Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heads up Dreams: Dreaming about Tomorrow

Dr. Carlyle Smith has had a long career studying sleep and dreams and has recently presented research combining quantum physics and dreaming. In his work he provides explanations for how people can dream about future events when they have not happened yet. Have you had an experience where you dreamed about an event and then it happened in the future? If so, describe the event and explain how likely Dr. Smith's theory can explain the phenomena.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Do dreams have meaning?

After studyng the reseach on dream science and particiating in dream interpretation with 3 methods, would you now say that dreams do or do not have meaning? If so, why?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Health Dreams

We know from the scientific literature that dreams contain information about the dreamer's health, well-being and even illness. Dreams can reveal location of illness, type of illness, prognosis and treatment outcomes, to some degree. Of course not all health-related dreams are about health and dreams also contain images of character distortion and extreme imagery. Given this, how can a dreamer use dreams to track health and illness without getting afraid of every image that might be related to health? What are the key features of health dreams that should be attended to and what features should not?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dreaming in Colour

A recent publication by Okada, Matsuoka and Hatakeyama (2011) examined the developmental and generational differences in dreaming in colour. They found that the frequency of dreaming in color has increased in the population from 1993 to 2009for people 20 years of age and older. How might this be explained?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

You as Dream Workshop Leader

You are a dreamwork leader and you have 3 methods that you use in your workshop. One is TSM, the second is the 2A and the third is The Projective Method. You have 6 people in your workshop and they meet with you once a week for group work. How would you personally run your workshops and why?

Also, one person in the group just cannot get past her first dream which is a nightmare about her exboyfriend. She tends to dominate the group and wants to constantly talk about her nightmare. What is the best approach to deal with this and the group as a whole?