Jung would say what I offer is depth work, not talk therapy or counseling. There's a difference there. However, we should keep in mind that the definition of therapeutic is "having a good effect on the body or mind: contributing to a sense of well-being." So, in one sense sweeping your floor is therapeutic and so is what I offer. I understand my role as coming alongside your Journey listing, discerning, holding space and guiding. In a sense, your healing yourself and I am holding the space and facilitating for you while you do so. If you would like to learn about my education and background, check out my about me page.
Are you fine with meeting over Zoom?
Presently, I am only hosting sessions on Zoom.
What do I have to commit to?
What we all have to commit to eventually: showing up to our own life.
There are things that happen in my dreams that I'm uneasy sharing, will you judge me?
Definitely not. Contrary to what some folks say, one can't "work a dream" on their own. Their ego is simply too involved and controlling in the process. I would definitely not be in this line of work if I judged others dreams. The whole idea of dreamwork is to bring acceptance and consciousness to parts of ourselves that we're "uneasy" with. In all likelihood, you will have to learn how to not judge yourself. Don't worry about me!
Is all of this confidential?
Absolutely, yes. And I make a point of reminding clients of that probably more than I need to. I myself am a very private person and hold a strong container of confidentiality for every part of you.
What if I can't remember my dreams?
We all dream. That is how the body regulates and integrates what has happened in waking life. We average at least 4-5 dreams a night. Often, people only remember an images or a fragment and those even can be very powerful to work with. I go through periods of time where I can't remember my derams. I accept that my psyche needs a rest and I move on. Interestingly, during Covid, many of us are dreaming more and recalling more because we're less distracted by work, travel, trivial interactions, and overwhelming amounts of information.
Beyond this, though, if you still can't recall your dreams, we work on dream recall practices (there are several very powerful ones!) as well as making sure you're getting the kind of sleep you need to get. Many people can't remember their dreams—and just generally sleep poorly—because they spend the hour before bed on artificially lit devices and this heavily influences sleep patterns for the worse. Try simply reading a book, stretching, or taking a bath before bed—all in gentle amber light, not bright blue light.
I highly recommend having a pencil and journal and a candle by your bed to write down dreams as they come. I do not recommend a phone, as the artificial light stimulates wakefulness and dissolves the dream and your sleep state altogether.