Exploring the Sleeping Mind

Tag: nightmares

Cultivating Mindfulness with Dream Analysis

Cultivating Mindfulness with Dream Analysis

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information and distractions, our own thoughts can be drowned out, suppressed, or distorted. The drastic effects of this resulting mindlessness on our mental health are exemplified by the fact that the simple practice of mindfulness—a peaceful… Read More

A Patient’s Fears

A Patient’s Fears

The Dream: “I had rats for hair—long tails growing from my scalp with rats at the end. I was scared and started to pull them out but it hurt and I wasn’t sure if it would be dangerous to my health to pull them out.”… Read More

Dreaming to the Extreme

Dreaming to the Extreme

Why do our dreams seem to take situations to the extreme? I never dream about being mildly embarrassed and blushing; it would be a “realizing halfway through my workout that I’m naked and my coworkers are there” type of embarrassed. I never dream that I’m… Read More

Let’s Talk About Nightmares

Let’s Talk About Nightmares

I often write about nightmares, but not for sensationalism, entertainment, or their shock factor. I write about them with a clear purpose: staring into the mirror that reflects an abstract yet insightful image of our own minds. It was my own nightmares that pushed me… Read More