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Dream Analysis

In a general sense, dream analysis means working out what the dream means using analytical (i.e. logical/thinking) methods. This is in contrast to non analytical methods such as using psycho-drama to act out the different people in the dream.

Dream analysis usually means an intellectual approach rather than a feeling approach to the dream.

"Analysis" is a general term often meaning psychoanalysis in which the analysand goes on the couch for 4or 5 days a week for several years. (Obviously, if you do it, you think it's the only way to go).

Freud is considered the father of dream analysis. His method, psychoanalysis, is used by psychoanalysts. It involves free association and generally considers the dream as a kind of cover up for the real wish that the dream is concealing.


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