Having weird dreams and therapist is questioning if they are happening because i could be repressing¬† internal battles. My new therapist is having me keep a “Dream Journal.” Freud has said that “dreams are the royal road to the unconscious mind.” I’m wondering if you think that this could be helpful/not helpful/why would she be having me keep one, and how many people here are keeping a dream journal???

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Take good care of yourself!

Julie Hanks, LCSW




Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 4 Aug 2011

APA Reference
Hanks, J. (2011). Can Dream Journals Be Helpful in Understanding Weird Dreams?. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 18, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2011/08/04/can-dream-journals-be-helpful-in-understanding-weird-dreams/

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