Delayed Post Traumatic Stress PTSD

Dreams Whisper I am writing a follow up to my dream book. The new book will be called “Dreams Whispered Advice.” I am including a chapter on delayed PTSD. I have had many clients who experienced warfare or severe sexual abuse whose PTSD gets worse when their lives get better decades later. How is thatContinue reading “Delayed Post Traumatic Stress PTSD”

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Dreamcatcher

People put out dreamcatchers to try to filter dream images coming to the subconscious from the collective unconscious. Catch helpful ddream interpretations at http://www.drstevenfox.com

Come on and light my fire

Dream 544: Strong emotions guide her shadow to create A woman had the following dream: “Here’s a good one. If anyone can tell me the meaning of this, I’ll be impressed 👍😅 I have no idea how it started. I was somewhere else, sometime else. There was some kind of a huge castle, in darkness.Continue reading “Come on and light my fire”

Dreams Whispered Advice

I am  writing Dreams Whispered Advice  which will be a summary of Dreams: Guide to the Soul and will summarize Dreams Guide to the Soul and contains new insights.

Learning about coronavirus in dreams

Dreams about school often involve new learning/new situations such as with the coronavirus…See Bad School Dream During Coronavirus      

On a list of the greatest dream interpretation books of all time

Mydomaine.com wrote a list of the fifteen greatest books about dream interpretation OF ALL TIME. Predictably, Freud and Jung are at the top. BUT MY BOOK WAS RATED 14th, see https://www.mydomaine.com/books-about-dreams-4770372

Telehealth psychotherapy and assessment

  I will be doing telehealth psychotherapy and assessment during the coronavirus outbreak. Please phone my office manager Nathalia at 480-668-0332, and she will set it up. See my profile at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/steven-g-fox-tempe-az/36129?sid=5e97d612a6a2b&name=Steven+G+Fox&ref=1&tr=ResultsName

What could a fox and three wolves mean in a dream?

Dream 543: Outfoxxing the Wolves of Change A man had the following dream: “I’m walking with a fox in the woods, feels like a companion. There are 3 wolves in the distance, following us. At first I feel like I need to protect the fox, but in the end the grey wolves mean no harm.Continue reading “What could a fox and three wolves mean in a dream?”

What could flying dragons competing to mate mean in a dream?

Dream 542: All the things I need to do A man had the following dream: “I had a flash dream that lasted only a few seconds about 1 or 1:30 AM. I was a dragon flying with many others all which ways. It was like a gathering for mating or mate selection. It was competitiveContinue reading “What could flying dragons competing to mate mean in a dream?”

What advice about relationships do dreams sometimes give?

Cole Saladino/Thrillist Dream 541: Sticky feelings? A woman had the following dream: “Day 9-14 of vivid dreams, all have been about my ex and pretty much the same dream. Last night Day 15 was different. We were at my old church, (we didn’t share the same religion, I was converting) and I was in theContinue reading “What advice about relationships do dreams sometimes give?”

The Collective Unconscious

Dream 540 Image: This ancient thought is similar to Carl Jung’s idea of the collective unconscious–that there ideas that are in the air that can enter our subconscious through dreams.

The Grecian Use of Dreams in Healing

In ancient Greece, there were temples of healing that use dreams and dreams incubation for thousands of years to heal physical illness. I think I stumbled into using some of their methods, notably dream incubation. See https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/dream-cure-effective-healing-power-dream-incubation-ancient-greece-009287 “Dream Incubation Present within most of these sleep temples were elaborate systems of fasting, dedication, lustration, purification, ritualContinue reading “The Grecian Use of Dreams in Healing”

What does tortured thoughts about your deceased mother mean in a dream?

Dream 539: Mom’s death tortures me A woman had a reoccurring dream. Her deceased mom visits her and she is so happy to see her, but then the mom starts stabbing the dreamer in her head. The dreamer was heart broken and confused. Interpretation Mother is often the foundation of emotions because that is theContinue reading “What does tortured thoughts about your deceased mother mean in a dream?”

What might killing a scorpion that stung you mean in a dream?

