To remember the dream and the latent content, the symbolic meaning of the dream (i.e., the underlying wish). The manifest content is often based on the events of the day.

The process whereby the underlying wish is translated into the manifest content is called dreamwork. The purpose of dreamwork is to transform the forbidden wish into a non-threatening form, thus reducing anxiety and allowing us to continue sleeping. Dreamwork involves the process of condensation, displacement, and secondary elaboration.

Freud was cautious about symbols and stated that general symbols are more personal rather than universal. A person cannot interpret what the manifest content of a dream symbolized without knowing about the person’s circumstances.

Things to consider while interpretation! 

The actions of the dreamer within the dream.

The objects and figures in the dream.

The interactions between the dreamer and the characters in the dream.

The dream’s setting, transitions, and outcome.

How To Analyze Your Dreams.

Record your dreams. 

Identify how you were feeling in the dream. 

Identify recurring thoughts in your dreams and daily life. 

Consider all the elements of a dream. 

Put down the dream dictionaries. 

Remember you’re the expert. 

You can learn a lot from even the most mundane dreams. 

Some dreams are intense and for them you do need a professional to decode them with you as sometimes being in the situation there could be bias elements or unseen angles which only can be seen from different perspectives

Ritika Mehta

Ritika Mehta is a holistic healing counsellor and an expert in Dream Analysis, Transpersonal Counselling,  Crystal Therapy and Emotional Therapy Code. She is a Consultant with Aushadhhi, Paramhans Prakashwati Mehta Institute of Holistic Healing and Research, a pioneer institute in Alternative Healing Therapies and is based out of Australia currently.


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