The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Six Points of Dream Entry with Layne Dalfen

Our guest says that she likes to view dreamwork as a kind of puzzle where the goal is to decode what waking life situation the dream is referring to. Layne describes and gives examples for her six point method of dream entry. The points of entry are feelings, plot, word play, symbols, repetition and action: what is the dreamer doing in the dream.

Layne works with one of Katherine’s dreams in which she poops more even though in the dream she said she has already had a bowel movement. Under Layne’s guidance, Katherine realizes that there is more to say to herself around her feelings of shame around liking to be in control.

We take a call from Paula who asks What is the use of old dreams? She shares an old dream that she was curious about in which there are alligators next to her RV. Paula realizes this brings up feelings around her incipient retirement.

Layne is offering a three week dream group starting April 23. Sign up here for that workshop:

BIO: Layne Dalfen, author of Have A Great Dream, Book 1; The Overview and Have A Great Dream, Book 2; A Deeper Discussion has lectured at Concordia University in Montreal since 2005. She has a Certificate in Gestalt Counseling and was a Board Member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). Besides numerous TV, radio, podcast, and speaking appearances, Layne writes monthly columns at OprahDaily, Psychology Today, and Hampton Sheet. Her goal is to introduce the general public to the value of understanding the language of our sophisticated unconscious mind.

We play clips from the following two guest-selected songs both by James Taylor: Shower the People and Fire and Rain.

Ambient music created by Rick Kleffel new every week. 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 March 26, 2022.


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