Dreams occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep as images, ideas, emotions and sensations. They are amongst science's greatest mysteries, but whatever the reason they are sometimes an escape for our mind or a vivid trap of our fear. While researchers can dream about finding the answer to why we dream, people continue to study their own dreams for insight or guidance and as premonitions of the future.
Our host, Jeff Allen chats with Dr. Jeff Howlin, a Jungian Psychologist to help us better understand dreams and how they affect our lives by answering some of the most asked questions about dreams. Dr. Howlin also talks about May being Mental Health Awareness Month, and what we can do as a society to better understand friends or family who live with psychiatric disorder.
Dr. Jeff Howlin, Ed. D.
Dr. Jeff Howlin, Ed. D. is a licensed psychologist who has been working full time in the mental health profession for over sixteen years. Dr. Howlin received his Doctorate of Education degree in counseling from South Dakota State University in 1997. Although he has experience providing psychotherapy for many psychological problems and disorders, Dr. Howlin specializes in psychotherapy for depression. He has worked with individuals of all ages, but has spent the last twelve years working in a large mental health department in an adult male correctional facility, serving there currently as a Senior Supervising Psychologist and fills in regularly as the Acting Chief of Mental Health.
Dr. Howlin has found Jungian psychology to correspond with his deepest beliefs regarding dreams. He loves working in his field of study because he believes that dreams connect people to their spiritual core.