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Dreams & relationships : interpret your dreams, understand your emotions, and find fulfillment
Heyneman, Nicholas E.
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San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, [2000]

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144 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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BF1099.I58 H49 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In the footsteps of Chronicle Book's best-selling Secret Language of Dreams comes this expertly written and gorgeously illustrated guide to understanding what dreams reveal about our relationships with partners, friends, and family. Dreams & Relationships demystifies the hidden symbolism of dreams and shows how closely connected the emotions, anxieties, fears, and fantasies of the dreaming mind are to those exhibited in everyday interactions, offering new insight to any relationship, in good times or bad. Dreams & Relationships is a beautiful and practical tool for enriching valued relationships.

Author Notes

Dr. Nicholas Heyneman is a clinical psychologist and university professor who specializes in sleep, dreams, and relationship therapy. A former professor of behavioral science at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, he now teaches at Idaho State University and conducts professional seminars.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Dream Lightp. 10
Introducing the Dream Worldp. 12
Dreams and Genderp. 14
The Language of the Unconsciousp. 16
Exercise 1 Lifting the Lid on Interpretationp. 19
Remembering Dreams Togetherp. 20
Exercise 2 Letting in the Light of Recallp. 23
The Emotions of Sleepp. 24
Volcanoes and Moonquakesp. 26
Pushing Back the Wallsp. 28
Emotional Needsp. 30
Panic and Calmp. 32
Joy and Sadnessp. 34
Case Study: Lost in the Snowp. 36
Mirrors of Guiltp. 38
Passion and Lovep. 40
Emotional Surgesp. 42
Exercise 3 Summoning a Dream Herop. 43
The Dream Path of Lovep. 44
The Open Heartp. 46
Exercise 4 Hues of Lovep. 47
A Meeting of Soulsp. 48
Case Study: The Agony and the Ecstasyp. 50
Unfolding Attractionp. 52
Early Daysp. 54
Exercise 5 The Treasure of the Selfp. 57
Erotic Dreamsp. 58
Exercise 6 The Dream Pillow Bookp. 61
Perennial Lovep. 62
Exercise 7 Tending the Gardenp. 63
Conquering Jealousyp. 66
Conflict and Confusionp. 68
Exercise 8 The Oracle of Touchp. 69
Swansongp. 72
Working Togetherp. 74
Dream Dialoguesp. 76
Exercise 9 Sharing a Dream Journalp. 77
Exercise 10 A Communion of Symbolsp. 79
Talking and Listeningp. 80
Exercise 11 The Tapestry of Meaningp. 81
Weaving Storiesp. 84
Exercise 12 The Director's Cutp. 87
Shared Dreamingp. 88
Case Study: A Bird in the Nestp. 92
Dream Role Playp. 94
Exercise 13 Shooing the Monstersp. 95
The Light of Reasonp. 96
Fighting Demonsp. 98
Exercise 14 Shrinking the Dragonp. 99
Keeping in Touchp. 100
Exercise 15 The Dream Connectionp. 101
Releasing Resentmentp. 102
Exercise 16 Up and Awayp. 103
Liberating Desiresp. 104
Exercise 17 The Beaufort Scale of Dream Sexp. 105
Exercise 18 Scents and Desiresp. 107
The Virtual Dream Kitp. 108
Love Trianglesp. 110
Losing and Findingp. 112
Voicesp. 114
Parting and Reunionp. 116
Past and Presentp. 118
Friends, Family, and Foesp. 120
Friendshipsp. 122
Exercise 19 Animal Magicp. 123
The Familyp. 124
Case Study: The Policeman's Wifep. 128
In the Workplacep. 130
Dreaming of the Enemyp. 132
Exercise 20 The Shared House of Dreamsp. 133
The Relationship Oraclep. 134
Bibliographyp. 140
Indexp. 141
Acknowledgmentsp. 144