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Dream Therapy


Dream Therapy, also known as Dream Interpretation involves the analysis of the dream-world. Its theorists attempt to make sense of events within dreams and assign meanings to them, based on an individual's life and situation. Modern Dream therapists believe that the comprehension of dreams can bring harmony between the body, mind and spirit.

History

Dream interpretation formed a key tenet of Sigmund Freud's approach to psychoanalysis which is evident in his work, The Interpretation of Dreams. It also formed part of the theories of Jung and Calvin S Hall, who believed that the study of dreams was critical in understanding a person's psyche.

Approach

Dream therapists attempt to interpret and understand dreams in order to help their clients explore and learn about themselves. It has its roots in the theories of psychoanalysis and has been taken up and developed by New Age practitioners such as Edgar Cayce, who view interpretation as a method for people to gain a clearer understanding of their spirit and inner consciousness.

How can it help?

Dream Therapy is suitable for anyone wishing to explore their unconscious and find out more about their inner emotions. Dream interpretation may also be of some use to people suffering from recurring dreams. An understanding of a recurring dream's meaning can sometimes help alleviate the problem.



Dream Therapy resources

International Association For The Study Of Dreams

Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams

 
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