• Dream Analysis & Dream Therapy

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    Dream Exploration in Therapy

    Dream Analysis with Smart Therapy™

    Smart Therapy’s approach in working with dreams in the context of improving mental health is based on a couple assumptions that fall into the psychodynamic and depth therapy realm:

    (1) We have an unconscious aka subconscious, and “making conscious what is unconscious” can greatly help in relieving individuals of symptoms related to mental health conditions

    (2) Dreams contain a lot of material from the unconscious that can give us insight into our feelings, needs, and experiences, as well as point to personal strengths and internal resources to turn to

    Dream work involves the client bringing a dream to the session to explore, and the therapist and client together exploring the meaningful content in the dream.

    Dream exploration with a therapist has been shown to help:

    • Increase your self-awareness
    • Realize your ability to make self-initiated decisions
    • Diminish feelings of helplessness regarding your current life situation

    Research has also suggested dream work can help with the following:

    • Childhood Trauma
    • Relational Issues
    • Depression/Anxiety
    • Dissociation
    • Conflict and Defensiveness
    • Family Issues
    • Severe Trauma
    • Increasing Insight

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    Book your first therapy session and we can explore how working with dreams can support your therapeutic and healing goals.

    The Importance of Dreams

    The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul…Dreams are the facts from which we must proceed

    Carl Jung

    Our dreams recover what the world forgets

    James Hillman

    It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such as noise that we do not hear it

    Carl Jung

    “Dreams are messages from the deep”

    Dune

    Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate

    Carl Jung

    “There is a dream dreaming us”

    Kalahari Bushman

    “The wise say that the two states, dream and waking, are one…”

    Guadapada