I had a dream I was living with an unknown male who kidnapped toddlers, raped and murdered them and put their bodies in his cellar. He also left infants outside in the heat, exposed to the elements until they died. I tried to escape from him without him knowing I knew. It was so terrifying. Why did I have this horrible dream?
Dreams are often attempts by our psyche to help us in some way, even if they are scary and nightmarish. The main element of this dream is that you know someone’s horrible nature and want to get away from him—without him knowing. If I were having this dream I’d be looking at situations in my life where I feel unsafe and try to make changes.
Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.
APA Reference Tomasulo, D. (2018). Concerning Dream. Psych Central.
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