We all dream, we're naturals at it, and as the old joke says, we are so good at dreaming that we do it in our sleep. It's in our dreams that our minds run free with little or no interference from our conscious minds.
For most of us we never really remember the full dream, instead we may remember odd glimpses of it, little aspects that stay with us. We may also have new fresh dreams every night. However for some people they have a recurring dream or nightmare that plays on their minds.
It can cause ongoing insomnia as we spend valuable sleep time trying to find meanings into the dream or trying to fathom out why we wake up at the same time with this dream.
Often clients I work with will start to dream more, or at least remember more of their dreams. Often they will open up and talk about recurring dreams or nightmares that trouble them and the fact that they are trying to find meaning from them can lead to additional frustration.
To find out more, call me on 01772 499046 or "email me by clicking here".
What are dreams and why am I having a recurring one night after night?
We are all used to story times as children and how these stories had a meaning. In many cultures stories are a way of passing down learning's and understanding from generation to generation, and so it's a natural learning process that's engrained in society.
Sleep research shows that sleeping and dreaming are linked. The mind and the body don't work independently, so dreams are a critical part of our health.
In many cases the dreams are the unconscious's way of processing the day's information and events. In recurring dreams it can be the unconscious sending us information, and it sends it through the metaphors and stories. There are often messages within the dreams but of course we find it hard to analyse them consciously because they often make little sense.
What's the traditional method of dream analysis
There are endless books written and many online sites and dictionaries for interpreting your dreams and nightmares. In fact you may already have visited these sites or read these books but still feel as if you are putting two and two together and coming up thirty seven!
The difficulty is that these books and sites are not you. More specifically they don't have access to your unconscious mind, your memories or how it processes information. Another difficulty is that consciously we are more likely than not to see into dreams what we want to see. Consciously we cannot be objective enough or open enough to the message.
Our unconscious mind communicates through several voices. Typically these are feelings, emotions, memories and sensations in the body, images and dreams. More often than not because we have in excess of 60,000 thoughts a day, we may find it difficult to stay focussed on one thought, feeling, memory etc. without drifting into others.
How can accessing my unconscious mind help me analyse or find meanings to my dreams or nightmares
The reason we access the unconscious mind is because the unconscious is the storehouse of all you memories. Its permanent memory and it remembers everything you've forgotten or never knew consciously and so every aspect of our lives can show up in dreams and nightmares.
By communicating directly with your unconscious mind and hidden observer we can start the process of unlocking and understanding the message that it's sending to you.
In the work that I do, I work with emotions and how they are our unconscious communicating something to us. The good feelings let us know we are doing something good, the bad feelings are also good as they are out unconscious telling us to change something, and so with dreams and nightmares it can be the unconscious simply sending a message.
Dream interpretation allows us to get back in touch with our intuition, it allows us to become clearer about everyday life.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required will vary according to how open you are with the process. In most cases 2 sessions is enough to gain an understanding and insight. More sessions maybe needed if the recurring dream is attached to a traumatic event.
What's the cost per session?
The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
How can I pay for treatment?
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.
What's the next step in finding out what my recurring dreams and nightmares mean?
If you're ready to find the meaning to the recurring dreams or nightmares. Then call me on 01772 499046 or "email me by clicking here".
Summary of servicesChris Gelder Hypnotherapy
Finton Doyle Accountants, 107 - 109 Towngate
dream and nightmare analysis, interpretation and healing. Begin to make sense of that recurring dream. Preston, chorley, Leyland, wigan Lancashire.