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1. What would you say about dreams in general?
2. How/why did you get into this business?
3. What are your thoughts on the Freud theory? Do you think it is the most known theory to interpret dreams?
4. Do you have a set of rules/instructions you follow to interpret people’s dreams?
5. Do you know about some of the most recent studies about interpreting dreams? If so which ones?
6. What is one dream you interpreted that left an impression on you? (Good or bad)
7. What are you thoughts about why we dream and if dreaming has something to do with reality?

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hi so this is a video I sent to you in
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email last time I’m Anna I’m Mavi
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we are working together on the project
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and I so hear the questions first one
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yo Pearson’s have a reason for getting
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into the business so what would you say
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about dreams in general second questions
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how and why did you get into the
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business of interpreting intercessing is
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that how you say dreams and third
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questions what are your thoughts on the
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segment called a theory do you think it
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is the most known stage to interpret
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dreams and next question do you have a
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set of rules or instructions before to
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interpret people change do you know
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about some of the most recent studies
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about interpreting dreams if so which
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ones seconds last what is one dream that
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you interpreted the less and impression
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in me good or bad and last question what
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are your thoughts about why we dream and
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if dreaming has something to do with
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reality thank you I hope the answer and
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thanks for helping us hi Anna
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and Marvy thanks for making me a we
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video with your drink questions it’s
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fantastic so your first question is what
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would you say about dreams in general
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that’s a very general question quite say
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about dreams in general is that they are
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a tremendous resource a tremendous
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resource that we all have access to
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everyone dreams we dream on average for
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two hours per night so you spend a
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twelfth of your life dreaming our dreams
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are very underused results people tend
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to dismiss dream
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as a being of no consequence and most
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people who work with dreams do it in our
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kind of psychic whoo pointy hats will
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they keep crystal balls away which in my
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experience and from my perspective is
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completely useless that’s far more about
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the dream interpreter than the dreamer
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and the way I work with dreams is in a
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very positive and healthy way I work
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with imagery and language and always
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tried to place myself in a point of view
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of the dreamer and so I can get an
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understanding of why they create new
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dreams and that’s something else I would
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say about dreams in general is that the
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traditional view is that dreams happen
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to us and we just lie there like some
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kind of passive psychic receiver tuned
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into the ether somehow but the reverse
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is true as a guy called Mark Solms
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who’s a professor in South Africa and he
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demonstrated proved in the 1990s that
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dreams don’t happen to us we actually
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happen to our dreams and create
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everything we experience including all
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the people places events and objects so
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that’s quite a long answer to quite a
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general question so your next question
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is how did I get into this business and
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I’ve always been fascinated by dreams
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ever since I was a small child and my
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earliest memory is from maybe as maybe
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two and a half years old and it’s a
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dream I dreamt that a big steam engine
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was travelling towards me and I was
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trying to get out of the way and I woke
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up I was a bit upset and my father came
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through to my bedroom to see what all
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the commotion was about
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and I kept asking what happened was a
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train and gone what was going on and he
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said it was just a dream it’s just a
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dream
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and then being about age two and a half
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years old I start saying
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before some dream was a dream why do we
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dream my father wasn’t a psychologist he
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was a coal miner and the next name was a
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Saturday it was one of his days off and
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truth is what I he showed me what I
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dream once he took me down to the quarry
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where he walked I was a bridge over the
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rail were there and he still used old
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steam trains for shunting coal around
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and we stood there for a few minutes on
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this old wooden bridge and then in the
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distance we can see a plume of smoke
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heading towards us along the railway and
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we stood there for a couple of minutes
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more and the tomb of smoke got closer
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and closer until it passed underneath us
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and we were enveloped in this huge cloud
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of steam and smoke and sparks really
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exciting and thrilling and then the
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clothes faded away and the steam train
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chuffed off into the distance
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and my final tonnes me and said that’s
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what I dream it so ever since then I’ve
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just been fascinated by dreams why we
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dream and now in the work I do in the
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business I work in and what we can
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actually do with dreams how we can use
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them in a really valuable and successful
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way your third question
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haha it’s two questions what are your
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thoughts on the Freud theory and do you
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think it is the most known theory to
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interpret dreams I know my thoughts in
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the Freud theory the Freud originally
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published the interpretation of Dreams
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in 1899
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so quite a while ago and things have
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moved on about how we walk and drink
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since then and Freud’s theory is really
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all about the unconscious he so he
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brought the idea of the unconscious into
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the scientific mainstream and his idea
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of that conscious was all taboo and
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repressed off and it was a way of the
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unconscious communicating with the
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conscious behavior that is a bad thing
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and then Freud’s protege young Carl Jung
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and he took things up
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father and it no more mythical way
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Freud’s way of interpreting was was
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largely based on 19th century industrial
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chemistry in Germany maybe we got less
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terms of things like condensation
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distillation residue all these chemical
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terms and what young used were far more
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esoteric terms drawn from alchemy
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astrology teaching and tattle but for
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far more mythical and about human
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stories and human individuation so you
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must play a bit more positive and
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healthy but since then I’ve been lots of
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people researching dreams not just an
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idea of the process of dreaming but all
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the things are only around a culture
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cultural anthropology art society all
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these different things so yeah it’s the
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most known theory I guess but people
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often ask me when you’re where I am
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introduced as a dream expert then you
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see all you are frightened or a union
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but it’s like saying do you support
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United or City or Celtic arrangers I
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just Freud and Jung are kind of them
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deified but they were just two guys who
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are interested in winning and I am do
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you have a set of rules instructions you
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follow to interpose dreams and yeah I
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guess I do I use a thing called the
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dream connection process so always
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walking with the image is to always work
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with the image so say someone creates a
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dream that involves a lion the line is a
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classic symbol of pride and confidence
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so if they have a dream where they
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linked chased by a line or something
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happening in their waking life where
