About Me


Hello, and welcome to my blog about dream interpretation!


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Who I am
I am a dream analyst with over 40 years of experience helping people interpret their dreams.

My Approach
As part of my decades-long study of the dreaming phenomenon, I have come to the understanding that the dreaming process continues while we are awake. Certainly a dream can be a series of images that one remembers from sleep. But if one looks carefully at the odd or upsetting events of daily life—the ones that occur while we are going about the normal activities of our day—those, too, are dreams and can be interpreted exactly like the dreams we have at night. This idea that we can take the normal events of waking life and interpret them as dreams is what makes my approach different from that of many other excellent dream analysts.


Blog Themes
I try to post 3-4 blogs a week, and I mostly write about three things:

·         I frequently offer examples of dreams, relating the dream itself and then giving the interpretation that I helped the dreamer come up with.
·         From time to time I highlight the most important principles of dream interpretation so that you, the reader, can have a clearer understanding of my approach and can even start working on your own dreams.
·         I spend time restating and explaining this revolutionary idea that dreaming goes on 24 hours a day, whether we are asleep or awake. I give lots of examples of this phenomenon which I call a “waking dream.”

With all of these topics, I invite your discussion and always welcome your insights.

My Background
My interest in dreams started when I was an undergraduate student at Earlham College in eastern Indiana. As part of an internship in psychology I began teaching children at a local outpatient mental health clinic. This was in the late 1960s before congress passed a bill authorizing a national policy in regard to special education. As part of our specialized training in teaching mentally disabled children, we teachers took as much advantage of relevant psychology seminars and workshops as we could. One workshop I attended was offered by Gestalt psychologists who were also experts on dreams. I had already studied the dream theories of Freud and Jung among others, and the Gestalt approach dramatically changed my thinking. That experience eventually led to my own theories and methods which are the ones I write about and discuss on this blog.
My Current Dream-related Activities
I am a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and I have been a presenter at their annual, international seminars. I lecture, teach classes and workshops, offer individual dream interpretation sessions via Skype, telephone or in person, and I am the author of the recently published book Always Dreaming available both from Amazon:  ( Link to Amazon ) And from the publisher, Ozark Mountain Publishing: ( Link to my publisher )  Most of these activities occur in or around my home in Portland, Oregon, but I lecture and give workshops on dreams across the US, in several countries throughout Western Europe and North America. 

On my “Events” page you can find links to many radio and YouTube interviews that I have done. Here is the link to my most frequently watched clip on YouTube. ( Link to my YouTube Clip )

Contact Information
The best way to reach me to join a class, participate in a workshop or have a personal dream interpretation session is via email at: david@teacherofdreams.com

You can also follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DRivinus





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