Dream Work – What the Unconscious Has to Say

Dreams can supply unconscious material to illuminate our mind-body work. Through symbol and metaphor, dreams guide us to the integration of hidden aspects of ourselves. This material can promote transformation of unhelpful patterns and bring new insights into ways of being that will allow you to live a more authentic life with greater health and happiness. 

Dreaming has a meaning, like everything else we do.

Before I begin the acupuncture treatment, we will talk about your associations to each dream image and see if we can relate it to anything that is being worked out in your conscious life. Not everyone can remember their dreams but they can be a powerful medicine.

According to Carl Jung, dream work is a gateway to the unconscious providing opportunities for repair within the body and the mind. The dream gives us a way to interact with different aspects of ourselves. We can connect with defensive and survival responses such as our unintegrated healthy fight response. Energy that is directed inwards against ourselves instead may find a way to be expressed and released leading to new healthier patterns.

By releasing old patterns you can create an inner world that awakens joy and vitality.

With mindfulness and dream work, core patterns of emotions, memories, attitudes and wishes, and the heightened bodily sensations that they evoke can be brought more fully into awareness.With this new awareness in your mind I will apply acupuncture needles, allowing you to drop into deep relaxation. This can create a new relationship between the body and the charged stories that we carry, allowing for new healthier attitudes, realizations and patterns to emerge.

Here's what to expect on your first visit.

Sonoma County Acupuncturist
Katherine Pearce, L.Ac.
(707) 481-1635


Offices in Santa Rosa & Forestville

With awareness in the mind and relaxation in the body comes the untangling of stress and unhealthy patterns of thought and action leading to aliveness, health, creativity, and a developing sense of meaning and growth. Many people experience a deepening of relationships with others and themselves.


"Katherine's dream analysis has helped me unlock the mystery of the nightly reoccurring dreams I have! By discussing my dreaming mind before the acupuncture my body is able to release any tension or unconscious thoughts and stress I've been holding onto. I sleep better now and my stress levels have dropped dramatically. I have actually been told by friends that they can see the change in me since getting my regular acupuncture sessions with Katherine."

—Trish P., Santa Rosa