Thich Nhat Hanh Advice for Healing Emotions and Bad Dreams

This clearly described and quite simple activity from Thich Nhat Hanh for dealing with emotions in waking life can also be really helpful in working with images that arise from our dreams. It can be especially useful advice for healing bad dreams or nightmares.  Accepting the images, regardless of how strange, disturbing or scary they … More Thich Nhat Hanh Advice for Healing Emotions and Bad Dreams

Sleep Paralysis: A Special Kind of Nightmare

Imagine the feeling:  You have gone to sleep normally enough, but for some reason that you aren’t quite sure of, you have woken up.  It is dark, but somehow you can sense a shadowy presence, right there in the room with you.  You want to move but you realise you are paralysed.  The frightening creature seems to … More Sleep Paralysis: A Special Kind of Nightmare

Nightmares: Part 2

It is quite distressing that often when we have a nightmare, it doesn’t occur in isolation, but recurrs with a frightening persistence.  As if having one nightmare wasn’t bad enough, but to have them frequently!  It just doesn’t seem fair!  But it makes more sense when you realise why you are having these bad dreams.  … More Nightmares: Part 2

The Meaning of Being Attacked in a Dream

Attacking dreams are not usually about wanting to hurt ourselves or others, but can be about our own unresolved internal conflict. Dreams of being attacked or attacking can disturb us with their violence, but attacking dreams show us a way to peaceful resolution. … More The Meaning of Being Attacked in a Dream