Edie Stone, MA, LPC
Psychotherapist and Soul-Centered Counselor
2027 Broadway, Suite H, Boulder, CO 80304
Explore Your Dreams
Dream Workshops and
Individual Dream Therapy:
- Understand your own dream symbolism
- Discover active methods of dreamwork
- Explore dream journeys
- Reconnect with lost soul parts
- Create empowered endings
- Tame nightmares
All art credits are at bottom of the page.
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Dream Exploration Group
Find the Meaning, Magic & Power of Your Dreams
Led by Edie Stone, MA, LPC,
Dream Group meets every other
Monday, 7 to 9 pm.
Winter-Spring Dream Group
Free Open House, Monday, February 18,
- 7:00 to 9:30 pm
- Location: Edie's
- 2027 Broadway, Suite H, Boulder, CO 80302
Dream Group Starts March 4, 2013. 7:00
to 9:00 pm
- Every OTHER Monday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, ongoing group
In a safe, supportive group, we will explore our dreams and their
- $140 for 4 sessions - see discount below
- To save $20, register by one week
before class starts
registration only $120 if you pay by February
- Pay by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover
- Or mail check to: 2027
Suite H, Boulder, CO 80302
First, we will survey types of dreams and tools for understanding
them. Then we will explore personal and archetypal meanings, using
interactive methods of dreamwork such as dream re-entry, shamanic
dream journeys, sensory awakening, Gestalt dream landscapes, and
creative art expression.
We will also learn how to shift the ending or energy of a dream,
which can empower change in your life.
Small Group: Limited to 8
dreamers, so register now: 303-415-3755 or
Edie Stone, MA, LPC
Soul-Centered Counselor and
I am a psychotherapist and soul-centered counselor, and I have had a
private practice in Boulder for over 16 years. I am also a
Certified Shamanic Journey Guide. I have been studying dreams,
myth, and the imaginal realm for many years.
My approach to Dreamwork
Some of the techniques we will use in this dream class came
from a training, Psychology in
the Truest Sense of the Word: Dreamwork and Curanderismo, taught
by renowned author and Jungian therapist, Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
I don't interpret or analyze your dreams for you, because the
meaning of each dream is unique to the dreamer and his or her
situation, history, and culture. Stock "dream interpretations" from
books or websites are rarely accurate. Rather, I help you deepen
your contact with the dream images, expand your experience and
expression of the contents of the dream, and find the meanings that
resonate with you.
After having explored the meaning of a dream through this type of
personal dreamwork, then you may want to look at other dream
interpretations from classmates or books, to see if there is
anything you have overlooked, or that enriches your experience.
STARTS March 4, 2013
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Nightmares and Recurrent Anxious Dreams
Are you having nightmares or recurrent anxious dreams? Even
nightmares can be tamed.
We can use any one of several techniques to explore your dream
imagery, and then create a different ending.
Sometimes recurrent anxious dreams are just a replay of your daily
anxieties. In this case, I will help you with some relaxation skills
and stress management tools that are effective in shifting anxiety.
You may need to make some decisions in your outer life as well.
Recurrent dreams are often signals from your deeper self that
something needs tending to in your psyche, or that you are
off-balance somewhere in your conscious attitudes. In that case, I
will help you explore the messages of these dreams. Then new
possibilities will arise for an ending to the dream, and often
something will also shift in your waking life as a result.
If the nightmare is connected to trauma that you have experienced,
we can use EMDR
or other trauma tools to help your mind begin to release and heal
the traumatic memories. Often, that will resolve the nightmares or
recurrent dreams on their own, or we may do a little more dream
therapy to create a shift in your dream world.
EMDR is a gentle and effective process to help you move out of stuck
memories, or to reconnect with split-off parts of yourself that need
healing. Interestingly, the left/right bilateral rhythms and large
or subtle eye movements of EMDR are similar to the left/right
movements of REM or Rapid Eye Movement, the sleep stage most
associated with dreaming. EMDR works with slower rhythms, but it may
activate similar states of consciousness that occur when your brain
is processing memories through dreams. (To find out more about EMDR,
I can help you move through this, please call me at 303-415-3755.
Dreams and Soul Retrieval
Some clients also benefit
from doing some soul retrieval work along with dreamwork or trauma
therapy. Soul retrieval can happen through dreamwork or EMDR, as
well as through shamanic
Dreams can often bring parts of your inner self that have split off
or been repressed. We all have shadow parts, inner child parts, or
certain emotions or energies that have been neglected, split off, or
pushed down into the unconscious. Sometimes this happens because it
was not safe to express or own those parts at earlier times.
That's OK, the psyche creates defenses when you feel unsafe, and
that helps you survive. I feel that it is important to honor the
wisdom of your defenses, not to try to just break them down.
But if those defenses have outgrown their usefulness, you may get
repeated messages from your dreams that point you towards growth and
Or if your deeper Self senses that you need to reconnect with the
missing parts of yourself, it may send you dreams of a scary or ugly
shadow part, or of a scared child, or of an angry or expansive
energy. Those dreams can be signals that those parts of yourself are
ready to return. Shadow work, dream therapy, trauma
therapy, and soul
retrieval – all are methods of helping you reclaim and
integrate missing energies and pieces of yourself, so that you can
feel whole and healthy.
Please call me at 303-415-3755
if you want to schedule a free consultation about any of these
issues. You can also email me,
but voice mail is quicker and more efficient for me at this time.
For more information about shamanic journeys and soul retrieval,
see my article, Soul
and Soul-Centered Counseling.
Enter the Dream graphic © Edie Stone 2007
The Lake of Dreams © Edie Stone 2006
From a magical dawn pilgrimage with Oscar
Bottom by LexhamArts
Salvidor Dali, The Persistence of Memory, 1931
The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli, 1781. This is the classic image of
a nightmare, complete with a feeling of something pressing on the
dreamer's chest, causing difficulty breathing or panic.
There is a similar type of dream imagery that can occur upon
falling asleep (hypnogogic) or upon waking up (hypnopompic). A
common sensation in those states is sleep paralysis, where the
dreamer feels like you are awake but can't move. Sometimes there
are sensations of being crushed or suffocated, as in the painting.
Usually what happens is that when you finally move, you wake up
and realize it was just a dream, even though it felt very real.
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