A Guide for Understanding Your Dreams This pithy graphic guide distills essential concepts you need to make sense of your dreams. Dreams and our imaginations can help us to get to know ourselves better, enhance our creativity, and aid in alleviating distress. This succinct summary provides a nuts and bolts approach towards understanding your dreams. It also includes a section on the Technique of Active Imagination which is a method of getting to imaginal material without the necessity of waiting for a dream, and a section on dealing with post-traumatic nightmares, which are dreams resulting from traumatic experiences and require a special approach. Anna P. Guerra is a psychotherapist in Houston, Texas. She teaches regularly at The Jung Center of Houston where you can find several of her online courses.