Dreamy Testimonials

At the outset of Dalfen’s insightful book, dreamers find guidance on understanding how their dream images and events relate to current issues in waking life. Then they are guided to uncover the deeper, life-changing layers of meaning in the same dreams. Dalfen shares her journey of self-discovery through dreams while leading dreamers to their unique version of the universal quest.
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.

Author of Creative Dreaming and The Universal Dream Key: The 12 Most Common Dream Themes Around the World

Down-to-earth and easy to read This book’s strength is its accessibility and down-to-earth style. Throughout the text the reader has a sense of having a private conversation with Dalfen whose style is friendly, colloquial and upbeat. Anyone who is new to working with their dreams will find a refreshing and demystifying explanation of how dreams contain treasures for us both in how to understand ourselves better and in offering solutions to the problems in our lives.
Mary Harsany

C. G. Jung Society, Montreal

5 Stars From a young age I’ve always been fascinated with dreams. I’ve read books on dreams, and this one especially takes an icing on the cake! The writer gives an insight on dissecting a dream to decipher it better, and goes an extra mile in giving views by Pearls, June, Adler and Freud in a simplified manner. The writer’s examples of dreams and her dissection are truly remarkable, with her conclusion and reasoning behind it. It has definitely opened a door to dream interpretation for me! Using dreams to rationalize inner thoughts was an angle that I gleefully devoured into, especially questioning myself to define the connections with my past life. I’ve ordered a hardcopy of both, Book 1 and 2, so that I can have it next to my bedside! I highly recommend this book for anyone, who is interested in dreams! And a *warning*: If you read this book, be prepared to have Book 2, as your next read!

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I have just finished reading Have a Great Dream, which I found very intriguing and informative. It gives the readers practical tools to begin the journey of interpreting and understanding the meaning of their dreams. I enjoyed Layne Dalfen’s conversational and friendly manner to write about her life experience with dream interpretation. Her book opens a door for the readers to walk out into the field and see the landscape of their own personal human experience, and is an invitation to explore it.
L. Torres

Arlington, VT

Hidden messages While I think that traditional dream interpretation may be an over-analysis of random brain impulses, certainly certain poignant events during the day can trigger dreams that deliver secret messages to us. After reading Layne Dalfen’s book, I had a nightmare. I was able to discern a warning in the dream, a warning about an issue that was bothering me and that I hadn’t dealt with. Perhaps dreams are sometimes messages and sometimes random, but a really memorable dream is worth examining. If there is a hidden message there, “Have a Great Dream” can help you find what you might be telling yourself.
Joanna Daneman