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they have the opportunity to demonstrate
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their power and confidence and have that
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recognized by other people and there’s
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something that’s preventing them from
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doing that in waking life so working
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with the dream as the the questions I
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will ask about the image are are things
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that are to do with the image itself and
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not nothing beyond that
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so the idea of working with the image
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the way you work the dream is to ask
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questions well I’m just giving a
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definition so the dream connection
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process that I use you name what the
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image means so you might say to your
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client or the dreamer is there an area
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in your waking life where you feel you
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can be more confident or some really
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rely for your replays of what you do and
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then you ask a reflecting question which
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is kind of the opposite so you might say
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is it an area where you feel less
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confident than you think you should be
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or where do you feel a bit embarrassed
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about what you do and then you use an
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expanding question which is really what
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ends up spot opens up some options so
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things like how what other areas might
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you use your talents confidently and of
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what other parts of your life what other
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things are in your life are usually
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proud about and then all those questions
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will lead to an action statement and I
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guess the way that’s the reality is I
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think a dream is just a dream until you
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put it into action so you take the image
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you form some questions around it and
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the answers to those questions will give
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you an action statement so you can use
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the image in waking life and do
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something valuable and useful with it
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and your next question is do you know
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about some of the most recent studies
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about interpreting dreams if so which
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ones yeah what hasn’t been too many
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studies about interpreting dreams I
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wrote a book called the top 100 dreams a
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few years ago which was just about me as
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a name title might suggest the hundred
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most common dreams from around the world
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and most studies into dreaming are to do
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with the neurophysiology of dreaming
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and just trying to measure brain waves
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and look at neural activity which is
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it’s kind of useful misreading to know
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what the brain is doing but I’m far more
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instead
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in seeing what’s happening what’s
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happening from the inside moving out
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rather looking from the outside in
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I’m farm understand seeing how dream
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imagery manifests and as a wild so most
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green studies are done about trying to
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correlate imagery with green activity
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and it’s not done very successfully it’s
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very contextual as an associate of mine
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Professor Yuki Kamitani in Kyoto
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who are a dream a dream recording
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machine which is not really it’s just a
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big fMRI and he can correlate brain
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activity with imagery but it’s kind of
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really fuzzy it’s hard to tell if you’re
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looking at a pirate or a giraffe or
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Marilyn Monroe
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so I’m and the key thing about all these
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studies to do with dreams they have to
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try to be done in a very objective and
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analytical way the key thing with a
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dream for the dreamer it is the meaning
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and that’s why working with the image is
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so important there’s lots of studies
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being done on lucid dreaming which is
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the ability to make choices in your
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dreams and by guys like Michael
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Schredl in Germany so mostly research
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is more about the physiology of dreaming
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rather than actually using images in a
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really positive and healthy way which is
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what I try to do with my clients what is
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one dream you interpreted that left an
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impression as you good or bad now one of
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my catchphrases is there’s no such thing
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as a bad dream a dream just is a dream
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and you perceive it as being good or bad
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scary or amazing and
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just about you know every dream I’ve
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what with over 200 thousand dreams now
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in my career and every dream I find
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amazing one that does stick I was one
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that wasn’t particularly amazing where a
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client of mine a lady client of mine I
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just recurring dream that she was just
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stunning a bus stop so she was doing
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and just nothing nothing happened and
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the bus never came what it did come
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eventually after we walked through that
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tree brother but in that idea of being
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dreamers being incredible amazing
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experiences it seemed quite dull and
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tedious dream so yeah that was quite
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intriguing ah yes what are your thoughts
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about why we dream and if dreaming has
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something to do with reality the reason
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why we dream is to make sense of all the
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unconscious experiences we absorb so so
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guys like Benjamin Libet in San
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Francisco and Stanislas Dehaene
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in Paris have shown that 98 percent well
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in excess of 98 percent of what we
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experience in waking reality our cars
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unconsciously so but only consciously we
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have 2 percent of our feelings or
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thoughts emotions have what Freud called
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ideation so one of the ways we process
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that ninety-eight percent that we absorb
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unconsciously is through walking through
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our dream so the main function of
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dreaming really is to a sense making
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process to make sense of all the things
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we experience and consciously which
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really happen at the emotional level so
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one of the main ways we resolve
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emotional tension is through dreaming
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and when we dream it’s our fundamental
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way of imagining who we are what we need
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and what we believe so that the dream is
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how you imagine yourself
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it’s the ultimate self-portrait the
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ultimate selfie and they do have a
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connection to reality not in the sense
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that you can what cuz I dream literally
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but when you experience something silly
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something emotionally intense and your
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waking life that you’re trying to make
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sense of then you will create a dream
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around that so if you’re having a very
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emotional time the classic symbol for
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emotions and feelings is water as we
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have idioms like
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I’m a web I make floods of tears I’m
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pouring my heart out and so if you have
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a dream of water then you have the
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opportunity to navigate some emotional
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tension in your waking life so working
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with the dream image can really help you
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in waking life to understand things it
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might seem to be dilemmas when you’re
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trying to make a decision or things that
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seem paradoxical or just don’t seem to
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make sense in some way so working with
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your dreams is a very very useful thing
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particularly when you are doing more
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with them like in lucid dreaming where
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you have that power and the choice and
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to choose particular directions or make
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decisions in your dreams because that
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naturally translates into your waking
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life and it gives you the realization
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that you always have more power and you
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always have more choice than you think
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you do so thanks very much for these
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great questions Anna and ma vie and I
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hope that’s helped your project thank
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you
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you
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