Sleeping and dreaming are vital to emotional health. Perspectives of a psychotherapist.
Monday, May 18, 2009
The Element of Surprise in Dream Interpretation
Working on a dream in a group setting or with a psychotherapist often leads to deeper and more meaningful interpretations of a dream. Look for the surprise in the understanding of the dream. To paraphrase Theodor Reik, one of Freud's students (from Surprise and the Psychoanalyst, 1935), "the meaning of a dream... should come as a surprise to both the client and the therapist."