WHAT IS THE DREAM ANALYSIS IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Freud saw dreams as an expression of unconscious fears, needs
and desires. Some of these motivations
are seen as being too intolerable to the individual, and therefore are
expressed in symbolic form.

Latent
content is viewed as the symbolic unconscious component.

Manifest content is the way in which the latent content is
disguised into a more acceptable form to the dreamer.It is therefore the actual
dream as it is experienced.

Dream
interpretations also shed light on the client’s current life situation as well
as past experiences and unresolved conflicts.

Freud regarded the dream as the “royal road to the
unconscious”. Psychoanalysts can often use dream analysis as a way of
gaining a deeper awareness of unconscious conflicts that might not emerge
during conscious speech.

Dreams
have both a manifest & latent content. The manifest content is the set of
images and events which the person experiences while dreaming. The latent

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