Robert Waldinger, MD, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, says that dreams can be quite revealing, but he adds that there is an important distinction between dream analysis
and dream interpretation.
The narrator's attempts at finding meaning and sense in his experiences are reminiscent of dream analysis
, the symbols elusive, multifaceted and possibly just random.
Indeed, the artist revels in the process of chance encounters, free-association and dream analysis
, a device initiated by the legendary Viennese psychiatrist Sigmund Freud.
Intended for a general audience, these lectures addressed a broad range of topics, from dream analysis
to yoga and meditation.
The second part describes methods used to understand and interpret dreams, including those of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, dream dictionaries, and how dream analysis
can be more objective and how an approach based on scientific research can be helpful in understanding problems of daily life.
In many cases, the treatment providers just offered what they had found to be personally helpful--for example, 12-Step meetings, behavioral activation, journaling, dream analysis
Meltzer (1984) suggested that dream exploration is more important than dream analysis
as it provides a basis for the patient to work with his or her own dreams in the absence of the analyst.
Flagg: I had a strong interest in dream analysis
for a long time and that enthusiasm became intensified when I met Clara Stewart, who later became my wife in 1966 (Pearl Eppy, a board member of the New York Society for General Semantics, introduced us).
To Boss (1975/1979), the most relevant existentials for dream analysis
are spatiality, temporality, corporeality, attunement or affective disposition, historicity and mortality (finiteness), but not all of them need to be considered.
Will doctors rush to include drawings and dream analysis
in their practices?
Tackling such issues as love, marriage, relationships, mental health, and dream analysis
, each chapter shows how marketers systemically disrupt the natural rhythms of human life with their relentless advertisements.
Extrapolating these concepts to literary dream analysis
could have significant ramifications for literary criticism.