Dream 538:I hate that I hate you A woman dreamed that she killed a white scorpion that stung her and wondered what it could mean. Interpretation In dreams, animal represents part of the dreamer’s instincts. Scorpions typically represent aggression. This dream is probably a combination of levels one and two. If it were just level … Continue reading What might killing a scorpion that stung you mean in a dream?

What could a prehistoric apocalypse, eating cake, and being attacked with knives mean in a dream?

Dream 537: Cut It Out! A man had the following dream: “I just had a dream that I was in a prehistoric hominid war between another species of prehistoric hominid (This is actually a slightly shortened version of my dream). This war was a major determining factor for the evolutionary future of humanity. There wereContinue reading “What could a prehistoric apocalypse, eating cake, and being attacked with knives mean in a dream?”

To Thine Own Self Be True

Dream Experience 534: To Thine Own Self Be True Twenty-five years ago, I made a vow to myself that I would never again set foot in the state where I was born. I would still talk to members of my family, but did not want to be submerged into their confusion. Five years ago, myContinue reading “To Thine Own Self Be True”

Dreams helped send my MS into remission

Dreams were part of the healing of sending my MS into remission. The book “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds”is available for free for the next 5 days at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7JBZ5L/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_awdo_t1_.pDiBbVDAK0S4

What does your father getting shot in the leg and your mother getting shot in the heart mean in a dream?

Dream 532: Your Cheating Heart A woman dreamt that she was attending someone’s wedding. She decided to leave and take an uber ride share home. The driver was an 84-year-old man who violated her sexually when she arrived home. At home, someone had shot her father in the leg, and he was not hurt veryContinue reading “What does your father getting shot in the leg and your mother getting shot in the heart mean in a dream?”

What does a fast mouse you cannot catch mean in a dream?

Dream 528: That one little final detail A man dreamt about chasing a small mouse. Most of the dream was oriented on chasing this small fast mouse. In the dream other people even helped chase it. The dreamerI had no clue what this meant or symbolized, or if it was just “a weird dream.” InterpretationContinue reading “What does a fast mouse you cannot catch mean in a dream?”

Carl Jung on Introversion

“Loneliness is for me a source of healing that makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment to me, and I need several days of silence to recover the futility of words.” ~Carl Jung Many of my dream interpretations have a Jungian basis at http://www.drstevenfox.com

In dreams, loved ones sometimes welcome you home

Hospice workers noticed that dying patients frequently dream of family or friends who have died before in this article I have noticed for years that people can have spiritual or vision dreams where it feels like the deceased friend, relative, or lover is actually there. That is, the dreamer believes they can see, hear, touch,Continue reading “In dreams, loved ones sometimes welcome you home”

What does a basketball player putting a cross in his socks in a dream mean?

Dream 521: I believe I can fly A woman dreamt that she was sitting at her desk at work. She keeps getting a phone call from some person who is begging for her urgent help. She keeps her equanimity by telling the person that putting a necklace with a cross in their socks will helpContinue reading “What does a basketball player putting a cross in his socks in a dream mean?”

What does blowing bubbles mean in a dream?

Dream 520: I’m forever blowing bubbles A woman had the following dream: “I had a strange dream last night, I was at a new job and I was sitting at the desk and I opened my cabinet.  I said that my jewelry is missing a necklace. On my left, there were 3 girls blowing bubbles.Continue reading “What does blowing bubbles mean in a dream?”

What does a crow and a wicked old man mean in dream?

Dream 518: As the crow flies A man had the following dream:   I dreamt that I was in my home town, down where all the shops are, and I was on a roof ledge. There was an old man up there and he gave me a wicked smile and threw a nest with twoContinue reading “What does a crow and a wicked old man mean in dream?”

A dream that urges you to end your self-doubts and guilt

Dream 517: Giving a funeral for your feelings of guilt A woman had the following dream: “I dreamed I and a friend were trapped in a house with a guy I dated briefly in my late teens. He was acting strange. Crazy almost. He had a shotgun pointed at me and was about to shoot,Continue reading “A dream that urges you to end your self-doubts and guilt”

What does a squirrel, numbers, and a cat biting mean in a dream?

