Dream Tending

Amplification: Discovering the Archetypal Depth

The genius behind the methodology of amplification is Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung felt that dream images are much more than just repressed infantile wishes and drives, more than connections to the circumstances of the day. They originate, he said, in the collective…
John Ziegler
April 2, 2021
Dream Tending

Association: Finding the Hidden Connections

When I started studying psychology, particularly dreams, something came alive inside me. I remember the reading list in Psych 101 included Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams, in which he suggests that dream images are more than what they appear to be. Freud’s method of association signaled the beginning of modern…
John Ziegler
April 2, 2021
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9 Important Terms to Understand the Meaning of Dreams

Dream Tending — what does that even mean? When you first start reading about dreamwork through tending your dreams, it can feel like you’re reading in a foreign language. Even if you’re well-versed in the psychology of dreams, the concepts and terminology of Dream Tending can be confusing at first.…
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June 5, 2019
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How to Use Dreams in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is more common than most people think—more than 20 million people over the age of 12 have an addiction. One hundred die each day from overdose, more than triple the rate a mere 20 years ago. These statistics don’t even include the number of people who battle non-substance addictions…
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May 31, 2019
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Should You Keep a Dream Journal?

Keeping a dream journal can be as important as keeping a journal of your day-to-day, conscious experience. As surprising as it may sound, the average person only dreams for about two hours each night. According to Paul Lippmann, author and psychoanalyst, forgetting dreams is the norm. Between 5 and 10…
dreamtending
May 29, 2019
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How Dreams Can Help You Work Through Trauma

Trauma or PTSD can occur after experiencing an overwhelming, life-threatening event such as rape, physical and sexual abuse, violence or natural disaster. But these are only examples of extreme triggers of trauma. In fact, most people go through life carrying trauma inflicted by passing comments from peers in high school,…
dreamtending
May 27, 2019