When I was invited to talk about my ‘weird work’ on HubSpot’s Weird Work podcast show, I said yes – they have a fabulous show – and then sat back and looked at my work through fresh eyes.

I know many of our dreams seem totally weird, until we understand them, but is working as a dream analyst really so weird?

Some of HubSpot’s recent Weird Work guests include a Bachelor in Paradise Bartender, a Weed Nun, a Surf Therapy Dog, a Conlanger, a Space Psychologist, a Comic Book Inker, and a Hand Model. So now there’s a Dream Analyst added to the list.

Listen to I’m a Dream Analyst, or peruse the other Weird Work episodes for plenty of inspiration to get out there and engage in work that may seem weird to others, but that feels just right to you.

The thing about any weird type of work is that it’s usually niche, and where there’s a niche, there’s business.

So, is working as a dream analyst really weird? What does the work involve?

For myself, I work as a dream analyst, dream therapist, dream alchemist, and dream interpreter, as well as training and mentoring students to become professional dream workers. I’m also an author (writing about dreams) and a podcaster (podcasting about dreams). I enjoy the creativity of writing, podcasting, and media work as an avenue to share dream work with as many people as possible.

Other dream workers prefer, more conventionally, to focus solely on consultations, settling into a daily and deeply rewarding routine of tending to their clients. You don’t have to be ‘out there’ and writing, podcasting, or getting involved in other media work. You can set up your own consultation room, work from a wellness studio, see people in person, or consult by phone or Skype or any of the other web-based platforms that make international consulting so easy to conduct.

I have written a previous blog about the differences between a dream reader, dream interpreter, dream alchemist, dream analyst, and dream therapist. Check out the differences here. Which role attracts you as a career option, or which of these types of dream workers would you prefer to consult?

While many of our dreams may seem weird at first glance, working in a professional capacity to help people understand themselves and their lives through their dreams, is solid, practical, therapeutic work aimed at delivering insight and positive change for clients.

Enjoy discovering more about this not-so-weird-work in the Weird Work podcast.


Jane Teresa Anderson

Graduating with an Honours degree in Zoology specialising in neurophysiology from the University of Glasgow, dream analyst and dream therapist Jane Teresa Anderson has been researching dreams since 1992, and developing and teaching dream alchemy practices that shift perspective and reprogram unconscious limiting beliefs. Jane Teresa is a multi-published author, and appears frequently in the media on television, radio, and in print. She is also host of the long-running podcast, The Dream Show, and offers her online study and certificate courses through The Dream Academy.


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