Dreams: Royal Road Or The Destiny In Itself?

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INTRODUCTION
DREAMS: Royal Road Or The Destiny In Itself ??
Dreams are the successions of ideas,images,sensations and emotions that occurs in the mind involuntarily during our certain stages of sleep.”oneirology” is the term for the scientific study of dreams. Dreams majorly occur in the REM i.e., the rapid- eye movement stage of sleep(when our brain activity is high and resembles the state of being awake)
The length of a dream varies i.e., they can last for few seconds, minutes or even for a duration of twenty-thirty minutes, approximately. An average person usually has 3-5 dreams per night and some might have upto seven dreams a night.people are most likely to remeber their dreams if they are awakened during the phase of REM sleep. As
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They can range from ordinary and normal to overly frigtening and bizarre. These dtreams can have varying natures , they can be magical, sexual, exciting, adventurous and frigtening. The events that occur in the dreams are outsidethe control of the dreamer, to which there is an exception of lucid dreaming( where the dreamer is self aware). Dreams have the abilioty to inspire the individual, and can sometimes also lead to creative thought or a solution to a problem. There have a lot of opinions about dreams that has shifted, modified, changesd and varied through time and culture.
Working with dreams in therapy indicates that dreams are psychologically relevant and meaningful and has some clinical value. In respect to this, empirical studies show that thwe content of our everyday dreams can very well be related to the dreamer’s waking concerns, also implies that the occurence of certain types of dreams are somehow related to the individual’s psychological well-being. as per the dream reports of people who are suffering from certain psychopathologies like depression, seem to differ fom the reports of those of normal
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According to him, clinical progress arises from the insights and awareness that emerges when the client reexperiences the dream and not just by its intellectual interpretation alone.

Dreams in cognitive therapy

According to this view, dreams reflect the client’s conception of the self, the future and the world around.consequently, dreams are seen as depicting client’s schemas and are subject to the same cognitive distortions as during the waking state. Doweiko contends that since the dream work occurs during waking, the way the clients view and talk about their dreams most probably be biased by the same cognitive distortions that affects the way they experience the external reality.
Working with dreams can thus help identify cognitive distortions, schemas and the maladaptive behaviour as well. Dream analysis: The Hall and Van de Castle coding

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