ABOUT DREAM ANALYSIS
For centuries, dreams have sparked a sense of mystery and interest among individuals. Many cultures and spiritual practices interpret dreams and dream symbols, devoting significance to this mysterious piece of our psyche. In psychology, dreams are understood as the communication between our unconscious and conscious minds. While in many traditions each dream symbol has it’s assigned meaning, in psychology we believe that dreams can only be understood in the context of the individual – that the meaning of a symbol is subjective and unique to you. Exploring your dreams and finding the truthful nature behind them, plays an ongoing role in fully understanding yourself.
Dreams often allow us to play out and process painful and confusing emotions and experiences we have had, powerfully revealing a person’s deepest wounds and greatest desires. Exploring and understanding the significance of your dreams is a key component in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. The main goal of dream analysis is to allow one to examine the problems they’re facing in their daily lives. However, it can also help in understanding certain mental health issues as well. This includes addressing concerns such as post-traumatic stress or chronic nightmares.
Therapy is a place to begin looking at your dreams more thoughtfully, a place to dig deeper into their meaning in a safe and non-judgmental space. During this process, we discuss and analyze the dream and bring upon new information. This new information can be applied to your life in a useful way. A therapist with experience in dream analysis will be able to guide you through your dreams and work with you to uncover the psychological meaning it may hold in the context of your life. Overall, working on your dreams and fully understanding them is an important technique, which leads to many benefits.