DREAM JOURNAL

IAN'S MEDIA DREAM JOURNAL

RYAN SEACREST ON AIR, SISANIE'S PREGNANCY DREAMS

Sisanie shared on-air this week she's been having vivid pregnancy dreams about her ex-boyfriends and even her husband cheating! She shared these crazy dreams only happen when she's pregnant. So what does it all mean?

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JIM JEFFERIES, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT, DREAMS

In this episode, the team discusses dreams with psychologist, media dream expert, and best-selling author of "The Top 100 Dreams" and "The Complete A-Z Dictionary of Dreams", Ian Wallace.

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THIS MORNING, LOCKDOWN DREAMS, 13-05-2020

We might be physically separated from our loved ones, but one thing uniting us are bizarre and vivid dreams in lockdown. After Holly had her own ‘quarandream’ last week, we’re joined by psychologist Ian Wallace to explain the phenomenon and analyse some viewers’ wacky night time visions..

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Lucid dreaming: how to teach yourself

Lucid dreaming: how to teach yourself

“Part of the excitement of lucid dreaming is the realisation that you have the power to do anything you wish in the world in your dream,” says Ian Wallace, a psychologist, dream expert, and author of The Complete A to Z Dictionary of Dreams. “By using lucid dreams to work through challenging situations in your waking life, you naturally begin to realise you also have the power to create the day-to-day reality you want to live in.”

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The five most common types of dreams

the five most common types of dreams

Femail spoke to psychologist and dream expert Dr Ian Wallace about what your reoccurring dreams mean, following reports that 50 per cent of Brits are losing 9 hours of sleep a week Reassuringly, no matter how terrifying a middle-of-the-night pursuit might seem, it could actually be a good sign, as it can signify striving for your goals. Femail asked Dr Wallace to explain just what those reoccurring dreams mean and how, even with technology constantly around us, you can still get a better night’s rest.

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THIS MORNING, THE SECRETS OF DREAMING, 17-08-18

Dream expert Ian Wallace explains why we dream, shares a technique for remembering your dreams, and says everyone can learn to lucid dream.

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Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights

Here’s how many hours of sleep you lose every week worrying about work Hard-working Brits are losing a huge amount of sleep each week due to worries about work, a survey has revealed Knackered, stressed-out and weary Brits are losing a huge amount of sleep every week due to worrying about work. Hard-working and conscientious employed Brits fall way short of the usual eight hours of kip a night, according to the latest survey.

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The Dream Job

The Dream Job<

British workers are losing more than nine hours of sleep a week due to worries about work The survey of 2,000 workers found that workers in the UK lost more than nine hours of sleep every week, due to worries about their job. It found that the average of amount of sleep lost each week stressing over work was just under nine hours 30 minutes.

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Decoding our work dreams

Decoding our work dreams

Most of our accumulated emotional tension is generated from encountering conflicts and challenges at work, particularly with colleagues. So, it’s natural that our jobs count for a lot of our dream activity. However, the work environments and colleagues we create in our dreams are not those actual places and people, but rather symbols of personal realisation and development.

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What your dreams are trying to tell you and what to do about them

What your dreams are trying to tell you and what to do about them

The prominent dream psychologist says staying within the dream, facing your fear and taking control of events can be beneficial to your well-being. He believes the images conjured in the mind during slumber are linked to someone’s abilities and needs in the real world; you just need to look closely and read into the symbols encoded within. According to Wallace’s technique, dreams are a powerful reflective tool that can act as a compass pointing towards needs the dreamer didn’t even know they had.

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Algengustu draumarnir og hvað þeir þýða

Algengustu draumarnir og hvað þeir þýða

Draumar geta veitt okkur furðulega innsýn í undirmeðvitundina og reynist oft erfitt að ráða þá. Á vef Doktor.is stendur eftirfarandi um drauma:

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What do YOUR dreams mean?

What do YOUR dreams mean?

Ruth Langsford has confessed she is a sufferer of the third most common dream – using a toilet in public. On Monday’s episode of This Morning, Ruth and Eamonn Holmes hosted a phone-in where viewers had their dreams analysed by dream expert Ian Wallace.

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THIS MORNING, 21-08-2017

In this next dream feature on ITV’s This Morning, I am joined again by the lovely Ruth and charming Eamonn as we explore some of the dreams of our wonderful viewers. This time, our dream explorations include dreams about the emotional containment and confinement of swimming pools, dreams about moving house, more house dreams but this time with extra rooms and strangers living in them, dreams about teeth, dreams about toilets, dreams about hairballs stuck in the dreamer’s throat, and dreams about being stuck on the stairs.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 08-08-2017

In this dream feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, Steve, Janey and I make sense of some more of your wonderful dreams. The dreams we explored in the show included…

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A Psychologist’s Dream Interpretation Of Common Dreams

A Psychologist’s Dream Interpretation Of Common Dreams

We all have dreams every night. Yes, although sometimes it seems like you don’t have one. But the reality is you have. Some dreams are forgotten when you wake up and some are clear. Well, there is another explanation for that which is not the subject of this post. While dreams are a common phenomenon to all people across cultures, it is also one of the most mysterious human experiences. It produces more questions than answers. For instance, you might ask why do we dream? Or, what do dreams mean?

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THIS MORNING, 18-07-2017

In this dream feature on ITV’s This Morning, I am joined by the lovely Ruth and charming Eamonn as we explore some of the dreams of our wonderful viewers. Our dream explorations include dreams about having a mouthful of sand, dreams about houses crumbling down, dreams about being lost, and dreams about jolting and jerking. The dream which caused most intrigue and received most attention was about chickens dressed in soldier uniforms trying to shoot the dreamer from an upstairs window. Our analysis of this dream created a lot of interest from a variety of commentators and was heavily featured in the next day’s newspapers!

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RUSSELL BRAND, RADIO X

Russell invited me onto his Radio X show to explore some of the reasons around why we dream and what our dreams mean. We were having a great conversation, which the listeners were really enjoying, until Russell started to feel a bit threatened when I offered some well-researched and contemporary alternative perspectives to his cliched and out-of-date opinions about dreams.

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Die 10 häufigsten Träume der Menschen und was sie bedeuten

Die 10 häufigsten Träume der Menschen und was sie bedeuten

Ian Wallace kennt sich mit Träumen und ihrer Bedeutung aus. Seit immerhin 3 Jahrzehnten widmet sich der amerikanische Psychologe in seiner Arbeit ganz der Traumforschung und hat bis dato bereits mehr als 150 000 Träume verschiedener Menschen analysiert. Wer, wenn nicht er, sollte also besser darüber Bescheid wissen, was im Schlaf so in uns vor geht?

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THIS MORNING, 25-05-2017

Analysing more amazing dreams from our wonderful viewers on ITV’s This Morning with the lovely Holly and fabulous Rylan, where I helped callers, emailers and texters to identify why they had actually created a particular dream, so that they could make some powerful choices and take decisive action.

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DREAM ANSWERS WITH ANNA ASSEN

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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Que Signifient Vos Rêves Erotiques?

Que Signifient Vos Rêves Erotiques?

Le psychologue Ian Wallace a interprété les rêves érotiques les plus communs relayés par la presse britannique . L’expert a analysé la signification des rêves érotiques parmi les plus courants.   Les rêves sexuels les plus communs comprennent le sexe avec un patron, un ex, un ami ou un collègue, un patron, un partenaire de même sexe, avec une célébrité, un étranger etc…A noter que selon un rapport de l’Insee, 70 % de femmes avouent faire des rêves érotiques, pour 80 % des hommes. Ils se manifestent lors de l’adolescence.

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What your dreams really mean

What your dreams really mean

Whether you’re flying, your teeth are falling out or you’re trying (but failing) to run away from a predator, most of us have dedicated plenty of time to trying to make sense of our dreams. Is our subconscious trying to tell us something? Is it our brains filing information away? Or is it a metaphor for something big happening in our lives? Ian Wallace, a globally prominent psychologist, told Coach dreams are actually a combination of all three – and it’s certainly not about mysticism or being psychic. “A dream is how you imagine yourself,” he explains. “It’s how you imagine the person you have been and how you imagine the person you would like to become.”

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Psychologist Reveals The 9 Most Common Dreams And What They Mean

Psychologist Reveals The 9 Most Common Dreams And What They Mean

Many psychologists have given up trying to interpret dreams, but we talked to one who hasn’t. Psychologist Ian Wallace has interpreted over 350,000 dreams during more than 30 years of practice. He helped us compile a list of nine of the most common dreams, their meanings, and what action you should take in waking life.

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8 bizarre pregnancy dreams and what they really mean

8 bizarre pregnancy dreams and what they really mean

During pregnancy, it’s common to have vivid, strange dreams and frightening nightmares that wake you up in a cold sweat. Although pregnant women don’t have more dreams than those who are not, they do report more nightmares, according to a study in the journal Sleep Medicine.

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A tanglei mang kong hi Psychologist minthang Ian Wallace

A tanglei mang kong hi Psychologist minthang Ian Wallace 

A tanglei mang kong hi Psychologist minthang Ian Wallace nih mang 150,000 kha kum 30 chung hneksaknak a tuah hnu ah a langhtermi a si.

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DREAMS AND DELIRIUM, INTENSIVE CARE SOCIETY TALK

Dreams and Delirium are two states of consciousness that often don’t seem to make any sense. Even though a delirious person may seem to be talking nonsense, they are often trying to make meaningful communication. In this presentation I gave at the ‘Delirium In The ICU’ day hosted by the Intensive Care Society, I described how using Cognitive Framing methods can be helpful in making sense of apparently nonsensical dream and delirium states. Here are the images and the audio from the presentation.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON,, 21-11-2016

In this dream feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, Steve, Tim and I make sense of some more of your wonderful dreams. The dreams we explored in the show included…

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WORKING WITH CHILDRENS DREAMS

When working with children’s dreams, it’s clear to see that dreaming is a wonderful thing for a child to do. One of the fantastic things about dreams is the realization that the dream doesn’t happen to you, you actually happen to the dream and you create everything you experience in it. So what you do in your dream is you are creating a far better understanding of who you are, what you need, what you believe – it’s fantastic snapshot of who you are.  A dream is the ultimate selfie.

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LEARNING ABOUT DREAMS

The wonderful Dave Erasmus recently invited me to collaborate with him in a YouTube video, exploring the purpose of sleeptalking and somniloquies, so here’s what we made. On listening to Matt’s night ramblings at first, they seem to be ridiculous, meaningless, and hilarious, just a man lying in bed, unconsciously muttering to himself. If Matt was fully awake when expressing himself in this way, it would be termed a word salad, an attempt to communicate an idea that just emerges in a confused jumble of seemingly random words and phonemes.

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WORLD DREAM DAY, LOIS' DREAM

We partnered with dream psychologist Ian Wallace to analyze the dreams of a few lucky fans in celebration of #WorldDreamDay​.

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WORLD DREAM DAY, NANCY'S DREAM

We partnered with dream psychologist Ian Wallace to analyze the dreams of a few lucky fans in celebration of #WorldDreamDay​.

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WORLD DREAM DAY, SHEILA'S DREAM

We partnered with dream psychologist Ian Wallace to analyze the dreams of a few lucky fans in celebration of #WorldDreamDay​.

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WORLD DREAM DAY, TAMMY'S DREAM

We partnered with dream psychologist Ian Wallace to analyze the dreams of a few lucky fans in celebration of #WorldDreamDay​.

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WORLD DREAM DAY, WENDY'S DREAM

We partnered with dream psychologist Ian Wallace to analyze the dreams of a few lucky fans in celebration of #WorldDreamDay​.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 20-05-2016

In this dream feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, Steve, Tim and I share the real meanings of some more of your brilliant dreams. The dreams we explored in the show included…

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Can our dreams offer insights into our health?

Can our dreams offer insights into our health?

It’s easy to resent our dreams; the troubling, the inappropriate, the downright terrifying ones we have when we just want a restful night, but is it possible to gain any insight from them which can help with waking life? Psychologist and dream expert Ian Wallace believes so. He’s been fascinated by dreams ever since he was a small child and now helps clients use the imagery they create in their dreams to access opportunities in their lives.

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NETDOCTOR, 13-05-2016

NETDOCTOR, 13-05-2016

It’s easy to resent our dreams; the troubling, the inappropriate, the downright terrifying ones we have when we just want a restful night, but is it possible to gain any insight from them which can help with waking life? Psychologist and dream expert Ian Wallace believes so. He’s been fascinated by dreams ever since he was a small child and now helps clients use the imagery they create in their dreams to access opportunities in their lives.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 14-03-2016

In this dream feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, Steve, Tim and I help you to understand the real meanings of some more of your amazing dreams. The dreams we explored in the show included…

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Furcsát álmodtatok? Nézzétek meg a 9 leggyakoribb álom jelentését!

Furcsát álmodtatok? Nézzétek meg a 9 leggyakoribb álom jelentését!

Van, hogy napokkal később, de egy szóról, illatról, egy szellőről beugrik, hogy mit álmodtunk az egyik éjjel. Nekem ilyenkor mindig beindul az agyam, és eszembe szokott jutni a teljes sztori a tollasbálról. Sőt van, hogy tudom, ezt már nem először álmodtam. Merthogy visszatérő álmai szinte mindenkinek vannak, ezek jelentése pedig sok esetben homály. Bújjuk az álmoskönyveket, de őszintén megmondom, én azokban még nem találtam magyarázatot az álmaimra. Egy híres pszichológus, Ian Wallace 30 éves praxisa alatt több mint 150 ezer álmot elemzett, így összeállított egy listát a leggyakoribb álmokról, azok jelentéséről, és hogy mit üzen az álom, mit érdemes tennünk az éber életben.

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BBC IWONDER, LUCID DREAMING

Do I have the power to control my dreams? How do I recognize a lucid dream? We all have the power to dream. But the first step to experiencing a lucid dream is recognising that you are in fact dreaming. It’s not as easy as it sounds and not quite as simple as employing the traditional pinch. It may sound a little unusual, but just like when we are exploring any intriguing situation, we do this by looking out for clues. We can identify these clues that we can create in our dreams by being on the look-out for anything that appears strange or out of context. And to help us, we can use a powerful connection process to recognise them and work with them. We’ll start with actually identifying the clue.

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THIS MORNING, DREAM CLINIC, 30-10-2015

Analysing more dreams from our wonderful viewers on ITV’s This Morning, where I helped callers, emailers and texters to identify why they had actually created a particular dream, so that they could make some powerful choices and take decisive action. I also revealed why Keith Lemon dreams of having werewolf arms and being inappropriately intimate with Fearne Cotton. Keith’s verdict on my analysis was ‘Wow that dream stuff with Ian Wallace was ace!’

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THIS MORNING, DREAM FACTS, 30-10-2015

In this episode of Dream Facts on ITV’s This Morning, I dispel some myths and misconceptions about dreams with the charming Ben Shephard and the lovely Holly Willoughby. Holly was hugely relieved to realise that there is no such thing as a bad dream and she was also intrigued to find that she shares her most common recurring dream with her on-screen husband, Phillip Schofield.The recurring dream is shared by Holly and Phillip is the 16th most common dream and you can find out what it really means in my internationally-published best-selling book, ‘The Top 100 Dreams’.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 26-10-2015

In this dream feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, Steve, Tim and I help you to understand the real meanings of some more of your wonderful dreams. The dreams we explored in the show included…

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WOMAN MAGAZINE, IF YOU DREAM ABOUT…

WOMAN MAGAZINE, IF YOU DREAM ABOUT…

Have you ever had strange or vivdly real dreams and then woken up in the morning and wondered what they actually mean? We do all the time, so we asked psychologist and dream expert Ian Wallace to shed some light on what happens in the deepest, darkets depths of our minds, and what our most common dreams really mean…

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DEAN JACKSON, BBC RADIO, 16-10-2015

In this Friday night dream feature on BBC Radio, presenter Dean Jackson and I explore some of our listeners’ dreams and suggest how they can positively and healthily put their dreams into action. The dreams I analysed include Kerry’s rocky seashore and approaching wave dream, Dave’s huge steel metal room dream and Jill’s cliff face and falling dream.

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DREAM MEANINGS, BBC RADIO WALES

Analysing Welsh listeners’ dreams from further north on the Celtic fringe in BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow. Dreams analysed include Beryl’s blood, skeletons and telephone box dream, and Scott’s power-sliding into a forest dream and then trying to take off in an aeroplane. Beryl’s dream suggests that she might need to speak up more and express her needs in waking life, rather than always looking after the needs of other people.

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ELERI SION, BBC RADIO WALES, 14-10-2015

In this episode of the Eleri Sion Show on BBC Radio Wales, the lovely Eleri and I explore the dreams of her wonderful Welsh listeners. The dreams from this special hour-long episode include towers and roofs, being kidnapped by a gang, floods, blood and skeletons, sloths, nails, stock markets, power-sliding cars, swimming baths and changing rooms, forgetting where you parked your car, and visiting your old workplace. No crystal balls or superstitions were used in these analyses.

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RTL, IAN WALLACE, PSYCHOLOGUE AMERICAIN

RTL, IAN WALLACE, PSYCHOLOGUE AMERICAIN

Un psychologue livre l’interprétation des rêves les plus courants rencontrés au cours de sa carrière Ian Wallace, psychologue américain, a analysé 250.000 rêves en 30 ans de carrière. Il a sélectionné les plus courants et les a interprétés.

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THE DAILY EDITION, 15-07-2015

In this episode, the team discusses dreams with psychologist, media dream expert, and best-selling author of "The Top 100 Dreams" and "The Complete A-Z Dictionary of Dreams", Ian Wallace.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 29-06-2015

In this dream feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, Steve, Tim and I explore some more of your fantastic dreams . These include running in slow motion, floating and flying, hiding in a cave, hunted and derelict houses, department store dreams and parties going wrong. Your dreams included…

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DREAM MEANINGS, BBC RADIO WALES, 24-06-2015

Analysing dreams live from London on the Eleri Sion show for BBC Radio Wales. The first dream about a mountain ledge reflects a big step that the dreamer is considering in waking life. The second dream is about swallowing wedding and engagement rings and suggests a need to speak up so that the dreamer can create more committed professional relationships in waking life.

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ELERI SION, BBC WALES, 24-06-2015

In an hour-long dream special on BBC Radio Wales, the charming Eleri Sion and I invite her lovely Welsh listeners to share their dreams with us. The dreams from this hour include spiritual dreams, dreams of death, and why there is no such thing as a bad dream.

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DEAN JACKSON, BBC RADIO, 05-06-2015

In this BBC Radio Friday night dream feature, the charming Dean Jackson and I help his listeners to understand a bit more about the meanings of the dreams they have been creating. Although some of these dreams might seem quite scary and disturbing, they are full of positive and healthy insight. There is no such thing as a bad dream.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON 27-04-15

In this dream episode, Steve, Tim and I explore some more of your fantastic dreams on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2. These include teeth, tornadoes, back garden crocodiles, faded navy blue jumpers and being lost in a big hotel. Your dreams included…

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ELERI SION, BBC RADIO WALES, 11-03-2015

In this hour-long special on BBC Radio Wales, the lovely Eleri Sion and I join forces again to explore the dreams of Eleri’s wonderful Welsh listeners, including live calls and lots of informative insights.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 19-01-2015

In this dream feature, Steve, Tim and I explore some more of your wonderful dreams on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, . These include Dolly Parton singing in a Middlesborough working man’s club, too many light switches in the bathroom, being chased by foxes, and being lost in a big hotel.  your dreams included…

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TEXT SANTA, CHARITY TELETHON DREAMS

Spending the night under a duvet with Phillip Schofield

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TEETH FALLING OUT DREAMS

TEETH FALLING OUT DREAMS

Hi Ian, my teeth keep falling out.

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SMOKING AND CORRIDOR DREAMS

SMOKING AND CORRIDOR DREAMS

Hi Ian, I keep dreaming I have started smoking again I’m dead annoyed at self and ask my mum get me some e cigs she is no longer with me also keep dreaming get lost in loads of corridors and can’t find way out x

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GOOD MORNING BRITAIN, THE TOP THREE DREAMS

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN, THE TOP THREE DREAMS

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GOOD MORNING BRITAIN, 29-10-2014

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN, 29-10-2014

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FUTURE FLIGHT DREAMS

FUTURE FLIGHT DREAMS

Hi Ian, floating or flying flat on my face. sometimes I’d see some family members & would be in familiar situations. sometimes I would be float/flying over where or near where I’ve been before. I used to think it was a sign cause , I would suffer some crisis or other & it’d take me quite a while to link it up with a recent flying dream. thing is I never knew what it meant at the time ( of each dream) it was almost claire-voyant.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 27-10-14

In this dream feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, Steve, Tim and I explore some more of your fantastic dreams. These include puffins in a tin, a forgotten baby, flocks of birds, contact lenses, goldfish in distress and being a fox in a spaceship. Your dreams were…

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KEVIN FERNIHOUGH, BBC RADIO, 23-10-2014

In this interview with the BBC’s Kevin Fernihough, we explore the real meaning of why his producer, Harriet, has been dreaming that Kevin is a James Bond type figure. Dreaming about people who you work with is the 21st most common dream and usually indicates that the dreamer is becoming more aware of some of their own talents and is beginning to identify some valuable opportunities to use them.

