Veronica Tonay, Ph.D.

Dr. Veronica Tonay has published three books on dreams which are available online and at your local bookstore. Excerpts from each book (including how to remember more dreams, tips for a good night's sleep, and what kind of dreams most people have) are listed on the left, beneath the cover image of each book. To read the press release from her second book, Every Dream Interpreted, as well as selected articles which discuss her work, please click here. Information on select past appearances can be found here.

To learn more about Dr. Tonay's pychotherapy practice and for tips on coping with anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health topics, please click here.

Looking for Dr. Tonay's archived blog on dreams? It's here: Creative Dreamers

Click here to buy The Creative Dreamer: Using Your Dreams to Unlock Your Creativity.

Click here to view The Creative Dreamer's table of contents.

The Creative Dreamer: Using Your Dreams to Unlock Your Creativity

The Creative Dreamer offers a way to use your dreams to understand and enhance your self-understanding and creativity; we are all creative dream makers. Uncover themes and elements—such as children, water, obstacles, helpful or threatening dream characters, and sexual dreams—that often appear in creative dreams, and learn how those elements can help express creativity. Then enter the deepest territory, with keys to unlock your creativity in the face of sometimes powerful opposition from without and within.

Exercises are sprinkled throughout the book which help expand and enhance your creative potential, using your unique dream themes to intepret your own dreams, work through your creative blocks, and form a creative community. As you move through the book, poetic passages slowly lead you into the psyche's inner dark woods and back out again, finding and bringing with you the treasure of your own creative spring.

Click here to buy Every Dream Interpreted.

Click here to view Every Dream Interpreted's table of contents.

Excerpts from Every Dream Interpreted:

Do studies demonstrate gender differences in dreams?

Even though I'm in my forties, I often dream of my childhood home. Is this unusual?

What kind of dreams do most people have?

Every Dream Interpreted, published in the UK, won 2nd place in the Readers Preference Annual Awards psychology book division for 2004. Click here to read the review by Reader's Preference.

This book will help you understand more about dreams and the major themes and hidden nuances in them.

The book has two sections. The first gives answers to the most commonly asked questions about dreaming and dreams. For example, you'll learn what it means if a dream character turns into someone else, or you dream a baby is born, or you are being chased in a dream. This section is also full of information about unusual dreams, ways to sleep more and remember more dreams, and what dreams say about your relationships and work life.

The second section of the book is an A-to-Z guide on the most frequent elements appearing in dreams, providing background on dream symbols as they appear cross-culturally, based on research by psychologists, anthropologists, and mythologists.

Taking both sections together, you'll be able to understand your dreams more deeply than before.

 Click here to buy The Creative Dreamer's Journal and Workbook.
Excerpts from The Creative Dreamer's Journal and Workbook:

Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

Tips for Remembering Your Dreams

Have you ever wished you could free your imagination and smash those creative blocks that get in your way?

With The Creative Dreamer's Journal and Workbook, you can learn what your dreams reveal about your creative process and use this knowledge to expand the horizons of your art form, whether it be writing, painting, gardening, music, or business.

Conceived as a companion to The Creative Dreamer, this journal also stands on its own as a lovely hands-on tool that is a perfect way to explore your artistic spirit.

In addition to writing down your dreams, take time to explore the workbook section, with practical exercises on common dream themes.

You can use your dreams to enrich your waking life. All you need are a pillow, a pen, and the pages of your journal...

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