Dream Analysis

Dreams extract relationship from the content of experience. Dreaming about real life encounters provides us with opportunities to make sense of particular events. Dreaming about events is how we understand and learn so we can adjust our expectations and become better equipped emotionally for comparable future interactions. Write it down - Capturing the story provides … Continue reading Dream Analysis

Making Sense of Dreams During These Troubled Times

One way of making sense of dreams that I have found helpful in my philosophical consultancy practice is to first understand what dreams are before trying to interpret these messages from our unconscious. Associating with what we already knowDuring sleep we stop taking experience in and engage in a digestion or integration of the days’ … Continue reading Making Sense of Dreams During These Troubled Times

Life Practice 3: Frustration and Knowledge

Frustration begins where knowledge ends. Stress can be attributed to a lack of information. There is nothing to advise you as to what to do next, and not enough information for you to make that decision yourself. More information reduces frustration During changes in the workplace, managers help limit frustration by keeping the lines of … Continue reading Life Practice 3: Frustration and Knowledge

Life Practice 2: Relationship and Content

Paul Watzlawick once said that all statements contain an element of relationship and content. The familiar greeting, “how are you” is just that, a greeting. Relationship based, the speaker doesn’t really want to know how you are feeling; this statement merely acknowledges you, and you reply with “fine thank you, yourself” which is not meant … Continue reading Life Practice 2: Relationship and Content

Life practices approach: a series of blog entries for people whose practices no longer work

As our politicians reach another decision point regarding the extension of social isolation, it is natural for us to ponder their decision with mixed feelings. Unexpectedly thrust upon us, we have experienced this major lifestyle change into social isolation through the cycle of storming and into the norming phase. We have by now adjusted our … Continue reading Life practices approach: a series of blog entries for people whose practices no longer work