Episode 10: How Dreams and Embodied Imagination Support us through Illness (a conversation with Katherine Lawson)

The Dreamers Den Podcast How Dreams and Embodied Imagination Can Support Us Through Illness with Katherine Lawson hosted by Leilani Navar

Katherine Lawson speaks from experience about how dreams can support someone in cancer treatment. She’s been a patient, and a practitioner. In this episode, she shares with you how she and dreams have journeyed together through her academic work at Pacifica Graduate Institute the study of Dream Tending and Embodied Imagination her own cancer diagnosis,…

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Episode 7: How to Sleep Well and Remember Your Dreams

Dreamers' Den Podcast Episode 7 Leilani Navar on Remembering Dreams and Sleeping Well

Know that feeling of a dream having just slipped away? Where you’re sure you were dreaming, but now, nothing is left except a sense that you were somewhere else a moment ago? If you’re wishing to better remember your dreams, this one’s for you. It’s not only about remember dreams, though. I’ll start with some…

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Are Your Dreams Speaking this Language?

How the 5 Elements Are Speaking in Your Dreams wood fire earth metal water thedreamersden.org

Your dreams are rich with symbols, even symbols you might never have heard of. This video is an intro to the Five Elements (as used in Traditional Chinese Medicine) and how they show up in your dreams. You’ll learn about each element’s motion, color, season, emotion, and corresponding organ in the body. Grab the free…

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Why Bring Dreamwork and Chinese Medicine Together?

Why Dreams with Chinese Medicine dream group interpretation symbolism by Leilani Navar at thedreamersden.org

I’ve had to admit that only certain people lean in and ask for more when I say, “I had such an interesting dream last night…” Others give a vague, “Hm,” or steer the conversation to another subject. And that’s fine. I love talking about dreams – with people who love talking about dreams. When a friend shares a…

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5 Ways Dreams Invite Insights About Your Physical Health

5 Ways Dreams Invite Insights about Physical Health dream interpretation symbols by Leilani Navar at thedreamersden.org

You’ve had those dreams, right, that you just know are important? But you have no idea what they mean? In my experience, every dream is significant. But at first glance, I usually have no idea what a dream means either. Stepping into dreamwork is like stepping blindfolded into a space filled with sounds, scents, and textures. Disorienting, mysterious, and endlessly interesting. We…

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Metal Element Imagery In Dreams

Metal imagery in dreams Five Element dream interpretation by Leilani Navar at thedreamersden.org

Yes and no. The radiance of sound and light. Poignancy. Grief. In the cosmology of Chinese medicine, these resonate with the Metal element. This means they also resonate with the Lungs – think of an inhale, discernment of what stays (oxygen) and what goes (carbon dioxide), then an exhale. The Large Intestine is our other “Metal…

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