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THIS MORNING, BE YOUR OWN DREAM EXPERT, 22-10-2014

A great conversation with Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden, where I showed them how they could become their own dream experts, simply by using my latest best-selling book, ‘The Complete A to Z Dictionary of Dreams: Be Your Own Dream Expert’.

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THIS MORNING, DREAM CLINIC, 22-10-2014

A Dream Clinic with Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden, where we use the Dream Connection Process to analyse the dreams of viewers so they can turn their dreams into action.

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SHOPPING CENTRE AND CANNIBAL DREAMS

SHOPPING CENTRE AND CANNIBAL DREAMS

Hi Ian, I’m being chased around a closed shopping centre by deformed cannibals… Never get caught or hurt just see blood everywhere and I’m with a different person in my dream each time I have it, sometimes it’s a faceless person… And they get killed!

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LOOSE TOOTH DREAMS

LOOSE TOOTH DREAMS

Hi Ian, I keep in having dreams about my teeth falling out or being loose.

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WHALES AND DOLPHINS DREAMS

WHALES AND DOLPHINS DREAMS

Hello Ian, I’m always dreaming about whales and dolphins (sometimes sharks) they are usually just playful but sometimes try to knock the boat I’m on over. They aren’t trying to eat me or anything but they aren’t just calm serene whales/dolphins

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DYING DREAM

DYING DREAM

Ian I dream. off dying

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STRANGE STONES DREAM

STRANGE STONES DREAM

Hi Ian, I’m walking past a stream, everything is black and white and these strange stones start to glow and then i look down into the stream and its blood red and filled with dismembered bodies of my family. this is a recurring dream. i’ve had it more times than i can count, first time i has it i was about 6 years old, i’m now 23.

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CRUMBLING TEETH DREAMS

CRUMBLING TEETH DREAMS

Hi Ian, I have these same dreams about my teeth, sometimes they just fall out uncontrollably and sometimes they crumble.

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JUMPING AND FLOATING DREAMS

JUMPING AND FLOATING DREAMS

Hi Ian, I can go back to a dream if I wake up and go back to sleep and mine are usualy about I can float around but its not flying just like I can jump up and float but its not for long only in short bursts I dream I can fly x

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HUG FROM A LOVED ONE DREAM

HUG FROM A LOVED ONE DREAM

Hello Ian, I dreamt that my 16yr old, who recently passed away came back to give me a hug

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CASTLE AND FURNITURE DREAM

CASTLE AND FURNITURE DREAM

Hello Ian, a nonsense dream where I was visiting a castle and then found I had to live there as all my furniture was already there and also a pet cat that died 10 years ago was there but I wasn’t surprised at by this at all.

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THUMB AND FINGER DREAMS

THUMB AND FINGER DREAMS

Hello Ian, I have this dream where people aren’t people they’re giant thumbs and fingers my dad is always in it as a thumb and I’m a little finger , been having this dream since I was little…

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RAT AND MOUSE DREAMS

RAT AND MOUSE DREAMS

Hi Ian, I dream that mice and rats were all over my body and no matter how I tried they kept coming bac in my hair and clothes even underwaer I tried to kill them but more kept appeearing what does it mean

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TEETH, HAIR, NAILS AND SKIN DREAMS

TEETH, HAIR, NAILS AND SKIN DREAMS

Hi Ian, I have a repeating dream where my teeth fall out some times my hair nails and skin fall off too? What does this mean its been happenin for years i dont like it xx

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A-LEVEL DREAMS

A-LEVEL DREAMS

Whether you wake up in the middle of night dripping with sweat because you think you’ve failed all your exams, or mortified because you think you’ve turned up to school completely naked, Results Day dreams can affect everyone – even decades after you last sat an exam.

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DISASTER DREAMS

DISASTER DREAMS

Hi Ian, I have very vivid dreams., and sometimes a few days later I can’t remember if I dreamed a situation or if it actually happened. Also, when I have nightmares they are always natural disasters. Like volcanoes or tornados and I’m running away. Or hahaha aliens and zombie apocalypse. When I run or fight in these dreams I’m either very weak or too slow.

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FLOATING AND FLYING DREAM

FLOATING AND FLYING DREAM

Hi there Ian, flying and floating is what happens in my dreams. When I was a kid I only floated in my dreams, within the setting of my house, as I’ve gotten older, I can now fly supersonic through buildings without feeling it, but sometimes it kind of splutters out and I float downward.

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EXPERIENCE OF DYING DREAM

EXPERIENCE OF DYING DREAM

Hi Ian, my dream is i keep seeing myself dieing been having it alot recently can you help explain this please and thank you

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LONG HAIR DREAMS

LONG HAIR DREAMS

Hi there Ian, I keep dreaming I have cut my long hair off its very disturbing

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DREAMS OF FLYING

DREAMS OF FLYING

Hello Ian, I dream I can fly x

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SCHOOL ON FIRE DREAM

SCHOOL ON FIRE DREAM

Hello Ian, my school was on fire and I was running away from the flames. I ended up in the school hall but as the fire brigade tried to extinguish the fire the hall began filling with water and I began drowning I managed to swim to the fire exit and escape but so did the water.

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SNAKES AND CRUMBLING TEETH DREAMS

SNAKES AND CRUMBLING TEETH DREAMS

Hi Ian, snakes, and crumbling teeth??

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MOUNTAIN AND FOREST DREAMS

MOUNTAIN AND FOREST DREAMS

Hi Ian, I have a recurring dream. coming through a mountain or forest passage, feeling as if something is coming for me, until I find a village with cobbled streets. always a body of water (sea/lake) to my right. I always end up wet or in the water and even though I can see all sorts of dangerous creatures in the water and know that they could kill me, I swim happily with them.

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NAKED AND CHEATING DREAMS

NAKED AND CHEATING DREAMS

Hi Ian, I have lots of dreams about being naked in public and my partner cheating. What do these mean?

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PROFOUND FLYING DREAMS

PROFOUND FLYING DREAMS

Hi Ian, my most profound dreams are dreams I have of flying, Its gotten to the point that when I have them I become aware that as I’m standing there I know that I’m capable of flying and I summon up an intense energy in my body and lift myself hundreds of feet into the air, its a very powerful experience but sometimes when I fly too high I get a little scared that I’m going to fall. I sometimes fly over the city and can see all the buildings below me. Its always night time in these dreams.

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STRANGE ORB DREAM

STRANGE ORB DREAM

Hello Ian, my dream is of a strange, fluctuating, orb around me with markings across it. It occurred quite often when I was young and I have since wondered if it is a womb memory.

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NEGLECTED BUDGIE DREAM

NEGLECTED BUDGIE DREAM

Hi Ian, I dream that I’ve not fed the budgie for ages!! I wake up panicking but I don’t even have a budgie x

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GORILLA AND SPIDER DREAMS

GORILLA AND SPIDER DREAMS

Hi there, Ian, I keep dreaming about a gorilla crawling out of a washing machine or an oven, these dreams are always followed by a spider crawling up my bedroom wall. I actually woke up the other night, screamed at the top of my lungs and ran out of my room because i thought there actually was a spider. My heart was beating so fast & my hands were shaking. I think there is meaning behind these dreams because they’re recurring

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CARNIVAL AND SHOOTING DREAMS

CARNIVAL AND SHOOTING DREAMS

Hello there Ian, I’ve had two very vivid dreams recently and both of them involved actually being killed! The first one was at a carnival where we wernt strapped onto the ride properly and I went to complain afterwards the carnival guy ended up stabbing me in the chest as I tried to turn away he stabbed me in the back and I died! In the second one my friend was attacked in a house but the guy shot me in the head with no reason! Would love to know the meanings of these???

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AMY CHILDS DREAM, FUBAR RADIO, 27-06-2014

In this interview on Fubar Radio, I analyse the dreams of Joey Page, Sy Thomas and Amy Childs. Amy’s dreams are particularly revealing, suggesting that she often feels under pressure to show up as other people would like to see her, rather than giving herself the freedom to be the real Amy behind her public image.

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UNBORN CHILD DREAM

UNBORN CHILD DREAM

Hi Ian, I dreamt that my unborn child was a girl. Two weeks later I had the scan and found out my dream was right and I was having a girl.

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GRINDING TEETH DREAMS

GRINDING TEETH DREAMS

Hello Ian, I dream a lot that I grind my teeth so hard to the point they shatter to pieces and fall out and I have a mouthful of blood I have this dream at least once a week

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 24-06-2014

In this interview with the BBC’s Steve Wright and Tim Smith, I show them how they can become their own dream experts by using my latest book, The Complete A to Z Dictionary of Dreams. We also explore a variety of dreams and identify what they really mean, using the Dream Connection Process described in the book.

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CHASING AND DYING DREAMS

CHASING AND DYING DREAMS

Hello Ian, my partner keeps having dreams that his being chased down by people or he dies can you please tell us what this means ???

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CROWDS OF PEOPLE DREAMS

CROWDS OF PEOPLE DREAMS

Hi Ian, I have the same dream al the time i have loads of people around me and theres something trying to catch me and everyone else im always the leader(in my dreams not in real life)and i have to keep everyone safe but the person/thing always finds me so im always runing

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HUFFINGTON POST DREAMS

HUFFINGTON POST DREAMS

In my first piece for the Huffington Post, I share some of the basic principles that will form part of one of my next books ‘Dreaming for Real’. One section of this proposed book will guide you through some powerful and simple steps that will enable you to dream lucidly with much greater consistency. Instead of relying on techno-gadgets or drugs, the Dreaming for Real process uses your brain and body’s latent capacity for lucid dreaming.

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SNAKE DREAM

SNAKE DREAM

Hi Ian, my dream was I got bit by a snake what is the meaning of that

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PLANE CRASH DREAMS

PLANE CRASH DREAMS

Hello Ian, I have same dream every night a plane had crashed in a desert no survivors but pilot cried for my help love to know why x

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STOLEN DOG DREAM

STOLEN DOG DREAM

journalentryHi Ian, my dog got stolen by a fishmonger in a supermarket and there was a blue & purple spotty seal in the alcohol aisle. Something tells me mine won’t get analysed.content

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JONATHAN MILES, BBC RADIO, 04-06-2014

In this interview with the BBC’s Jonathan Miles, I share how he inspired my latest book, The Complete A to Z Dictionary of Dreams. We also take a variety of listeners dreams and explore what they really mean, using the Dream Connection Process described in the book.

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PARTNER LEAVING DREAMS

PARTNER LEAVING DREAMS

Hey Ian, I keep dreaming my partner leaving me but we both still happy and its consently

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WALKING TO TRANSYLVANIA DREAM

WALKING TO TRANSYLVANIA DREAM

Hi Ian, I dreamt I woke up in my old house, jumped a floor down out of a Window and went to a “club” where everyone was dancing to I believe I can fly… I then somehow walked out the doors into translvania and was greated by a giant skull throne which I was told was mine

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HAND AND EYE DREAMS

HAND AND EYE DREAMS

Hi there Ian, i always have dreams about my partner betraying me but conciously when im awake i know that would never happen, also in my dream my eye has fallen out into my hand and teeth before too!!x

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EMPTY BAR DREAM

EMPTY BAR DREAM

Hi Ian, I have a recurring dream where I’m in a bar that’s totally empty and the just one woman working behind the bar…neon lights everywhere..

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HOUSE ON FIRE DREAM

HOUSE ON FIRE DREAM

Hello Ian, I dreamt my parents’ house, transported to the city where I lived, caught on fire. I was rushing around the city in my car trying to find a fire station to report it! When I returned, the house was a shell and my parents were left with the clothes they stood up in. I rang home next day and my Mum said, “It wasn’t our house that went on fire last night, dear, it was a house in the block behind us. The people were left with the clothes they stood up in.

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GUARDING THE QUEEN DREAM

GUARDING THE QUEEN DREAM

Hi Ian, I had a dream last night where I kinda became part of an order like I was a queens guard or something and she presented me with a sword and told me not to trust someone but I can’t remember who . I remember repeating “yes ma’am” everytime the queen would speak

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WOBBLY TOOTH DREAM

WOBBLY TOOTH DREAM

Hey Ian, front tooth was wobbly n so i showed my “mate” it and he pulled it out which made the next one wobbly n i pulled that one out lol

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SUDDEN STILLNESS DREAM

SUDDEN STILLNESS DREAM

Hello there Mr Wallace, A few times I have had dreams that wherever I am in the dream suddenly all the people around me and that I can see all go silent and still, and then the sky goes white as if there’s been a huge explosion and then I wake up quickly.

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FALLING AND NEGLECTED PET DREAMS

FALLING AND NEGLECTED PET DREAMS

Hi Ian! Most of my dreams is falling then wakening up before hitting the ground and having dreams of my guinea pigs that i haven’t cleaned them out etc but they all passed away years ago :s

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MAZE OF TUNNELS DREAM

MAZE OF TUNNELS DREAM

Hello there, Ian, I was in a maze of tunnels with a room containing magic potions.

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SILVER BALLS DREAM

SILVER BALLS DREAM

Hi Ian, I have this one dream nearly every night- theres these little silver balls and I find them by the river bank near my town hidden in the grass bank, I collect them and put them under a microscope, they have people inside, its like a new world.. it gets rather creepy. Ive wanted to know what this dream is meaning. I have it atleast 5/6 times a week. Please tell me whats going on:)

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CLIMBING OUT OF A SWAMP DREAM

CLIMBING OUT OF A SWAMP DREAM

Hello Ian, I was climbing out of a swamp, being chased by a large machine with two big clamps on the front, opening and closing. I ran and ran but didn’t seem to go very far. When the machine had caught up to me I woke up, frightened. When I went back to sleep I found myself climbing back out of the swamp and the whole thing started all over again. This happened several times until in the final dream I saw the daughter of one of my teachers picking wild flowers by the roadside and thought, now I am safe. I did not have the dream again.

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CHASED BY DINOSAURS DREAM

CHASED BY DINOSAURS DREAM

Hi Ian, I kept having the same dream when i was little, would be every single night for a month or 2. I was in the city centre with my mum and little sister and we where just running from dinosaurs who where trying to kill us?

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 10-03-2014

This time in the dreams feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon, we explore dreams about being in a jumbo jet that goes the whole journey by road, how to deal with a horse in your kitchen, booking into a hotel and finding your room full of elderly people, your cat having a puppy, being woken by a tornado at 4 in the morning, dreaming that you’re on holiday and panicking because you never get a suntan,and waiting at a train station with out any money to get home.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 27-01-2014

On this Big Show, Steve, Tim and I explore some listeners’ dreams that involve being lost in a chaotic city, rotten fish in the river, too much chewing gum in the mouth, low-level flying in an airliner, goldfish in the toilet bowl, descending into a very dark hole, crumbling teeth and taking a course at an unknown university. Your dreams included…

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 16-12-2013

In this episode of the dreams feature on Steve Wright In The Afternoon, Steve, Tim and I interpret some listeners’ dreams that involve being downstairs on a double-decker bus that just keeps getting faster and faster, participating in a race that finishes at a bus stop, having a glass head that gets a crack in it, adorable cats being sent to live in a cage at the vets, needing the toilet, and finding too many golf balls. Your dreams included…

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 11-11-2013

More dreams with Steve and Tim

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SKY SUNRISE DREAMS, 25-10-2013

Discussing the findings from the 2013 ibis Hotels Dream Survey, with Stephen Dixon and Gillian Joseph on Sky Sunrise News. Stephen and Gillian asked some really great questions and I was intrigued to hear that Stephen is a particularly vivid dreamer.

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ALAN TITCHMARSH DREAMS

Analysing viewer’s dreams live on the Alan Titchmarsh Show, where it was a real pleasure to meet Alan and share some dream insights with him. As well as analysing the real meanings of dreams from the audience and from the viewers, I also revealed why Sophie Ellis-Bextor had been dreaming about having Alan as her partner on Strictly Come Dancing…

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 22-09-2013

This time on Steve Wright In The Afternoon, we analyse dreams about being on stage and forgetting the script, living in derelict houses, chewing gum dreams, scary rollercoasters and dreams about sharks and water parks.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 22-07-2013

On this Big Show, Steve, Tim and I talk to listeners about their sailing boat dreams, dreams about driving without headlights, secret passages, trucks and backpack dreams, and dreams about antelopes and lions.

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LOOSE WOMEN DREAMS, 26-03-2013

Another lunchtime dream session on ITV’s show ‘Loose Women’, this time with Shobna Gulati, Carol McGiffin, Jane McDonald and Carol Vorderman. A highlight of the show was Shobna’s Canadian Mountie dream

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 21-11-2012

In this broadcast, we analyse listeners dreams involving snakes and sewers, being in a stranger’s house and trying to escape, the colour yellow in dreams, loss of body parts, spider dreams and secret rooms.

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LOOSE WOMEN DREAMS, 09-11-2012

Exploring the dreams of Carol Vorderman, Denise Welch, Carol McGiffin and Jane McDonald live on ITV’s lunchtime show ‘Loose Women’.

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DREAMS AND MOVIES

DREAMS AND MOVIES

Being immersed in a great film is one of the closest experiences we have to dreaming in waking life. In this feature at MSN Movies, I reveal what is actually happening in eight of the most popular movies that feature dreams.

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WHALE DREAM

WHALE DREAM

Hi Ian, just lately I have been having some very intense and weird dreams. The one that sticks out most I had about 2 weeks ago. I dreamt my current home had the exterior of my childhood home, but the layout and back garden of the home i live in now with my family. the bizarre part of the dream was I went to my patio doors at the rear of the house and saw half, not a whole, but half a killer whale full size lying on my patio. Now if that isnt strange enough it had draped in its jaws a white tiger, which at first appeared to be dead, but wasnt and then began roaming in my back garden.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 10-09-2012

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 10-09-2012

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PREGNANCY SEX DREAMS

PREGNANCY SEX DREAMS

Erotic dreams usually suggest that the dreamer is becoming more intimately aware of their own identity, needs and beliefs in their waking lives. These sexy dreams are often experienced during pregnancy as the dreamer begins to accommodate the changes that are occurring within her own body and as she becomes more intimately aware of her changing shape, her shifting moods and her widening awareness. These dreams vary from trimester to trimester and the physical and hormonal changes in the body tend to make them especially vivid. Watery dreams usually occur in the first trimester as the amniotic sac fills with fluid, travel dreams tend to occur during the second trimester as the foetus begins to move and kick. Third trimester erotic dreams usually involve other people such as relatives or bosses.

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CHOKING DREAM

CHOKING DREAM

Dear Mr Wallace, I am 25 years old and have been having problems with choking dreams for years which are all based around choking. I don’t have them all the time but regular enough as they really frighten me. I have had many dreams of choking on various objects, string, necklaces, small objects such as a small box and food like meat. I have also recently had a choking dream when I knew the object had not yet gone down the back of my throat so I tried to tip head forward and attempt to shake it to the front of my mouth the spit out. But every time it will always end up going down my throat. I wake up drenched in sweat and in a shear panic, I continue to chock even when I am awake and I am definitely awake and alert but I still feel as though the object is still there? I drink water to wash it away, I wake my partner for help, but it often ends in me over the toilet making myself sick to try clear the ‘what feels like’ a blockage in my throat.  After vomiting and if my throat feels clear, I can then go back to bed and attempt to sleep. I have read many choking dreams and people who suffer with this too, however, I have not heard of people who’s dream then becomes a reality and use physical actions to stop it. Any answers, help and advice would gratefully received. Many thanks,

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SUBMARINE CRICKET TEAM DREAM

SUBMARINE CRICKET TEAM DREAM

My husband and I were on a guided tour of a submarine, but appeared to be spending the night on it in one of the cabins. We woke up in a double bed, another couple on the other side of the cabin in a similar bed, and we were surrounded by the Indian Cricket Team, smartly dressed in white flannels and navy blazers with red and gold motifs embroidered on the pockets.I nudged my husband to get out of bed, as it was time to carry on with our tour, but he was very slow to do so, so I got out first. There was a slowly moving pool of oily water seeping under the door, which seemed slightly ominous to me, and one of my sandals got dirtied, which made me cross.We joined the other people on the tour.

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JONATHAN MILES, BBC RADIO, 07-07-2012

JONATHAN MILES, BBC RADIO, 07-07-2012

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WOLF DREAMS

WOLF DREAMS

Hi Ian, After reading a few of your responses to others dreams I thought I would send you a note about three dreams that I have had which seem to always puzzle me. The first occurred when I was quite young. I was about 7. I was sleeping in my bed and this wolf (dark in colour) came into my room through my window and advised that he had come for me. He showed me what he was capable of after I watched him strip my Mom and Sister of their clothes, tied everyone included my father to the bed and killed them, in my parents room. Took me back to my room put me in my bed and said he would be back for me.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 28-05-12

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 28-05-12

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DISAPPEARING FLOOR DREAM

DISAPPEARING FLOOR DREAM

Hello Ian I’m in a room which (although it & nothing in it is familiar in real life) I know for certain is mine. It has a lovely wooden floor – varnished, warm coloured wood. There are a couple of other people in the room who I know (again, only in the dream, no-one I could identify as knowing in real life). I’m aware that the floor is starting to disappear and start to remove items that are valuable to me. The other people help and by the time the floorboards are reduced to short lengths jutting out around the edges, I’m happy that I’ve retrieved everything I want already. Through the whole process I feel quite calm and it’s all very methodical, there’s no sense of rush and it’s almost as if the hole is only growing to match the pace at which I’m able to remove what I need.I can see down that the hole is deep – easily 3 or 4 storeys down.

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CASTLE TUNNEL DREAM

CASTLE TUNNEL DREAM

Hi Dr Wallace,I don’t know if you can help me with my recurring dream. I hope so because it is a nasty one.I am in a castle tunnel which is about 3 feet wide, and has steps and doors to go through. The only way out is through a hole in the stone floor which is obviously too small to get through, but I try anyway. I always go down head first with my arms to my side and get stuck. I try to wriggle backwards but end up getting tighter and tighter.I wake up and have to get dressed and go for a walk around the block because I have difficulty getting my breath. My sister used to lock me in the cupboard, down the cellar and trap me under the blankets when I was 4 or 5 years old and wondered if it was something to do with that.Can you cast a light or give me any idea why I have this dream.Many thanks

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 26-03-2012

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 26-03-2012

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SEA DREAM

SEA DREAM

Hi Ian, Thank you if you get time to read this and help me to understand it. I’ve been going through a major transition in my life for the past few years now and I’m hoping that this dream is telling me I can be ok eventually.I used to work on yachts and in this dream I have to take a small inflatable boat down the coast from France to Italy to deliver something. I think it will be a fun trip and take my older brother along. After delivering the package we set off back but I’m not really paying attention, just enjoying the trip.Suddenly I look up and realise that it’s getting dark, we’re a long way from shore and I don’t think we have enough fuel to get back.I feel sick at how careless I’ve been and at putting my brother into danger. I head for shore but we get the motor caught up in a load of fisherman’s nets and can’t move. I’m very frightened and cross with myself for being so stupid and not paying attention.In the end a beautiful yacht comes to rescue us. The Captain pulls me on board but then they set off without my brother. I say we must go back for him and the Captain says we will but my brother needs to understand that it’s my boat and I’m allowing him on and he needs to respect that.I feel really happy that we’re safe and that I own this fabulous boat that I never knew about and it feels like all my problems are over.The being lost and at sea and tangled in the nets sort of makes me sense to me but I don’t know what the boat represents. Thank you again if you get a chance to help me with this.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 06-02-2012

In this episode of dream analysis on Steve Wright In The Afternoon, Steve, Tim and I look at texting dreams, dinosaurs in flats, dreams of dropping snakes, hydraulic camper vans, forgotten furry animals and getting married all over again.

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HAIR SHAVING DREAM

HAIR SHAVING DREAM

Hello Ian, thank you for taking the time to read my message to you. I have been having a recurring dream now for the last 10 years or so and would really love to know it’s meaning. In my dream I return to an ex lover (in real life he dumped me for another woman with no explanation) anyway in the dream he comes back into my life weak and begging forgiveness and I fall straight back in love with him, I dream of us making love and then straight after he’s gone and then I’m left feeling very low at which point I shave of all my head hair. Please help me to better understand why this dream keeps recurring because the dream effects me emotionally afterwards. thanks again for reading my message.

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BBC LONDON, 29-10-2011

A Halloween chat with Kath Melandri on BBC London. We covered lots of spooky topics and I had a minor artistic strop when Kath asked if I would ‘take a quick stab’ at interpreting the first dream, rather than providing my learned and expert opinion.  I found Paul’s dream about his grandfather-in-law’s visitation to be particularly interesting.

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DYING FISH DREAM

DYING FISH DREAM

Hi Ian I’m really concerned as I’m having awful dreams about my fish dying. I have a large tank and over 50 fish and love them all dearly. Collecting and caring for fish is my prized hobby and the thought of any fish dying is just saddening. I have these dreams almost every single night where one or all fish die. Each dream is different but most of them I find the fish floating at the top. It is beginning to disturb me and have now developed a fear of loosing my fish. Please help!! I’m desperate!! Kiara

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THE BIG HOUR, BBC RADIO, 24-10-2011

In this Nodcast, I’m the featured guest on the Big Hour with Alex Dyke. We cover a wide range of topics, including why dreams don’t happen to us, we happen to dreams.We also explore where dream meanings come from and how they emerge, rather than being formally defined.

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A late night chat on BBC London with Jonathan Joseph, aka DJ Spoony. Some great calls from the listeners and a good discussion about dream symbolism and characters in dreams.

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THE BIG HOUR, BBC RADIO, 04-10-2011

Analysing dreams with Alex Dyke and Laura on BBC Radio. We look at Laura’s tidal wave dream, a disc jockey nightmare from Alex and discuss where dream imagery emerges from and how it’s all around us in waking life.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 03-10-2011

Another great show with Steve and Tim. In this chat, we discuss derelict house dreams, drinking whisky, climbing uphill, cruise dreams, being late for an exam and clown dreams. The whisky dream is particularly interesting as the dreamer doesn’t even like whisky in real life. The clown dream involves tea throwing but uncharacteristically, no big shoes, wonky cars or buckets of confetti…

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ANNIE OTHEN, BBC RADIO, 16-09-2011

A chat with Annie Othen on BBC Radio about her truffle dreams. Truffles usually symbolise some hidden revelations and in this dream, it seems that Annie is being too self critical of her talents in waking life. The Reverend Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) has also been dreaming about truffles too.

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SONIA DEOL, BBC RADIO, 14-09-2011

A great show with the lovely Sonia Deol on the BBC Asian Network. Sonia is a great host and we always have a really entertaining and informative programme. There are lots of different dream subjects covered in this Nodcast, particularly death dreams.

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COLLAPSING STAIRCASE DREAM

COLLAPSING STAIRCASE DREAM

Good Morning Ian, At least here in the states it is still the morning. I am intrigued by your website and thought I’d try to see if I couldn’t get some help interpreting a dream that has many aspects to it. In the dream I am away at a resort/hotel sitting out on a patio enjoying myself with all of the wives of my bosses (who I also consider friends & are all part of one large family). I notice that the cobblestone paths and roadway are not level and very bumpy, I then begin to notice that just about all of the construction is of a lesser quality as far as the plastering, painting etc. I go in the hotel to my room and when I come back out to join the others downstairs, I have to go down a black metal spiral staircase to the lobby area. As I try to proceed down the stairs they keep collapsing and moving as I try to decend. Although I am frightened, I decide that I am able to essentially climb down the structure as if it were a ladder by grabbing onto pieces of metal and climb down hand/foot backward. I am successful in getting to the lobby without any further problems and begin to warn the others but they seem to not care or arent’ listening.Thank you for considering this interpretation. Dawn .

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS, THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE

THE TOP 100 DREAMS, THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE

I was delighted to see a really brilliant review of ‘The Top Dreams: The Dreams That We All Have And What They Really Mean’ in The Good Book Guide. Here’s the review… ‘A professional dream psychologist for 30 years, Ian Wallace has made quite a reputation for himself as a regular and very popular radio and television guest, responding to listeners’ and viewers’ questions about their nocturnal imaginings and interpreting their dreams with an astonishing accuracy.

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NIGHTCLUB DENTIST DREAM

NIGHTCLUB DENTIST DREAM

Last night I dreamt that I was in my local nightclub on a Saturday night and when I walked into the seated area of the club there was two dental chairs in the middle. I then got my teeth checked by one of the men who was my old guidance teacher when I was at school. I was then told that my two front bottom teeth had psoriasis. Much appreciated if you would be able to tell me what this means. 

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SCARY CANCER DREAM

SCARY CANCER DREAM

Hi Ian, So I listened to you on radio 2 last night and if you have time, I had a dream last night that was really vivid and stayed with me: I’m sitting with my family and I’ve been told I have cancer and will die next friday. My Gran is there (she died in 2005, on a Friday, from cancer and she was a huge part of my life) and my Aunty (Gran’s sister) and mam. I’m crying because I’m saying I don’t want to die, I’m too young and I’m scared because I don’t know what it’s going to be like. There is something they can do, Gran can swap with me and take the cancer but she refuses saying she can’t go through it again and she’s sorry. Then I woke up. Thank you so much for reading this. I’m slightly scared of what it means, hope it’s nothing bad. Victoria

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SCHOOL BUS AND EXAMS DREAM

SCHOOL BUS AND EXAMS DREAM

If you do get a chance to look at this thanks a million. I heard you on radio 2 and I was fascinated. I have had this dream every 2 to 4 weeks for the last year or so, but I’ve had it on and off since I left school. My dream starts with me starting back at my school, I am going back to sixth form, the oldest pupil in the school. I wear a uniform and dream of various aspects of school, usually including a public bus journey via a weird route there as I’m late and miss the regular school bus, and the canteen. I study for my A levels and then the exams spring up on me and I’m totally unprepared. The dream ends as I realise I have already taken these exams and I left school and moved on 12 years ago!!

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CRUEL BOYFRIEND DREAM

CRUEL BOYFRIEND DREAM

Hi Ian, I’ve bought your book and I must say that it is really interesting, so I am mailing you to check if my interpretation of my dream is correct. I’ve been having a relationship with my boyfriend for the last two and a half years and we’ve been having some problems. We started living together since 1sth of May 2011. My boyfriend is great, but we recently took a break at the beginning of the year because of some things he did (example: cheating) and because of stories I’ve heard about him from his best friend (who has been known to lie). Now I’ve been having a dream about this situation:

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 08-08-2011

In this nodcast, we explore listener’s dreams including bulls appearing in a dream, the meaning of careering down a road, ghosts and burglar dreams, burning building dreams, raving ravens, and baby dreams.

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SUNDAY TIMES DREAMS

SUNDAY TIMES DREAMS

This is an article by Rosie Kinchen that I contributed to and which was published in the Sunday Times on July 24 2011. As part of my contribution to the article, I helped put her in touch with Zeo user, Steve Souza. Although Steve implies that too much dreaming is a bad thing, this is not entirely the case. We dream for as long as we need to and if we are not getting enough good quality sleep or are taking sleep medication, then our dreaming activity will often be supressed. This results in a process known as REM rebound where we try to compensate for our lack of quality REM time by having even more dreams.

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TALK RADIO EUROPE, 22-07-2011

Chatting about dreams with fellow Scotsman Steve Gilmour on his radio show on Talk Radio Europe. We discuss why we tend to have less colourful dreams as we get older and what we can do in waking life to ensure that we still enjoy rich and colourful experiences!

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VIOLENT ATTACK DREAMS

VIOLENT ATTACK DREAMS

Hello Ian Firstly, thank you for reading my email. I have been having nightmares on and off for a couple of years now and they seem to have the same theme: 1. being a witness to someone being violently attacked and being unable to help them. 2. witnessing someone kill themselves. Both very scary and they wake me up feeling very fearful. 3. bumping into the object of my desire and he is wearing very heavy shoes that in some way have weights on them. Many thanks for reading my mail. Regards, Tracy.

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KIM FRASER, 18-07-2011

I really enjoy working with Kim Fraser on her lunch time CJAD show in Montreal, Canada. She asks really great questions and her listeners always have such fascinating dreams! We discuss frivolous dreams and how they help us to resolve dilemmas, the unconscious processes that we use to create precognitive dreams and explore why women often dream that they have hairy chests!

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LOCKED OUT OF HOUSE DREAM

LOCKED OUT OF HOUSE DREAM

Hi Ian, I keep thinking I will lock my self out of the house that the door will slam shut behind me, so I am half in half out using my body or foot to stop it closing, or I think I have left the keys inside after I close the door to go out . I feel sick and have never forgotten my keys but I search through my bag . I dream this and also it happens while I am awake. Sounds silly, I know but would appreciate, if you could give me the meaning. Best wishes Christine

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STELLA MAGAZINE DREAMS

STELLA MAGAZINE DREAMS

During the launch of the best selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams, I was interviewed by the delightful Sonia Juttla from Stella Magazine, published by the Sunday Telegraph. Sonia has written a great piece here, and unusually for a modern journalist, she has shown a great deal of journalistic rigour in getting the facts right and also following up the interview with further questions for clarification and substantiation. Here is her article, in her own words. We all dream

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC RADIO 2

It’s always a delight to work with Steve Wright and Tim Smith, and I was doubly delighted when Steve invited me on to The Big Show to chat about my best selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams. Steve was also kind enough to describe my dream analysis work as ‘absolutely brilliant‘!

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NOT ACTUALLY SUCH INDEPENDENT DREAMS

NOT ACTUALLY SUCH INDEPENDENT DREAMS

I was recently invited to provide some information as a postscript to an article, written by Dan Roberts and Gillian Orr, on ‘Can We Control Our Dreams?‘ in The Independent newspaper. As usual with newspaper articles, I was happy to do this for no fee, and pleased to see my supplied information in print. However, I was much less pleased to see that one of the ‘dream experts’ quoted in the article had supplied information from this website without my permission and without any attribution.

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON TALKSPORT RADIO

The invitation to chat about dreams with Talksport’s Mike Graham is an unusual privilege for a dream psychologist, mainly because the male dominated world of sport often appears to be the complete opposite of the seemingly touchy-feely realm of dreams. However, I was absolutely delighted to accept Mike’s invitation because everyone dreams but many people are put off exploring their dreams because there is so much misleading and inaccurate information spouted by self acclaimed ‘dream experts’.

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON SHANNONSIDE FM

One of the many great things about writing the best selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams, is the opportunities that it has created to get connected with some really interesting people. Alan Clarke is a brilliant radio presenter for Shannonside FM and we had a rare old chat about dreams and dreaming and I analysed some listener’s dreams. Sometimes it can take a wee while to tune into a listener’s voice but I got there in the end!

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SOUL AND SPIRIT DREAMS

SOUL AND SPIRIT DREAMS

As part of the publicity campaign for my best selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams, my publishers, Hay House,  sent a review copy to Soul & Spirit magazine. The reviewers have given the book a really nice wee review, declaring it to be ‘the ultimate reference guide for dreamers worldwide’. As I read through Soul & Spirit magazine I was intrigued to see ‘The Dream Interpreter’ page, written by Russell Grant. Although I have been working professionally with dreams for over 30 years and have analysed over 140,000 of my client’s dreams, I am always keen to check out different perspectives from other dream professionals. However, the interpretations supplied by Russell (or more likely one of his minions or worker elves) are so old fashioned and inappropriate!

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC ULSTER

A really great interview with John Toal on Radio Ulster where we discuss the the key awareness that led me to write the best selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams. John also shared a great dream from his formative years that we analysed using information from The Top 100 Dreams.

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC WEST MIDLANDS

An in-depth discussion with Jo Malin on BBC Radio West Midlands about the top selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams. Jo asked some brilliant questions and our interview developed into quite a deep exploration of the dreaming process and patterns of human behaviour.

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC TEES

A great chit-chat with Neil Green on BBC Radio Tees about my consistently top selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams. Neil was intrigued by the fact that dreams don’t happen to us, we happen to dreams and create every experience in them.

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC HUMBERSIDE

An interesting discourse with presenter Lara King on BBC Radio Humberside about the record breaking dream book, The Top 100 Dreams. Lara asked a really good question about ‘Who decides all these dream symbols?’ The answer is that no single person consciously does this; the meanings have emerged from tens of thousands of years of human evolution and shared meaning.

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC BRISTOL

A fascinating conversation with Alex Dyke on BBC Radio Bristol about the number one best selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams. Alex has a great understanding and awareness about the more unconscious aspects of our lives and inspired some really great insights!

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC STOKE

A fantastic chat with Stuart George on BBC Radio Stoke about my number one selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams. Stuart asked some really searching questions that inspired me to reply with some great answers!

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THE TOP 100 DREAMS ON BBC CUMBRIA

A great discussion with Ian ‘Timmsy‘ Timms on BBC Radio Cumbria about my best-selling dream book, The Top 100 Dreams.

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YAHOO! DREAMS

YAHOO! DREAMS

I was delighted when Orlando Parfitt, a content producer for Yahoo, asked me to describe the Top Ten Dreams and their meanings. Orlando has done  a brilliant job in publishing these Top Ten Dream descriptions and I’m really happy with how it looks. One unexpected bonus of doing this piece was the opportunity to read the comments left by readers. Most of the comments fell into three categories, which were:

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SUPER INJUNCTION DREAMS

SUPER INJUNCTION DREAMS

An increasing number of dreamers are reporting super injunction dreams. There are a number of variations on these dreams, with the most common one being that someone has taken out a super injunction on the dreamer. This super injunction prevents them from revealing the identity of another person, usually a celebrity or sports personality.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH - THE TOP 100 DREAMS

BOOK OF THE MONTH - THE TOP 100 DREAMS

I’m delighted to say that my new book, The Top 100 Dreams, has been chosen as Book of the Month by Hay House. Here is a wee excerpt from the beginning of the book. “As you read these words, one third of the world’s population is asleep and by the time they awaken, they will have collectively dreamt more than ten billion dreams. The individual dreamers will perhaps have experienced their dreams as apparently random occurrences that seem to be uniquely bizarre. The vast majority of the dreams however, will also have followed some of the familiar themes and patterns we all experience when we dream. These dream patterns have been emerging for tens of thousands of years and form the basis for our most enduring stories and beliefs in waking life.”

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GEORGE OSBORNE EROTIC DREAMS

The BBC reported today that George Osborne has recorded an ‘erotic dreams’ message for Radio 5 Live presenter, Shelagh Fogarty. I originally revealed the identity of Shelagh’s dream lover last year, while analysing her dreams live on the breakfast radio show she presented with Nicky Campbell. Since then, my dream analysis has been voted the favourite interview of 2010 by listeners of Radio 5 Live and has prompted Chancellor Osborne to record a special message for Shelagh. You can hear Shelagh’s revelations and Nicky’s subsequent glee in this nodcast.

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KATE MIDDLETON NAKED DREAMS

KATE MIDDLETON NAKED DREAMS

Kate Middleton has been having a recurring nightmare that she is completely naked as she stands in front of the congregation on her big day on Friday. Although this dream may seem quite bizarre, it’s a very common dream experienced by people who are in the public eye, and is often reported by many celebrities and performers.

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RELATIONSHIP DREAMS

RELATIONSHIP DREAMS

The delightful Aoife Stuart, Deputy Editor of Cosmopolitan Middle East recently interviewed me for the launch issue. In the interview, Aoife asks what the ten most common relationship dreams are, and what they actually mean. Aoife’s questions reflect common misconceptions about the meaning of these dreams as it can be tempting to take the dream message too literally, rather than looking at the unconscious psychological patterns that the dreams actually reveal.

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CAROL MCGIFFIN HANDBAG DREAM

CAROL MCGIFFIN HANDBAG DREAM

Carol McGiffin recently tweeted about her recurring handbag dream. In her tweet she says ‘I spend my entire sleeping life looking for my handbag. My dreams are becoming so repetitive. What’s that all about?’

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NIGHTMARES AND NIGHT TERRORS

NIGHTMARES AND NIGHT TERRORS

In this interview with Jamie and Louise on BBC Radio Wales, we explore the nature and meanings of nightmares and night terrors, and look at practical ways of resolving them healthily and positively…

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 14-03-2011

In this nodcast, Steve Wright does his impression of a dreaming Scotsman, we discuss why dreams aren’t wishes, air hostess dreams, escalators and shopping centres, too much luggage, and hungry tigers in the house…

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BLUE PETER DREAMS

One of my own childhood dreams was to be a guest presenter on the BBC’s Blue Peter, and I was absolutely delighted when that dream became true! On Monday’s show, I explored some viewer’s dreams and had a great chat with Barney and Helen. I’d like to say a great big thank you to all the viewers who sent in dreams, and also to the presenters and crew for making my dream come true. And yes, I finally got a Blue Peter badge! /p> Read More

IAN'S NEW BOOK!

IAN'S NEW BOOK!

Ian’s new book ‘The Top 100 Dreams’ will be published by Hay House on June 6 2011 and is available for order now!  ‘The Top 100 Dreams’ explains the dreams that we all have and what they really mean. According to Ian… ‘We all dream, but our dreams often seem to be bizarre and confusing experiences that make little sense to us, no matter how much we try to analyse them. The key to understanding our dreams is to look beyond individual symbols so we can become aware of the bigger patterns we create every night when we dream. There are 100 of these dream patterns that are consistently reported by dreamers everywhere in the world, regardless of country or culture.

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SHERRIE HEWSON RACY DREAM

SHERRIE HEWSON RACY DREAM

The lovely Sherrie Hewson shared this dream on Twitter today… ‘had dream, I was at a race meeting and all the horses were watching and all the punters were jumping over the fences! what’s that about?’ The reply I tweeted back to Sherrie was…

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 07-02-2011

Analysing dreams with Steve and Tim on BBC Radio 2, chatting about falling, climbing, death, childhood, food and drink, Tim’s doctor dream, spiral staircase race dreams, wobbly teeth dreams, golf swing dreams, endless packing dreams, and a massive underground fishing dream…

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DREAMS DOWN UNDER

DREAMS DOWN UNDER

Our dreams are a global human phenomenon, so I was delighted to be interviewed by health and spirituality writer Diana Timmins for this month’s Australian Natural Health magazine. Although the In Your Dreams article emphasises the prevalence of Jungian theories in dream analysis, there is no single theory of dreaming.

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UNDERCOVER POLICE DREAMS

UNDERCOVER POLICE DREAMS

Like our dreams, our dream symbols are not unchanging ‘this means that’ translations but connections that evolve as we unconsciously absorb new information and experiences in our waking lives. In a natural evolution of the Julian Assange and Wikileaks dreams, some dreamers are now reporting that they are dreaming about being shocked to find that their intimates and partners are actually undercover police who have been spying on them.

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WHAT'S RECURRING? RUTH JONES DREAMS

The wonderfully talented actress Ruth Jones revealed on BBC Radio Wales that she used to have recurring dreams about spiders. Dreaming about spiders usually suggests that the dreamer is concerned about becoming emotionally entangled in a certain situation.

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VIN SHARMA, ASIAN STAR, 16-10-2011

An interview with the legendary Vin Sharma on Asian Star FM. We had a great chat about a variety of dreams and also the validity of dream analysis.

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WIKILEAKS DREAMS

WIKILEAKS DREAMS

Our dreams are not single static occurences, they are constantly evolving stories that reflect what we are really experiencing at an unconscious level. As we become aware of waking life events, we incorporate these in the stories that we create when we dream. This process is currently being seen in the evolution of dreams about Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

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JULIAN ASSANGE DREAMS

JULIAN ASSANGE DREAMS

A number of clients, particularly women, have recently been reporting dreams about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. These dreams are a variation of the  ‘spy’ dream which is frequently reported by female dreamers. This phenomenon is like the ‘Obama dreams’ of 2008 because it reflects how we take figures from our public awareness and use them to signify particular aspects of our own dream vocabulary. These phenomena often occur when a public figure with specific qualities is widely reported by the media.

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DREAMING UP INCEPTION

DREAMING UP INCEPTION

During a normal night’s sleep, your dream episodes will typically last for between 15 and 45 minutes. However, you can cram whole lifetimes of experience into each of these dreams by only generating dream events that actually move your dream story along. Like a top Hollywood screenwriter, you constantly keep the plot unfolding as you explore the fundamental motives of the characters in your dreams. Although your dream appears to occur in real time, it actually happens in story time as you choose and connect the most important events for your characters to experience.

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 22-11-2010

Analysing dreams live with Steve Wright and Tim Smith on Steve Wright In the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2. Dream topics covered include fending off intruders with a spoon, stately home toilets, movie credits, pits of lava in the playground, climbing and falling, hair fish, living room cows…

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NICK FERRARI BOAT DREAM

Chatting with Nick Ferrari on his LBC show and interpreting his Thames nautical navigation dream and then Nick analyses my stealing a red sportscar dream… ChJK_EyVuhA

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DREAM MACHINES AND POPPIES PSYCHOLOGY

DREAM MACHINES AND POPPIES PSYCHOLOGY

Discussing the unconscious connections between dream machines, sleep, poppies, opiates and the Wizard of Oz with Rony Robinson on BBC Radio Sheffield…

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CAT IN BIN DREAMS

CAT IN BIN DREAMS

A number of dreamers, predominantly those who are a bit older and more mature, have been reporting Cat in Bin dreams. These dreamers have been weaving the imagery and emotions associated with the Coventry cat bin dump woman Mary Bale into their own unconscious awareness.

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TROUT FARMING DREAM

TROUT FARMING DREAM

Hi Ian, Although I work in an office in real life, I keep dreaming that I own a big trout farm but I have to spend all my time stopping poachers from stealing my trout. There is one massive fish that they keep trying to steal using a spinning reel on a rod and I usually end up fighting with the poachers in the water. Yours, Colin

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MONUMENTAL MESS UP DREAM

MONUMENTAL MESS UP DREAM

Hi Ian, I have this recurring dream where I am trying to write an inscription on a gravestone but I keep getting the letters all jumbled up. I keep chipping away at the stone to try and correct it but I just end up making a bigger and bigger mess until I eventually run out of space. Kev

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 27-09-10

On Steve Wright In the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, analysing dreams live with Steve Wright and Tim Smith. Dream topics covered include tigers in rowing boats, Tim’s need for autonomy, Vegas hotels, kitchen burglars, swimming in milk, Benny Hill, dream durations, pregnant husbands, ocean going bathtubs…

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LATE FOR MY WEDDING DREAM

LATE FOR MY WEDDING DREAM

Hi Ian, Although I have been happily married for years, I keep dreaming that I am late for my wedding. It’s not the actual wedding I had years ago but I seem to be getting married again for some reason. I know the wedding is just about to start but for some reason I am usually stuck at a train station and can’t make it on time. Becky

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BROKEN TOOTH DREAM

BROKEN TOOTH DREAM

Hello Ian I have recently been having the same dream again and again where I am standing at the gates of my old school and I realise that one of my front teeth has broken completely in half. The piece of tooth falls on the other side of the school gates and I’m really upset because I can’t reach it. Nessa

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ZOMBIE BIN MEN DREAM

ZOMBIE BIN MEN DREAM

Hi Ian I keep dreaming that there are some zombies out at the back of my office. I hide behind a photocopier, peeping out of a window in case they see me but they only seem to want to rake through the bins. They are making a hell of a racket so I start shouting at them to keep the noise down. Yours Colin

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MUSHROOM HEAD DREAM

MUSHROOM HEAD DREAM

Hi Ian I have this horrible recurring nightmare where I am always brushing my hair and running my fingers through it. I feel something a bit squishy and realise that I have mushrooms growing out of my head! I try and hide them under a hat but it freaks me out that they are still there. Is there something wrong with me? Thanks Stacey

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PESTERED BY A PUPPY DREAM

PESTERED BY A PUPPY DREAM

Hi Ian I have been having a dream where I have been given a really, really cute little pup. It keeps tugging at my clothes and nibbling my fingers. I keep trying to give the puppy back but I think I will miss it a lot if I do. I don’t have a dog in real life and don’t really have room or time for one. Thanks Jennifer

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SMOKE SIGNALS DREAM

SMOKE SIGNALS DREAM

Hi Ian I keep having a dream that a man is offering me a cigarette to smoke. I can’t understand this as I don’t smoke in real life –  in fact it really disgusts me. In the dream I take the cigarette from the man and he lights it for me. I start smoking it but immediately start to cough and choke. I keep smoking it though and feel really terrible when I finish it and finally stub it out. Then the man offers me another one and we do it all over again. I wake up expecting the bedroom to smell of smoke but am so relieved when it doesn’t. Am I going crazy? Suzie

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TRAPPED IN A CASTLE DREAM

TRAPPED IN A CASTLE DREAM

Hi Ian My dream is that I’m living in an ancient old castle but I seem to be trapped inside it. The castle is really big and impressive but it seems to be falling apart. The stones are crumbling and I keep hearing bits falling off. I also hear people shouting to me from the other side of the moat but they can’t get across because the drawbridge is stuck and I can’t seem to engage the cogs and levers. Sometimes I dream in the dream that I can climb up on to the battlements and fly away like Superwoman. Mags

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BASEMENTS AND ATTICS DREAM

BASEMENTS AND ATTICS DREAM

Hi Ian I have a recurring dream where I hear a noise in the basement. I decide to go and investigate but instead of making my way down to the basement, I go looking for the source of the noise in the attic. I tell myself that I do this because the basement is dark and wet and the attic is light and airy, but every time I find myself in the attic I get really annoyed and keep wondering how I end up there. What is going on? Thanks, Chris

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NICKY CAMPBELL FRUIT DREAM

Analysing dreams with Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty on BBC Radio 5 Live. Nicky’s dream is all about realising the fruits of his creative genius…and it’s cool to have Nicky acclaim my dream analysis skills!

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FOREST JUMP DREAM

FOREST JUMP DREAM

Hi Ian I have been having this dream where I am working my way up a tree. It is a really big tree but the branch I am on seems very creaky and rotten and old. The wind is getting up and the tree is starting to shake and I am getting very worried that the branch will break off and fall to the ground. A few feet away is a beautiful healthy tree that seems really strong and green and healthy. I want to jump across to it and I know I can but I am afraid I will fall. Emma

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CROSSWORD CONFUSION DREAM

CROSSWORD CONFUSION DREAM

Hi Ian I am a big crossword fan and really enjoy working out puzzles. I keep having a dream that I am doing a crossword. I am sure I know the answers but when I try to write them in nothing seems to fit. I keep trying to write the answers again and again until all the white boxes are just a mess of black ink. I get very angry and start stabbing my pen to paper and start shouting and then rip the newspaper up. I throw my pen down and burst into tears. Am I going mental? Shel

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FRIGHT SIMULATOR DREAM

FRIGHT SIMULATOR DREAM

Hi Ian, I have recently been having this dream where I am playing with a flight simulator on my computer. I am flying a big jet in the simulation and do all the checks before taxiing out to the runway. Everything seems to be going fine until just after take off when I realise that I am no longer on the computer but am actually flying the plane for real. I get really frightened that am I going to crash and start to panic. What does this mean? Thanks, Graeme

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CHRISTOPHER NOLAN INCEPTION DREAMS

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN INCEPTION DREAMS

Christopher Nolan is a wonderfully gifted storyteller but his latest film ‘Inception’ is just that – a story. It’s a fantastic story but not a real reflection of how lucid dreams can be created and used. In the film, Dom Cobb (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) proclaims ‘We create the dream, we bring the subject into that dream, and they fill it with their secrets’.

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MARIE CLAIRE SEX DREAMS

MARIE CLAIRE SEX DREAMS

The August 2010 edition of Marie Claire magazine features an article by Catherine Townsend entitled ‘What Do Your Sex Dreams Really Mean’. Although Catherine very kindly invited me to provide most of the material for her piece, the realities of journalistic style and word count mean that much of the information that I supplied could not be used in the final article.

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LADY GAGA'S BONDAGE DREAM

LADY GAGA'S BONDAGE DREAM

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Lady Gaga shares one of her recurring dreams… “I have this recurring dream sometimes where there’s a phantom in my home and he takes me into a room, and there’s a blond girl with ropes tied to all four of her limbs. And she’s got my shoes on from the Grammys. Go figure—pyscho. And the ropes are pulling her apart. I never see her get pulled apart, but I just watch her whimper, and then the phantom says to me, ‘If you want me to stop hurting her and if you want your family to be OK, you will cut your wrist.’ And I think that he has his own, like, crazy wrist-cutting device. And he has this honey in, like, Tupperware, and it looks like sweet-and-sour sauce with a lot of MSG from New York. Just bizarre. And he wants me to pour the honey into the wound, and then put cream over it and a gauze.”

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KATHIE LEE GIFFORD CHEWING GUM DREAM

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD CHEWING GUM DREAM

Kathie Lee Gifford, a presenter of the Today Show on NBC, recently shared a dream that she often has. Her recurring dream is that she is endlessly chewing gum and no matter how she tries to get rid of it, it keeps filling her mouth. Jenna, one of the show’s producers, got in touch with me to ask me what the dream might mean. Kathie Lee was delighted by the accuracy of my interpretation and if you didn’t catch it on the show, here it is…

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TRAPPED IN A SCARY HOUSE DREAM

TRAPPED IN A SCARY HOUSE DREAM

hey Ian, im wondering if you could help with my boyfriends dream. he always has a dream that he is in a big house its very scary and he’s trapped in lots of corridors and rooms he cant get out of, he knows there is something bad and horrible in the house but never sees it n doesnt know what it is. the dream always starts outside but he keeps going in the house even though he knows its bad??? I’d appreciate it if you could give us some insight as to what it might mean? thank you  x

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 08-06-2010

More fantastic dreams from our listeners on Steve Wright In the Afternoon on Radio 2 and some great chat with Steve and Tim about dreams and dreaming.

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EMBATTLED BUILDING DREAM

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When you dream, a building usually represents your own self…an office building often reflects your identity in the workplace…this dreamer (who appropriately lives in the town of Battle) experiences his working environment as a place of conflict and battle…

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BABES 'N' ARMS DREAM

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When we dream about babies, we are reflecting on our ability to create and develop a labour of love that is very close to our hearts…dreaming about arms and hands shows our opportunities to take decisive actions in waking life…

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TOM FLETCHER'S DREAM

TOM FLETCHER'S DREAM

The author Tom Fletcher shared this dream on his website… ‘My wife and I and our child (I don’t have any children) snuck into an empty mansion. It was a museum, but on this occasion it was closed. It was full of works of art that were not supposed to be there. It was very dark everywhere; unnaturally dark. Before long we were very lost and very afraid. There seemed to be people living in the mansion even though nobody was supposed to be. We never saw them. Only heard them. From the top of a huge stairwell we looked down and saw something coming up the stairs. It was a very large creature, humanoid, but very tall and hunched over. It had a devil’s head. It saw us and smiled. It had quite human features but it was totally inhuman.

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RIVER CROSSING DREAM

RIVER CROSSING DREAM

Hi Ian, I dream that I am trying to cross a river. When I first see it in the distance, it seems to be a small trickle that I can easily step over but as I get closer and closer it seems to grow in size. By the time I am standing on the bank, it is a wide raging torrent, full of horrible dirty brown water. There is a rickety wire bridge crossing it but I don’t know if it will support my weight although I seem to remember crossing it once before. Thanks, Jonathan

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CINEMA BANK ROBBERS DREAM

CINEMA BANK ROBBERS DREAM

Hi Ian I have been dreaming that I’m at the cinema and am just settling down to watch a film when some men dressed like bank robbers start running down the aisles. They are wearing masks and shotguns and are looking for the projectionist so they can have the film changed from a romantic one to a children’s cartoon about robots. What does this mean? Thanks, Viv

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POLICE STATION PANIC DREAM

POLICE STATION PANIC DREAM

Hello Ian, I have a horrible recurring dream where I am arrested by the police and locked in a cell in the police station. I am told I am allowed one phone call and I ask to speak to my daughter. The police prevent me from doing this because she is not a responsible adult and is not authorised to take calls. I am also bursting for the toilet but there is no toilet in the cell and the police won’t let me out. I wake up in a horrible panic. Sharon

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DREAM LEARNING

DREAM LEARNING

The BBC reports some findings that have been documented by Dr Robert Stickgold of Harvard Medical School and Dr Erin Wamsley in the academic journal Cell Biology.

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KEEP TAKING THE TABLETS DREAM

KEEP TAKING THE TABLETS DREAM

Hi Ian I have been having this dream for a least 4 years on an off. I wake up in a total panic, I have forgotten to take tablets which are extremely important,  (I don’t take tablets for anything) or I have lost something extremely important. It is always the same I am extremely upset and I wake up in a panic I think I may scream I am not sure. I hate this dream because when I become awake, I am cross at myself for having the same dream yet again. Isobel

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HOT TOT COT DREAM

HOT TOT COT DREAM

My daughter is 24 but for many years I have had a recurring dream, where I have abandoned her in her cot, and not attended to her for ages. I am anxious to get back to the cot wondering if she is alive. I usually do find she is OK, but the other night my I dreamed that her cot was on fire. I was worried that I would burn all my fingers but I managed to rescue her. Why do I dream this? It is most disturbing. Thanks, Julie

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ON THE SEABED DREAM

ON THE SEABED DREAM

Hi Ian, I keep dreaming that I am floating alone on a mattress in the middle of the ocean, well out of sight of land. Although it seems comfortable, I am constantly having to fight off octopus tentacles and green sea serpents that rise from the depths and threaten to drag me into the ocean. What does this mean? Thanks, Erika

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ANDIE MACDOWELL DREAM

ANDIE MACDOWELL DREAM

Andie MacDowell recently shared a dream with Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show on CBS. In her dream, she is carrying a baby and has a wall on one side of her, with a parallel wall on the other side with railroad tracks beyond them.

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GYPSY DOGS DREAM

GYPSY DOGS DREAM

Hello Ian, please can you explain a dream I had recently? My husband and I took our dog for a walk. As we got onto the field there were about a dozen Rottweilers on the other side, they were with a band of gypsies around a fire. There were other people milling around but one of the dogs came over to me and got hold of both my hands in its mouth and biting gradually harder while leading me towards the gypsies. I was shouting out but nobody seemed to take any notice. Please can you explain this. Thank you. Carol

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TREACLE TURNAROUND DREAM

TREACLE TURNAROUND DREAM

Hi Ian I have a recurring dream about trying to run through treacle (which I am sure is very common.)   However, in my recurring dreams, I find if I turn round and run backwards, I make quicker progress. I’d be really interested to know what this means. Thanks, Pat

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LOSING FAITH DREAM

LOSING FAITH DREAM

Hi Ian I keep dreaming that my husband is being unfaithful. In my dreams my husband is having affairs with several different women, none of who I know. Does this mean he is having an affair? Thanks, Vicky

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SNAILS ON A PLANK DREAM

SNAILS ON A PLANK DREAM

Hi Ian I have been having a dream where I am one of a number of snails creeping up a plank. The plank is a long wooden one and is full of knots and splinters. It is leaning against a wall and I am trying to get over the wall because there is a lovely garden on the other side. I often get near the top of the plank but then some spiders start attacking me with webs because I am leaving a trail of little silver fragments. I try to hide in my shell but always just end up rolling down the plank and have to start all over again. Chloe

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SPIRAL STAIRCASE DREAM

SPIRAL STAIRCASE DREAM

Hi Ian I keep having a dream where I am climbing up a scary spiral staircase. It seems to go on forever and the steps are rough and high. There is no handrail and the staircase seems to get narrower and narrower the higher that I climb. I am petrified that I might fall off and keep pushing myself into the middle away from the edge. What does this mean? Thanks, Stephen

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SOLITARY AFFAIR DREAM

SOLITARY AFFAIR DREAM

Hi Ian, I’m seeing a married man in real life and had a really strange dream about him. I dreamed that he was arrested by policemen from the serious crime squad and they kept trying to phone and email me from the police station to inform me because I was his next of kin. I started to bake him a cake so I could hide a file deep inside it but the police found out and put me in solitary confinement instead. I was really upset but then all sorts of people started visiting me and the police were so impressed that they set me free.

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GRAVE CONCERNS DREAM

GRAVE CONCERNS DREAM

Hi Ian, I have been having a horrible recurring dream where I am hurrying across a rough field at night. I hear an old acquaintance calling me and I turn towards their voice. As I head in their direction I trip over a wire fence and stumble, losing control and falling into a dark pit. It is full of dead bodies and empty bottles and used hypodermic needles. The bodies are people that I used to know and I search through them but realise that they are of no use to me, I climb back out of the pit and continue my journey across the field. How can I stop this dream? Thanks, Shona

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MAL POPE DREAM

MAL POPE DREAM

The hugely talented Mal Pope shares his dream about being a passenger on an out of control jet. Any time we dream about being in an aircraft, we are thinking about an idea or project that we are pursuing in waking life…

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FLYING FISH DREAM

FLYING FISH DREAM

Hi Ian I have been having a dream where I seem to be a flying fish. I feel myself swimming along just below the surface and then suddenly I am flying through the air above the waves. I dive back into the sea and start swimming again. For some reason I start going deeper but it begins to feel really uncomfortable. It’s like the whole ocean is oppressively weighing down on me. There is a small treasure chest lying on the sea floor, like you would find in a goldfish bowl. It has a key in the lock and when I open it up, it’s full of gold coins. Thanks, Debbi

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EARTHQUAKES AND ERUPTIONS DREAMS

EARTHQUAKES AND ERUPTIONS DREAMS

Hello Ian I don’t know if it’s because of the recent earthquake in Chile and the volcano in Iceland, but I keep having a dream where I am just walking down the street and suddenly everything starts to shake. Big gaps start appearing in the roads and hot gases start erupting out of a big hole that has opened up in front of me. A big flow of boiling lava is heading towards me but instead of running away, I manage to arrange some uprooted paving slabs into a channel and direct the lava into the hole to fill it up and smooth it over. James

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 26-03-2010

Analysing dreams live on air with the lovely Steve and Janey on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 2. Our chat includes the appearance of legendary DJ Alan ‘Fluff ‘ Freeman in Steve’s dreams, precognitive and laughing dreams, and the fact that dreams aren’t just something that happen to us, we create our own entire dream worlds.

