C. G. Jung on Dream Functions

C. G. Jung on Dream Functions

Dreams for Carl Jung are a balancing act of the whole psyche between its unconscious and conscious parts. Dreams are Compensatory. “whereby those thoughts, inclinations, and tendencies which in conscious life are too little valued, come spontaneously into action...
Esther Bick on Containment and D. W. Winnicott on Mirroring

Esther Bick on Containment and D. W. Winnicott on Mirroring

Below I’ve written about two models, one from Esther Bick and the other from Donald Winnicott, for understanding early psychological development in the relation between the infant and the mother or primary caregiver. I have also attached a chart to summarize...
Sigmund Freud on Which Part of Us Dreams

Sigmund Freud on Which Part of Us Dreams

What is sleep on a symbolic level? “Sleep is a return…to the womb.”1 This is why dreams are the “guardian of sleep.” Contact with the external world is broken and cathexes of internal organs are withdrawn. These act undergird, for Freud, what occurs in the “instinct...
Masud Khan on Dream Space

Masud Khan on Dream Space

The Function of Dreams “[T]he dreams help us to get in touch with the unconscious fantasies and object relationships as well as reveal to us… the preconscious defence mechanisms of the ego which are not otherwise accessible to observation or through… introspective...