Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Nature and Functions of Dreaming$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ernest Hartmann

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751778

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 March 2019

Implications for Understanding and Making Use of Dreams: Alone, in a Group, or in Therapy

Implications for Understanding and Making Use of Dreams: Alone, in a Group, or in Therapy

Chapter:
(p.127) 13 Implications for Understanding and Making Use of Dreams: Alone, in a Group, or in Therapy
Source:
The Nature and Functions of Dreaming
Author(s):

Ernest Hartmann

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0013

Dreaming has a primary function in making connections and integration of memory—functions which occur whether or not a dream is remembered in the morning. However, when we do remember a dream it can be useful to us in other ways, including self-knowledge, which can be life altering, and making new scientific or artistic discoveries. This chapter argues that working with dreams can be helpful in self-knowledge and self-awareness. Numerous others have made the same discovery. Dream interpretation played a prominent part in Freudian psychoanalysis for many years, though it has been somewhat deemphasized recently. It is still a very prominent part of Jungian analysis. Outside of formal psychoanalysis and psychotherapy there is a popular movement, sometimes called dream-working, in which people get together in pairs or small groups to discuss and try to understand their dreams with or without a leader or a formal agenda.

Keywords:   memory, dream interpretation, psychotherapy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .