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 the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s 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 and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on

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