What is a dream?

If you look at a dictionary definition for the word “dream” you will read a description like “a series of images experienced during the stage of sleep known as rapid eye movement”.

This is a very scientific description and, for me, there is more to be offered by way of an explanation.  That’s not to say that the science-y stuff isn’t important and there is a wealth of information available to those interested in that side of it.

Essentially, dreams and nightmares are good for you.  We know this because research has proved the important role that dreaming plays in helping us store memory.  Your dreams are also like a friend offering you a piece of advice which, like some friends, you may choose to acknowledge or ignore.

Dreams are a personal message – designed and encrypted especially for you so that only you can decode it. Many cultures believe that dreaming is necessary to our health and wellbeing and when it comes to our dreams I believe they are so much more than just the subconscious rattlings of the mind. 

I talk about this in my book Answers in the Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal. You can find out more in the video below or order on Amazon.

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Published by Delphi Ellis

Therapeutic counsellor, well-being trainer and author working with grief and mental health, helping people get their sparkle back. Explores dreams on telly. Avid tea drinker. © Delphi Ellis - Helping You Sparkle™ 2006 - 21

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