Dreamwork is a broad term referring to the study and exploration of dreams. There is no one “right” technique, and dreamwork is an ongoing process. It differs from classical dream interpretation or analysis in that dreamwork focuses on exploring images and emotions at a more personal level and with a broader array of potential tools for each individual to understand their dreams, while classical dream interpretation is often done by a therapist, and usually aims to attach meaning to dreams.


Dreamwork is a broad term used to describe the exploration and incorporation of dreams in psychotherapy. Modern dreamwork models hold true to the tenet that any meaning one can pull from a dream should be personal to the dreamer.

Why Do We Dream?

The question of why we dream has fascinated philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Despite scientific inquiry into the function of dreams, we still don't have a solid answer for why we do it.

A Way to Do Dreamwork

In classical dream interpretation, attempts were made to arrive at dream meanings with all sorts of means (for this a plethora of dream books are available -- just have a look at the appropriate shelf in your local bookstore) and almost just as many approaches and methods.

The Dreamworker’s Pledge

Because I value the dream and its dreamwork as superior guidance in the Journey Through Life I pledge the following.

What Does It Mean When We Dream?

Dreams are stories and images that our minds create while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes bizarre.

Why Am I Having Weird Dreams Lately?

The question of whether “anyone else” has “been having” strange dreams (“lately”) is perennially popular online. It is a spooky yet comforting query.

Dream Interpretation: What Do Dreams Mean?

"We have shown that seventy-five to one hundred dreams from a person give us a very good psychological portrait of that individual.

Integrating Dreamwork into Clinical Practice

Most psychologists have had clients work with their dreams in therapy-but all too often this work has to be initiated by the client. Indeed, most psychologists receive no special training with regard to dreams so they do not work as effectively as they could with dreams.

Tapping the Power of Your Dreams: Strategies for Interpreting Their Life-Changing Messages

As a psychiatrist, I believe that dreams provide extraordinary insights into improving your health, relationships and career. I consult my dreams for all important decisions using a technique that I describe in "Emotional Freedom" and below. - Judith Orloff

Dreamwork 101: Your Wide-Awake Guide to Interpreting Dreams

In ancient times, people saw dreams as vessels of meaning that contained divine messages and had the power to alter history. Alexander the Great was on the verge of breaking ground for his new city when a gray-haired man appeared to him in a dream.


The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.


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