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MANSION OF EXPANSION DREAM

MANSION OF EXPANSION DREAM

Hi Ian I have been having this dream where I am living in a tiny gloomy boxroom. My bed and all my stuff is in there and feels really cramped and crammed. I hear someone knocking at the door and I am really frightened to open it. Whoever is knocking at the door really starts pushing at it and it starts to shake and shine brightly. I pluck up courage and open the door and am amazed to see that I am standing inside a huge mansion and it’s expanding out in front of me. Even more amazing is the fact that I know that I own the mansion. What does this mean? Thanks, Kayla

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MAFIA MIX UP DREAM

MAFIA MIX UP DREAM

Hi Ian I have this dream where I am being chased by this armed Mafia gang. They are waving shotguns at me and I know that they also have concealed knives in their chest pockets. They chase me into a cul de sac full of derelict shops and tell me that I have to join them or they will kill me. However, they keep calling me Agnes and I keep saying that this is a mix up and they have got the wrong person. Cheers, Nadzirah

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IPHONE INFERNO DREAM

IPHONE INFERNO DREAM

Hey Ian – I keep dreaming that I am sitting in a big comfy chair at my desk in the office. Everything seems fine but I cannot get my iPhone to work properly – it just shows a big clock ticking away. I try to get my messages but the clock won’t go away. I suddenly think that it might be a bomb ticking away and it bursts into flames in my hand. I quickly let go of it and it sets fire to my desk and then the whole office. I manage to escape outside and am relieved to still be alive. Michael

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AFTERNOON DREAMS

AFTERNOON DREAMS

Have you been dreaming that there is an elephant sleeping in your garden? Or that you are trying to construct a satellite tracking dish from a banana? Or perhaps that you keep meeting Madonna at the dentist or in a car park? No matter how crazy or scary your dreams might seem to be, they are full of information that can help you to make more sense of your waking life.

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STOMACH STAPLES DREAM

STOMACH STAPLES DREAM

Hello Ian I just had a dream where there were lots of staples or clamps holding my skin together, all over my body, especially in my tummy area. I tried to remove them carefully to avoid any pain, but then realised they were holding together large wounds in my body, and if I removed them my insides would become exposed for everyone to see. In real life, I am only a size 8 and do not need my stomach stapling! Thanks, Ciara

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LONE BLACK WOLF DREAM

LONE BLACK WOLF DREAM

Hi Ian I am sitting at a kitchen table in the middle of some dark woods. A lone black wolf is watching me from the trees and it looks like he wants me to follow him somewhere. I am scared of the wolf but he doesn’t seem aggressive so I get up from the table and start following him deep into the forest. He disappears from sight now and again and that makes me anxious but he always reappears and reassures me. Sometimes it seems as the tree trunks have faces as I stumble over the tree roots. Thanks, Eddi

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UNDERWATER HORSE DREAM

UNDERWATER HORSE DREAM

Hello Ian I am having a recurrent dream about a white horse standing on layers of rock under water. The horse is standing on its back legs, rearing up as if to get attention. I am afraid the horse will drown so I pick up a child’s spade from the beach and start digging a hole in the water to get some air to the horse. The horse then jumps up the hole that I have created and I throw my arms around its neck. What does this mean? Shelagh

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BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS DREAM

BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS DREAM

Hello Ian I was desperate to use the bathroom whilst wandering around an office block full of multi-bed rooms and large ablution facilities i.e. rows of sinks toilets showers etc. I am constantly meeting people and therefore never get to use the bathroom. Thanks, Jim

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EXPERT KO POOCHO

The charming Gagan Grewal has a great show on the BBC Asian network. He has a very interesting part of his show where he invites listeners to send in questions that they would like answered by an expert. This particular question was ‘Why do we sometimes forget our dreams?‘ and you can listen my expert reply in this nodcast…

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DOWNSTAIRS VISITOR DREAM

DOWNSTAIRS VISITOR DREAM

Hi Ian I am upstairs in my detached house, looking out to some distant hills. I can hear water running down the side of the house. Some one comes in to the house with a key but I pretend that I’m not there. They go about making lunch – I can smell food cooking I worry that they may come upstairs so I try to close the door to the room that I am in – but it is only a piece of fabric – no door. Robert

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SHEER EFFORT DREAM

SHEER EFFORT DREAM

Hi Ian, I was trying to climb a sheer rock face and there were people following me I was scared as the rocks kept crumbling but I did manage to get to the top and I kept shouting encouragement to those behind me. When I got to the top there was only enough space for me to crawl on my belly between the top of this mountain and the sky –  it was like I had reached the sky’s ceiling. Sue

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FUR COAT FACTORY DREAM

FUR COAT FACTORY DREAM

Hi Ian I dreamt that I was hurrying across the road to a factory where I used to work when young. The bus was coming  and several other people were going for the same bus. For some reason I looked over my shoulder  I saw the Queen fall backwards into a muddy puddle.  I needed to catch the bus  but I felt that I should go to help her.  Her beautiful ermine coat was covered in mud.  I felt really upset  because I knew that it was ruined. There was really nothing that I could do  no one spoke. When I awoke  I felt as though I ought to have done something to help  but felt powerless to assist.  What could this mean? Laura

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ON THE HOUR DREAMS

Should you leave your iPhone out of the bedroom? What does it mean when you dream that you keep finding your cat in your bag at the supermarket checkout? Can a lettuce sandwich before bedtime really promote a better sleep?*

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SHIP SHOP DREAM

SHIP SHOP DREAM

Hi Ian I keep dreaming of a huge white ship- an ocean liner that is enormous. In its middle is a whole floor dedicated to shops and it looks like a mall with open-fronted stores. There is something that I am looking for in the shops but I don’t know what it is. I am worried that I will not have enough money to pay for this purchase when I eventually find it. I am also worried that we might hit an iceberg before I find the right thing. Thanks Naziyah

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BUYING THE FARM DREAM

BUYING THE FARM DREAM

Hello Ian, I dreamt that I had bought a big new farm property and I was wandering around the farm. I kept getting startled by huge machines suddenly roaring to life. I thought of my two young daughters. I thought I should look for them to make sure they didn’t get near to the machines. I saw them at the edge of a huge pit, throwing their pocket money into it. I tried to talk to them calmly to come away from the edge. They began to step into the pit. I quickly pulled them to safety and they gave me a whole lot of bread loaves that they had found. What on earth can this possibly mean? Thank you, Eric

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BELLAMY'S PEOPLE DREAMS

BELLAMY'S PEOPLE DREAMS

Episode 6 of the fabulous Bellamy’s People has a brilliant spoof of a dream interpreter, played by the wonderful Lucy Montgomery. You can catch the show on the BBC iPlayer and the dream interpretation starts at about 3 minutes and 20 seconds. It made me weep with laughter because it is such an accurate potrayal of how most self acclaimed dream analysts/doctors/experts work.

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TEST TUBE DREAM

TEST TUBE DREAM

Hi Ian, I am an adult but my dream is that I am travelling on the tube to get to school. I have a feeling that I am late for a test. I have a feeling that I do not know where I am going on the tube and have to change lines. Changing tubes is scary because it seems more dangerous than in real life. I used to walk to school in real life. Once I get to school I can not find my class because I am too busy trying to find out where the school dinners are being served. Thanks for your time, Mo

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STINGING REMARKS DREAM

STINGING REMARKS DREAM

Hi Ian I was an actor playing the part of a Cockney gangster. For one scene I had to to put a stinging wasp in my mouth for some reason. Although I had been told that the sting had been disabled and I would not get hurt, as soon as I closed my mouth with the wasp inside it went crazy. I opened my mouth  put my hand in and grabbed the wasp, squashed it and washed it away under a running hot water tap that was next to me. I woke up feeling unable to open my mouth fast enough to get it out before it was going to sting me. Thanks, Jez

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TOILET MICE DREAM

TOILET MICE DREAM

Hi Ian My place of work was infested with very small mice – mostly appearing on the loo seats. I kept flicking them in and flushing them away one by one but there always seem to be more and more. I also want to put traps on the seats but am scared that I will sit on a trap by mistake and do myself a mischief. Thanks, Jonathan

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STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON, 18-02-2010

Discussing dreams with Steve, Janey and Tim on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 2. Our chat includes why cave paintings preceded Sigmund Freud, how Simon Cowell has replaced Faye Dunaway in the dreams of many celebrities, Florence Welch’s Brits dream and some live dream analysis…

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RAMBLING HOUSE DREAM

RAMBLING HOUSE DREAM

Hello Ian I have a recurring dream that I am in a large rambling house and I am exploring the rooms. It is a very emotional dream but I am not sure what the emotion is because I am not frightened. The more I explore the more rooms I find and there are boxes of possessions etc in the rooms – they are unoccupied. It is as if I could live there if I wanted to. It is always a real labyrinth with lots of small passageways and twisting stairways and I enjoy looking into each room. Yours, Lucy

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JEALOUS DEPTHS DREAM

JEALOUS DEPTHS DREAM

Hi Ian I have a recurring dream of diving into water …. often green and murky …. I dive in perfectly straight so sink to a great depth …. I then start arching my back and begin to turn to rise up to the surface but I do it too quickly and start to rotate in the water …. I begin to turn faster and faster until I am so disorientated that I no longer know which way is up …. I am conscious that I cannot hold my breath for much longer and I panic because I don’t know which way to swim to the surface… Elspeth

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SOLO PERFORMANCE DREAM

SOLO PERFORMANCE DREAM

Hi Ian I stand up to play lead guitar on ‘We are The Champions’. My friend who teaches music is accompanying me. However in real life and in my dream I have never learned to play guitar!! So why I or anyone would think I could play this to an audience is a puzzle. I pretend to play a few bars?? then when a solo part comes I confess to not being able to do it!! Gary

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CRAZY WOMAN DREAM

CRAZY WOMAN DREAM

Hello Ian I am in a safe house for spies and all the rooms are tiled in white like in a public toilet or a mental house. The rooms are full of all sorts of different coloured bottles. A crazy skinny screaming woman is chasing me in the house and I lock myself in the bathroom but she is banging on the door to break it. I am terrified and I know that she wants to kill me  She screams my name all the time and sometimes she threatens me – other times she tells me she is in love with me. I know that she will smash all the bottles and then drown me in the bath if I let her in. Elizabeth

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INTIMATE INTRUSION DREAM

INTIMATE INTRUSION DREAM

Hi Ian I am in the airport returning from holiday with my husband when customs stop me and say that I am importing illegal drugs! then they bring out this big metal pair of knickers. They want me to take off my clothes and put on the knickers so that they can use instruments to poke around inside me! I say that I am not doing this and it is against human rights and what evidence do they have – all this is still in the middle of the airport and is creating a scene. Mandy

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BOUNDLESS FLIGHT DREAM

BOUNDLESS FLIGHT DREAM

Dear Ian I’ve had this dream many times during my treatment for cancer. I’m flying over a large lake towards snow tipped mountains  I can see people waving to me from the tops of the mountains and my deceased mother is just beyond the top of the highest peak. She is holding out her arms to welcome me. I’m conscious that I’m dreaming and the colours are very clear. I can fly like a bird using my hands and arms to steer toward the mountains. I swoop down to the water and touch but sometimes I go right under the water and then am swimming and can go right up from the bottom of the sea into the sky again. Although I know I can fly anywhere I like I never reach the mountains and the water is always calm. Can you tell me if this dream is predicting my own death? Yours, Margaret

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ALAN CARR DREAM ANALYSIS

ALAN CARR DREAM ANALYSIS

Alan Carr is fascinated by dreams and dreaming. On Saturday’s show he invited listeners to contact him with their dreams. However, he needs to throw away that dream dictionary! These are the actual meanings of his listener’s dreams. They are not taken from any dictionary but are drawn from my own experience in analysing over 300,000 dreams as a professional dream psychologist.

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DERELICT SCHOOLS DREAM

DERELICT SCHOOLS DREAM

Hi Ian, I keep having recurrent bad dreams about haunted schools. These would be schools in streets that I was familiar with – including one recurrent nightmare in my secondary school where I am trying to find a lost love letter. The school buildings in the dreams always appear partially destroyed and derelict or ruined and neglected. Lynn

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STAG PARTY DREAM

STAG PARTY DREAM

Dream takes place in a room similar to a dining room. There’s a large wooden table in the middle of the room and on the far side of the table there stands a stag with large antlers. Slowly the stag begins to grin at me and then starts to make its way around the table towards me. By this time the grin has become quite menacing and I am feeling frightened. Eventually the stag catches up with me and I start wrestling with it. Then I wake up shouting and kicking. Eric

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CAR PARK SPACE SHIP DREAM

CAR PARK SPACE SHIP DREAM

Hi Ian, It is always the same dream but different car parks. I go looking for my car and hunt for ages never finding it. The only thing I can find is a little silver spaceship. I know it will take me where I want to go but I don’t have the ignition key or know how to work the controls. Thanks, Nazhat

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BLACK LION DREAM

BLACK LION DREAM

Was at a busy what i thought was a zoo.There were many people outside of a lions cage,a little boy was playing near the bars,when the lion which was Black managed to break free.The lion was very menacing and scary and was approaching the little boy.All of the people were standing watching with fear.There was a spade in a mound of earth,i know that i had to pick up the spade and rescue the boy.Was walking towards the spade when i woke up! Thanks for taking the time to read this message,hopefully you can help. Yours sincerely,Paul.

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RED DRESS AND CRYSTAL DREAM

RED DRESS AND CRYSTAL DREAM

Hello Ian! On reading your section on dreams in the Sunday Mail newspaper,was wondering if you would be able to bring some clarity to a couple of dreams. one of my girlfriends whom has just split from her boyfriend,appeared in my dream she was wearing a red dress and looking very beatifull,i remember seeing a crystal in the dream,my friend also smiled at me,i awoke feeling very happy.

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DANGER STATIONS DREAM

DANGER STATIONS DREAM

I have recurring dreams about train stations. The train stations in my dream are not familiar and i always feel in great danger. If the station is underground i usually have to go through the tunnel to get away from the danger but at the same time am scared that the train will come. I  am 25 and have been having this dream for about 6 or 7 years. Thank you. Suzanne Alexandria

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TINY GIRL AND TOILET FLOOD DREAM

TINY GIRL AND TOILET FLOOD DREAM

Hi Ian I have a recurring dream in which I have a baby girl who can walk and talk although she is very small please could you tell me what it means.   I also have a recurring dream about a toilet flooding I would be grateful of your advice. Thanks Margaret

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SPITFIRE CRASH LANDING DREAM

SPITFIRE CRASH LANDING DREAM

Ian I have the weirdest re-occuring dream:- I am walking along a beach – it’s a beautiful day.  I’m talking with someone but I don’t know who it is.  Suddenly a World War 2 areoplane, Spitfire or something similar, comes flying towards us….. not firing its weapons or anything, just flying straight for us – we both run.  The aeroplane crashes onto the beach and I an hit with dedris from the crash – it’s always at that point I wake up.  WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I always thought “that is how I dead in a previous life” but hopefully you’ll be able to tell me what It really means. Alan Holmes

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EAGLE EYE DREAM

EAGLE EYE DREAM

Dear Ian, I have twice had the same dream and I was wondering if you could tell me what it means. My dream is that it is a beautiful day and I am inside the head of an eagle flying higher and higher into the sky, when I look out of his right eye I can see a beautiful lush green valley with the grass blowing in the wind but when I look out of his left eye I see the same valley only this time it is barren and bare and there are no leaves on the trees.Afterwards the eagle return me to what looks like an old church and then I wake up. Yours Robert

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CHANGING ROOMS DREAM

CHANGING ROOMS DREAM

Hi Ian My dream is being in a big house and finding more and more rooms as I walk around.  Feeling overwhelmed as I realise I have to clean it all myself.  My children are young again and I have to try to get them to help me but they make excuses and I wake feeling frustrated tense and in a hot sweat. Ronni

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FAITHFUL FRIEND DREAM

FAITHFUL FRIEND DREAM

Hello Ian, I have a recurring dream of sorts.  I have a very old dog who has arthritis has had a stroke is both deaf and blind.  In short he needs a lot of tender loving care. My dream is either someone is hurting my dog he is being kicked by a big man wearing hob nailed boots or we are in some sort of great difficulty (a flood).  Whatever the dream I have to save my dog. Yours, Kerry

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NUCLEAR BOMB DREAM

NUCLEAR BOMB DREAM

Hi Ian I had this horrific dream where my family was in our house when a nuclear bomb hits it.  The house and land is obliterated as well as our clothes but we live. Ours is the only house hit.  We leave on an arduous journey to my parent’s house trying to find clothes along the way accepting anything.  After a week or so I finally realize what I’ve lost especially photos and memories and cry exhaustingly (not physically just in the dream). Soon after this we journey back to our former home only to find that it has reappeared the way it was everything included. Thanks for your help, Moira

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RAW MEAT PLAGUE DREAM

RAW MEAT PLAGUE DREAM

Dear Ian I dreamed last night that there was an awful plague in the world which had been caused by raw meat. I was looking after some people in a hospital who had not been infected as they had not come in contact with the meat but I was forced by some people in authority to go around and wipe all these poor people with some infected meat so they would all have the disease. It was very distressing as there was complete anarchy with looting and rape because everyone knew they were going to die. The streets appeared full of people selling raw meat and people were buying it as they had no hope of getting well and may as well consume the meat. Yours, Gary

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TELEPHONE BOX TOILET DREAM

TELEPHONE BOX TOILET DREAM

Hello Ian, I have this bizarre recurring dream where I am looking for a public toilet but the only one I can find is a lavatory pan in public telephone box. The door is often missing and the sides are glass so people can see in. Although I am desperate for the toilet, I know I need to phone someone first. Even though I have my mobile on me but I am scared I will drop it down the pan, so I have to use the public phone but I either can’t see the buttons or they are in no regular order or I keep hitting the wrong ones. I get very anxious and frustrated. But I can never get through. Dianne

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ANGRY PARENTS DREAM

ANGRY PARENTS DREAM

Hi Ian, Both my parents died when they were relatively young (47 & 56).I was 14 when my father died and am now 55.  I had an excellent relationship with both of them but whenever I have dreamt about them they are angry with me which is very upsetting.  Also in the dreams they are always suffering from their final illnesses. Thanks Mary

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IN THE ROUGH DREAM

IN THE ROUGH DREAM

Dear Ian, I keep having this dream that I am out playing a game of golf. The funny thing is that the course is only one hole long. Every time I tee off I sliced the ball into the rough and as soon as I stepped into the rough to play my shots the grass suddenly grows above my head and it feels like I am in a deep forest. I get really anxious that I won’t be able to find my way back to  the course and I can hear lots of rustling and scuffling in the undergrowth. I am scared to take my shot  in case any of these creatures hear me and I give the game away. What does this mean? Eddie

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LOST PURSE DREAM

LOST PURSE DREAM

Dear Ian, I keep dreaming that I’ve lost my purse and my house and car keys. I am sure that they are somewhere close but even though I hunt high and low I cannot find them anywhere. I am usually out shopping or walking through the town. I sometimes think that someone has stolen them and I think of the places that I have been and attempt to retrace my steps.  I keep thinking that if I only had my car keys I could drive home because I have lots of money there. Yours sincerely, Jean

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ABANDONED BABY DREAM

ABANDONED BABY DREAM

Hi Dr Wallace, I wake up sometimes thinking I’ve left a baby I was looking after in the park by mistake or even worse sometimes I seem to remember a baby I’ve left by mistake in an attic days/weeks even years before….it is terrifying till I realise its not real. I have a grown up family who are all away and I don’t look after anyone’s babies, never have, except my own and I was very careful and would never have left them anywhere!! What on earth does it mean? ….Thank you…Babs  :o)

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LOST IN TRANSLATION

LOST IN TRANSLATION

A friend texted me this morning to congratulate me on my dream analysis that was featured in this morning’s Daily Express.I had to admit to being slightly mystified as I couldn’t actually remember doing any work for that particular newspaper.

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AVATAR BLUES PSYCHOLOGY

AVATAR BLUES PSYCHOLOGY

A number of my clients have been reporting a feeling of melancholy and loss after experiencing the dream like cinematic splendour of James Cameron’s brilliant Avatar. Although they feel uplifted and inspired by the film, it can seem a bit depressing to step back into the normal world on planet Earth. Anyone who experiences Avatar will be immersed in an intensely beautiful world where they are utterly absorbed in a profound story but as they leave the cinema, they find themselves inhabiting a world that appears dull, grey and normal.

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POSSIBLE PRECOGNITIVE PLANE CRASH DREAM

POSSIBLE PRECOGNITIVE PLANE CRASH DREAM

Hi I keep having a dream where I am standing looking up at the sky. A passenger airliner passes flies by. I have a horrible feeling as I watch it and it suddenly stops dead, turns vertical and crashes down.  The feeling is absolutely horrible and i keep getting the same dream.  I panic i am having a premonition. Please help me – even writing this e-mail has my stomach in knots.  I can picture the scene so vivid.

