Dream therapy is a therapy adopted in alternative medicine that gained popularity in the late 19th century. The practice of dream interpretation dates back to ancient Greeks and Egyptians. The works of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung in the 19th and 20th centuries gave dream therapy an important place in the understanding of the workings of the mind.
Dream therapy is the process of recording and analyzing dreams.
The process of recording is where the client records his or her dream within the first waking minutes. Recordings could be by writing the dream in a journal or voice recordings or drawing a scene from the dream.
The dream is now a window into the psychological reasoning system.
There are various standard interpretations for certain common elements from dreams. However, with the aid of a therapist, the best interpretations would be those that come from the patient. The analysis helps give the patient better understanding of his or her problems. The analysis could also throw up various solutions to any issues the patient is currently facing.
How dream therapy helps?
- Dream therapy helps create associations from our dreams to current situations.
- It helps identify and solve problems.
- Dream therapy helps confront our subconscious.
- It helps express emotions.