Dreams analyses are the final result of the process of dream interpretation, through which dreams are assigned to their respective meanings.
In the past, dreams were considered a supernatural communication or a means of divine intervention, through which messages were sent that, could only be revealed by people with divine powers. At present, schools of psychology and neurobiology have studied the phenomenon of dreams and have offered theories about what dreams mean. If you want to know meanings of your dreams, you must give all the details of your dreams to the dream analyzer chosen by you. There have been several methods used in dream interpretation such as: the symbolic method, the decoding method, and the method presented by Sigmund Freud in his dream interpretation book.
Psychoanalytic point of view of dreams
IIn psychoanalytic theory presented by Freud in the twentieth century, dreams represent the realization of desires and conflicts that dreamers have in their minds and that can not be solved. During the process of analyzing dreams, people share the content of their dreams with the analyzer and extract the existing symbols in their dreams; then the interpreter or analyzer uses the free association method to facilitate the exploration of the dream content. The analyzer interprets these associations and offers their meanings. The interpretation of dreams from the point of view of psychoanalytic theory is mainly used for therapeutic purposes; however people can determine what their dreams mean through this theory, although they are not receiving therapy.
Using the interpretation of dreams in psychotherapy is of great importance for people who are receiving treatment. Knowledge of themselves for resolving conflicts in their daily lives is the main advantage of treatment for patients. In addition, through the knowledge of the meanings of dreams, dreamers can identify and recognize unsatisfied desires they have; in this way the psychotherapist can find a way to resolve these conflicts and give the best recommendations to patients for the definitive solution.