Toothless Dreams: One Image, Many Meanings

From Understanding Dreams Blog with Psychology Today Ever wonder why you dream that your teeth are falling out? KEY POINTS It is common to dream about the image of teeth falling out. Three dreamers who experienced this image had completely different situations happening in their lives. The situations that trigger any dream are specific to […]

Synchronicity at work

Woman wearing all black in dream meanings

I am a dream analyst. The other day, I was working with a client on the telephone, who was describing her dream filled with themes of black and white. My office is in my home and from my desk I have a view of the vestibule. While I was discussing her dream with my client, my daughter came into the house and walked past me into her bedroom. When she passed I noticed she was dressed all in black. A few minutes later as the dreamer was discussing the white images in her dream, I looked up and saw my daughter walk by me again except this time she had changed and was dressed all in white!

A Dream of Past Love Points to New Beginnings

From Understanding Dreams Blog with Psychology Today Discover how a dream can teach us to look forward in a disappointing time. People sometimes dream about a past relationship or a lost love but doing so does not necessarily mean they still want to be with that person. Instead, it could be a good time to […]

How Can We Make Sense Of Outer Worldly Dreams?

From Understanding Dreams Blog with Psychology Today Why some dreams feel magical. Some dreams feel magical. My client Carly had such a dream, filled with flashing UFOs, giant robots and flying cougars. After analyzing it, she realized that even the most otherworldly dreams still arise from the dreamer’s life and emotions. Dreams that feel like a fantasy can still help […]

How Do Our Dreams Help Us Cope During Stressful Times?

From Understanding Dreams Blog with Psychology Today Find out how this dream helped the dreamer connect her past and present. Dreams can help you connect your past and present. They remind you that your life is one connected whole, and that people and events from your past can help you with difficulties in your life right […]

What Can We Learn From One Woman’s Coronavirus Dream?

From Understanding Dreams Blog with Psychology Today Find out how our dreams are helping us cope through the coronavirus. Everybody dreams. Theories of dreams come and go, but in the final analysis, your dreams come from your own mind. Your brain creates images and strings them together into a story, and those images and stories have […]

If this were my dream; Projective Dream Analysis

The late Dr. Montague Ullmans’ approach, commonly referred to as the “If this were my dream” method is what I want to discuss in this article. Dr. Ullman, like all of us, was faced with a dilemma when working with a group of people doing dreamwork, a situation he found himself in constantly.

Polarities in Dreams

Compass - polarities in dream interpretation

The philosophy that respects all the parts of the dream beings parts of ourselves begs a discussion of how polarities appear in our dreams. In fact, establishing the polarities in a dream often leads to the ‘answer’ or strength therein.

Weightless

I’m with a boy and a woman. I am a child too. We’re on the moon. It’s full. All of us lying on our stomachs holding on. We are worried about falling off (down) but then I remember we’re weightless up here aren’t we? We should be able to let go and float.

Death and Dying in Dreams

Grim reaper of death and dying

Like many people, you may have dreamed about people you love who have died, or about dying yourself. While these dreams about death can be sad or frightening, they don’t have to be. Dreams of death and visits from deceased loved ones are not necessarily about death in the literal sense. To find out what these dreams mean, you…