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CORRIDOR AND FORGOTTEN ROOM DREAM

CORRIDOR AND FORGOTTEN ROOM DREAM

HI I have had this recurring dream, occasionally, over a number of years.  I am in (what I believe) is my house, but it is not my house and not a house I am familiar with, and it is a different house in every dream. I am walking along the hall (or a corridor) and I open a door and find a room that I had forgotten we had.  It has been totally untouched  and I suddenly remember that it was there when we bought the house, but I had forgotten all about it!! As I say different room –  different house –  every time, but not any house that we have lived in. Any ideas what it means? Thanks

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ELEPHANT BURGLAR DREAM

ELEPHANT BURGLAR DREAM

garden, a big rumbling crashing sound. I start rushing around making sure all the doors and windows are locked and trying to make sure I’m safe in case it’s a burglar. The noise gets louder and louder and I’m horrified to see the front door shaking as something batters it from the outside. The door is starting to buckle under the strain and although I’m terrified, I risk a peek out through the window. I’m amazed to see a huge elephant in the garden. It seems to be smiling and as I look at its huge eye, the door caves in and it plants a huge kiss on my cheek with the end of its trunk. What on earth does this mean?

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UNDIMINISHED LOVE DREAM

UNDIMINISHED LOVE DREAM

One of the saddest and most painful experiences in life is to lose a child. It can be so difficult to come to terms with this but our dreams can help us to heal and move forward, as can be heard in this moving dream story…

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REVERSING AND CRASHING DREAM

REVERSING AND CRASHING DREAM

Dear Dr Wallace, Can you please tell me what my dream means – I dream of reversing the car and I can never stop in time before colliding with something. Thank you, Anthony.

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END OF THE WORLD DREAM

END OF THE WORLD DREAM

Dear Professor Wallace, I have been recently having a lot of “end of the world” dreams, where I will be amongst many people in a bus, in the middle of the town or somewhere and then there will be like a mad panic to search for higher ground as in the distance the sea can be seen to getting closer and closer. The ground starts moving and volcanoes appear. I have had some really vivid ones. Another dream i get quite a lot is getting chased from lions,tigers and bears. Can you please enlighten me on what all this is meaning.

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LEAKING HOUSE DREAM

LEAKING HOUSE DREAM

Dr. Wallace, Could you please give me some information on a recurring dream I have. I’m in a house, different houses all the time, sometimes its a home I’ve bought, or house of a friend, or one I don’t know but never my existing home.  I’m living there and there’s always a problem with water running down the walls or from the roof lots of water not just a leak, to the extent sometimes that half of the house is washed away and there is a huge waterfall at the side of the house. I’ve been having this dream for years and can’t seem to find an explanation for it. If you could advise It would be much appreciated.

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SOCKS AND THE CITY DREAM

SOCKS AND THE CITY DREAM

Dear Dr Wallace, I have a recurring dream and would appreciate if you could help to shed some light on it. In my dream I am walking around a city (it’s nowhere I recognised) and and after a while decide to look down at my feet.  I notice that I am not wearing any shoes only socks and i realise I’ve lost my shoes.  Upon seeing that I’ve been walking about a big city in my socks I get very embarrassed. The last time I dreamt this though it was slightly different in that upon seeing I’d lost my shoes I re-traced my steps and found them. I would be very grateful if you could explain this dream and what it could mean. Many thanks, David

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BITTEN BY A DOG DREAM

BITTEN BY A DOG DREAM

Dear Ian, I had a dream the other night that haunts me. I was in a busy crowded street when a dog singled me out and bit my arm, and wouldn’t let go. It followed me holding on to my arm, i was in pain and everyone around me thought it was funny. Can you help me understand this dream?

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YOUNG DAUGHTER AND LOST CAR DREAM

YOUNG DAUGHTER AND LOST CAR DREAM

hello, I keep having a dream that I am always with my youngest daughter when she was about 7 and we get lost or cannot find where I parked the car.  It is not always the same place. I would be very grateful if you could please explain why I keep having this dream.

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LATE FOR WORK DREAM

LATE FOR WORK DREAM

Dear Professor Wallace, I keep having a dream that I’m running late for work. I keep getting my directions confused in the dream and seem to get further away from work than closer and then I get lost and struggle to work out how to get there. I never seem to get there and get more and more frustrated and worried. I don’t have any issues re time keeping at work and never sleep in etc. Yours sincerely, Andrew Phillips

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PUTTING HER HOUSE IN ORDER DREAM

PUTTING HER HOUSE IN ORDER DREAM

Dear Ian, Can you help me with a dream my 70year old mum has been having a few times over the last week.    She was widowed 4 years ago after being married for 52 years.  At first, it took her a long time to accept that my dad was gone and as time has gone on she as gradually got over this. While visiting her last week, she told me that she has a recurring dream that while she is back at her childhood home,  as an adult, she is cleaning the house with her late mother, who passed over 30 years ago and my late auntie of 20 years,  she can see my dad coming to pick her up as a young man in his army uniform while carrying a red rose.   My dad has not been in the army for over 35 years.   Please can you help as my mum thinks this is some sort of sign that she is on her way to meet her maker!!

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AEROPLANE AIR BUBBLE DREAM

AEROPLANE AIR BUBBLE DREAM

Hi Ian, I keep having a recurring dream where I am in an aeroplane which stops and vertically crashes into the sea. There is an air bubble at the back of the plane and this is were I am the only person who has my head in it and isn’t drowning.

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SELF-EMPLOYED SACKING DREAM

SELF-EMPLOYED SACKING DREAM

I’ve been self employed for 8 years, but constantly dream of my old work.  I worked there for 10 years but in my dream,  each dream I seem to be feeling I’m going to get sacked, am constantly emptying my desk, which is never ending of my personal things! feel isolated by the workers there, that I shouldn’t be there and am not getting paid for the work I’ve done!  feel I’m just wasting my time being there and that I know I’ve my own company but felt happy in this old work! I left this job after taking my redundancy, but was happy there so unsure why I’m constantly dreaming about this work. I hope you can help with this.

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TWO MOONS DREAM

TWO MOONS DREAM

Hi Ian, On two occasions I have dreamt that on looking upwards to the sky there have been two full moons side by side. In the first dream it was night and the sky was inky black. In the second dream it was morning and the sky was light blue. In both dreams I was aware that what I was looking at was awesome and tried to get other people to see this phenomenon too but no one was interested. What do these dreams mean? Thanks Pat.

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VISITING YOUR OLD HOUSE DREAM

VISITING YOUR OLD HOUSE DREAM

Dear Mr Dream Man, In an occurring dream I often dream that I am flying about in the house that I was born in and remained in till I was 31. I fly from room to room but I don’t fly like a bird does it as if I am like a visiting spirit and no one can see me.

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THROAT HAIR DREAM

THROAT HAIR DREAM

The dream I often have is that I am talking and can feel something flapping around in the back of my throat, when I put my fingers in my mouth I feel a hair and then wrap the hair round my finger and pull very hard to get the hair out, the hair comes up from my stomach and is always very long and takes ages to come out, eventually springing free with heavy glut on it! Your opinion would be appreciated and can hopefully put my mind at rest as to what the dream means.

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TAKE-OFF STRUGGLE DREAM

TAKE-OFF STRUGGLE DREAM

Dear Dr. Ian, I have a reoccurring dream that has been coming to me regularly over the past 5-6 years.  I am rushing to board a large airplane just before take off and I always get on the plane as it is just taking off, the plane always struggles to get off the ground and I find myself flying through the streets with the planes wings only just fitting between the tower blocks and at a very low level, my dream never ever concludes as to whether we make it up into the sky or whether we crash!

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ROYAL TEA DREAM

ROYAL TEA DREAM

Dear Dr. Wallace, I often have a dream where I am out for a walk and I realise that I am walking through the grounds of a royal palace. At first I am a bit nervous that someone will spot me intruding and throw me out but no-one seems to notice and I begin to relax and enjoy the surroundings. As  I  walk along, I see a palace in the distance and there is a woman waving to me from the steps. I am surprised when I realise it’s the queen and to crown it all, she invites me in for a lovely afternoon tea! Does this dream mean anything or is it just wishful thinking?

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OFFSIDE TUNNEL DREAM

OFFSIDE TUNNEL DREAM

Hi Ian, I had this weird dream where I was playing football. The funny thing was that my team was made up from the guys that I work with but we were playing against a team that was all referees. We could only get the ball past them by playing right on the touchline and bending the ball past them. Every time I got close to the goal the refs whistled for a penalty. I got the other guys to stand around me so the refs couldn’t see me and dug a wee tunnel into the goal. Once I was standing in the goal with the ball, the refs gave me around of applause but one of them said the tunnel was offside!

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FINDING A SHOWER DREAM

FINDING A SHOWER DREAM

Hi  Ian, I keep dreaming about showers and since I have a shower first thing in the morning after I get up, the dreams seem even more vivid and weird. In my dream I am trying to find someplace to have a shower but all the showers I find seem really cramped, cold, dark and difficult to stand up in. I usually give up and find myself in the bathroom of a girl that I know. She tells me to use her shower but I can’t work the controls. I get covered with a horrible hot and gunky mess that comes out of the shower head  and end up dirtier than when I went in it. How can I stop having these dreams?

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THIS MAN PSYCHOLOGY

THIS MAN PSYCHOLOGY

In yesterday’s Sun newspaper, there was an intriguing article about a mystery dream man that thousands of people claim to have seen in their dreams. Apparently the man’s face first appeared in a sketch drawn by a dreamer for her psychiatrist. The dreamer had never met this man in her waking reality but was able to produce a detailed sketch of him from her dreams. Her psychiatrist showed the sketch to other dreamers who also claimed to have seen the man in their dreams and then a website was set up to collect other dream sightings of This Man.

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SECRET LOFT CONVERSION DREAM

SECRET LOFT CONVERSION DREAM

Hi Ian, I have been having this dream where I find a secret door in my house. The door leads to a hidden loft but I live in a flat so this technically impossible. I am quite scared about entering the loft because I think there might be a ghost living in it and it will chase me if it sees me. When I do pluck up enough courage to go into the room, I find that it’s full of all kinds of gorgeous clothes and dressmaking equipment. There is a full length mirror and when I stand in front of it I see a very beautifully dressed younger version of myself. Am I going barmy?

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BLACK BALLOON DOG DREAM

BLACK BALLOON DOG DREAM

Hello Ian, I often dream that I am out in a dark scary forest walking a big black dog like a labrador or retriever. The dog is on a lead and I am not sure where we are going. I realise that the dog seems to be floating a few inches off the ground. Then it begins to wag its tail and it starts lifting higher and higher until it is flying along above me like a balloon, lifting my arm above my head. I can’t see where I am going in the forest but the dog seems to know where it is going. Then I find my own feet lifting off the ground and I end up floating across the tree tops being carried along by the black dog balloon.

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LOSING YOUR BOTTLE DREAM

LOSING YOUR BOTTLE DREAM

Dear  Ian, I have this reoccurring nightmare that I go out for a few beers. I’m sitting there in the pub chatting away to my mates when I realise that I have lost my bottle of beer. I ask my friends to help me look for it but it’s like their faces have changed and I don’t know who they are. Then one of them starts pointing at my mouth and shouts ‘There it is! It’s in your mouth!’ I bite down and my mouth is full of broken glass and I can taste bubbling blood. Then I start spitting the glass out and it sticks in the faces of these people. I am not a heavy drinker so can you shed some light on this dream?

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BIG ROOM, TINY MAN DREAM

BIG ROOM, TINY MAN DREAM

Hello Dr. Ian, I have this dream again and again where I am trapped in the living room of my house. My living room seems absolutely massive in the dream and although I think I am normal sized, it feels like I am really tiny. I really need to get to the bathroom to go to the toilet, but the doors just keep getting further and further away every time I try to reach a door to get out. I try to get to the window as well so I can shout for help but it just keeps getting smaller and smaller and I keep sinking deeper and deeper into the living room carpet and no one can hear me. Can you explain what is going on?

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CAPPUCCINO NIGHTMARE DREAM

CAPPUCCINO NIGHTMARE DREAM

Hi Ian, I have been having this horrible recurring dream where my boyfriend makes me a big frothy cappuccino but when I try to drink it the milk foam seems to blow up all around my face so no-one can see me. I start choking on the foam and can’t say anything. I keep trying to get through the milky foam to the coffee but there doesn’t seem to be any coffee in there and the milk always tastes a bit sour. What does this mean?

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MIDGET SUBMARINE BED DREAM

MIDGET SUBMARINE BED DREAM

Dear Ian, Last week I had this crazy dream that I was in bed, but my bedroom was in a midget submarine! I was in charge of the sub and steering it and my fiance was keeping a look out up the periscope. A huge white ocean liner was heading towards us, trying to ram us. It was captained by my future mother-in-law –  my fiance could see her through the periscope. I kept saying to my fiance that we should launch a torpedo to sink the liner and then head off and hide in a secluded lagoon until all the fuss dies down. Should I still be getting married?

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DAM BUSTERS DREAM

DAM BUSTERS DREAM

Hello Ian, I keep having this reocurring dream where people are trying to blow up a dam that’s holding back a big deep reservoir. Sometimes it’s me trying to blow it up, sometimes it’s this army of freedom fighters. Somewhere in the dam is a big powerhouse for generating electricity.  I know it needs to be switched on somehow but I can never seem to find the switch.

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PLANE CRASH DREAM

PLANE CRASH DREAM

Hi Dr. Ian, I keep having this really horrific dream. I dream that I am flying in a big new airliner. I’m not sure where I’m going but I know it is a scheduled flight to somewhere foreign. Just as we are approaching our destination and I am beginning to relax, the captain comes on the radio and says that there is some sort of problem with the landing gear. I decide to go up to the cockpit to help. When I get to the front I am shocked to discover that the plane is being piloted by two chimpanzees. I chase them from the cockpit and take control. The situation then gets worse because we appear to have run out of fuel. I steer the plane in for a rough crash landing. It’s messy but everyone survives and walks away intact.

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ICE PALACE DREAM

ICE PALACE DREAM

Dear Dr. Ian, I keep having a dream where I am staying in a really magnificent ice hotel miles from anywhere. From the outside, it looks like a huge glittering palace with shining towers and spires. Although you would expect it to be frosty and cold, it feels really warm inside with water streaming down the walls. The palace has thousands of windows made from clear ice and although I can see out, no-one seems to be able to see in. Every now and again, there is a loud crack as some part of the hotel collapses. No one seems to notice though. What does this mean? Am I going bonkers?

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VEGETARIAN MEAT EATER DREAM

VEGETARIAN MEAT EATER DREAM

Hi Ian, I am a strict vegetarian but over the past few weeks I have been have a recurring dream where I am eating a large rare steak. As I bite into it I can taste the blood running out of it and I am ashamed to say that I really enjoy the texture and flavour of the meat as I chew it. As an affirmed veggie, I am finding these dreams both disturbing and intriguing. What does it mean?

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SEX DREAMS

SEX DREAMS

Hi Ian, Although we have an honest and open intimate life, my wife keeps having really saucy dreams. Sometimes these involve me and sometimes they don’t – should I be worried that she might run off with someone else and have an affair?

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HORSES, ZEBRAS AND UNICORNS DREAM

HORSES, ZEBRAS AND UNICORNS DREAM

Dear Ian, I have this recurring dream where I am trying to tame a wild black horse. Sometimes I manage to grab hold of its neck and jump on to its back. The funny thing is that the horse turns into a zebra as soon as I am sitting astride it. I then find myself in the middle of a whole herd of grazing zebras which feels really boring and dull. Once I spoke to the black horse in the dream and as it answered back it transformed into a beautiful white unicorn.

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BIG CLOUDS DREAM

BIG CLOUDS DREAM

When I was very young I used to have very bad dreams that I was in a big field looking up at the sky big white clouds started to chase me so I ran and ran and kept running until I came to the edge which was a sheer drop with no bottom to it before I went over I would wake up crying although I don’t dream it any more I still think off it after 70 years.

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EXTRA LEG DREAM

EXTRA LEG DREAM

My mum keeps having the same dream in the dream she has three legs this third leg is coming out of her hip and she feels it hanging out of the side of the bed, also in this dream she keeps trying to get the leg back into the bed.

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RUNNING AND SEARCHING DREAM

RUNNING AND SEARCHING DREAM

Hi, I have a recurring theme running through dream. I never find what I’m looking for; it can be a street, a car park, and even a railway station. I can be running through a town looking for these – and never find them.

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GORDON’S CUSTARD DREAM

A chat with Gordon Swindlehurst on BBC Cumbria about his chip shop and custard dream.

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TSUNAMI AND FISH DREAMS

TSUNAMI AND FISH DREAMS

I have been having a recurring dream that I am on holiday and I can see a tsunami coming. Each time I have to run from the beach and up a hill. I have always had a family member with me. In one of the dreams the wave caught me but I was alive and rolling in the wave and I could see brightly coloured fish. I have no idea what this could mean.

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PUSHING THE RIGHT BUTTONS DREAM

PUSHING THE RIGHT BUTTONS DREAM

Dear Ian, I read your article with great interest as I have had a repetitive dream for a long while. It is trying to make an emergency call….for many different reasons, some for ambulance/police and some just for aid. Every time I have just about dialled the number there is one digit missing or I miss dial. This goes on and on, sometimes I am really distressed sometimes just frustrated. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this dream. Thanks

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PEOPLE FROM THE PAST DREAM

PEOPLE FROM THE PAST DREAM

Dear Ian, Every night I am dreaming of people from my past but it is different people each night and I would like to know if this has any meaning as this has been happening for a few weeks. Would you please advise me if this has any significance? Thank you!

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ORAL CANCER DREAM

ORAL CANCER DREAM

Hi Ian, I keep dreaming that I have cancer of the mouth. The cancer cells keep growing in my lips and my tongue until they fill my whole mouth and I cannot breathe. I wake up screaming and shouting and gasping for breath. In real life, I keep going to the doctor and the dentist for check ups but I always get the all clear. Also, I don’t smoke. Please can you help me?

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BEING BITTEN DREAMS

BEING BITTEN DREAMS

Hi Professor Wallace, Could you explain my dreams? I dream I am getting bit by various animals but always a snake.

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WATER AND BOATS DREAMS

WATER AND BOATS DREAMS

Hi Dr Wallace, I keep dreaming about water and boats but I do not know why could you please try and explain what this means? Thank you.

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OUT-OF-CONTROL DRIVING DREAM

OUT-OF-CONTROL DRIVING DREAM

Hi There Dr. Wallace, a recurring dream which I have had, and it worries me, is that I am driving completely out of control.  Sometimes I am drunk in the dream and get into my car knowing its wrong but have no choice because I have to get somewhere to do something in a hurry?!! I’ve had it a few times and it’s really frightening as my car is all over the place!!! What does this mean?

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OLD-FASHIONED CORRIDOR DREAM

OLD-FASHIONED CORRIDOR DREAM

Hi Ian I have a dream that I’ve moved to a new house, I find a door in the house and when I open it, it opens on to a long corridor with lots of doors in it. It is old fashioned and often has a lady standing in the corridor wearing a long black Victorian dress, she has white hair pulled back into a bun, holds her hands clasped in front of her and when she looks at you her eyes are all white and scary. She also doesn’t want me to go into that part of the house. Can you help?

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ERUPTING VOLCANO DREAM

ERUPTING VOLCANO DREAM

HELP!!! I would love someone, finally, to shed a little light on my recurring dream…There’s always a volcano which is erupting in the background and I’m usually making preparation to escape the lava flow.  I’m gathering up people. Pets, and belongings.  I feel it’s Vesuvius although I’m not sure.  There’s always a deep rumbling sound coming from the volcano. I have this dream about once or twice a month sometimes and am beginning to wonder if I am reliving a past life or something!! Would appreciate an analysis just so that I can believe that I’m not actually going potty!

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HUGE TOILET QUEUES DREAM

HUGE TOILET QUEUES DREAM

Dear Ian, Heard you on radio 2 and you were great so I would imagine I will be only 1 of thousands contacting you now.  My dream is always the same and has been for years – toilets!  Dying to go but no doors or huge queues or getting into a cubicle and there’s some reason it can’t be used. I found out a while ago that it’s something I need to get rid of in life but HOW CAN YOU DISCOVER WHAT???

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ENDLESS PACKING DREAM

ENDLESS PACKING DREAM

Dear Ian, My recurring dream is that I am packing both at home and away from home but no matter how much I pack more and more stuff appears and I never get to the end of it I end up missing my flight etc because I just cant finish the packing. I have dreamt this every week for the last few years. My dreams are very vivid and long and I am sometimes exhausted by morning!

