As early as Biblical times, dreams have been given a special place; in ancient Egypt, Joseph’s interpretation of pharaoh’s dreams had awarded him an honorary place among his advisors, and was said to have saved Egypt from starvation.
Working with dreams in therapy implies a belief that that dreams are meaningful and provide added value to the therapeutic process. Studies have shown that dreams can be influenced by a certain psychopathology, and that their content and patterns (e.g. recurring dreams, nightmares) reflect a person’s wellbeing (Pesant & Zadra, 2004).
The Nature of Dreams
Dreams can be defined as “hallucinatory subjective experiences” Continue reading...