Dream Journaling & Interpretation with Certificate
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- Students will know a little about the history of dreaming and theories of why we dream.
- Students will be better prepared to record their dreams and know what to look for in their dreams.
- Students will be able use their dreams for self-improvement.
- Students will know how to analyze their dreams to find meaning.
- Pen or pencil and notebook/journal.
- If you cannot remember any dreams, this course is not for you.
Dreams! Where do they come from? What do they mean? How can I remember them better? What do I look for in dreams? How do I journal? Why do dreams change? What crystals can I use to help enhance dreaming or ease nightmares? This course covers all these questions and much more.
Through videos, interactions with the teacher and other students and a final project, you will get practice on how to journal your dreams and use your dreams to help with self-improvement. So let's get dreaming!
- Anyone interested in dream interpretation.
- Anyone who wants to better record their dreams should take this course.
- Anyone who loves the subject of Psychology should take this course.
- Anyone who wants to understand why they dream what they do.
- Anyone who wants to make use of their dreams.
This is an important question to ask. If you know the different reasons we dream, you may be able to identify the broad general type of dream you are having. There are several theories as to why we dream.
1. Our dreams are simply repeating/rehearsing what we have done during the day. Have you ever watched a horror movie right before bed and later dreamed of monsters? Or maybe you go to bed exhausted from a long, hard days work only to do the same work the rest of the night?
2. Our brain is reviewing, sorting, saving and trashing what's not needed. It is reviewing what we have done during the day. Although similar to number 1, it is a more detailed theory. For example, say I went to the library, it was raining, I found a whole new series of books to read, check out and the librarian's perfume was so strong it took my breath away and went home. My brain may review the information, sort the information into useful and not useful, store the name of the book series into my memory and trash the fact (not put into memory) that the librarian was wearing extremely strong perfume (because it was not important in the scheme of things.).
3. Dreams are caused by the brain testing neurons. This theory states that we are dreaming due to random firing of neurons, thus creating different scenarios while we sleep.
4. Dreams connect us to the collective unconscious. Carl Jung believed that dreams connect us to the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious is a psychic link that humanity has to all human knowledge. If you are a Star Trek: Next Generation fan, the Borg is a good analogy. The Borg (single because they are connected as one) is a species that is part human, part machine. They are connected so that what one individual experiences is "downloaded" so that all the individuals will have the same experience.
Carl Jung had several archetypes that are found in all cultures past and present. They can also be found in films, books and plays. If you record you dreams, you may find them in your dreams. We will review them again in later sections, but here are the main ones: the wise old woman, the wise old man, the divine child, the trickster, the hero, the anima/animus and the hero.
5, Another theory is that dreams are a form of communication between us and God (prophetic/precog dreams), Angels, other dimensions, animals, etc. Every person who can remember their dreams has had a dream that came true.
NOTE: Since we dream in all five stages of sleep and go through all
five stages - five times or cycles, a lot of what we dream is different
renditions of what we have done throughout the day. There is a theory
that this is the basis for De ja vu. De ja vu is the feeling that we
have "been here, done that" before.