Defence, Dream Interpretation

mechanisms Although the dream process attempts to release difficult emotions, trauma and past experience, most people have inbuilt mechanisms which prevent this spontane­ous healing activity. It is natural to pull our hand away from a hot surface because of the pain. We do this ‘without thinking’. Similarly we unconsciously pull away from any painful or frightening emotions, even though it may be in our best inter­ests to release or integrate them.

The non-release leads to physical tension; a massive use of energy to contain such emotions, and even development of physical illness. Resis­tance may also be in the form of not wanting to change, fear of the new; feeling threatened by fresh views of life or any questioning of the values one has long lived by.

To free one­self from such resistances needs a positive motivation and the learning of new psychological and even physical skills, as presented in forms of psychotherapy.

Defence | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Defence

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Defending anything in a dream is protecting it spiritually, perhaps from contamination or from penetration. Defending any type of sacred space would have this meaning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Defending our position suggests that there is a conflict of some sort in us, maybe of ideas or principles.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Putting up a defence, perhaps a wall or barrier, signifies that we feel threatened in some way. We may have to justify our position over a situation in our waking lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman is defending herself in a dream she is guarding against some kind of ‘assault’, often of her own private space.

If a man has such a dream, it shows he will defend against his own vulnerability.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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