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"...As a licensed psychologist and practitioner for 40 years, I consider myself knowledgeable about dreams and their interpretation. I have yet to meet anyone who could deliver this material as usefully and intelligently as Layne does. Both through information and demonstration, Layne makes the material come alive. She has a depth of understanding of dreams and dream interpretation that I have not found in a great many psychologists, social workers or psychiatrists. This is truly her area of expertise that she has devoted herself to for decades. She is a grand master..."
James Gavin, Ph.D., ABPP, FACP Concordia University, Montreal




Layne Dalfen has been interpreting her own and her client’s dreams for years. Her own interest in dreams stems from her early experience in Freudian analysis where dream work was the primary tool.

  • 1988 Certificate in Gestalt Counseling
  • 1992 Studied dreamwork at the Alfred Adler Institute
  • 1995 - Present: Member of the C. G. Jung Society
  • 1997 - Present: Founded The Dream Interpretation Center, Montreal
  • 2005 - 2009 Board of Directors, International Association for the Study of Dreams
  • 2005 - Present: Lecturer at Concordia University, Montreal

Her appearances on TV, live radio, and numerous interviews expose a compassionate and articulate dream analyst with an uncanny gift to describe your dreams and plan a course of action.

Layne Dalfen

Layne Dalfen
Dream Analyst

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Have a Great Dream

Decoding Your Dreams to Discover Your Full Potential


Dalfen creates a powerful new approach to dream interpretation that combines insight from Freud, Adler, Jung and Gestalt Physchology. Her method reveals four levels of dreaming that can be accessed to fully interpret and benefit from a dream:

  • Looking into the Mirror: Discovering the problem or issue the dream is addressing.
  • Using the Whole Mind: Learning how a dream can show us hidden blocks to progress.
  • Discovering Patterns: Recognizing how patterns in dreams reflect patterns in one’s waking life.
  • Tapping into Spiritual Resources: Identifying symbols and working with them to achieve objectives.

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“I have just finished reading Have a Great Dream, which I found very intriguing and informative. It gives the readers practical tools to begin the journey of interpreting and understanding the meaning of their dreams. I enjoyed Layne Dalfen’s conversational and friendly manner to write about her life experience with dream interpretation. Her books open a door for the readers to walk out into the field and see the landscape of their own personal human experience, and is an invitation to explore it.”

L. Torres, Arlington, VT

“I heard you a few months ago on Nick Lawrence's wonderful show Straight Talk. I have always been a vivid dreamer from the time I was a child. I was a psychology major in college, and I chose that because people and their minds fascinated me. So, it's no surprise that I have been interested in dreams and dream analysis over the course of my life… I purchased Have A Great Dream Book 2; A Deeper Discussion. It coincides with a lot of work that I have been doing in my own life…... I decided that I was sick of burying my nose in self-help books and really wanted to work out some of the issues that were keeping me bound up in life. I had a childhood which included neglect in the home, but I was saved by my teachers and school. And that's where Have A Great Dream comes in. There were so many revelations in the book that correlate with my life. Realizing that there are different parts of myself, I know that even as a small child, who didn't have guidance in my life, I was still able to function…. I remind myself, as you did, that there are other parts of ourselves that can take care of ourselves when some parts are missing…...So, reading HAGD has really been a beneficial part of my continued healing and recovery. It has really helped me not only understand my dreams, but so much more about the foundations of the beliefs of my life, and how they can change with awareness. ”

Michelle from Pittsburgh

“Layne always had an incredible ability to get straight to it. So wonderful to be reminded of the wonder and ability of flying dreams. Thank you Layne”


“ OMGosh Layne! I would have never guessed this amazing interpretation!!! I love it so much! And I believe it to be absolutely true!! Mystery solved. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your awesome insight!”


“I thoroughly enjoyed Have a Great Dream: Using Your Dreams To Discover Your Full Potential. Ms. Dalfen really shows you how to get inside yourself by understanding your dreams. For a lot of people this isn’t necessarily an easy thing to do because some might not like everything they see, but the author gives us the inspiration by showing us how she did it herself. And you know, maybe she didn’t like everything she found either, but she got through it. This was the main thing that showed me that I could do the same. This isn’t like those other feel good self help books. If you really want to put in the hard work it takes to understand yourself and change your life Layne gives you the tools to do it.”

