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Joan Hanger 1995

After splitting up with boyfriend Luke Handley, then suffering dreams in which he wanted to get back together, insisting that hed changed, Ren Gottlieb decided to turn to dream interpreter Joan Hanger for advice. After noticing that Joan was appearing on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton, Ren sent in information about the dreams shed been having about being with Luke, ever since their relationship ended. Joan quickly worked out that Ren had rushed into her relationship with Luke in the beginning, but her dreams were showing that she still wanted to be with him, and she advised that Ren should go and track him down immediately and tell him of her feelings. Ren, however, was left confused and turned to past life therapist Marelle Balaskas for help. Marelle warned Ren to stay away from Luke, but as time went on, Ren realised that Marelle was a con artist, simply trying to get people to pay to go to her retreats. In the end, Ren went to speak to Luke about it all, but they were interrupted by news that Rens brother, Mark, had fallen from the roof of number 22 and was in a coma. As they waited by Marks bedside, Luke finally took the initiative and proposed to Ren.

Dream analyst Joan Hanger became well known in the 1990s as the personal dream interpreter to Diana, Princess of Wales. During that time, she also made regular television appearances in her home country of Australia, on shows including Good Morning Australia, as well as writing regular advice columns for publications, including the UKs Daily Mirror newspaper and Closer magazine. Her Neighbours cameo appearance in 1995 followed the launch of her first book, In Your Dreams the previous year and she has since published four further books. Joan also regularly completes the Intensive Dream Analysis Course at the world famous C.G. Jung Institute in Switzerland.

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