Horrible, horrible nightmares

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Horrible, horrible nightmares
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:46am
I'm now convinced that I had these nightmares so I'd be forced to come to this board and stop Marina from sending that email, because I can't find any logic in them. I do hope I wasn't really screaming or my neighbor might have called the police.

I dreamt that I woke up to find a man in my bedroom. I tried to fight him off, scream, and even call the police while he started touching me, but none of it worked. He kept putting his finger in my mouth and I'd bite as hard as I could, but that didn't work either. Eventually I'd dream that I woke up and I'd put on my glasses so I could read my phone. As soon as I'd put them on, a man appeared again. Sometimes the same one, sometimes a different one. Once, it was two of them. At one point, I dreamt that I woke up in my childhood home and got up to get my mom. Of course, as soon as I fell asleep again, even with her, the man appeared again. I just kept trying to scream, but not much would come out.

I don't even want to try to sleep again and it's only 11:30.
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Registered: 07-16-2001
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 9:52pm
Eh. I don't know if I can talk to her or not, but I do know she's in agreement that our principal is scared of standing up to parents. Her response to me was short and to the point, so I get the impression that she doesn't want to get involved. My colleague that I've been with for 11 years just jumps to extremely negative conclusions ("You know you won't get backed up on that. Might as well just give in.") and that stresses me out! I'm almost afraid to go to sleep tonight. I was so sleepy all day long and super cranky. I can't have another day like that.
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Registered: 02-26-2011
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 3:08pm

Yeah, like cfk said

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:40pm
I'm glad you have someone at work who you can talk to...good luck!
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Registered: 07-16-2001
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:20pm
Yep, in my dream I went through a "who can I call to comfort me" moment and I came up with no one. That's when my mom eventually appeared.

I'm going back and forth today with our counselor over something I need more support on. I flat out told her I was afraid of not getting support on a decision and mentioned that I knew about the meeting without me. She didn't address that at all.

Boy, am I cranky today.
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 11:14am
I used to have night terrors when I was a teenager. I always hated the ones where I thought I had awoken, only to have the dream basically start all over again. I can't remember who suggested it, but someone told me to envision myself (in the dream) confronting whatever it was that was scaring me, right before going to sleep. It actually worked. I think that's around the time that I stopped having them. I don't remember a confrontation in the dream, but I remember that I'd realize it was a dream while it was happening and then the scary part would just cease to exist or...you know how dreams are...the scary thing would turn into Mickey Mouse and we'd go have a picnic on the moon or something :P

Good luck, shy...nightmares are never fun...and I have to say, that's when it's most unsettling to wake up all alone. That's definitely one of those, why do I have to be single, moments...
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Registered: 02-26-2011
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 10:46am

The two books I've learned the most from are:

"Dream Dictionary" by Tony Crisp - a classic in the field, but you have to read the front matter to get real value from the dictionary part,

And then a newcomer to the game that is so unusual in the field that it shakes things up a lot, and is very easy to use: "I Had the Strangest Dream... by Kelly Sullivan Walden (who lives in LA!)

Shy, hope you get some peace tonight.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 8:32am

My first thought was work, too, but the men assaulting me just seemed like an odd connection.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 4:10am
Marina,

I loved your analysis, could you share the books that you mentioned? I've become a regular at the library and would love to put it on my list. Thanks.

Shy,

I haven't had dreams like that in years. Whenever I had something like that happen, I would just sleep with the light on...does Jungian interpretation have a meaning for that? I literally shed light on it so it went away? LOL. But it did work everytime. Now I can easily sleep with any light on now :)

Dee
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Registered: 02-26-2011
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:14am

Oh, super scary!