How do you know when you’re stressed? As a mental health and wellbeing trainer, part of my work includes talking about ‘early warning signs’. It won’t surprise you to know that dreams – especially nightmares – can be a sign that we’re going through a difficult time.
It’s why InStyle magazine asked me a number of different questions about what stress-related dreams look like. The thing about stress is that it affects all of us differently. As I said in the feature, there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ cure, and what one person finds stressful, another person won’t. But our dreams can provide valuable insight in to what’s really on our minds.
I talk about common and recurring dreams in my book Answers in the Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal. The book aims to join the dots between our sleep, dreams and our mental health, specifically how grief shows up, even if no one has died. I explore some of the big myths of sleep, offer a Sleep Cycle Repair Kit including mindfulness activities as well as some top tips to help you decode your dreams.
You can find out more in the video below or order on Amazon.
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