Posts Tagged "dreams"

Dreaming of the Hero

»Posted by on Aug 30, 2009 in Life, Psychology, Self-Talk, Spiritual | 0 comments

Generally speaking, when we dream about being rescued by  historical or mythical heroes  or perhaps more current heroes within our conscious mind (famous movie stars, political figures) it can be a signal from our unconscious mind that our ego is in need of strength or bolstering during some difficult or challenging life events.   In other words, it can mean that our conscious mind is calling out for assistance in accomplishing some task or act, that it cannot achieve unaided or without drawing on the sources of strength that lie outside our immediate reach.  The resources to successfully achieve the task or solve the problem may often lie within self, or it may be that we need to enlist the help of God or others.   The point is that it’s important to...

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Incorporating Dream Work in Psychotherapy

»Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Psychology | 1 comment

Over the millennia, dreams have made a profound impact on life and history. Dreams may have served as the germinating seed for art, myths, “fairy-tales,” architecture, poetry and music. Fascination with dreams has been recorded by Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Babylonians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans since ancient times. Dreams have always played a critical role in world religions from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and in Judeo-Christian beliefs. It is well documented that native and aboriginal religions integrate dreams with all of nature. Despite the attention given to dream interpretation throughout history and the landmark work contributed by Freud, Jung, and others, only a small percentage of mental health professionals work with dreams today in a...

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