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Tess Castleman Self Portrait

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”  Carl Jung

Freedom requires the courage to look inside and explore the heart.  Doing this, we often find a shell around the distinct individual constructed from unconscious concepts and feelings.  The shell isolates us from the world and the freedom to be our true self.  My work is dedicated to helping people look inside their own heart to find and integrate the latent parts of the personality and to become an awake distinct individual. Each client’s exploration of the unconscious is unique.  As a Jungian Analyst, I work with the client to explore dreams, projections, synchronistic events and interactions to understand what these events are expressing.  Through this process of honoring the unconscious, the distinct individual is awakened.

 My practice includes:

  • Jungian Analysis
  • Dream Groups
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Writing Groups
  • Dream Retreats
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The little dream that doesn’t mean anything (Part 4 of 4)

Part 4 – Conclusion Is it possible that a dream has no meaning? I heard a story recently that made me a little sad. Years ago a student was asked in an exam if “all dreams mean something?” She said yes, she believed they did. The examiner shook her head slowly and with a pained and patronizing countenance said, “Oh… (more…)

The little dream that doesn’t mean anything (part 3 of 4)

Part 3  “My Teeth Are Falling Out, The Bathroom is Filthy and I Cannot Find My Class!” There are a number of dreams that fall into the category of collective dreams. Here are only a few examples: Appearing in public naked Having to eliminate in a filthy public restroom Teeth falling out.   If one searches on the Internet, the… (more…)

The little dream that doesn’t mean anything (part 2 of 4)

Part 2  “My Teeth Are Falling Out, The Bathroom is Filthy and I Cannot Find My Class!” Then there were dreams that seemed to be dismissed entirely.  “Oh, that is just an anxiety dream.  That didn’t mean anything because I was thinking about my traveling yesterday so that is why I dreamed I was at the airport.”  End of dream… (more…)