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Dr. Meyer

Welcome to a whole world of self exploration. Glad to be of value.

Claudia Liliana/rasamalai

This post is amazing and truly inspiring, thank you so much!
It is very exciting to learn about this book, are parts of it available to be viewed online? I love the drawings.
I hope to start some of the exercises you suggest here as time allows me to.
Thank you so much!
I'm reading your blog backwards to catch up on all I've missed so far! I hope to jump to the new posts once I reach the start. :)

Dr. Meyer

Try to play with your daydreams. Maybe draw them or write out a story. Then search for common emotional themes. Our day dreams are sometimes easier to understand than our night dreams because we are less "unconscious" when we have them.

Dr. Meyer

That is a wonderful quote and often so true!


ah, and one of my favorite quotes is of Jung...

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."


thank you for this. really really.

recently, in a session of psychotherapy, i admitted that coming into myself, embracing that madness, so to speak, is so frightening. my counselor affirmed that and thank you for this post, again.

on so many levels... and i think i am less afraid of what III will find than i am of how embracing that 'madness', even if especially in an effort to understand and manage it, will affect my relationships. some part of me knows and longs to let my relationship with my own self blossom toward a brilliance i wouldn't otherwise acknowledge exists. and then comes the catch 22 about loving one's self enough to be in loving relationships... and is the fear about the conditionality of the love i experience in my attachments even relevant?

i don't often remember my sleep dreams. i am an avid day-dreamer, though. how can i use that activity to connect more?

Dr. Meyer

Good news and bad news. Your active dream life suggests a lively, creative mind which is good. Frequent nightmares however suggest that you have a lot of fears, perhaps more than you know. Your challenge is to learn more about your fears. First off, try to discover whether these are old fears from childhood or newer fears. Your next challenge is to find a way to address these fears, ideally examining and discussing them in a safe relationship. Old fears often persist in our minds, even once the dangers have disappeared. Should you think of seeking professional help, I have found Jungian therapists to be particularly good at understanding dreams. I will write a new post on nightmares in the next few days; so lookout for it.


What does it mean if I'm having recurring nightmares... is something wrong with me?

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  • Dr. Meyer has worked in private practice in West Los Angeles for over 25 years, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and her B.A. from Oberlin College.

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