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My approach to a dream analysis

My approach to a dream analysis

While dreaming, your mind is hard at work. Emotions and memories are active at full speed, your brain is making new connections. In a dream analysis we get the benefits of all this intuitive thinking to the forefront, by asking questions, and above all: listening.
Dreaming: the ultimate brainstorm technique

Dreaming: the ultimate brainstorm technique

Sleep as late as you want, and solve problems at the same time? It may seem too good to be true, but Barrett’s studies show that sleeping in isn’t lazy. In fact, it’s an effective brainstorming method, because your rational thinking is simmering down, while the rest of your brain has free range - especially...
FAQ: I dream so much and I wake up exhausted. What can I do?

FAQ: I dream so much and I wake up exhausted. What can I do?

You wake up tired and just don't want to face another night. Online we see a lot of tips on how to remember more dreams, but what if you just want to dream less? Let's look at some possible causes, and what you can do about them.
Why can't Batman read in his dream?

Why can’t Batman read in his dream?

Can you read in dreams? The creators of 'Batman, The Animated Series' obviously didn’t think so. In episode 26, 'Perchance to Dream', Batman concludes he must be dreaming when he suddenly is unable to read text. But they were mistaken. Though most people have difficulty performing rational tasks like reading in their dreams, some people...
Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Sleeping and dreaming play a vital part in mental processing. So it would stand to reason that when you have a lot to deal with, your dreams reflect this. Grieving isn't confined to the day, and maybe it can be even stronger in the night, because when the world is silent there is time for...
Creative dreaming: Sweet Home Alabama

Creative dreaming: Sweet Home Alabama

We dream as we are. So musicians often tell me they dream in music. An example of dream inspired music that you may not be familiar with is the creation of the guitar solos from the hit American Country Rock song “Sweet Home Alabama” by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Review: DreamsCloud, DreamBoard and Shadow

Review: DreamsCloud, DreamBoard and Shadow

Recently, I’ve been testing the two biggest dream diary apps: DreamBoard, and DreamsCloud. Both are supported by an online website, are developed with the input of dream experts, and are usable online without smart phone. As a bonus I looked into the dream app promised for later this year: Shadow.
Lucid dreaming: a workout for your consciousness

Lucid dreaming: a workout for your consciousness

The verb thinking in our culture is traditionally used to mean rational thinking. Nowadays the verb is used in a broader way in some sciences: thinking now fills a whole spectrum of mental functioning which includes daydreaming/musing, night dreaming, meditation, lucid dreaming, intuitive knowledge, and feeling. In the recent book A Field Guide to Lucid...