Teen Dream Power: Unlock the Meaning of Your Dreams


The first and only complete guide to dream interpretation written specifically for teens.

• Provides instruction for dream recall, interpretation, developing a personal dictionary of dream symbols, and keeping a dream diary.

• Explains how to handle nightmares and negative dream images and explores the significance of dreams about sex.

• Includes language, imagery, and life examples geared specifically to the needs and concerns of teens.

• Written by the coauthor of Love Planets...

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The first and only complete guide to dream interpretation written specifically for teens.

• Provides instruction for dream recall, interpretation, developing a personal dictionary of dream symbols, and keeping a dream diary.

• Explains how to handle nightmares and negative dream images and explores the significance of dreams about sex.

• Includes language, imagery, and life examples geared specifically to the needs and concerns of teens.

• Written by the coauthor of Love Planets (50,000 copies sold) and the author of Your Psychic Potential (20,000 copies sold).

When we dream we uncover our inner selves, process our hopes and fears, and explore our potential. Teen Dream Power teaches teens that when they sleep, their unconscious minds are sending them important messages that may hold the keys to their personal happiness. 

A professional astrologer and psychotherapist with a specialty in dream interpretation, M. J. Abadie explores the dream wisdom of earlier societies and what it means for teens today. She shows teens that by inducing dreams for special purposes and maneuvering negative dream images they can solve everyday problems. Teens will learn to increase dream recall, interpret dreams using their own personal dream symbol dictionary, handle nightmares, and explore the fascinating inner changes going on at this time in their lives. With the tools in Teen Dream Power, teens can gain self-understanding, enhance learning skills, and increase their creativity and productivity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892810864
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 7/7/2003
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,324,357
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

M. J. Abadie (1933-2006) was a professional astrologer and psychotherapist with a specialty in dream interpretation. She did archetypal research with mythologist Joseph Campbell for over 20 years and wrote numerous books on astrology, psychology, and spirituality. She authored the bestselling Love Planets and Teen Astrology, and her Everything Tarot Book was placed on a Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

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Teen Dream Power

Chapter 5
Dream Recall
The best time to remember dreams is when you awaken spontaneously, not by an alarm clock, radio, or outside noise. When you wake naturally, it is always at the end of an REM (dream period). Also, the last dream of the night is the longest and most vivid, thus giving you more to hold on to when you wake up.
Even if you have told yourself before going to sleep that you will remember your dreams, thinking I won't foiget my dreams tonight, often in the press of the morning's routine-usually rushed for teens and their families-a fog may cloud your memories of the night's dream-ing. You may retain the general "flavor" or color" of the dream but lose the rest. This is why it's a good idea to concentrate on dream recall during the times when you can wake up naturally and when the atmosphere isn't pressured or hurried-you know you have to get up, dress, gather your things, get to school or sports practice and if those activities are uppermost in your mind your dreams may fade away.
Still, you can practice dream recall on school nights as well as on weekends, holidays and vacations, which give you more leisure to lie in bed and remember your dreams. Even if you must use an alarm clock, you can set it a few minute early and press the "snooze" but-ton for a bit of quiet time to catch those sometimes elusive dreams before they vanish from memory. While being sick isn't fun, it's also a good time to practice dream recall because you are usually alone in bed for hours at a time. I find that clients who begin the process of remembering their dreams become so fascinated and rewarded that they find ways to wake up naturally amid busy lives. One of these ways is to set your "internal alarm clock," which isn't hard to learn to do. With a hit of practice, you can program yourself to wake up without the alarm so that you are not catapulted out of a sound, dream-ing sleep by the raucous noise of a mechanical device. It's easier on your nervous system too!
Once you have waked naturally, lie still with your eyes closed and review your dreams. If at first you don't remember anything, con-tinue to relax quietly until you recover either a feeling about a dream or get some images. Usually there is a story, and sometimes the plot will follow as you think about the images and what they mean to you. Jot down whatever you remember, no matter how fragmentary. You will get better and better at this in time. And, fragments collected over time can function like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a complete picture. Also practice remembering during the day by going over your notes. Often, the whole dream is still lying there just below con-sciousness and can be brought to mind.

