Since graduating in Psychology, Ian has analysed over 250,000 dreams for his clients during his professional career as a dream psychologist. His experience and insight from this work leads Ian to believe that exploring our dreams is the most powerful and accessible way to realise what we want in life and how to achieve it.
There are traditionally two fundamentally different approaches taken in working with dreams. The first of these is the apparently more intuitive and far less credible approach used by those who profess to have some form of psychic power and who try to tell the dreamer what insight their dreams may contain. These ‘psychic’ interpretations are often far more about the perceptual biases of the interpreter, rather than offering any insight to the dreamer.
The more contemporary, and frequently opposing, approach is to treat dreams as an objective phenomenon that can be studied by using a variety of specialised medical instrumentation. In this approach, the brain is viewed as a form of wetware computer that will always behave objectively with no regard to context.
Ian terms these approaches as ‘the swirly capes and pointy hats’ and the ‘clipboards and lab coats‘ methods. He is well aware of the processes used in these approaches and chooses not to use them. Instead, Ian’s unique approach is firmly based in the language and symbolism of the imagery created by the dreamer. Rather than trying to control and limit the dreaming brain, he demonstrates how dream imagery is instinctively expressed in our waking language and behaviours.
Most people ignore their dreams and are unaware of the transformational opportunities they express. Ironically, as a result, they end up sleepwalking through their waking lives, perhaps only realising a fraction of their true potential. As Ian says ‘Every dream is an invitation to fulfil all your dreams – perhaps it’s time to RSVP’.