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The title of today's special guest, Layne Dalfen's new two-book set-Have a Great Dream-is telling. That is because renowned Dream Analyst Dalfen believes all dreams are great-even nightmares! That is because they hold the key to solving the problems and challenges that are currently plaguing you and to become who you were intended to be.
With a 45-year deep background in dream study on the works of Freud, Jung, Perls and Adler, Dalfen shows the process that enables you to understand what your subconscious is trying to reveal to you while you sleep, how that applies directly to some issue that is stressing you, and then the way to use the information presented therein to find the solution. It's right there-just waiting to be unpacked. But your dreams can do much more than that!
Oftentimes, you are stuck in a situation because you are continuing to react based on the beliefs and habits that were instilled in you from childhood. Lifelong patterns are your default behavior. This is often your "shadow" side holding back out of fear. But your dreams show you new possibilities-new ways to respond-that would never have occurred to you under the old paradigm, opening you up to your full creative expression--unlimited by past repetitive constructs.
Dalfen doesn't subscribe to the idea that certain types of dreams mean the same thing to everyone. "The associations our unconscious develops are as unique to each person as their fingerprint, "she says.
Layne Dalfen came to her work after entering Freudian psychoanalysis for depression resulting from giving birth to a daughter suffering from Down Syndrome and subsequently being advised to give her up into the care of others. She continues to be an active member at the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD).