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.
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.
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
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.