Dreamwork Ethics Statement


Dreamwork Ethics Statement


Rachel Norment

Certified Dreamwork Facilitator

The intention of our dreamwork is to help the dreamer work with his/her own dream images, feelings, and associations, and guide the dreamer to more fully experience, appreciate, and understand the dream.

This dreamworker supports an approach to dreamwork and dream sharing that respects the dreamer's dignity and integrity; and which recognizes the dreamer as the decision-maker regarding the significance of the dream.

I acknowledge there are social, cultural, and transpersonal, as well as personal, aspects to dream experience, all of which will be taken into consideration during the dreamwork.

Every dream may have multiple meanings, on physical, psychological, and spiritual levels, and different techniques may be reasonably employed to touch these multiple layers of significance. Sometimes the meanings cannot be immediately understood; subsequent life events or follow-up dreams may eventually reveal the meanings.

A dreamer's decision to share or discontinue sharing a dream will always be respected and honored. The dreamer should be aware that unexpected issues or emotions might arise in the course of dreamwork. Information revealed during dreamwork will be kept confidential.

This dreamwork is not therapy and should not be considered such by the dreamer. On occasion it might be recommended for the dreamer to seek the counsel of a professional therapist.

The dreamer is encouraged to accept his/her dreams as gifts from his/her deepest inner resources and to be open to their messages. Dreamwork can guide one in a process of renewal, reconciliation, and transformation. As we work with our dreams over time, we experience a compelling movement toward completion and wholeness. We experience a growing synthesis among our conflicting thoughts, emotions and patterns of behavior.