The points that I will be talking about The Interpretation of Dreams in my review is the theories of manifest and latent dream content, dreams as wish fulfilments, and the significance of childhood experiences. Dreams are mental images and emotions during sleep that may also have sounds and it can be confusing and surprising at times. In Freud’s earliest writings in The Interpretation of Dreams (1899), he insisted that dreams are “the royal road to knowledge of activities of the unconscious mind”. This means dreams offer a means of understanding walking experience. According to Freud, it is important and meaningful to understand our dreams.
During these dreams, we remain fully conscious of the fact that we are dreaming, thus in a sense, we are both “awake and “asleep”. Lucid dreaming also helps promote more flexible and creative responses to unexpected situations, and people who lucid dream will most likely be more motivated to try out new behaviors leading to psychological growth and positive changes in their waking lives. Despite the fact that lucid dreamers are in their dreams, they are not altogether of it. This allows one to confront face-on otherwise fearful nightmares and anxieties, allowi... ... middle of paper ... ...eathing underwater might happen. Usually the sleep is the main character in a lucid dream, but not always.
The final phase of... ... middle of paper ... ...ories, dreaming is an approach of communication such that an individual make familiar with his or her own collective unconsciousness. Jung’s believes that dreaming is a passage to a person’s unconsciousness, and that the issues that one suffers in their waking life are represented in their dreams. The individual may use dreaming as a guide to help uncover solutions in their dreams to problems that may not seem feasible in their waking life. When interpreting and discussing the content of dreams, Carl Jung believes that it is possible to reveal the mysterious message of the dream. There are many theories about dream interpretations.
Through the use of his interpretation technique the meaning of dreams can be disclosed. The significance of each dream may be studied. Freud states that every dream is consequential and that the meanings of these dreams will be brought to light, lending information into the understanding of an individual's make up. Freud's work with free association has helped him to make a link between the symbols of the wake mind and the subconscious mind to give credence to his belief of successful dream interpretation. I believe that everyone should give a certain amount of attention to his or her dreams.
The last theory, proposed by William Domhoff, is called the neurocognitive theory of dreaming, which demonstrates that dream content in general is continuous with waking conceptions and emotional preoccupations. Thus, dreaming is best understood as a developmental cognitive achievement that depends upon the maintenance of a specific network of forebrain structures. While each theory has different belief system and approach method, it is a great opportunity to know how former psychologists contributed to the field of dream interpretation. One of Freud's major contributions was his appreciation of unconscious processes in people’s lives. According to Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, the dream images and their symbolic messages can be observed as one's fulfilled wis... ... middle of paper ... ...n and development throughout history.
He says that if we are able to interpret and understand our dreams, it will throw some light on the thoughts of our unconscious mind. Freud thus analyzed dreams and according to his psychoanalytic theory, dreams can be studied on two distinct levels- the manifest and the latent. The manifest content is that part of the dream that a person remember when he wakes up. The illustrations, objects, images and thoughts about which the person is aware of in his or her waking state, is the manifest content. The latent content, on the other hand, is the hidden meaning of the dream.
Or In Judaism, dreams are considered part of the experience of the world that can be interpreted and from which lessons can be garnered. The scientific study of dreams is called Oneirology. In modern times dreams have been seen as a connection to the unconscious mind. Dreams can vary from normal to ordinary, to really bizarre and surreal. Dreams can differ from meaning like; frightening, exciting, magical, sad, adventures or sexual.
Experiencing adolescence stage now, I always ask “who am I?”. It is a difficult but meaningful question for all of us because of its importance to our future personal growth and development. By self-understanding, it directs you how to change yourself to be a better you in the future. Also, only when you understand who you are can you start to love yourself as well as others. Moreover, through learning from your childhood experiences, we can apply these lessons to our future life to truly become the author of your life (G. Corey & S. Corey, 2010, p. 66).
I have utilized these reflections to gain wisdom that these experiences belong to me and have shaped my opinions, while understanding and remaining open to the fact that all individuals have different foundations that have shaped their belief systems. I have faced, once again since the beginning of my FSU Masters in Social Work program, that although some of my childhood experiences were disruptive and unsafe, resulting in my desire to contribute to the protection and healing of our society’s most vulnerable individuals, I am also resilient. While my experiences and belief systems may differ from the individuals I serve in the future, my intent is to focus not so much on the “sad story” of tragic experiences (unless, f course, processing this information is important for the client 's process); rather, I choose to enhance protective factors, focus on strengths, listen, and support the development of healthy resilient
Dreams allow one to take a closer look into his mind and himself in a quest for self-discovery. Dreams can be used to solve all different types of problems. In Sigmund Freud's book, The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud states: "As regards the dream, all the troubles of waking life are transferred by it to the sleeping state […]" (Freud 113). They relay things about a person that the person may not be able to see.