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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
SEMANTICS: linguistics. the study of meaning.

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Posts Tagged ‘Dream Psychology’

Throwing a ball in a dream

Posted By admin on September 10th, 2012

The shape of the object in this type of dream is symbolic of completeness.
A ball, a circle, a ring all signify completion. Repetition or “going in circles” should be regarded as the flip side to this.

To the conscious mind throwing a ball is part of a game. We either win or lose. Pitching motion would indicate a person in control. If throwing the ball to another person this may signify an open or unsettled dialogue. An un-pitched idea or conversation not had, may be troubling the mind.

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Analyzing dreams for beginners

Posted By admin on November 2nd, 2010

Being able to analyze and understand the dream meanings and dream symbols that one encounters during sleep is an ability that people would wish to have. With literal dream interpretations, people are usually left with the concern of the feelings that it causes. Usually, dream symbols would leave the feelings of fear, sadness, joy, anxiety, or even a mix of all these. There are also instances when people have dreams that are cut short upon suddenly waking up in the middle of the night or early in the morning. Due to these instances, people would surely wish they could be able to continue their dreams to figure out the missing attributes and identify the various dream meanings presented during their sleep.

Some people would surely jump at any conclusion upon waking up with the ideas formed through what they have dreamed of. However, there are some dream symbols that seem to be irrational or incomplete due to the possibility of these being forgotten when one has already awakened. To avoid these concerns, people should be able to follow some very easy techniques in order to analyze their dreams even as beginners in the field of dream psychology. In the studies of Freud and Jung, the dream meanings have been found to come from the unconscious mind telling the person of certain warnings and fulfillment of goals. These can be done through these simple steps upon waking up, either in the morning or in the middle of the night.

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The Psychology of Nightmares

Posted By admin on July 22nd, 2010

A nightmare is surrounded by hidden dream meanings that cause strong, negative feelings and responses. Typically, nightmares instantly bring a feeling of fear because of the danger and discomfort that it brings to the dreamer. Certain dream symbols direct people to see and associate negative feelings that provides a clinging feeling that inhibits a person to return to sleep. But what do these nightmares really imply?

Nightmares definitely contain unpleasant dream symbols that people would wish to avoid. There are many suppositions that aim to keep a person away from nightmares and the horrid dream interpretations that cultivate fearful thoughts and feelings. Although nightmares bring negative feelings, its appearance in one’s dreams is an important indication to maintain a person’s security and safety.

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The Science of Dream Interpretation

Posted By admin on July 21st, 2010

Recurring dreams show that the unconscious mind is working hard to let you know what it wants. There are specific dream symbols that you can relate with how you deal with real life. Learning dream psychology will certainly help you discover and interpret unconscious dream meanings to help keep you secured.

Dream meanings have been continuously interpreted through the years. Many have developed false beliefs and distorted the truth behind our dream interpretations. You might even think dream meanings are complete hoax, but dream psychology proposes the most accurately way to explain how and why dreams occur.

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Understanding the conscious and unconscious

Posted By admin on July 21st, 2010

The complex study of dream psychology has developed a set of methodology to discover and give dream interpretations. The analysis of dream symbols was developed by Sigmund Freud while dwelling and observing the dreams of his patients. Dream psychology has also brought about the battle between the conscious and unconscious mind of the human person.

Whenever complicated problems arise, we try to decide by choosing the best and the more important choice. In considering all necessary options, some people even experience difficulty in sleep and rest. During these times, the conscious mind has been working double time to address the problem, but we would later on discover that the unconscious could also help solve the problem for us.

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Dream theories of Sigmund Freud

Posted By admin on July 12th, 2010

Sigmund Freud introduced his radical ideals as he presented the themes of the unconscious, which further evolved as part of dream interpretation. In 1865, Freud revolutionized psychiatry by analyzing the dream symbols of his patients to diagnose their illness. Dream interpretations were also used to determine personalities that might further lead to psychological disorders.

The Freudian dream psychology searched the unconscious of a person where fears and desires dwell. These emotions were camouflaged in the form of dream symbols. Dream meanings communicate to our conscious mind the desires that it tries to suppress.

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Carl Jung’s Dream Theories

Posted By admin on July 12th, 2010

Although Carl Jung is not the first to study dream psychology, he serves as one of the pioneers in the field. He is a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. Similar to Freud, Jung believed that the human psyche is made up of the conscious and unconscious. However, Carl Jung considered the Self as the center of the human psyche, containing the conscious decisions, actions, and thoughts.

The unconscious mind contains the two distinctions, namely the personal and collective. The personal distinction holds the individual experiences of a person, while the collective distinction grasps the dream symbols that appear, having the same sequences in all human beings.

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Why Do We Dream?

Posted By admin on June 13th, 2010

Did you know that when you reach 60, you’ll sleep about 175,200 hours, dream 87,000 hours with 197,100 dreams? We experience significant number of dreams but we only remember as few as 5% of it. Since the ancient times, dreams have captivated philosophers but only recently they have been involved in scientific studies. Even you are probably wondering about dreams and why people dream at all.

During the ancient times, people perceive dreams as portals for receiving wisdom from the gods. Shamans depend on dreams to diagnose illness. In 1900’s, western people rely on dreams to forecast weather and predict the future. But a brand new idea of dream interpretation has come out when Sigmund Freud created his theory about dreams as a representation of unconscious desires, thoughts and motivations.

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Sleep Better

Posted By admin on June 1st, 2010

If you toss and turn in the middle of the night, waking up too early or feeling unrefreshed in the morning, then these are just some of the symptoms that you’re having trouble with sleep. Not only you, but also millions of people experience these things too. Understanding what interferes with your sleep and practicing sleep-inducing techniques can be good start to enjoy restful, quality sleep.

For years, psychology and medical communities have been showing us that lack of sleep is a major health crisis. Pharmaceutical companies manufacture pills to handle widespread problems of sleeping. But there are several ways you can adopt to sleep better.

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Healing with Dreams in Psychodramatic Therapy

Posted By admin on March 22nd, 2010

Dreams are part of our life in a way that mirrors are part of the vehicles you are driving – they tell you where you are and where you ought to go. In psychotherapy, dreams have always held the center stage, especially with psychodynamic approaches and traditional wisdom. In group therapies too, dreams are semantically important. In fact, in therapies like psychodrama, dreams are one of the important therapeutic tools used by the therapist to help the patient get over his anxiety/fears.

Recently, in an interview with psychotherapist and psychodrama trainer Daniel J. Tomasulo’s, author of Confessions of a Former Child (Graywolf Press, 2008), Dr. Tomasulo told that dreams give us a clue about how the unconscious part of our mind has come to understand information in our lives. It will often give a clue about our current struggle, and perhaps a way to perceive it in a helpful way. When dreams are repetitive, we should give them our attention. They indicate that our psyche is desperately trying to tell us something.

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