Dreams

Book description

Explore the psychological function and meaning of dreams, and unlock their power for self-improvement.

Have you ever dreamt you were being chased? Or that your teeth were falling out? Does fire, water or lost love recur in your dreams? With expert advice and guidance, find out how to decode and interpret your dreams to reveal how the images, stories and emotions you experience in sleep are deeply connected to your waking life.

Explore psychotherapeutic interpretations of key dream images and themes, and discover how to work with your dreams to address issues and imbalances in your life, as well as improve your psychological well-being.

Use your dreams to identify and overcome obstacles, realize latent talent, get to the root of how you really feel about the people in your life and much more.

Find out how, when, and why we dream, how to keep a dream journal, the significance of nightmares and recurring dreams, and the secrets of lucid dreaming.

Bursting with expert insight and with beautiful illustrations throughout, Dreams will open your eyes to this ancient practice of self-help, and reveal the gateway to self-discovery.

Table of contents

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Foreword
  3. THE THEORY OF DREAMS
    1. Why Do We Dream?
    2. What Is Healthy Sleep?
    3. Sleep Hygiene
    4. The Dream Pioneers
    5. Dream Interpretation Through the Ages
    6. Dreams as Divine Guidance
    7. Precognitive Dreams
  4. DREAM SKILLS
    1. Groundwork for Dream Recall
    2. Tips for Dream Recall
    3. How to Decode Your Dreams (1/2)
    4. How to Decode Your Dreams (2/2)
    5. Lucid Dreaming
  5. THE DREAM DIRECTORY
    1. Using the Dream Directory
    2. PEOPLE
      1. An Old Man or Woman
      2. Unfaithful Partner
      3. Pregnancy
      4. A Former Lover
      5. Someone Singing
      6. Kissing a Loved One
      7. Your Parents
      8. Ghosts
      9. Dead Bodies
      10. Terrorists
      11. Rescuing People
      12. Feeling Responsible for Others
      13. Stranger Carrying a Long Object
    3. SEX
      1. Making Love
      2. Watching Sexual Activity
    4. CHILDHOOD
      1. Childhood Home
      2. Wooden Toys
      3. Toys Coming Alive
      4. Back to School
    5. HOUSES AND ROOMS
      1. A Closet
      2. Something in the Attic
      3. Empty Old Houses
      4. Burning Houses
      5. Crumbling Walls
      6. Unfamiliar Keys
      7. Searching for the Bathroom
    6. TRAVEL
      1. Driving
      2. Flying
      3. Transportation
      4. Accidents
      5. A Passport
      6. Alien Spacecraft
    7. PLACES
      1. Dark Underground Places
      2. A Bridge Leading to Nowhere
      3. Other Worlds
      4. Crossroads
      5. Former Workplace
      6. An Unknown Landscape
    8. PRESSURE
      1. Under Pressure
      2. Tests and Exams
      3. Being Chased
      4. Being Late
      5. Falling
      6. Squeezing Through a Hole
      7. Marathon Running
      8. Work Performance
      9. Naked in Public
    9. LOSS
      1. Missing Body Parts
      2. Lost Wallet
      3. Baggage Left Behind
      4. Redundancy
      5. Being Lost
      6. Shoeless
      7. Funerals
      8. Deceased Pets
    10. ANIMALS
      1. Domestic Animals
      2. Horses
      3. Wild Animals
      4. Reptiles
      5. Insects
    11. NATURE
      1. Maggots in Fruit
      2. Tree Flourishing
      3. Uprooted Tree
      4. Rotting Fruit
      5. Volcano Erupting
    12. WATER
      1. Drowning
      2. Swimming in the Ocean
      3. A Submerged Vessel
      4. Tsunamis and Floods
  6. Glossary
  7. Further Reading
  8. Psychotherapy Websites
  9. Sources
  10. Counseling and Psychotherapy
  11. Index (1/2)
  12. Index (2/2)
  13. Acknowledgments

Product information

  • Title: Dreams
  • Author(s): Rosie March-Smith
  • Release date: October 2019
  • Publisher(s): DK Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781465496362