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TOILET DESPERATION DREAM

TOILET DESPERATION DREAM

Dear Ian Have been desperate to find out what my recurring dream means.  I dream I am out and about and desperate for the toilet but when I finally find public toilets to use they are always flooded, disgustingly dirty and not private, everyone can see what I’m up to.   I’m so desperate for the loo, I use them anyway and it’s the whole thing of not having the privacy and trying not to get my feet wet. What can this mean?

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DREAM ANSWERS

DREAM ANSWERS

Dreams. We all have them. Every single one of us. And every week hundreds of dreamers contact me, keen to find out what their dreams really mean. I really do appreciate this level of interest and trust in my expertise but as a busy working psychologist, there are only so many individual dreams I can analyse and reply to.

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PLANE CRASHES AND TORNADOES DREAMS

PLANE CRASHES AND TORNADOES DREAMS

Hello Ian, I heard you on Chris Evans’ show and was very impressed. I wonder if you have time to answer this one for me. Last night I had a range of odd dreams. Firstly, I was at my family home with my parents and I looked out of the landing window to see a plane nosedive in the distance; I wondered if it would crash, and it did. There was a ball of smoke and I remember seeing a number of vans (oddly) being thrown into the air with the force of the blast. It was awful to see it. A little later I had a dream that I was still at my parents’ house and the sky was dark, dark grey and full of tornados coming for us everywhere you looked.

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BOYFRIEND’S CANCER DREAM

BOYFRIEND’S CANCER DREAM

Hi Ian I was just wondering if perhaps you could analyse my dream??? I had three dreams in the same night, waking up fully between them all. The first one was a docter telling me that my boyfriend had terminal cancer, and i had to break the news to him myself. The second involved me having to tell both our friends and family about the cancer. The third involved us trying to find a hospice for his last living days,but i was obviously upset and was trying to explain that i wanted to look after him at home, which i am capable of as i am a nurse. I obviously found these dreams very disturbing and upsetting. I would really appreciate and would be very grateful of an interpretation.

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MOVING HOUSE DREAM

MOVING HOUSE DREAM

Dear Ian I had a dream about moving house round the corner from me and being afraid to go over a bridge. This was in the same dream. I know that it is not financially possible to move so what does it mean. My house at times feels like it has not got enough space but it has 3 bedrooms and should be adequate. When I dream about moving house I go through all the rooms but there is still apprehension about moving in the first place. I hope you can make sense of all this

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PURSUED BY ALIENS DREAM

PURSUED BY ALIENS DREAM

Hello Ian, I have a recurring dream which has gone on for many, many years. In it I am being pursued almost hunted by I presume Aliens. They are desperate to find me. A huge factor in these dreams is spacecraft. Sometimes I am outside and I can see searchlights looking for me. Sometimes I am hiding in buildings and smaller craft fly by ever so slowly looking in windows trying to spot me. Naturally I feel frightened but always somehow manage to escape. I would really like to know the meaning of this dream. Many thanks, Dave.

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SALMON DREAMS

SALMON DREAMS

Hi Ian, For a very long time I have been having the same dream and have searched high and low for a meaning, but have had no luck.  This is going to sound stupid but basically I keep having dreams about salmon?  Sometimes they are HUGE!! Sometimes they are dead floating in water. And other times I’ll jump of a cliff into water. I you could help make any sense out of this I would be very, very, very grateful.

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TWEET DREAMS

TWEET DREAMS

TWEET DREAMS

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DREAM DAIRY

DREAM DAIRY

Following a message from the very charming Stephen Fry, it seems that myths about cheese and nightmares continue to flourish like Penicillium roqueforti on a well-needled Stilton. Stephen reports dreaming like an LSD fiend after a midnight snack of stilton. This experience seems to reinforce the urban myth that bedtime cheese causes nightmares.

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HOUSES AND TOILETS DREAMS

HOUSES AND TOILETS DREAMS

Hi Ian, I was listening to you on the Chris Evans show.  I have in the past had some very weird dreams but there were two really nasty dreams I used to have and would be interested to know what these mean. The first dream was about a house (these could be different houses) athough I never ever saw anything I could feel an evil presence and would wake up absolutely petrified.

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FAULTY BRAKES, OUT-OF-CONTROL CAR DREAM

FAULTY BRAKES, OUT-OF-CONTROL CAR DREAM

Hi Ian, I often dream about driving a car backwards out of control very fast and unable to stop with the brakes being faulty. Also I have dreams about being bit by rats and having them  on me or around me, not very nice that dream. Can you help me understand these dreams. I heard you on the Chris Evans show and was very interested in what you had to say.

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DREAM DELUGE

DREAM DELUGE

Following my guest appearance with Chris Evans on his Radio 2 Drivetime show I have been inundated with literally (or should that be numerically) thousands of emails asking for help with your dreams.

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MOST COMMON DREAMS

Most common dreams…flying…falling…unprepared for the exam…naked in public…teeth falling out…

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SCHOOL WINDOWS DREAMS

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When we dream of school windows, we are reflecting on something that we are learning in waking life and how that might be judged by ourself and others.

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DIFFERENT HOUSES, DIFFERENT IDENTITIES DREAMS

When we dream of living in different houses, we are reflecting on finding our true identity in waking life, rather than just being who everyone expects us to be.

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FAMILY EXPERIMENTS DREAMS

When we dream of dream of someone experimenting on our family we are rebelling against someone who is trying to make us change our behaviour in waking life.

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CHIRPY CANARIES AND CHALLENGING CHEFS DREAMS

When we dream of canaries we are often feeling very chirpy, while dreaming of a chef is often about how we can create a sense of fulfilment.

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SHOPS AND EXPLOSIONS DREAMS

When we dream of shops we are reflecting on how much we really value ourselves…and explosions often reflect sudden change in our waking lives.

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LOSING THINGS AND BABY DREAMS

When we dream of losing things, we are often not valuing our own self worth enough in our waking lives.

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SUDDEN NOISE, MYSTERIOUS MAN DREAM

When we dream of a sudden noise, there is often a sudden change taking place in our waking lives.

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BUSY JUNCTIONS DREAM

When we dream of busy road junctions we are trying to make decisive choices in our waking lives.

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NEWSREADER'S DREAMS

When newsreaders dream about making up the news they are often reflecting on a creative project in waking life.

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DREAM STRANGERS

DREAM STRANGERS

Aged 78yrs., I seem to dream more as I get older. A lot of the people in my dreams are familiar, friends, relatives etc. A greater number seem to be total strangers. Are they figments of my imagination, or are they people I have seen on a bus, in the pub,walking along the street and my subconscience has `clocked` and filed away,bringing them out in my dreams.

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ASTONISHINGLY ACCURATE

ASTONISHINGLY ACCURATE

Chris Evans has been openly sceptical about the abilities of dream analysts in the past, so I was absolutely delighted when he described my interpretation of his dream as ‘astonishingly accurate’. When I analysed this dream for him in July 2009,  it indicated that he was involved in a major set of negotiations in his professional life. The outcome of these professional negotiations was made public in September when it was announced that he was taking over the Radio 2 breakfast slot from Terry Wogan.

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HUGE SPIDER DREAM

HUGE SPIDER DREAM

i have a recurring sleep walking/dream experience that there is a huge spider about to drop on me. I can see the spider clearly above my head and i think i am awake.  I scream and run out of bed and its not until my partner turns on the light that i realise i have been dreaming.  It is truely terrifying.  the interesting thing is i am not particularly frightened of spiders in real life, i dont like them, but i am not frightened of them.  i have this experience at least a couple of times a week at the moment.  could you help me? thank you

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TALKING BEE, ROBOT ELEPHANT DREAM

TALKING BEE, ROBOT ELEPHANT DREAM

Dear Ian, I dreamed that a talking bee called Frank (or Fred) invited me and other people (one of them was my dad) to see his new invention.  It was a robot that looked like an elephant but didn’t have a trunk.  It was picking things up between it’s ears and putting them into a shed.  It started malfunctioning and was putting everything into the shed, including a pram or pushchair. Then Frank the bee started telling it off saying out of the side of his mouth “your showing me up”.  I was trying hard not to laugh, and this is when I woke up, chuckling to myself.

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TRAVELLING SOMEWHERE DREAM

TRAVELLING SOMEWHERE DREAM

I wonder if you can tell me what my recurring dream means please? These dreams have occured over the past 20 years or so though they are not constant and i am not able to pin them down to how i feel at the time.  For example being stressed, too busy or overly tired.  I dream i’m trying to get somewhere.  The scenario will be different each time but i’m always doing some form of travelling.  Train, bus, walking round the office building or in the last one i was on a quad bike.  I don’t exactly go round in circles but i never actually get to where i’m meant to go.  Something always diverts me.  In recent dreams it also includes a man i’m close to but due to circumstances cannot be with.

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CLIMBING OVER ROOFS DREAM

CLIMBING OVER ROOFS DREAM

I was fascinated by your item on the Chris Evans Show this evening. I have a recurring dream that i am climbing over a roof and there are high drops that I have to get myself down. Can you explain this?

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FAR AWAY PLACES AND FEAR OF FLYING DREAM

FAR AWAY PLACES AND FEAR OF FLYING DREAM

Hello Professor Wallace, can you please tell me why I always have the same terrifying dream about taking off in an aircraft and then something goes wrong.  These dreams have made me frightened of flying.  I do still fly but why do I always have the same scenario,  also I dream I am going to Australia but never get there. I have lived in Australia. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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NARROW PATH, SMALL OPENING DREAM

NARROW PATH, SMALL OPENING DREAM

Hi Ian, heard your performance on Chris Evans today and was really impressed and intrigued by your work.  I certainly shall research any books you’ve written on your subject.  I have a recurring theme in many of my dreams – I’m trying to follow or get to something/place but find that the way forward becomes more and more narrow until I know that I won’t be able to get through such a small opening. I’d be delighted to hear your view on this theme.

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HARD TO SWALLOW DREAM

HARD TO SWALLOW DREAM

Hello Dr. Wallace, I have a recurring dream where I have swallowed a drawing pin or paper clip. In my dream I try to stop the object passing down my throat by putting my hands round my neck. When I wake up often if find myself pressing on my throat. What does this mean please?

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DERELICT NEW HOUSE DREAM

DERELICT NEW HOUSE DREAM

I often have this dream. I move into a new house but find that as I wonder through the rooms I find that some of them are derelict with walls missing. I had not noticed this before hand. I try and rebuild them but don’t have the money and don’t know what to do. I often wake up in a panic and sweat.

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CONTACT LENS CONFUSION DREAM

CONTACT LENS CONFUSION

I have a dream where I think I have left my contact lenses in, although every night I take them out. I dig away at my eyes quite hard and have to get up and check they aren’t there. It happens nearly every night. Can you help please?

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CHRIS EVANS BAD HEAD DAY

CHRIS EVANS BAD HEAD DAY

Chris Evans has been having mad dreams again. Here is his latest dream as reported on his BBC blog… … the mad dreams have come back. Last night I dreamt I was playing golf with Tiger Woods and John Daly. We were all square going on to the eighteenth – Tiger hadn’t said a word to either of us whereas John could not have been nicer. The two of them had teed off and now it was my turn – all I had to do was get it on the fairway, something I had been doing for the whole of the rest of the round but every time I stepped up to take my shot – my head fell off. As this kept happening John was finding it harder and harder to hold in the laughter, whereas Tiger was becoming increasingly impatient. I decided to try one more time but once again as I addressed the ball…for no reason at all my head fell off. Even John had had enough by now and called Tiger to play on without me. All I remember is the crowd all walking by my head and my two golfing heroes striding off to complete the round without me. I looked to my body for some support but it just held its hands out as if to ask what the hell was I playing at – then I woke up…

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LOOKING FOR MY MOTHER DREAM

When we dream of looking for our mother we are connecting with the nurturing and love that our mothers give us.

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PINNED DOWN BY EVIL FORCE DREAM

When we feel pinned down by an evil force we are usually experiencing the phenomenon of sleep paralysis.

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LION IN THE GARDEN DREAM

When we dream of a lion in the garden we are reflecting on our confidence and thinking about our pride.

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FALLING DOWN DREAMS

When we dream of falling it is often the body physically relaxing as we fall asleep.

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FLOWER BOUQUET DREAM

When we dream of a flower bouquet we are often reflecting on our own blossoming talents.

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TOILET DREAMS

Overflowing toilets, long toilet queues, missing toilet doors, can’t find a toilet. When we dream of toilets there is a personal need that we really need to express in our waking lives.

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MEN AND WOMEN DREAMERS

Despite what all the surveys say, men and women both have the same amount of dreams; it’s just that women are usually more open and honest about them.

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TURNING UP THE VOLUME DREAM

If we continue to ignore a recurring dream it will continue to turn up the VOLUME by becoming scarier and more intense.

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DOG BLANKET DREAM

When we dream of a dog we are dreaming of loyalty and love and when we dream of a blanket we are thinking about comfort and security.

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HEART IN MY HAND DREAM

When we dream of holding our heart in our hands we are often trying to take control of our feelings and move on from a situation where we haven’t felt in control of our own emotions.

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HUGE ROOM, TINY DOOR DREAM

When we have a troubled childhood, the root of the trauma often reveals itself in our dreams and nightmares long after we cross the threshold into adulthood.

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MARILYN MONROE AND THE NAZI PHOTOGRAPHER DREAM

When we we feel that we are being controlled by Nazis, it often means that we are not giving our own selves the permission to be who we really want to be, and we feel restricted in following the passions we really want to pursue.

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REMEMBERING MUMMY DREAM

Artistotle observed that ‘The most skilful interpreter of dreams is he who has the faculty for observing resemblances’.  A skilled dream interpreter constantly looks out for emerging patterns, not just hearing what is being said but also what is unspoken…this dream is about Egypt and the Pyramids so I was expecting the dreamer to mention mummies.

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DREAMING FROM A DISTANCE

Sometimes we can become too immersed and involved in our dreams. By using a Waking Reality process we can begin viewing them as if from a distance, giving ourselves a wider perspective and gaining a much greater self awareness.

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DREAM DICTIONARIES

Dream dictionaries provide descriptions of symbols but these need to be considered in the correct context. A bull grazing peacefully in a lush green meadow is quite different from a bull in a china shop! Many dream dictionaries are translated from other languages and this causes confusion as many of our dreams feature puns and homophones. These often become lost in translation such as the amande/amende homophone mentioned here. Usually if you dream of almonds, it doesn’t actually mean that you need to take revenge. That really would be nut

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CRUMBLING HOUSE DREAM

When we are dreaming about a house, we are usually considering our own self. If we are standing outside the house, we may be dreaming about someone who is very close to us. Dreaming of a crumbling or neglected house often means that we are neglecting some of our own needs.

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DERELICT BROTHEL DREAM

When we dream of a house we are usually dreaming about our own self. If the house is derelict, we are neglecting part of ourselves; if the house has become a brothel, we may have forgotten the value of abandoning ourselves to joy every now and again.

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CUBICLE LETTER DREAM

When we dream of a letter, it is usually a message from our unconscious awareness that we really need to pay attention to what is usually left unspoken.

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OUT OF CONTROL LIFT DREAM

When we dream of being in an out of control lift, there is some aspect of our job that feels out of control in our waking life.

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CHILDHOOD HOUSE DREAM

When we dream of a childhood house, we are usually reflecting on a period in our life where we were more carefree and playful. This can help us realise what decisions we need to make in adult life to encourage our happiness and potential for growth.

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NAKED AT THE SHOPS DREAM

When we dream about being naked at the shops, we are reflecting on our feelings of vulnerability and considering our value to others.

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LATE NIGHT GINA MCKIE DREAMS

A wee interview with the the lovely Gina McKie on Radio Clyde.

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MOST COMMON DREAMS

Most common dreams - flying, falling, unprepared for the exam, naked in public, teeth falling out.

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ED’S FLOATING DREAM

Ed’s floating dream - gravy rivers, Q-tip oars, a little about alcoholic dreams and then a floating ghost dream…

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UNSETTLING SEXUAL DREAMS

Unsettling sexual dreams are usually more about self awareness and untapped talent than actual office romance.

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MURDERING YOUR NEIGHBOUR DREAM

Murdering your neighbour dreams are more about unrealised creativity than turf wars.

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DYING CHILD DREAMS

It can be very disturbing to dream about our children’s death but the dream is invariably about some work or project that we hold dear, rather than an actual child

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CARMEN ELECTRA DREAM

Brian dreaming about Carmen Electra - and a bit about celebrity dreams before Jean adds her own interpretation.

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MODERN DREAM VOCABULARY

Modern Dream Vocabulary - our dream vocabulary evolves as our environment evolves

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JEAN’S AUDITORIUM DREAM

Jean’s Auditorium Dream - appreciating and acknowledging your own talents and desires.

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DEAD PEOPLE DREAM

When we dream of dead people we are usually reflecting on the qualities that we admired in them and the significance of those qualities in our current waking life.

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SNAKES IN A POOL DREAM

When we dream about water we are usually reflecting on our feelings and emotions in waking life. Dreaming of a swimming pool often represents how successfully we manage to contain our emotions and the snakes symbolise hidden temptation and the potential for transformation.

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DREAMING IN SOUND AND SMELL

Although we are primarily visual creatures we use all of our sensory experience and input to construct our dreams. We often do this synesthesically as described in Sea Kelp and Water Mint.

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WHY DID THE GWEN CROSS THE ROAD? DREAM

When we dream of a road we are usually reflecting on our journey through life. When we dream of crossing a busy road with threatening traffic, there is some challenge in our waking life that we are dealing with and adapting to.

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PARENTS MOVING HOUSE DREAM

When we dream that our parents are moving house, we are taking on new responsibilities in our waking lives.

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2012 FLOODS DREAM

When we dream that the whole world is flooded, we are concerned that our emotions in waking life might sweep us away. Dreaming of a few years in the future often reveals an unconscious intention to achieve a dream in waking life by that time.

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SPRINGTIME TOILET DREAMS

Springtime is usually a time when we let go of what is no longer useful to us, usually in a bout of spring cleaning. Toilet dreams are more prevalent in the Spring where they reflect our need to let go of what is no longer useful to us.

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FLYING DREAMS

When we dream of flying we are releasing ourselves form the perceived restrictions of our waking lives and liberating our own joy and passion.

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TOILETS AND TSUNAMIS DREAMS

When we dream of toilets there is an issue in waking life we need to resolve so we can let it go and move on. A tsunami often represents the tidal wave of emotion associated with the loss of a loved one or the suffering of someone close to us.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SELF DREAM

When we dream of trying to find our house, particularly a house where we lived when we were younger, we are trying to rediscover a valuable part of ourselves that we feel we may have lost.

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TOILET QUEUE DREAM

When we dream that we are standing in line to go to the toilet, there is something in our waking life that we need to get rid off, but we feel that we need to wait for the right opportunity.

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MEETING YOURSELF IN A DREAM

When we dream of meeting ourselves in a dream, we are beginning to connect with our true purpose and potential in waking life and starting to realise what makes us so unique.

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NO TOILET DOOR DREAM

When we dream of wanting to go to the toilet but there is no toilet door, there is some personal need in waking life that we need to express but we feel uncomfortable doing this in the public eye, as we would far rather resolve the situation in private.

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DREAM INTERVIEW

When we dream of having an interview, we are reflecting on our own unique talents in waking life and considering the best way to express them and to demonstrate our skills to others.

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SCAFFOLDING BOUNCE DREAM

When someone else dreams about us, they are usually dreaming about some aspect of their own self that we symbolise for them, rather than directly dreaming about us.

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HOUSES, LUGGAGE AND PARTIES DREAMS

We often have a series of dreams with apparently different content. However, on closer analysis, a common theme is revealed.

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SEARCHING FOR THE SUN DREAM

When we dream of travelling to brighter, sunnier places, we are often beginning to creatively explore new and exciting opportunities in our waking lives.

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LOFT CONVERSION DREAM

When we dream of finding new rooms in our houses we are becoming aware of our dormant talents and previously unseen opportunities in waking life. Lofts usually represent our thoughts and ideas and a loft conversion often reflects a transformational event in our thinking.

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HYPNOPOMPIC STATE AND LUCID DREAMING

Sometimes we become consciously aware that we are dreaming while we are still asleep. This experience is known as lucid dreaming. It often happens as we hover between sleep and waking as we wake up. This is known as the hypnopompic state.

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PRECOGNITIVE DREAMS

Our unconscious awareness is most usually experienced in our dreams and is often aware of forthcoming events a few days before the realisation filters into our conscious awareness. This can seem like a premonition but it is our unconscious realising how a situation may unfold before our we work it out consciously in our thoughts. It happens prior to our cognition of the event and so is termed precognitive.

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UNDERPAID AND UNDERVALUED DREAM

When we dream of being underpaid and undervalued, it often means that we are not valuing ourselves enough in waking life and need to make sure that the people around us are fully aware of our unique talents and skills...

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CAREER AND SELF-WORTH DREAM

When we dream of our workplace and our salary, we are often reflecting on how much others seem to value us and how that mirrors our own sense of self worth...

