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Maleri af Britta Westhausen 

 

Dream interpretation is one of the oldest known forms of psychotherapy. Even thousands of years ago the interpretation of dream was very important. Prophetic dreams were taken extremely serious by kings and emperors and they often had a significant influence on the decisions the rulers would make. The notion of prophetic dreams is not necessarily pure superstition. Contemporary research in parapsychology suggests that people during sleep are susceptible to various paranormal experiences.

Native American Indians hanged so-called dream catchers in their tents. Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through, while bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.

Sigmund Freud wrote that dreams are the royal road to the unconscious. And dreams are definitively the most direct access to the world of our inner mind. Through our dreams we get an impression of how we are doing psychologically. But the messages from our dreams are usually hidden because they appear in symbolic form. Today you can find many books on dream interpretation in New Age shops and also in more serious psychological book stores, but all these books have one thing in common and  that is that they are trying to interpret dreams based on certain ideas or theories. But the nature of dreams is much more mysterious. They emerge from the deepest part of ourselves, a place where our intuition lives og where we are most alive. They are a reminder to us that we need to come back to who we really are so that we can feel fully alive again. A dream is an opening, a door into this deeper and richer part of ourselves. But we need a guide who can accompany us during the journey into the dream. The therapist will help you to find an inner guide who can help you journey into your dream to discover its meaning. If you cannot remember your dreams or perhaps only small parts of it, then the therapist will instruct you how to find them. In this way you will also be able to work with both older dreams and repetitive nightmares. Afterwards you can for example draw important parts of the dreams or talk to the therapist about your experience.