"Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will. They are pure nature; they show us the unvarnished, natural truth, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse." – C.G. Jung, Civilization in Transition
Jungian analysis is a form of psychotherapy that addresses in depth a variety of personal and professional problems and difficulties, identifying the potential in major complexes for more creative and profitable work, as well as new possibilities for healthier relationships.
One important healing factor in the analysis is a positive relationship with the therapist. The purpose of an initial consultation is to explore this possibility.
Another important factor in healing is coming to terms with inner truths that wiser part of ourselves already knows when "consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse." Dreams often reveal the impasse, and point to the problem of our conscious attitude. Though many people do not remember their dreams, when therapy begins they often do begin to remember them. If there is a dream before the initial consultation, it is appropriate to bring it to the session.
As helpful as dreams may be in an analysis, the lack of them need not prevent one from entering therapy. Reflection on the events and crises of daily life is also an important component of the therapy, revealing where we have lost touch with the foundations of our nature, and indicating what needs attention.
Analytic sessions are usually once a week, though more often if desired. They are typically conducted face-to-face with the analyst.