Dreams are natural. They play a vital role in regulating our health and well-being. The capacity to dream is not just human, but shared with most other mammals. Whether you remember them or not, you are dreaming every night. Dreams are a natural medicine. In modern times, Freud and Jung have led the way in reacquainting us with our dream life. Both these men, along with the men and women who followed them , have made important contributions to our understanding of dreams and dream healing. There were also many people and cultures before them who learned how to use dreams wisely. The capacity to listen and learn from our dreams belongs to all of us, but it is helpful to enter the the world of dreams with another.. If you are interested in learning more about what it is like to work with me visit the page Working Together.
What is Natural Dreamwork?
Natural Dreamwork is Empirical: It rests on the facts of the dream-what is seen, heard, felt and acted out in the dream.
Natural Dreamwork is Embodied: With the assistance of the practitioner, the dreamer enters into an embodied experience of the dream, Through embodiment, the dreamer discovers wells of deep feeling that enliven and heal-even when the feelings are difficult or unfamiliar.
Natural Dreamwork is Relational: The relationship between the practitioner and the dreamer is an important part of the healing.
Natural Dreamwork Opens the Dreamer to New Possibilities: The dreamer begins to identify old stories that distort perceptions of the present and hinder healing and growth. Dream images open the dreamer to new ways of framing experience, new insights about oneself and one's relationships.
Natural Dreamwork Heals: Working deeply with each dream, the dreamer discovers a realm beyond ordinary human experience, unbounded by time or space. Regardless of how it is named-Multidimensional, Archetypal, Soul, Angelic or Primary Imagination-it is a realm of healing where we encounter dream figures who teach us how to heal our relationships. They relate to us as mentors, teachers, healers--- and by showing us Love, teach us how to love and live better than before.
Natural Dreamwork Affirms Spirituality without Dogma: Each dream is an individualized expression of the unique Soul-Path of the dreamer. Natural Dreamwork embraces a multiplicity of cultures and religious traditions.