History of Dream Analysis in Therapy
In ancient times, the Babylonians and Egyptians believed dreams were prophetic and held heavenly meaning. Aristotle’s interpretation of the nature and function of sleep and dreams has various faculties of the soul and its functions, such as the cognitive process: sensation, imagination, memory, and mind/intellect. Freud’s book The Interpretation of Dreams, published in 1900, is a significant milestone for dream analysis and its utilization as a psychoanalytic technique. Freud regarded dreams as a way to communicate with the unconscious. Dream interpretation has thus been a crucial psychoanalytic technique. His theory of dreams mainly refers to two key points: what materials comprise a dream, and how do these materials relate to one another? The answers to these questions generate some understanding of the dream and support the client to obtain its interpretation.
Jung adapted Freud’s theory and enhanced it with the idea that dreams are not only the expression of repressed unconscious information but also the expressions of creativity and growth of the human psyche and experience. Other therapy models like Gestalt, art, and cognitive behavioral therapy have used dream analysis in various forms.
Genco Method Dream Symbology Coaching©
Over the years, as a coach and a meditation teacher, I have developed an effective technique to support your reentry into the dream scene. While you are at that scene, I will ask you coaching questions to help you discover the meaning of the dream objects inside your dream so that you can understand the messages the dream intends to offer you. These sessions are profoundly transformative and supportive of your ability to communicate with the deeper parts of your psyche that are unavailable to reach at the normal levels of consciousness or via ordinary or linear communication tools. These sessions will guide you to discover the truth about your being in a deeply relaxed state. In these sessions, first, I guide you into the dream reentry; while you are inside your dream, I will engage you with coaching questions to support your discovery about the topic you brought into the session.
This coaching process holds sacred space for you while we explore your truth, more profound messages, and imaginative creativity. This service is available as single appointments or a series of sessions to support your growth.
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