Edie Stone, MA, LPC

Dreamweaver
Psychotherapist and Soul-Centered Counselor 
 
     Enter the Dream, Discover your Ancient Wisdom
303-415-3755
2027 Broadway, Suite H, Boulder, CO 80304
estone@EdieStone.com

Explore Your Dreams

Dream Workshops and Individual Dream Therapy:
Connections and information:
All art credits are at bottom of the page.

~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~  ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~  ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~

Dream Exploration Group

Find the Meaning, Magic & Power of Your Dreams

Led by Edie Stone, MA, LPC, Dreamweaver

On-going Dream Group meets every other Monday, 7 to 9 pm.

The Lake of
        Dreams. Photo©Edie Stone

Fall Dream Group

Free Open House, Monday, September, 30, 2013. 

Dream Group Starts Monday, October 14, 2013.  7:00 to 9:00 pm

In a safe, supportive group, we will explore our dreams and their hidden messages.

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
estone@EdieStone.com

Edie Stone, MA.
          Dreamweaver & Soul-Centered CounselorEdie Stone, MA, LPC

Soul-Centered Counselor and Dreamweaver

Testimonial

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.
   

  Dream Group Testimonial
NEW SESSION STARTS Monday, October 14, 2013

RSVP for the Open House on Monday, September 30, 2013.


Return to Edie's Home Page, www.ediestone.com
Dali's
          The Persistence of Memory
     It's time to explore your dreams

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.
The Nightmare
        by Henry Fuseli, 1781
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, click here.)

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 journeys.

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 greater consciousness.

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 Retrieval and Soul-Centered Counseling.

Art credits

Enter the Dream graphic © Edie Stone 2007
Edie Stone, Counselor & Dreamweaver
The Lake of Dreams © Edie Stone 2006
    From a magical dawn pilgrimage with Oscar Miro-Quesada


Bottom by LexhamArts
http://www.lexhamarts.org/theater/Shakespeare/Midsummer.html


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.

Return to Home Page, www.ediestone.com

Go to Midsummer Nights Dreaming special page