Sleep, Dreams and Well-being
Focusing helps us to tune into the sleep-patterns which most suit us, within the context of our lives overall. With a special expertise in Sleep-Focusing, Life at Work also teaches approaches to use if we wake in the night. These either help us to fall asleep once again, or which replenish us and give us the resources we need to meet the day. For more information, download our article on Sleep-Focusing (PDF).
Benefits reported by people practising this approach:
- Sleep comes almost instantly most nights
- If sleep comes more slowly, we still feell refreshed in the morning
- Lucid dreaming
- Feeling of vitality and refreshment in the morning
Gendlin’s seminal work on dreaming and dream language opens up a new approach to understanding and benefitting from dreams. In Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams by Eugene T. Gendlin (1986. Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications) Gendlin shows how, when combined with a knowledge of the felt-sense, dreams can become a tremendous resource. As we listen to their strange and mysterious dream-language, we learn to understand their messages, and to benefit from the forward directions they point out. Even a ‘bad dream’ or nightmare will hold a richness that, when understood, can give us a new sense of forward movement.
By applying Focusing to dreams, we develop an inner sense of knowing and rightness which helps guide us towards the meaning a dream may hold for us. Rather than learning a taught code of symbolism which we apply to our dream experience ‘from without’, this approach allows us to explore and discover the symbolism of the dream as it comes from within. This leaves us free to tune in to the messages and meanings dreams hold for us on many different levels of our lives.
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