Dream analysis is a therapeutic technique best known for its use in psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud viewed dreams as “the royal road” to the unconscious and developed dream analysis, or dream interpretation, as a way of tapping into this unconscious material.
Freudian dream analysis relies on symbolism. It is based on the notion that your unconscious mind protects you from your repressed desires by expressing those desires in dreams and hiding them away from your conscious mind.
Psychoanalysis: In psychoanalytic theory, dreams represent wish fulfillment, unconscious desires, and conflicts. Dreams contain both manifest and latent content. Manifest content includes information from the dream as the dreamer remembers it. Latent content represents the repressed, symbolic meaning embedded within the dream. So identifying and deciding to manifest them is a process of integration of science and spirituality.
During dream analysis, the person in therapy shares the manifest content of the dream with the therapist. After specific symbols are pulled from the manifest content, the therapist utilizes free association to facilitate the exploration of repressed material.
How does it help you?
The Latent content that represents the repressed, symbolic meaning embedded within the dream you had when interpreted by the analyst and therapist can offer vital positive solutions not only to overcome fear, anxiety and other psychological aspects associated but also help you at times to fulfill your unconscious desires in the real world.
If your dreams or a particular repeated dream is causing you anxiety, call us for an appointment with our Dreams analyst and therapist Stay Blessed, keep dreaming !!
:: Ritika Mehta is our Dreams Analyst and therapist. She is based out of Melbourne::