Studio for the Healing Arts

February 1, 2016

I often write about my fascination with the power and beauty of dreams as they gift us with guidance, healing, and creative inspiration. However the fact is that most of us were never taught how to understand our dreams, while the rest of us were turned off or scared away by Freud's sad view of dreams as a gateway to our own personal...

January 27, 2016

Here's a short quiz: What do the following people have in common?

Albert Einstein, Paul McCartney, George Frederic Handel, Richard Wagner, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Rene Descartes, Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman, Elias Howe, James Watt, Billy Joel, D.H. Lawrence, Dmitri Mendeleyev, and Jack Nicklaus.

If you...

January 19, 2016

 

I attended an international conference on dreams many years ago. I did it as a lark--a "what the heck" kind of thing--a great diversion. What I didn't know at the time was that my experience there would in fact, divert the entire course of my life, opening me to a deeper creativity and spiritual awareness.

 

As a psychologist I natura...

January 9, 2016

Have you ever wondered why dreams seem to be so preoccupied with the subject of loss and death? Are there any of us as adults who haven't dreamed that somebody was trying to kill us, that we were trying to kill someone else or simply that someone we loved had died? Some studies suggest that up to 25% of children's' dreams are nightma...

January 8, 2016

 

A few weeks ago a friend of mine told me:" I was walking along the beach. It  was one of those perfect days. I could feel the fine grains of sand beneath my feet and the cool waves lapped at my toes. Then out of nowhere the ground began to tremble. I saw a huge bubble of churning water rise right out of the center of the ocean and b...

January 6, 2016

If you've been following my blogs of late, by now you have learned that dreams inspire our creativity, guide us through necessary transitions in life and encourage us to change and grow. However, like a loving parent or mentor, dreams will also warn us when we are moving in a direction that inhibits our growth. These warning dreams a...

December 27, 2015

In a recent column, I wrote about the power of inspirational dreams in our lives.  These dreams frequently serve in many of us as the seed for dramatic change and growth.  Even if we have not experienced such dreams of our own they have surely had an influence on us because they have served as the stimulus for virtually all the world...

December 17, 2015

 

In this holiday season it is well to remember that dreams have inspired our world's great spiritual traditions. To name but a very few: Buddha told of five dreams that caused his spiritual awakening. Mohamed received his own spiritual calling from a dream that inspired the sacred Moslem holy book --the Qur'an. The Old Testament emph...

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