They're rare even in Australia's biggest of cities, yet Dubbo has been fortunate enough to encapture Local PhD psychoanalytic psychotherapist Dr Kaye Gersch.
The Macquarie Regional Library will host Dr Kaye Gersch on Saturday, October 5, where she will be running a dream interpretation workshop from 10 pm to 12 pm.
Dr Kaye Gersch has been a psychotherapist for 30 years and specialises in the interpretation of dreams from a Jungian perspective.
Jungian therapy is an in-depth, analytical form of talk therapy designed to bring together the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind to help a person feel intune with themselves and whole.
The workshop is the first step to developing the capacity to listen symbolically to your dreams and understand how dreams unveil your unconscious life.
"We have both an inner life and outer life, and for them both to be informing us gives us a well rounded or whole sense of ourselves as a person," Dr Gersch said.
Dr Gersch said understanding what your subconscious is trying to tell you about yourself through your unconscious mind is incredibly important in overcoming hurdles in your life.
"Therapy makes it possible to face painful issues that may be buried or denied. Dreams give a guide to the nature of the unconscious origins of these issues," Dr Gersch said.
"Symbols in a dream aren't often directly representative of the meaning of the dream itself. The important part of a dream is how it made you feel.
"Dreams are about symbolical metaphors, they're not to be taken literally.
"For example if you dream about having a baby it's in no way predicting that you're going to have a baby or about an actual baby, it's symbolically about what having a baby would mean or bring to your life.
"Dreams don't tell us things we already know, that would be wasting our time, they tell us things we haven't come to understand yet," she said.
"It might be feelings we're extremely afraid of going towards and maybe we've been avoiding that, so a dream is saying, hang on, you've got that to attend to, or underneath you're feeling of things are ok in the world there might be things you haven't faced and the dream will remind you."
Dr Gersch said most of the time dreams tell you things in a nice way, however there are nightmares.
"A nightmare is a big wake up call, like someone shaking you saying wake up, wake up this is urgent."
Their will be time for questions at the end of the workshop and during the session you will be able to write a dream down on a piece of paper anonymously and put it into a jar. Dr Gersch will then read it and interpret it for you, however if the dream is too personal she will chose not too.
"Telling someone your dream is like revealing your naked self to them, if it was going to expose aspects of them that was going to violate their psychological privacy then I won't do it," she said.
To RSVP a spot you can call Dr. Gersch on 0438 221 334 or visit her website at -email@example.com.