Using dreams in therapy
Sun, Apr 27 2014 07:13
Have you ever thought of bringing your dreams to therapy?
Dreams can often be a source of concern to us or seem significant in terms of what they might mean in relation to our lives. We may feel that they contain a message or are linked to our unconscious wishes, fears or memories. Sharing your dreams in therapy can often bring insight to part of your life that you may not be aware of. Dreams can be explored in terms of how every aspect and happening in the dream may represent you and different parts of your life.
In therapy it is important to recognise that the content of your dream, just as in life, will have a unique meaning for you. With that in mind, dreams are best interpreted by the dreamer themselves. The role of the therapist is to help to make connections between aspects of the dream and your life and explore what can be learned from these associations.
There are a number of ways of working with dreams in order to help you to make sense of them and meet your needs and hopes for this type of work. It is possible to work with fragments of dreams as well as complete stories.
Why not bring your dreams to therapy?