Dream 516: The Good Squirrel in a hard situation A woman had this first of two dreams: “So I have been having lots of visions and seeing numbers in my dreams, but the numbers come in my dreams, just showing me the numbers. First strange dream, I had a squirrel stuck on the top ofContinue reading “What does a squirrel, numbers, and a cat biting mean in a dream?”

What does a whale, manatee, and dolphin swimming in a mudpuddle in a dream mean?

Dream 515: Set me free! A woman had the following dream: “I just woke up from the weirdest dream. There was a busy little street with ton of shops and fun houses etc., almost like the Kensington market area. There was a school down the hill with a small gate and a bunch of studentsContinue reading “What does a whale, manatee, and dolphin swimming in a mudpuddle in a dream mean?”

Why are dreams important?

Dream post 514: Journey to the Center of Your Life https://medium.com/s/greatescape/inside-the-far-out-world-of-dream-therapy-2c57f950a67e The above article is the best dream therapy article I have have read in some time. I think the thing about dream therapy is that it took me ten years to get really good at it–I mean I was always OK, but did notContinue reading “Why are dreams important?”

You can’t hide your snake glowing eyes

Dream 512: Change, Change, Change A woman had the following image dream: “A very long black snake with three heads and glowing red eyes.” Interpretation A snake is a symbol of change since it’s one of the few animals that completely sheds its skin. Three is the number of change in the sense of threeContinue reading “You can’t hide your snake glowing eyes”

What could losing teeth in a dream mean?

Dream 511: Personal Loss I am frequently asked about the meaning of losing teeth in a dream. I came across this extensive post by Jungian dream interpreter Jesamine Mello on the Quora website that tells you ninety percent of what you need to know: “While it’s true that dreams about losing or breaking your teethContinue reading “What could losing teeth in a dream mean?”

What does cleaning out your high school locker mean in a dream?

Dream 510: You learned it, so you can leave it A woman had the following dream: “It’s always the last day of high school and the building is clearing out. The hallway is trashed. I’m getting my stuff out of my locker and going to my car. The hallways still have a few other studentsContinue reading “What does cleaning out your high school locker mean in a dream?”

What does your dog losing his way home in a dream mean?

Dream 509: Oh where, oh where can he be? A woman had the following dream: I dreamed of a black german shepard dog with a yellow collar running down the road. He was obviously lost by the way he acted and looked. Does this have a meaning? Interpretation Dogs usually represent your instinctive affection ofContinue reading “What does your dog losing his way home in a dream mean?”

What do gangsters stealing your air conditioning in a dream mean?

Dream 508: Losing your cool A man had the following dream: I had a dream that I walked into my old friend’s shop and a bunch of gangsters showed up and started stripping it of the AC units and everything else of value because he owed them money. I tried to respectfully remove myself fromContinue reading “What do gangsters stealing your air conditioning in a dream mean?”

What does an acorn and an oak tree symbolize in a dream?

Dream 507: Feeling a little squirrely I don’t usually have dreams about my father because he treated everyone in our family poorly. He had passed away back in 1989. So last night i dreamt I was playing around tossing an acorn to my dad landing on his lap, he got up walked over to meContinue reading “What does an acorn and an oak tree symbolize in a dream?”

What does having your baby delivered by a troubled sister mean?

Dream 506: Surprising delivery in difficult circumstances I usually research my dreams online and find clear answers, but my dream last night was memorable and I’m getting very mixed results. First and foremost, I am not pregnant! But I dreamt of having cramps during a family event and finding out a hour or so laterContinue reading “What does having your baby delivered by a troubled sister mean?”

How does the shadow try to help a dreamer?

Dream 505: Her shadow wants her to be more emotionally independent A man asked me for interpretation of his girlfriend’s dream: “My girlfriend had a dream that she was sitting in a living room (not recognizable) and a black figure was sitting across from her. No cape or cloak just like a shadow. He thenContinue reading “How does the shadow try to help a dreamer?”

What does someone calling your name in a dream mean?

Getting to know you Dream Question 506:What does it mean if a person who you don’t know or ever seen calls your name in a dream? At the first level, each living thing in a dream is a part of your mind. Men tend to go with an action part of the mind, while womenContinue reading “What does someone calling your name in a dream mean?”

