Many people reported having dreams about hospitals and surgery. This appears to be a relatively common dream setting. Most of us are in some need of healing.
The healing may be physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual. By paying attention to this dream you may be able to identify the source of your pain, and where and how the healing needs to take place. Think about why you or someone else was in the hospital in the dream. You may ask yourself, “What is going on in the dream? What is the prognosis, and what is the cure?” Answering these questions in light of a situation or issue from your daily life could be very helpful and, at times, enlightening. Therefore, try not to get upset by your dream, but rather pay attention to its message. Superstition based dream interpretations suggest that if you are visiting a patient you will be receiving surprising news (good or bad), but if you are the patient, you may be currently overwhelmed by life and should ask others for help. See also: Pain... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Example: ‘I was a prisoner in a hospital, although there were no locked doors or bars. It was a psychiatric hospital, but we were allowed to believe we had a physical illness. I had been very ill, but was trying to escape* (Joan P). At the time of her dream Joan was feeling trapped in depression and also attending a therapy group. Hospital represents needing or being involved in a healing process of body or mind; worries about one’s health. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Depending on our attitude to hospitals, when one appears in a dream it can cither represent a place of safety, or a place where ones very being is threatened and we become vulnerable. Taken as a place of healing, it represents that aspect within ourselves that knows when respite is necessary from cares and troubles when we can allow ourselves to be cared for and nurtured and put back into one piece.
If we find hospitals threatening, it may be that we are conscious of the fact that we have to ‘let go’, to put ourselves at the mercy of others and allow things to happen for us, in order that a situation can be improved.
2- Dreaming of being in a hospital may be mentally creating a transition period between something that has not gone well, and an improved attitude where things can get better. ‘I’o be visiting someone in hospital indicates that we are aware that a part of ourselves is perhaps not well, is ‘dis-cased’ and needs attending to in order to give us clarity.
3- A healing environment where things can be brought into a state of balance is signified by a hospital.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Entering a hospital may represent concerns about your health and even suggest that you need to recover from a serious illness. It may bnng attention to the powers of the subconscious to heal and bnng balance back into the body. It may also signify the need to surrender to being cared for.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a hospital means good news, or visiting a sick friend. Lying in the hospital: a good friend is getting you out of a difficult situation. You are very sick: take a moment and rethink plans you made—they won’t work! Leaving a hospital: you are going to start a business; you are emotionally independent.
Depth Psychology: The Illness in a dream is a sign of your anxiety.
If you are not actually sick, the dream may refer to a conflict between your feelings, thoughts, and actions.
The hospital represents the help you receive in solving problems and overcoming obstacles. See Sanatorium.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams that take place in a hospital represent that you are healing, repairing, or nursing back to health a sick or wounded aspect of yourself; hospicing the old and midwifing the new.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A healing environment where things can be brought into a state of balance is signified by a hospital. Spiritually it symbolizes a safe environment, where the energy that we need is available to us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of being in a hospital as a patient may be mentally creating a transition period between something that has not gone well, and an improved attitude where things can get better.
To dream of visiting someone in hospital indicates that there is an imbalance or depletion in us, is ‘dis-eased’ and needs attending to in order to give us clarity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Depending on our attitude to hospitals, when one appears in a dream it can either represent a place of safety, or a place where our very being is threatened and we become vulnerable. Taken as a place of healing, it represents that aspect within ourselves that knows when respite is necessary from cares and troubles – when we can allow ourselves to be cared for and nurtured and put back into one piece.
If we find hospitals threatening, it may be that we are conscious of the fact that we have to ‘let go’, to put ourselves at the mercy of others and allow things to happen for us, in order that a situation can be improved.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a hospital are logical to employees and the medical staff connected with this marvelous institution. They are also common to sick people, but to those who are apparently not ill, a dream of a hospital indicates a fear of confinement, perhaps death itself.
If the dreamer is in a hospital bed with the attendance of nurses, the dream is significant of a type of helplessness with a wish to have people wait upon him (or her).... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(Dinner; Food) In a dream, hospitality means getting together for a charitable cause or to perform good deeds. Ifone invites people for a dinner and they eat to full satisfaction in the dream, it means that he will preside over them. Preparing a guest room in one’s house in a dream means the arrival of a long awaited traveller. (Also see Food; Guest; Invitation; Table)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Insane asylum; Hell-fire; Lunatics; Prison) In a dream, a mental hospital or an insane asylum represents a bathhouse, or a sauna which is the dwelling of evil spirits, the place of uncovering one’s private parts, or showing unpleasant conduct in public.
A mental hospital in a dream also represents a training school, caring for children’s education, teaching children to behave themselves, a place of learning, a school, a playground, a place of clamor and noise, using vile words, stealing money, or separation from one’s family and children.
If a deceased person is seen in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he is dwelling in hell-fire, for a mental hospital sometime uses force with its patients and ties them up, or imprisons them. Ifone sees himself in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he might go to jail for a crime he committed. Mixing with lunatics and insane people in a dream also means imprisonment and mixing with criminals, or it could mean falling sick, or dyingfrom a terminal illness.
If a poor person sees himself inside a mental hospital in a dream, it means financial success, receiving outside help, comfort and joy in his life. (Also see Insanity)... Islamic Dream Interpretation