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Layne Dalfen

4550 Circle Road
Montreal, Quebec,
H3W 1Y7

Canada

Occupation
Gestalt Counselor
Internet Presence

Website: www.dreamsdocometrue.ca

About Layne Dalfen

I am a Gestalt Counselor from Montreal, who has also been trained in dream interpretation from an Adlerian perspective. I am a member of The C.G. Jung Society of Montreal. I have been studying my own dreams for over twenty years, and have been a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) since 1997, and a Board Member for the last two years. I am the Host for our 25th IASD Dream Conference in Montreal 2008.

My dream research began when I was in my twenties as an analysand in Freudian analysis. My book, Dreams Do Come True: Decoding Your Dreams To Discover Your Full Potential, was written with the intention of teaching those new to dream analysis how to uncover meaning in those sometimes strange dreams we have. I am eclectic in my approach to dream analysis. This is because in the course of my learning different frameworks I realized not only do I not have any one favorite among them, but I appreciate so much that each one gives you something, and used all together can offer a rich supply of understanding.

I founded The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal in 1997. I offer individual appointments, telephone consultations, lectures and workshops. I lecture at Concordia University in Montreal. Besides other frequent speaking engagements, I am a regular speaker at Canyon Ranch Spas in The U.S. I am a frequent guest on radio and television, and write a monthly column for Canadian Living Magazine on-line.

I was introduced to IASD by Dr. George Baylor from the University of Montreal, who suggested I might benefit from and enjoy the IASD conferences. I love being a part of IASD. The experience has brought me together with people who are as fascinated with dreams as I am. I always come away from a conference with new learning and discoveries about how to look at dreams and new friends too. It is like going to Dream Camp once a year! I keep contact with people I have met by email and telephone all year, and have really made some lasting relationships through the organization.

My favorite dream book is Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams. I will never forget searching out this work in the library and finding a copy of Freud's work translated by Dr. Brill. The print was so small I had to read the book with a magnifying glass. I never tried to find a different publication with larger print, because somehow using that magnifying glass added to the experience of reading Freud. I was and still am amazed at his level of intensity and depth when looking into dreams. I love that Freud shared many of his own dreams. I was especially taken by the multiple layers of meaning he found in many dreams. Even that individual symbols had so many layers of meaning that all somehow web together to make many dreams so rich with meaning. I think it is important to give credit to Dr. Sigmund Freud and to remember all the valuable discoveries he gave us in learning how to decode the meaning of dreams.

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My site is http://www.dreamsdocometrue.ca

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