The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Anxiety as Archetypal Force with Jonathan Hyland, PhD

Anxiety, depression and other daily challenges are real, powerful and inescapable and they have information for you on your path of individuation. A dream provides a kind of embodiment of current of psychic energy; we can welcome it in and offer it tea and cookies as if it were a person that we just met. Jonathan recommends that we let the dream spread its tentacles by holding the tension of the opposites that the dream presents to see what emerges. He urges that we learn to trust that the dreams are acting like tree roots, breaking up the concrete of our stuck places.

BIO: Jonathan Hyland received his doctorate in depth psychology, aka analytical psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Jonathan first developed his methodology of archetypal dreamwork through his dissertation in which he explored his experiences of anxiety as embodied experiences of the unconscious. After teaching depth psychology at the collegiate and corporate level for 6 years and finally returning to his own Jungian analysis, Jonathan formalized his methodology as a practice of Dreamwork that he could offer to individuals.

Instagram Handle: @thedreamsdoctor


Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on August 27, 2022.


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