Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Jaz Gill welcomed Velva Lee Heraty, Dream expert who kindly answered a number of dream questions that had bee e-mailed and messaged. We would like to thank her for her gracious responses which have already helped the radio listeners from around the world.
She wants to offer a free book to the 10th and 20th person that send her their contact info via email@example.com. She will need their e-mail and will reach out to the two winners for mailing addresses.
To hear the show, CLICK HERE!
World recognized dream expert helps readers interpret the meaning behind their dreams
TAMPA, Fla. – Everyone dreams, whether it is the familiar and pleasant dream, or perhaps the nightmare that wakes you up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. Why are some dreams so pleasing that we would rather stay asleep enjoying them while others can leave us disturbed and troubled?
Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, AKA Dream Momma wants to help readers understand what their dreams mean while providing healing and nourishment. In Heraty’s new book, “The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer: A Hands-on, How-to, Step-by-step Guide to Understanding Your Dreams”, Heraty shares with her audience the eye-opener she once experienced when a client disagreed with Heraty’s diagnosis. Rather than being offended, Heraty looked deeper and realized that, although she is the expert, the dream actually belonged to the dreamer. Once making this amazingly simple revelation, Heraty began a new approach to dream therapy.
“The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer” teaches people from all walks of life to navigate and better understand their dreams through steps, techniques, definitions and real-life examples.
“Whatever type of dream we have, most of us are adrift and confused by its impact and meaning,” said Heraty. “After reading this book you’ll never be confused by a dream and it’s meaning again.”
“The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer” includes sections set aside for personal notes and reflections so one can go at their own pace as well as a glossary of terms, a dreamer’s toolkit for additional help, and an Art Gallery of curated images.
For more information, visit http://www.dreammomma.com
“The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer: A Hands-on, How-to, Step-by-step Guide to Understanding Your Dreams”
By Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, AKA Dream Momma
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Balboa Press
A lyric prose poem:
Introduction to “The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer” by Velva Lee Heraty, MSW
“Imagine yourself standing on the shore at the edge of a vast sea stretching as far as you can see. You’re a busy person with many demands on your time but as you stand there in your quieter moments you wonder how far away the other shore is or does the sea roll on forever? Then one restless day you imagine the far shore. It seems to call to you and something very deep inside of you stirs. It feels like an awakening. You look back and see that nothing has changed but then, once you look forward, the beckoning feels stronger. You begin to pace the shoreline wanting more. More what? The answer isn’t clear but the feeling strengthens. Then one day you suddenly realize you need to go to the far shore.
As this need becomes urgent, off in the distance you see a small vessel growing larger as it nears. You eagerly hail it waving both arms and in a few compelling moments your journey to the far shore begins. You never look back.
Think of me as one of the many vessels navigating the seas of the unconscious for willing passengers such as yourself. You board, we map your route, you travel along your route and eventually you disembark. It’s important that I remain the captain of my small ship, yet it is equally important I share the helm with you if you’re willing to share the responsibilities and choices of your journey. My book is dedicated to you. You are among those bold seafarers who ultimately took the route less traveled and made it safely to the far shore. Those adventurers who found their unique, often challenging route to self-identity, or what my theoretical guide Carl Jung would call the True Self. Welcome aboard! “
Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, Certified Jungian Depth-psychotherapist (C)
About the author
Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, AKA Dream Momma is an internationally recognized dream expert and experienced psychotherapist. Heraty is the host of her own radio show “Let’s Talk Life!” where she helps over 20,000 people heal and grow. She achieved her Masters of Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago and her Depth Psychotherapist Certification from the Jung Institute in Evanston, IL. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Velva volunteered to be a resource for the National Nightmare Hotline. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the Society of Professional Journalists.