‘I came to therapy utterly broken having believed that the only way for my son to have any kind of good life would be one without me in it. I was completely lost and wanted to no longer exist.
Since therapy I have, with Linda’s invaluable help, understood how to save myself. She has taught me methods to use to understand about negative feelings and their impact. I can use those to great effect.
The upshot of this is to give me the self-confidence I had lost, to resurrect a happy version of myself that I thought was lost in grief and made me realise that trauma and C-PTSD can not only be overcome, but that you can learn to thrive again…to love again.
In essence it has saved mine, and consequently also my family’s, lives.’
Dreams can be a useful way to gain an understanding of what is going on in our lives. Dreams offer insight into ourselves that we may otherwise be unaware of, or not have in clear perspective. They often seem obscure and incomprehensible, however, with support from your therapist, much deep meaning and understanding about our true self, desires and needs can be discovered.
Start keeping a dream diary by your bed and write down all you can remember of dreams as soon as you wake up. Bring this to your therapist who will work with you to look at what the images of the dream could mean for you. Gradually you will learn how to do this for yourself and much of your true self with be revealed!
“Working extensively with dreams has convinced me that of each occasion of a dream, the psyche nuanced, symbol to represent a particular situation as appropriate for the deep meaning of the dream.” Carl Jung
I work with Dreams as part of therapy frequently because they bring such insight into our unconscious world. If, however, you are interested in Dream Analysis, rather than being in therapy, then consider one of my workshops - see Bright Creative Workshops.
If you would like to start analysing a dream for yourself here is a PDF that will get you started. However, you may find that you can only get so far and then are stuck. In which case please do get in touch with me and we can work together to understand the deeper meaning. Dream Analysis takes time and thought and meditation and some self-awareness to learn.
‘To listen to my body and my soul. To remember to open my mouth before things get too bad. To laugh again. I learned that the madness I felt was not madness at all, that I am ‘normal’ and that NOTHING is hopeless.
I also have come to understand that these feeling may indeed one day return, but if they do, they will be backed-up with the knowledge that it can pass and that it is not forever.’