Something I’ve reflected a lot on as my dream interpretation business continues to grow is what advice I would give others who want to start their own dream interpretation business. Things I wish I knew back then that I would do different if I were to start from day one today, and that’s what I want to share with you today.
Keep consistent with your own dream work
The first might seem obvious but work on your own dreams first. This is how and why I started. If you’ve heard my story, I found dream interpretation within my own journey of healing from panic attacks and agoraphobia. I loved it so much and it was all I talked about that I saw the opportunity to do what I really wanted to do which was to help others dealing with suppressed emotions through dream work so I quit my job and really put all of my energy into continuing to learn and grow while creating this business.
I was working really efficiently on my dreams and I still do however, when you start a business, especially when you’re a one-woman or one-man show and you are your own Marketing team, Tech Support, Customer service and everything else, you can get sucked into all these different roles causing the actual work that you’re doing on yourself to take a back seat. If people are starting to book with you, then you’re putting more emphasis on your clients dreams that your own.
So it’s super important to make sure that you are still being consistent within your own dream work because that’s going to show you so much as you experience your own dreams and the different levels that can be reached ultimately making you an even better dream interpreter.
In my upcoming certification program we start off working with your own dreams because you can’t be a dream interpreter if you don’t have that experience and connection with your own dreams. So we focus on that primarily and within the first few coaching sessions as well.
Share as you learn
When you learn anything new you’ll naturally be in a student mentality and as I was learning I was also sharing my experiences.
But once it shifted into a business, I started thinking, “well, I have to be an expert before I share anything” and that’s not true. It is a lot more efficient and beneficial to everyone else, as well as yourself, that you share as you are learning. Share your own experiences and be transparent within what you’re comfortable sharing. Share some experiences in a lesson type of way and just know that you’re still a couple of steps further along than somebody who’s just starting and who hearing from your journey can really be impacted.
You don’t have to wait until you finish your whole programming or you have years of experience before you start sharing because you’re also going to miss out on a lot of those little nuggets of information if you wait. And that can encourage somebody else to start grabbing a dream journal and just start writing it out their dreams. You don’t have to say “This is how you interpret dreams” from your first day taking a program, you’re just sharing your own experiences.
There’s also the saying that goes “once taught twice learned“. So as you are sharing with others what you’re personally learning it’s going to ingrain more in your brain as well. And that’s why I feel like it’s important to not just think to wait until you finish this whole certification program or have all these years of experience, share as you go along, somebody will appreciate it and benefit from it.
Importance of skillful questions
The last thing I wish I knew when I first started was the importance of dialogue with your clients. Especially when you’re starting off, sometimes there’s the urge to want to say this is what your dream means because that’s what you read or what resonated with your own dream but dreams are so unique to the dreamer. We also have to consider that we are all from different cultures, upbringings, beliefs, experiences, etc. So the importance of opening up the dialogue to where you ask the right questions, And bring certain things to the surface that will allow the dreamer to get the meaning behind it without implanting your own bias.
Dream dictionaries and Google is all about the bias opinion of whoever wrote it and it’s vague enough to where it usually makes sense but it’s not your true meaning. So leaving the conversation with your client kind of open-ended where you’re guiding them but at the end of the day they come up with that interpretation. It’s crucial because we don’t want to put our own thoughts and beliefs into the client, who is coming to us, with an open mind and with a desire to have an understanding of their deepest thoughts and emotions.
This is something super important, which is why we focus a big portion of the time in the coaching calls of my certification program on what specific questions to ask, how to ask the questions, how to have a session with skillful dialogue and who process with your client so they get their own personal understanding and representation of the symbol and dream.
These are things that I’ve learned along the way and through all the dream interpretations where now I’ve really solidified my own method in Cosmic Dream Alchemy.
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Do you talk to your client about their dreams?