We offer dream coaching, Dreamwork,
lucid dreaming and we teach
people how to apply these skills in coaching, counseling and therapy.
Dreaming Together (ho'omoe) is an integral part of our systemic
Are You the Dreamer? ... Or the Dreamed?
My interest in dreams and Dreamwork began in Hawaii in the
1980's, with two friends who were also studying with
healers. Together we researched moe 'uhane and
ho'omoe - dreams and dreaming
practices of pre-contact Hawaiians ... and we explored some strange realities.
Dreaming may be older than human consciousness. When I
watch sleeping babies and sleeping animals move their limbs and body while
making unusual sounds, I assume that dreams are happening. Dreams seem to
assimilate or integrate events, and perhaps evaluate future possibilities.
Since ancient times people have searched for the meaning of
dreams. Dreams seem to be one way that people connect their emotional reality
to their physical world. Psychologists say that an awake human mind is limited
to holding about seven things in consciousness. It seems that a sleeping
human mind (often called the unconscious, subconscious or body-mind) can
simultaneously manage thousands of things ... for example,
the details of dreams.
In ancient Egyptian healing,
one relief for mental problems was to sleep in a temple. The island of Philae
(near Aswan) was said to be a center of temple sleep. Dreams would be
influenced by the temple atmosphere and by expectations of supernatural powers;
and were interpreted by priests.
Ancient Dream Temple at Philae (Photo:
have been written about interpreting the content of dreams, which are
often written as if every reader uses the same symbols as the author, regardless
of their history, family and cultural background. I am wary of the claims of
dream analysts ... whose dreams are they analyzing?
If you want individual success,
you can dream alone;
if other people are involved, you can dream together.
Daydreams & Visualization
If you feel out of sync with the world, you can create some retreats. Can you imagine yourself on a
Or shopping in Gucci with a diamond credit card? Can you
picture and feel yourself in places you'd like to go to, or doing things you
might like to try? Maybe a white sand beach in Hawaii? Parachuting in Brazil? Climbing
the Himalayas? Shopping in Singapore? ... perhaps with somebody special?
Athletes often dream productively before competitions. They imagine themselves
winning a race, or skiing a challenging hill or going through gymnastic
movements. They see themselves doing each move perfectly ... (and they may also see themselves gaining awards or recognition).
The Harvard Business School surveyed graduates about their goals
and again ten years later. Most graduates who had clear goals
were making two to ten times the income of their classmates. This
is a useful example that is closer to the directed daydreaming
we often use in our systemic coaching.
Can you remember the touch and feel of a lemon? It's cool, heavy
and a bit greasy ... and how your fingers feels when you peel it ... and now
imagine biting it. Probably your mouth fills with saliva. Your body glands are
now responding to your imagination ... to a dream ... not to external reality.
Hawaiian Dreamtime: Moe Uhane & Ho'omoe
For the healing kahuna of old Hawaii, unusual or recurring
dreams were significant and worthy of exploration. To better recover
the details of a dream, and to find the meanings, a healing expert (kahuna)
might join people within their dreams. Hawaiian Dreamwork is called
moe'uhane - dreams of the spirit or lucid dreaming. Dreaming
together (ho'omoe) is a potent key to the door of
I have been exploring moe uhane and expanding Dreamwork
since about 1988, and I developed some useful methods for this Dreamwork
in coaching, counseling and therapy. The feedback and
responses I receive are persistently positive and often phenomenally so.
Many anxiety attacks or depressions
can be called waking nightmares, and the methods I developed for
changing dreams are often valid. And
includes awaiku - angelic
assistance. Dreaming can be a wonderful activity
We help people manage unpleasant dreams and change recurring nightmares.
(I integrated dream coaching into our systemic coach training ...
we teach it on our Systems 3 training.) Quite often, when you try to
change a dream, the dream changes you until a new balance is reached.
Dreamscapes & Nightmares
If you have nightmares
related to current abuse - please
from appropriate professionals about how you can change
We help people manage nightmares and sleep better.
However, many things can cause bad dreams, for example:
- Fevers, influenza and other diseases
- Memories of traumatic or abusive events
- Side effects of certain drugs or medications
- Anxiety about some crisis or potential situation
- Foods or beverages to which you are allergic or cannot
We can help you resolve nightmares, which often reflect
relationship and emotional problems. We may offer to dream with you.
We may gently enter your dreamscape with you, and together we can understand
the often-confusing and sometimes scary imagery. In this way, we can
offer possibilities for helping you integrate your
conflicts, change your relationship bonds or assimilate trauma.
Moe 'uhane and Dreamwork are particularly useful when we help people
change deep limiting beliefs or toxic relationships. Our dream coaching
also helps people find lasting solutions for unpleasant or disturbing
dreams and recurring nightmares. If your nightmares are due to anxiety
about some crisis or traumatic event, we can ask your unconscious mind
what solutions you want!
We can help you transform unpleasant and repetitive dreams!
We liken entering dream reality to entering Pandora's Box. Neither
you nor we know what to expect in your dreams. First, forget any books of
interpretations of dream symbols, at least for now ... we usually find that events and
symbols in your dreams have many messages, not only one. Also, we often find the scary dreams
of inner children - split off parts
of you that got stuck somewhere and never grew up.
Dreamwork is no place for arrogance ... rather for humility! During
Dreamwork, I usually feel exhilarated, in a reverie. People have such
interesting dreams and we can explore them together. People bring
symbols filled with personal meaning and emotional significance, usually
corresponding to their relationships, goals and emotions. Then, in dreamtime,
we can dream dreams together - dreams that can change reality.
Are you curious about some unusual, repetitive or well
remembered dreams? If you have negative emotions or if you have
recurring dreams of misery, death or monsters - why not ask us for help?
Caution: entering the
nightmares of disturbed people can be
traumatic for unskilled or inexperienced helping professionals.
Dreamwork Case History
I was teaching a class about dreams and Jungian archetypes
at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. I asked for a
demonstration subject and a young woman volunteered. She described
a recurring dream of being chased by a (female) vampire.
During our dreaming together, instead of her running away in
terror, I helped her slow down and communicate with the dream vampire.
The vampire explained that she was her keeper of power, and as
the woman kept running away, the vampire kept following her - to give her her power!
The vampire offered the woman a cloak - jet-black with bright red
trim. She put on the cloak and felt immediately resourceful. She said
that never before could she remember feeling so strong. The now-friendly
vampire also offered deep advice about the woman's lifestyle and life
Two weeks later, the young woman reported that she could maintain her powerful state. She also described a number of positive
changes that she had made in her family and personal relationships.
Do you want to change something in your life?
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