INC Magazine: Need to Solve a Problem? Dreaming May Help


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Summary of Article

Would you like assistance solving an important problem or making an important decision? Dreaming may help. The state between wakefulness and sleep is called the hypnagogic state of consciousness. This is a wonderful state that can allow you to remember your dreams which can provide insight into problems.

The song “Yesterday” came to Paul McCartney in a dream. In addition, Nikole Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Beethoven have all credited dreams with enhancing their creativity. In my private practice with patients, and in my own life, the dream state has provided clear insight and answers to many of life’s biggest questions. But using dreams to guide your career and life path also means learning to trust your intuition. In this INC article, I share five steps to access wisdom in your dreams and how your dreams can also reflect your emotional wellbeing in waking life.

Read the full article on INC Magazine here.


Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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