Middletown, DE USA

I thoroughly enjoyed Have a Great Dream: Using Your Dreams To Discover Your Full Potential. Ms. Dalfen really shows you how to get inside yourself by understanding your dreams. For a lot of people this isn’t necessarily an easy thing to do because some might not like everything they see, but the author gives us the inspiration by showing us how she did it herself. And you know, maybe she didn’t like everything she found either, but she got through it. This was the main thing that showed me that I could do the same. This isn’t like those other feel good self help books. If you really want to put in the hard work it takes to understand yourself and change your life Layne gives you the tools to do it.
Jena English
Layne – I’ve been meaning to write to you for five weeks now… even since I came home from the conference and read your book. The day after reading it I had a dream where I was trapped and unsavory guys came out to grab me, kidnap-torture-&kill me. I was too exhausted and too trapped to run. I naturally woke up upset – then decided to look at it from Layne’s method…..And it all came so easily because of reading your book!!! Layne, your book is the best. It’s so clear and practical and right on the mark. Much love and admiration and thankfulness…
Have a Great Dream: Decoding Your Dreams To Discover Your Full Potential gave me the tools I needed to finally make sense of my dreams. It is amazing to discover how much information is available to me any time I want to seize it right in my own unconscious! Layne Dalfen guides you every step of the way. She shows you, with dream maps and simple self-directed questions, how to attach a dream to a current problematic event. The best part is realizing that the answer to what you want to do and what you can do about the problem is right there inside the dream! I am now using the frightening aspects of my nightmares as incredible tools to actually help me in my current situation. And just the uncovering of the dream process is a riot! The images we use are so cool. The process is fun and at the same time intelligent and powerful. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to make sense of his or her dreams and discover life-changing possibilities right there for the taking.
Dear Layne I received your book yesterday and have not done a thing except sit and read ever since it arrived…I am fascinated with your dream maps and have already gone to my dream journals and mapped out a few of the shorter dreams with great success. Your map puts “things” in a much clearer light and now some of the odd images are beginning to make sense somehow. What a great way to analyze my weird mind. Thanks so much.
I heard you a few months ago on Nick Lawrence’s wonderful show Straight Talk. I have always been a vivid dreamer from the time I was a child. I was a psychology major in college, and I chose that because people and their minds fascinated me. So, it’s no surprise that I have been interested in dreams and dream analysis over the course of my life… I purchased Have A Great Dream Book 2; A Deeper Discussion. It coincides with a lot of work that I have been doing in my own life…… I decided that I was sick of burying my nose in self-help books and really wanted to work out some of the issues that were keeping me bound up in life. I had a childhood which included neglect in the home, but I was saved by my teachers and school. And that’s where Have A Great Dream comes in. There were so many revelations in the book that correlate with my life. Realizing that there are different parts of myself, I know that even as a small child, who didn’t have guidance in my life, I was still able to function…. I remind myself, as you did, that there are other parts of ourselves that can take care of ourselves when some parts are missing… So, reading HAGD has really been a beneficial part of my continued healing and recovery. It has really helped me not only understand my dreams, but so much more about the foundations of the beliefs of my life, and how they can change with awareness.

from Pittsburgh

…As a licensed psychologist and practitioner for 40 years, I consider myself knowledgeable about dreams and their interpretation. I have yet to meet anyone who could deliver this material as usefully and intelligently as Layne does. Both through information and demonstration, Layne makes the material come alive. She has a depth of understanding of dreams and dream interpretation that I have not found in a great many psychologists, social workers or psychiatrists. This is truly her area of expertise that she has devoted herself to for decades. She is a grand master… Click here for the full Reference Letter.
James Gavin, Ph.D., ABPP, FACP
Layne Dalfen presented a dream interpretation workshop at Concordia University during the month of November of 2008, in which I attended as a student. Layne was interactive, energetic, and knowledgeable in her discipline of dream therapy. Layne introduced several theories, interpretations and respective insights on dream therapy and its uses. Her presence at Concordia university produced high energy and a positive environment for all the attendees. The entire workshop participants were thankful of her presence, which included, from her, a humble and humorous attitude throughout the course of the workshop.
Kelly Wilkinson
Hello Layne. I would just like to thank you. You see every class gives me one new window that opens in my head and you did not fail me….. I was blown away by the idea that anxiety lives in the future. After a good nights sleep my slightly less than immediate response to that is… Those with no anxiety live in the present. That works for me and again, thank you very much.
Hi Layne, I just wanted to say that I love your videos on youtube and the website you have about dreams!


The most meaningful aspect of the lecture was having my dream analyzed by Layne. She was so bright and articulate.
Canyon Ranch guests

Lenox, MA

Hi Layne, Thank you again for your wonderful lecture and your encouragement and support. I started reading the book as soon as I got home and didn’t want to put it down. I also couldn’t wait to see what I dreamt about so I could try and analyze it this morning.
Layne always had an incredible ability to get straight to it. So wonderful to be reminded of the wonder and ability of flying dreams. Thank you Layne
OMGosh Layne! I would have never guessed this amazing interpretation!!! I love it so much! And I believe it to be absolutely true!! Mystery solved. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your awesome insight!