to never dream. After reading a lot of material about sleep and dreaming, I’ve come to believe that almost everybody dreams every night, save for the very rare few who have severe neurological conditions or who take medicine that may drastically impact their sleep cycles. (In these cases, there may be Chinese medicinal herbal remedies that can help improve sleep. Feel free to be ...

Reawaken the Dead in Dreams

Despite a bat mitzvah, a Judaic Studies minor in college, and time living in Israel and speaking Hebrew — and despite the fact that each week laypeople are called upon to offer a “dvar Torah” (a talk on the weekly portion of Torah read in synagogue), I still don’t feel qualified to write any kind of exegesis on Jewish text.  Yet, here I am, asking you to join me on a brief journey as I ...

Confusion and Memory Cues in Dreams

In waking life, memory cues are objects, words, sounds, or sensory experiences that trigger memory. Essentially, they are conscious and subconscious associations we have made between the object and an event that spark a memory. An example of a conscious association you may be familiar with is, for instance, the scent of a particular pastry baking that takes you back to your trip to Paris. Some cues and associations are a little more obscure and ...

What Does It Mean to Work a Dream?

What does it mean to work a dream? Simply put, working a dream means remembering it, re-engaging with it, and bringing it to life — with the intention of greater self-awareness, growth, or healing. This work can be done on your own or with a dreamwork practitioner. Working a dream is different than just thinking about or telling someone your dream. When you work a dream you purposefully recall the details, feelings, and sense experiences ...

The Gift of the Dream: An Introduction to Dreamwork

If you live in the South Jersey / Philadelphia area, you are invited to come learn some basic principles to help you listen to your dreams’ wisdom. December 12, 2023, 7:30 – 9 pm I will share experiences from my own dream journey and guide participants through a dreamwork exercise that can be practiced at home. Please bring along one dream, written or typed out on paper. If you’ve been curious about dreamwork, how it ...

What Dreams Teach Us About Love

Let me get this out of the way upfront. The title of this post (and maybe any blog post ever) is misleading. There is no way I’ll be able to encapsulate in an 1100-word blog post what dreams teach us about love. But boy, do they teach us about love.  What I’d like to do in this post is express one way dreams teach us about love. If we are lucky, at least once in ...

Why You Should Write Down Dreams You Don’t Quite Remember

I’ll tell you a secret. Even though I’m a high-yielding dreamer and a dreamwork practitioner, there are mornings I convince myself that my dreams are too distant or too hazy or too jumbled to bother writing them down. I turn over and go back to sleep. And … every time I listen to the voice in my head that tells me that’s the truth, I regret it later. Have you ever taken on a regular ...

Dreamwork to Prep for the End of the World

Last night, before bed, I found myself discussing with my boyfriend which film or TV show I want him to watch to better prepare him for the end of the world: The Last of Us? The Walking Dead? Station Eleven? Bird Box??? I settled on The Handmaid’s Tale because, as I explained to him, “it’s the one that seems closest to our current reality.” I’m not sure that’s true anymore, since I stopped watching The ...

Dreamwork in and for Times of Crisis

It’s been a painful and heart-wrenching few weeks. Unable to read or write or work much since the massacres on Israeli civilians on October 7, I wasn’t sure I would be able to show up for my monthly audio chat on Patreon. But a good talk with a fellow dreamwork practitioner and a few juicy dreams compelled me forward with renewed inspiration and dedication to this research and work. The episode I ended up recording ...
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The Benefits of Feeling Your Feelings (in Dreams and in Life)

Lately, I talk and write a lot about the healing medicine of feeling in dreams. I realize, however, there is an assumption I am making when I encourage people to become aware of their reactivity in dreams, and guide them toward the deeper feeling beneath. The assumption is that we…
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Introductory Offer: One-on-One Natural Dreamwork Session

Natural Dreamwork is a unique approach to working with our dreams as a way to achieve emotional well-being and gain insights about ourselves. The one-on-one work we do together provides a container and framework for your spiritual and personal growth. It’s not a one-off “dream interpretation session,” or a loose,…
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  • Dreams |

What Happens in a Dreamwork Session?

On the one hand, the answer to the question in the article title is simple. In a one-on-one dreamwork session, you bring your dreams and we re-enter a few of them together. However, the fuller answer is that in a dreamwork session, we spend an hour together with our full…
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How Learning the Language of Dreams Opens Us to Psychic Experiences

Have you had an experience you thought might be psychic? What was it like?  For most people I’ve talked to, psychic experiences don’t play out in a way they are used to. There’s an element of strangeness to them. As a result, they’re often unsure if they “really happened” and…
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More Dream Content to Listen to on Patreon

Are you looking for more dream content? Did you know I also produce audio content on Patreon? For those of you who are unfamiliar with Patreon, it is a platform for artists, writers, and creators to build community around their work, as well as a means for directly helping artists,…
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How Dreamwork Restores Our Ability to Feel

Some of us are brutally aware of our tendency toward dissociation or checking out in the face of big feelings, whether those feelings are painful or pleasurable. Others of us are less aware at how we have adapted over time to not feeling our feelings, or to feel muted versions…
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Do You Daydream or Overthink?

I’ve been slowly making my way through Pete Walker’s book Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving. This book has been recommended to me a few times over the last seven or so years that I have been independently researching trauma, C-PTSD, attachment wounding, and related topics. I’m near the end…
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  • Dreams |

Why You Can’t Stop Thinking About That Dream

Perhaps you arrived here as a result of searching for one of the most highly Googled dream topics: dreams of snakes or other wildlife, dreams about your ex, dreams of your teeth falling out, or dreams of needing to find a bathroom. But I imagine you may have, instead, found…
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  • Dreams |

What If I Don’t Dream?

Sometimes an individual will contact me, curious about dreamwork, but claims to never dream. After reading a lot of material about sleep and dreaming, I’ve come to believe that almost everybody dreams every night, save for the very rare few who have severe neurological conditions or who take medicine that…

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