Be a Dream Explorer
From time immemorial, people have used dreams in ways that benefited their waking lives. The more you learn to interact with your dream world, the more you integrate your total personality. Truly, this is a realm of magic and mystery, but one well worth exploring.Those who go fearlessly into the caverns of the night can return with untold treasure-and, intrepid explorers all, discover new territory in the vast, as-yet-unexplored continent of the human mind.
M. J.Abadie, Your Psychic Potential

Teen Dream Tip
If you suffer from insomnia, in addition to hops and chamomile, you can use catnip, Lady's Slipper, Skullcap, and Valerian Root (Note: Valerian should not be combined with any prescription medicine used for sleep or as an antidepres-sant.). Steep a teaspoon of any of these herbs—or any combination—in a cup of hot water for ten minutes. A bit of honey can be added for sweetening as some herbs are bitter.

One of the best aids to remembering your dreams is self-suggestion. This is a form of self-hypnosis that is very easy to practice. Here's what to do

1. Be as relaxed as possible before you get into bed to go to sleep. Don't have any input-such as TV or loud music-prior to going to bed.

2. Once in bed, let your mind drift-don't pore over the events of the day or go over what you did wrong or any negative experi-ences you had, and don't get into planning or anticipating tomor-row. Try to turn off your thinking machine. You'll get better and better at this with practice. If you have trouble letting go of your thoughts, try the Mind-Calming Visualization given below.

3. As you drift off into that twilight zone just between waking and sleeping, tell yourself that you will remember the most important dream of the night immediately upon waking. Continue repeat-ing this suggestion quietly to yourself as you fall asleep. (Note: Be sure you have your pad and pen close by.)

4. Most dreaming occurs in the early morning hours and dreams that we have just before waking are the easiest to remember. So, if you waken during the night, or an hour or so before you usu-ally get up, relax yourself and make the suggestion. Try setting your internal clock, as discussed above, so that you don't need the alarm. If you have to depend on an alarm, set it as low as possible; or, if you use a clock radio, choose a station with soft, easy music and keep the volume as low as possible so you are awakened gently.

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Table of Contents


Preface: Dreams—Your Hidden Resource

Introduction: Wake Up to a World of Meaning 

1—What Dreams Can Do for You
Famous Dreamers
A Short History of Dreaming
Can Dreams Come True?
The Nature of Sleep
Teen Dream Exercise: Sleep Habits
A Story: The Dream Weaver

2—Dream Explorers around the World
Dreamers of the Forests and the Plains
Dreamers of the Jungle
The "Dreamtime" of Australia's Aborigines
Dream Incubation
Teen Dream Exercise: Dream Explorer Essay
Teen Dream Exercise: How I Want to Use My Dreams

3—Interpretation of Dreams
Personal Dream Symbols
Amplification of Symbolic Meanings
Teen Dream Exercise: Color Symbolism
Teen Dream Exercise: Word Association
Teen Dream Exercise: Animal Symbols
Teen Dream Exercise: Mind-Mapping Technique
Teen Dream Exercise: Dream Interpretation Using the Tarot

4—Dreams and Everyday Life
Using Dreams for Specific Purposes
The Healing Power of Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: Have a Healing Dream
Dream Up the Life You Want
Teen Dream Exercise: Using Your Dreams to Improve Your Life

5—Dream Recall
Increasing Your Dream Memory
Keys to Dream Recall
Teen Dream Exercise: Mind-Calming Visualization
Teen Dream Exercise: Dream Recall
Teen Dream Activity: Make a Dream Pillow

Factors That Affect Dreaming and Dream Recall

6—Keeping a Dream Diary
Ways to Record Your Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: One Week's Sample Dream Diary
Teen Dream Exercise: One Week's Visual Dream Diary
Teen Dream Exercise: My Dream Diary Experience
Teen Dream Exercise: Target Dreams
Advice from a Master Dreamer
The Dream of the Blue Light

7—Creating Your Own Dream Dictionary
Universal Symbols
Teen Dream Activity: Create Your Dream Dictionary
Teen Dream Exercise: Universal Symbols and You
Teen Dream Exercise: The Dream Interview

8—Different States of Dreaming
Out-of-Body Experiences
Teen Dream Exercise: Out-of-Body Dream Experience
Flying in Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: How to Dream of Flying
Lucid Dreaming
Teen Dream Exercise: How to Have a Lucid Dream
Dream Control
Teen Dream Exercise: My Attempts at Dream Control
Dreams Within Dreams
Telepathic Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: Telepathic Dreams
Precognitive Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: Precognitive Dreams
Recurring Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: Recurring Dreams
Sex Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: Sexual Dreams
Teen Dream Exercise: Waking Fears
Teen Dream Exercise: Conquering My Fears

9—Dreams and Spiritual Development
Power Dreams and Power Objects
Teen Dream Exercise: Spiritual Life

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