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Dream Analysis



Dream analysis is a therapy that works on the theory that dreams can give us insight into ourselves, encourage us to become more involved in our own self-awareness and growth, and allow us to explore our psychic unconscious world. Sigmund Freud, who first pioneered psychoanalysis in the earlier twentieth century, placed heavy emphasis on dream analysis as part of his work, as a way to see our repressions. Carl Jung also placed heavy importance on the meaning of dreams, although he saw them more as a connection between conscious and subconscious, showing our potential for change. Dream analysis is usually led by a therapist, whereas dreamwork is a more individual study of dreams with a broader array of tools for exploration.

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Dream Theories Freud, Activation Synthesis Hypothesis | MCAT | Khan Academy

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On Dreams

Among the first of Sigmund Freud's many contributions to psychology and psychoanalysis was The Interpretation of Dreams, published in 1900, and considered his greatest work — even by Freud himself.

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Dream Analysis

Most theoretical models use the basic tenets of dream analysis in the same way: A person in therapy relates a dream to the therapist, discussion and processing follows, and new information is gleaned from the dream.

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FindCenterThe interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

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Our Dreams May Be Our Greatest Spiritual Teacher | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

While Thomas Moore is known by many as a prominent religious scholar, he has also been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 30 years.

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The Dream Frontier

The Dream Frontier is that rare book that makes available the cumulative wisdom of a century's worth of clinical examination of dreams and then reconfigured that wisdom on the basis of research in cognitive neuroscience.

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Here’s How Psychologists Actually Analyze Your Dreams

Psychoanalysts often incorporate dream interpretation into their practice, focusing mainly on the theories of Freud or Jung. Other schools of psychology ― such as cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy and Gestalt therapy ― focus less on dream analysis.

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FindCenterDreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.

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Carl Jung - the Power of the Unconscious and the Importance of Dreams

This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theatre where the dreamer is at once: scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic. To me dreams are part of nature, which harbours no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can. ~ Carl Jung

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The Dream and the Underworld

In a deepening of the thinking begun in The Myth of Analysis and Re-Visioning Psychology, James Hillman develops the first new view of dreams since Freud and Jung.

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