Guest Blog Interview by Dream Interpreter Pamela Cummings

Dream Guest Blog Interview 505: The guest blog interview of Dr. Fox by dream interpreter Pamela Cummings is at https://learndreaminterpretation.com/2018/08/02/dream-interpretation-interview-with-dr-steven-fox/

What could getting shot in the back of the head in a dream mean?

Dream 504: Blindsided by your shadow A man dreamed that he was with a group of people. He thought they were friends, but they did not have faces. They were walking around in a building trying to get to the next floor, but then some guy came through the front door and shot him inContinue reading “What could getting shot in the back of the head in a dream mean?”

What could intending to restore an old castle mean in a dream?

Dream 503: Restoring the kingdom within A man had the following dream: “I had a dream just before I woke up this morning in which I had somehow acquired a large mansion or palace in the UK, in or near London. In the dream, I knew it had been the former residence of the King/QueenContinue reading “What could intending to restore an old castle mean in a dream?”

What does wearing a wedding ring on the wrong finger mean in dreams?

DREAM 502: Put a Ring On It A man described the following dream: “In this dream there was a woman wearing her ring on her left index finger. I asked her “are you married”, and she said yes. It was a gold wedding band. She told me that she used to wear it on herContinue reading “What does wearing a wedding ring on the wrong finger mean in dreams?”

What does an eagle kissing you on the forehead mean in a dream?

Dream 501: A Spiritual Thank You! A woman had the following dream: I have with a dream question that I can’t figure out–it’s a fairly simple dream, just wondering if this has a big meaning. A bald eagle was flying high and stopped mid-air to kiss me on the forehead. I woke up feeling extremelyContinue reading “What does an eagle kissing you on the forehead mean in a dream?”

“Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS against All Odds” is available in print and as an ebook

This video describes it,   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7JBZ5L/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_awdo_t1_.pDiBbVDAK0S4

How did I use dreams to help improve my health?

Dreams were one of the many things I used to send multiple sclerosis into complete remission. The book that describes how I did this is at https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_21?k=multiple+sclerosis+mission+remission&sprefix=Multiple+Sclerosis+Mi&crid=30FSMZV7P0E8P

What might refusing to eat someone’s feces mean in a dream?

Dream 499: Do not hurl pearls in front of swine A woman had the following dream: “The dream begins in a workplace where there are multiple staff members. I am unsure of the type of work but it seems to be some sort of customer service where they help people. I was a staff memberContinue reading “What might refusing to eat someone’s feces mean in a dream?”

What might observing an accident in a dream mean?

Dream 498: Stay Out of It A woman had the following dream: I had an interesting dream.I was walking alone on the shoulder of a highway it seemed little traffic,I heard a man’s voice say move or do you want to get hit by a car. Then I turned my back, and there was aContinue reading “What might observing an accident in a dream mean?”

What might a cat eating a mouse who is eating another mouse mean in a dream?

Dream 497: When I’m nice, I get taken advantage of A woman had the following dream: I need help interpreting a dream. Well, actually two of them. 1- I don’t remember most of it, but the part that stands out was I had found the cat eating a mouse. I took it out of theContinue reading “What might a cat eating a mouse who is eating another mouse mean in a dream?”

What could falling into an open grave mean?

Dream 496: Protecting my soul A woman dreamed that she was being chased by four men in the black car who are dressed like four hoodlums from the movie “Grease.” She fell into an open grave and was unharmed. In real life, she had been molested by four different men. This was a recurring dream.Continue reading “What could falling into an open grave mean?”

What advice do I have for a young person with Multiple Sclerosis, MS?

A young person with MS asked for advice about how to cope with having multiple sclerosis–this was my answer: Let me say first that I appreciate and agree with much of what has already been answered; however, I am going to give you a more hopeful answer, based on 26 years of living with thisContinue reading “What advice do I have for a young person with Multiple Sclerosis, MS?”

What does a dog biting your mother’s hand without leaving a wound in a dream mean?

Dream 495: Being more assertive couldn’t hurt   A man dreamed that he was walking with his mother and all of a sudden a pitbull ran out and bit her on the hand. But somehow, when she pulled her hand away, there was no wound and no bleeding. He wondered what this might mean? I,Continue reading “What does a dog biting your mother’s hand without leaving a wound in a dream mean?”

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