Jena English

“These books’ strength is its accessibility and down-to-earth style. Throughout the text the reader has a sense of having a private conversation with Dalfen whose style is friendly, colloquial and upbeat. Anyone who is new to working with their dreams will find a refreshing and demystifying explanation of how dreams contain treasures for us both in how to understand ourselves better and in offering solutions to the problems in our lives.”

Mary Harsany, C. G. Jung Society, Montreal

“I liked Layne’s books because she gives various approaches to understanding and using your dreams. A lot of other authors will give you a pretty rigid set of steps to follow, and if they don’t work for you, tough luck. (Even worse, dream dictionaries tell you exactly what your dream means, regardless of who you are or what your life experiences have been!) Layne gives you different approaches and exercises to try, so if one doesn’t work you can try another. Or you can go through all the exercises with your dream, so that you keep arriving at a new, deeper understanding of the dream. And once you know what the dream means, Layne also gives you different exercises for using your dream to work out your problems and improve your life. Of the different self-help books I’ve read, this is one of the few that really help. Highly recommended ”

Debbi, Norwalk, CT

“I’ve been meaning to write to you for five weeks now… even since I came home from the conference and read your books. The day after reading it I had a dream where I was trapped and unsavory guys came out to grab me, kidnap-torture-&kill me. I was too exhausted and too trapped to run. I naturally woke up upset – then decided to look at it from Layne’s method…..And it all came so easily because of reading your books!!!
Layne, your books are the best. It’s so clear and practical and right on the mark. Much love and admiration and thankfulness…”


“Layne Dalfen demystifies the world of dreaming and makes discovering the wisdom of dreams more accessible.”

Alan Siegel, Ph.D., author, Dream Wisdom, and past president of the Association for the Study of Dreams

“Dalfen shares her journey of self- discovery through dreams, while leading dreamers to their unique version of the universal quest.”

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., author, Creative Dreaming and The Universal Dream Key:
The 12 Most Common Dream Themes Around the World

“Have A Great Dream: Book 1; The Overview Decoding Your Dreams To Discover Your Full Potential by Layne Dalfen is a must-have for your bedside table. When you wake up from a confusing dream and are puzzled, this reference book provides you with the tools to answer your questions and often concerns. This well-written book is easy to understand--even for the novice. Looking forward to Book 2.”

Keep Calm Novel On

“Have a Great Dream: Book 2; A Deeper Discussion Decoding Your Dreams To Discover Your Full Potential by Layne Dalfen is a positive and life-changing read. This in-depth resource book is insightful and easy to follow. Topics are thoroughly covered and explained brilliantly--from the dream charts to journaling techniques. Dalfen is a great teacher, chunking the material for all learners.”

Keep Calm Novel On

“I would like to personally thank Layne for this book. It opened more windows to dream interpretations for me.
I enjoyed the methods described in the book to decipher the dreams better.
Specially the dissociation of emotions, identifying the objects and symbols, questioning yourself better to define connections from past influences.
I am currently reading the Have A Great Dream Book 2, and the deeper insights and individual dream interpretations are quite helpful in understanding one's dreams better.”

Piece of Irony

“What an amazing read. I must say that I am glad I read both of "Have a great dream". I need to call out a special thanks to BookTasters and Layne.

Every case discussed in the book gave me an insightful view of how I should be interpreting my dreams. I ain't a dream person usually but when they do occur in a pattern, they leave a mark with me.
I used to relate them to a quarrel that I had or a movie that I watched. But, this book helped me look beyond within. It made me glance through my past, present and the anticipation of future.
Writing down dreams is something I always wanted to do. But, I lacked the method of doing it right. I guess, I shall now be able to. Thanks to Layne!”

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“Dalfen shares her journey of self- discovery through dreams, while leading dreamers to their unique version of the universal quest.”

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., author, Creative Dreaming and The Universal Dream Key:
The 12 Most Common Dream Themes Around the World

“These books may lead to an entryway into a forgotten world of treasure.”

Robert Bosnak, author, A Little Course in Dreams and Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming,
and Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel


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