Layne Dalfen has been interpreting her own and her client’s dreams for years. During her lectures, as well as through her books her goal is to introduce the general public to the value of understanding their dreams. Dalfen came to her work 45 years ago, after entering Freudian psychoanalysis for depression resulting from giving birth to a daughter suffering from Down Syndrome. Freudian psychoanalysis largely employs dreams as the key to unraveling the psyche. Fascinated by the process, she then enrolled at The Gestalt Counseling and Training Center, Certificate Program. From there, Dalfen delved deeply into dream study with Dr. Leo Gold of The Alfred Adler Institute in New York.
A member of The CG Jung Society of Montreal, Dalfen also continues to be an active member at the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), where she was a board member from 2005 - 2009. She also hosted the IASD’s The 25th Anniversary Conference in Montreal. Since 2005, Dalfen has been lecturing for the counseling students at Concordia University in Montreal. In 1997, Dalfen founded The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal, where she has been providing guidance to individuals and professional colleagues on dream analysis. While she continues to do private consultations on the phone or via Skype, Dalfen also offers workshops for those wishing to learn her unique system.