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CRUMBLING TEETH DREAM

When we dream that our teeth are crumbling, there is something in our waking life that is causing us to lack confidence. By identifying what this is, we can deal with it and start to smile again...

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HAIRDRESSER DREAMS

When we dream about our hair, we are dreaming about how others perceive our thoughts and ideas...

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WORLD ON FIRE DREAM

When we dream of fire, we are dreaming of creative transformation in our waking lives...

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FEVER DREAMS

Fevers can make us restless when we sleep so we tend to wake more often during the night. This can make us more aware of our dreams and so we seem to dreaming more and having more dreams with a more vivid content.

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REM AND NON-REM-IMAGERY

We experience unconscious imagery in both REM and non REM phases of sleep. However, the imagery that we generate during REM sleep is far richer and clearer with more of a story like quality.

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NIGHT TERRORS AND SLEEP PARALYSIS

Night terrors and sleep paralysis can be a frightening experience…they are usually caused by a completely relaxed body and over active mind.

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CITY CONFLICT DREAM

When we dream of a city wide conflict, we are often dreaming of some tensions we are observing, but not involved in. Our sense of detachment gives us a wider perspective and helps us lead others to safety be helping to resolve their conflicts.

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MOTHER'S DEATH DREAM

MOTHER'S DEATH DREAM

Dear Ian in 1997 i lost my mum, we were very close. I was told to attend work the day the hospital had said she would not last much longer .  and also did not see her to say good bye at the chappel of rest . the day before she was due to be burried i had a dream about her  i was with my daughter we some how ended up at my perants home . mum and dad were there she seemed large as life  we chatted and before i was due to leave she tryed to hand me  some money , i said i dident need it she then said thst she was to leave the next day and i would not see here again , i said that i dident want her to leave .  she said  she had to it got a bit emotional , well i did i then woke uk crying and still wonder what it meant dad past away in 2003 i never dream about him but was there when he past a way and even attended the chappel of rest ,   p.s sorry about the spelling mistakes hope you can help

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DREAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

DREAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Here are some typical dream interview questions and answers…

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CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME DREAM

CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME DREAM

could you please help me with this dream whitch i have a lot i am on my own. i go out somewhere and find the place ok but when i wish to come back i cannot find my way home i panic and keep trying different roads but neither are the right ones i get frightened then i wake up  thanking you.

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CAT LOVER DREAM

CAT LOVER DREAM

my lover dreamed she was looking for a house. I was there and sometimes I turned into a cat,  also she told me not to stand too close to her as my wife was around.

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HAZY BABY DREAM

When we dream of a baby, it often means that we are gestating a new project in waking life and that may include actually wanting to give birth. Haze and fog usually represents confusion and disorientation.

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SERVICE STATION INFERNO DREAM

When we dream of visiting a service station we are considering our need for replenishment in waking life and fire often represents a transformation in our creative talents.

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TRAIN OF LIFE DREAM

Transport often reflects our journey through life and our fellow passengers in the dream are often reflections of those people who have travelled with us on the journey of our life.

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BATHS AND BIKINIS DREAM

BATHS AND BIKINIS DREAM

Dear Ian, Would you please be so kind and let me know what the meaning is of the next two dreams. 1st dream: I dream I was in the bath. And the bath became this long (but narrow) swimming pool. And I was swimming so nicely, like never before. I remember  this amazing feeling of peace and joy. 2nd dream: I was at this function where I met so many people. Mostly true women friends. (that I don’t have a lot of at the moment)The one girl had to leave  to go back to her house. And she sent me a present with a necklace, white bikini. Thank you kindly for your help.

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FATHER'S DEATH DREAM

FATHER'S DEATH DREAM

I did not get a mention during Mr Miller’s show and I am very eager to find out about my dream. I always dreamt that my dad would die and I would cry my eyes out and beg him not to leave me.Dad has been dead since 1979, but I can still dream the same dream and cry myself to sleep.

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TIGHT JAW AND DYING DOG DREAM

TIGHT JAW AND DYING DOG DREAM

Hi Ian.  I have had a few reoccuring dreams that have been stressing me out.  I have tried to research the meaning of them on my own, but I can’t seem to find similarities in anything.  One dream I have been having is where I am talking to someone and my jaw tightens up.  I can still talk, but you can’t understand what I am saying.  Along with this I have dreams where I can’t walk correctly.  Again, I can still walk, but its not to my full ability.

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AWKWARD AEROPLANES DREAM

AWKWARD AEROPLANES DREAM

hi ian how are you? i heard you on bbc southern counties radio the othernight and wanted to ask your advice on something. im 25 years old and i have a reoccuring dream about aeroplanes where im watching them in the sky and they land awkward or something happens but i feel nervous. i looked in a dream book and it said that people who have these dreams could have an abused past, and its true coz i was raped when i was 16. i wondered if you could give me any further advice or information on this, i would be very grateful. hope to hear from you. take care. x

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STEPS AND WEEDS DREAM

STEPS AND WEEDS DREAM

I heard your show on the radio last nite but unfortunately my message was not read out. I was interested to know what your intake on my childhood recurrent dream meant? For a long time I had a reccuring dream that my two older brothers would walk on to these steps that light up.  when they did they started to sort of sink into them, their legs turning into weeds and no matter how much I tried and how much they cried for help I could not pull them out.  I had it all the time as a child and it used to frighten me?

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DRESSED IN THE SHOWER DREAM

DRESSED IN THE SHOWER DREAM

Ian, I heard you on Chris Evans show yesterday, really interesting. I wonder if you can help me with this one, it’s been driving me crazy for ages. I am in the shower. I suddenly realise that I can’t wash prpoerly as I have my T shirt on. I struggle to get it off and eventually do and finish off my shower. The shower changes too, it appears in various places, once in a roof space with the water washing away through the ceiling, once over my brother and his wife’s bed, wherever it is, it rarely had a proper drain in the early days but is becoming more like a real shower in a bathroom lately. Can you help ?

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NIGHTMARE INTERVIEW

NIGHTMARE INTERVIEW

One of the things that people often ask me about is nightmares and how to resolve them or prevent them from happening. Recently I did an interview about nightmares with a dream researcher and here are some of the questions and answers we explored.

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BIG BROTHER DREAMS

BIG BROTHER DREAMS

This week I have been working with Big Brother and  analysing the dream diaries of the BB9 Housemates. Exploring the housemate’s dreams has been absolutely fascinating and has illuminated a lot about their unconscious behaviour.

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LOST CAR, LOST DIRECTION DREAM

LOST CAR, LOST DIRECTION DREAM

Hello Dr Wallace, I dream the whole time that I go somewhere, usually by car, I can never find the car and never find my way back, I dream this over and over again.

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STOLEN MOTORCYCLE DREAM

STOLEN MOTORCYCLE DREAM

hi Ian, i have a recuring dream of having my motorcycle stolen over and over,can you help please

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MALNOURISHED DREAM

MALNOURISHED DREAM

A number of dreamers have been reporting dreams recently in which someone is angry at them for apparently wasting food. This has perhaps been triggered by the most recent occasion when our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has made a meal of a making a policy decision.

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END OF THE AFFAIR DREAM

END OF THE AFFAIR DREAM

One of the dreams that can cause most anxiety for someone in an intimate relationship is that their partner is having an affair. The dream often takes the form of the sudden realisation that their lover is being unfaithful followed by a witnessing of the act of betrayal.

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STRAIGHT, NO CHASER DREAM

STRAIGHT, NO CHASER DREAM

One of the most familiar dreams that dreamers experience is  being chased. There are many variations on the chase dream, and one of the most prevalent among young professionals is the car chase dream.

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GOOGLE GOGGLES DREAM

GOOGLE GOGGLES DREAM

An increasing number of dreamers are sharing dreams where they are trying to enter a word or phrase into a search engine like Google. However, they find themselves unable to correctly type the search query, or the answers given bear little or no resemblance to what they were searching for.

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PRIVET INVESTIGATOR DREAM

PRIVET INVESTIGATOR DREAM

A common dream experienced by people who are embracing a new job or different belief system is being lost or trapped in a maze. Unlike the the expansive and unconscious wild wood, a maze symbolises a specific route to discovering something we don’t know about ourselves.

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TORCH SONGS DREAM

TORCH SONGS DREAM

Recently I have been exploring many dreams about the Olympic Torch.  Although the Torch has featured in a number of contexts, the most familiar narrative is that the dreamer is running with the torch, and is being attacked by what seems to be an organised and aggressive group.  The attackers often seem to be dressed in military uniforms and shouting orders at the dreamer as they try to grab hold of the Torch.

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IN THE WILDWOOD DREAM

IN THE WILDWOOD DREAM

Recently, a number of my clients have been dreaming about being in a wild wood.  In many of these dreams, there was a sense of encroachment and threat, with the forest being clear felled by anonymous figures.

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AN OTTER YOU CAN'T DEFUSE DREAM

AN OTTER YOU CAN'T DEFUSE DREAM

Recently a client who is an avid collector of stuffed animals shared a recurring dream that was unsettling him. In the dream, he was relaxing in his sumptuous home when a noticed that a prized stuffed otter seemed to be breathing. He tried to ignore it, but the more he ignored it, the more alive it seemed to become, until it was arching its back and stretching like a cat.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION! DREAM

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION! DREAM

A lady who spends a lot of time in front of camera recently shared a dream where she found herself up for auction on Ebay. Although she is frequently photographed, she felt that none of the pictures on the auction page really showed her true self.

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SUSPECT DEVICE DREAM

SUSPECT DEVICE DREAM

So far this year, many clients have been dreaming about bombs and other explosive devices. Their dreams usually involve a bomb that is about to explode, rather than the resulting destruction caused by a detonation. When we dream about a bomb, it often foreshadows a sudden change or significant imbalance in our waking lives.

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FALLING AND SLOW MOTION DREAM

FALLING AND SLOW MOTION DREAM

i have had a couple of recurring dreams over the last few years which have intrigued me and would really appreciate a specialists opinion. i have the typical falling dreams but i always hit the floor and i just get up off the ground and walk away. i do not wake up during falling or upon hitting the floor and i wasnt aware you were ‘able’ to hit the floor in a dream? i also regularly dream that i am either running or doing another activity and my body wont allow me to move quickly enough even though i know im capable of moving quicker. its like im moving in slow motion compared to everyone and everything around me. i would really like to know what you think about these dreams and i hope you can get back to me.

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FORCED LANDING DREAM

FORCED LANDING DREAM

Lots of dreams this week about being in an airliner landing just short of the runway. When we dream of flying in an airliner, we are often evaluating thoughts about a collective intellectual journey. During this journey our thoughts are abstracted and theoretical, and it is only when we touch down on the airport runway that our intellectual efforts are successfully grounded in reality.

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FACEBOOK DREAMS

FACEBOOK DREAMS

Recently, many of my clients have been sharing facebook dreams with me.  Their dreams tend to follow three main themes...

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RETAIL OPPORTUNITY DREAM

RETAIL OPPORTUNITY DREAM

Some of the most popular dreams shared by women and teenagers take place in a shopping mall. The dreamers experience a variety of situations in the shopping centre, such as trying on clothes, looking for a specific item, not being able to pay for purchases and being disoriented and lost.

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DREAMING ON

DREAMING ON

So that’s how to dream. As a human being you knew all along, but perhaps living in the 21st century you needed a little reminder, a nudge from your own unconscious awareness. Here are some fragments from ‘How To Dream’ to weave into your own individual myths.

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LIVING YOUR DREAMS

LIVING YOUR DREAMS

We all dream. Every single one of us. Everyone dreams but our modern world often distracts us from the beauty of our dreams and drowns out their powerful songs. Dreaming may have evolved as a way for complex neural networks to process information and pattern match more effectively. It may have developed as a way of synthesising new stimuli with past experience. It may be how a curious and opportunistic universe becomes self aware in all its glory.

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THE FUTURE NOW

THE FUTURE NOW

For many of us, the future seems a far away place that will somehow arrive someday. We often equate the future with individual and collective freedom, saying things to ourselves such as ‘Only five more years until retirement and then I’ll be free’, ‘When this technology is invented, then I’ll be free’, ‘When we own those resources then we’ll be free’, ‘When we are in power then we’ll be free’. Most organisations are far more focused on the freedoms of their future share price rather than the reality of the shared value that they can create in the present.

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A DREAMING ORGANISATION

A DREAMING ORGANISATION

But how can we honour our mysteries and still build our organisations? We often think of our businesses as existing entirely in the conscious domain with no room for the apparent vagueness of dreaming. Everything in a business should be rationalised, measured, monitored and managed. The more everything runs like clockwork, the better. Although this may be useful for some industrial processes, it is often of little use in working with human nature.

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THE LAST GREAT WILDERNESS

THE LAST GREAT WILDERNESS

As you create offers and make space, you become more and more of an attractor and the space that you create becomes more and more powerful and attracts more and more people into it. You know you have made a successful space when everyone wants to be in it. Suddenly it seems like everyone wants to be your friend and wants to be in your dreaming space. From your perspective, you think they are being drawn to the unique attraction that you have created and that’s what has drawn them into this space.

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SPACE INVADERS

SPACE INVADERS

As you create offers and make space, you become more and more of an attractor and the space that you create becomes more and more powerful and attracts more and more people into it. You know you have made a successful space when everyone wants to be in it. Suddenly it seems like everyone wants to be your friend and wants to be in your dreaming space. From your perspective, you think they are being drawn to the unique attraction that you have created and that’s what has drawn them into this space.

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DREAM OFFERS

DREAM OFFERS

As we shine our awareness out into the spaces around us, we are constantly evaluating what we see reflected back. We are unconsciously connecting with other people and exploring the possibilities for self awareness that they offer. It may sometimes seem that we are passive observers but we constantly transmit our intentions, needs and perspectives into the space and time we create. In the same way that we create epic dreamscapes, we are constantly creating space and time in our waking lives.

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RESONANT IMAGERY

RESONANT IMAGERY

As our beliefs evolve beyond the dogma of religion and the rituals of magic, and psychology becomes more and more focused on lab rats and nuclear magnetic resonance, our dreams and our creativity continue to provide the most profound insights into our lives. But the great art and great dreams that illuminate our mythic realms are often ignored as we scurry from one transitory stimulus to another, like frantic rodents in a laboratory maze.

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THE POETRY GAME

THE POETRY GAME

As well as meaningfully connecting the fragments of our own experiences, our dreaming brains connect us back to more ancient experiences of ourselves. Our unconscious awareness invites us back into a mythic realm, a primordial landscape inhabited by the ghosts and gods of our ancestors. These dreams directly connect our own waking reality to dreams of an older and greater reality that has also produced all our art, mythology, religion and psychology.

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SONGS OF THE SEAHORSES

SONGS OF THE SEAHORSES

Our personal myths shine with meaning. They collect and connect all the remembered fragments of what we have experienced and what we hope to experience, and weave all our memories and hopes into a single shining story. But our memories are not static isolated objects filed away neatly in our brain. Instead, when we remember, we reconstruct fragments of past experience into a pattern that has meaning for us now. We don’t remember data points; we rebuild them by remembering the stories around them.

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DREAMS AND STORIES

DREAMS AND STORIES

Our unconscious awareness illuminates the spaces that surround us and we create meaningful patterns in what we see reflected back. When we share the patterns of meaning that we see, we find ourselves telling our stories. The comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell observed ‘A dream is a private myth; a myth is a public dream’. The stories that we tell give authentic voice to our dreams and in the social spaces we create, we share our personal myths in the stories that we tell each other.

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OWNING THE DREAM

OWNING THE DREAM

Although we are unconsciously aware of the significance of our dreams, many of us find it a challenge to bring their value out into waking reality. We continually generate the most fantastic connections and insights in our unconscious but instead of trying to realise their worth, we usually we just let them slip away. Because they seem intangible, we can find it difficult to really own our own dreams, so we tend to externalise them in possessions and other people.

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WHO DREAMS WINS

WHO DREAMS WINS

Although our dreams seem to promise powerful awareness and profound insight into our circumstances, can we really use that unconscious awareness in the day to day, nitty gritty, bump and grind of our working lives? It may seem like no amount of insight and awareness can resurrect our rusting aspirations and coax them back into shiny new life.

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ATTRACTORS AND EDGES

ATTRACTORS AND EDGES

As we embrace the stories that help us grow and break free from the patterns that limit us, our dreaming awareness keeps expanding outwards towards the edge of what we know. Even though we may feel that we have settled into a comfortable groove and no longer seek adventure, our dreams continue to search at the edges of what we know. Beyond the everyday and the routine, our dreams are exploring the edges of the known and unknown, the familiar and the unfamiliar.

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SUDDEN AWARENESS

SUDDEN AWARENESS

As we establish our library of familiar patterns they evolve into potential stories where we have a certain expectation of the outcome. But sometimes, instead of being able to deal with something new based on the experience of accumulated patterns, we find ourselves experiencing a sudden and unfamiliar change. This change often manifests itself in the form of an unexpected and apparently unpredictable crisis.

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PATTERN RECOGNITION

PATTERN RECOGNITION

]The bigger picture continuously created by our unconscious awareness is not a huge masterpiece set in a gilt frame hanging flatly on a wall to be contemplated from a distance. Instead, we naturally construct an immersive and dynamic world from the countless tiny pictures that we unconsciously notice and absorb in waking and dreaming. These tiny pictures are not discrete and isolated data points but deeply connected fragments that we hold as meaningful patterns in our memories, stories and rhythms.

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VIEWS AND BELIEFS

VIEWS AND BELIEFS

As we unconsciously search for our identities and gravitate towards what we value, we find ourselves on a journey that transports us through a variety of different viewpoints and perspectives. By shining our awareness out from these vantage points we begin to form beliefs about what we see being reflected back to us. So much of what we see can be confusing and conflicting so rather than trusting our own judgement we become filled with self doubt and uncertainty.

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NEEDS AND VALUES

NEEDS AND VALUES

As we become more aware of our actions and the purpose that emerges from them, we begin to realise that we find some intentions and identities more meaningful than others. The more meaningful something is to us, the more we need it. And the more we need something, the more we value it. In the same way that our identities reflect our intentions, what we value reflects our needs.

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INTENTIONS AND IDENTITIES

INTENTIONS AND IDENTITIES

As your unconscious sweeps your beams of awareness into the rich unspoken spaces all around you, you are just not shining randomly. You are looking for something unique that is of great significance and uniquely meaningful to you. In all that apparent mystery and confusion you are looking to find your own self. To make sense of who you really are. To truly identify yourself.

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DREAM ANALYSIS

DREAM ANALYSIS

For thousands of years we have been trying to make sense of what is unconsciously reflected back to us in our dreams and our waking lives. But as we attempt to rationalise our unconscious reflections we lose much of the meaning that we instinctively sense. It is difficult to describe the seemingly irrational using only rational language, and so in all our cultures and all our creeds we have evolved symbols as a way to try and objectively define the indefinable.

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SHINING AND SENSING

SHINING AND SENSING

We usually think of dreaming as a phenomenon that only occurs unconsciously during sleep. Weird scenes inside the goldmine and then the alarm clock rings and we blearily open our eyes. End of. But our dreaming doesn’t end there. Even after we are awake, we continue to project our unconscious awareness into our surroundings. We usually aren’t even aware that we’re doing this, because…well because we’re doing it unconsciously.

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WAKE UP CALL

WAKE UP CALL

So how do our wonderful, valuable dreams end up as broken, discarded fragments? It often seems inevitable that the hard unyielding world of working for a living will shatter our fragile dreams into the half remembered reflections of who we might have been. We are told to ‘Get real’, ‘Quit dreaming’, ‘Wake up and smell the roses’. Or the coffee. Or the fear.

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UNOPENED LETTERS

UNOPENED LETTERS

As we chase our dreams from the dismal cubicles of industrial greyland to the sumptuous spas of leader’s retreats, most of us ignore our real dreams, the ones that are driving the material dreams that just always seem out of reach. Unexplored dreams are like unopened letters, piling up on the doormat behind our front door. Most of us just trample on them and kick them aside as we make our way to the shop floor, the airport, the intranet, the corner office.

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DREAMING

DREAMING

The experience of dreaming during sleep is simultaneously bizarrely unusual and completely natural. We effortlessly generate entire worlds where the unbelievable happens in the everyday, where the amazing is a routine event, where the sacred meets the profane. Even when you seem to be looking at yourself from a distance, you are creating the entire dream. Every unique part of it, from the fading indigo storm clouds on the horizon to the tiny dust motes glittering in the slanting sunlight.

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EVERYONE DREAMS

EVERYONE DREAMS

Dreams. We all have them. Every single one of us. We dream of brighter futures, better jobs, bigger rewards, beguiling lovers. Dreams of contentment, appreciation, power, intimacy, recognition. Dreams where we are always happy, and rich and loved. We all want to live the dream. But often our dreams seem so far away and unobtainable. No matter how hard we work, how much we sacrifice, no matter how many self-help books we read, our dreams always seem just out of reach.

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