Reverse Dreamwork Blog

As a psychologist and meditation practitioner, I’ve been interpreting my dreams for decades. My experiences with lucid dreaming almost always involved attempts to influence my dreams as they were happening. I began working with dreams “in reverse,” so to speak, through dream incubation and imagery rescripting, in my early twenties. Only recently did I create dream themes and a “reverse” journaling method to influence dreams before they happen. This process seemed straightforward at first, but its depth and complexity soon became clear. Reverse dreamwork is a path to self-insight and personal transformation. In the Reverse Dreamwork Blog, I share my thoughts and stories on this inner adventure.

  • The Dream Themes You Struggle With are the Best Ones
    Personalizing a theme (like “Space Travel” or “Solve the Puzzle”) to plant seeds for a future dream is a process in which you uncover its personal meaning and determine what details or specific events resonate. A theme is just a starting point, and as a starting point, it’s usually too vague and generic to make an impact on the subconscious mind. Some themes are easy to personalize. The dream theme, “Safe Haven,” for instance, naturally evoked vivid imagery and rich details that resonated with me immediately. I’ve lived and traveled in many places that felt safe, and I’ve lived in… Read more: The Dream Themes You Struggle With are the Best Ones

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