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People who are therapists have dreams about their clients.

It should come as no surprise that many psychotherapists dream about their patients. We often dream about what we’ve done and who we’ve been with. Many therapists who took part in a new study said they had had dreams like this.

They asked 13 student psychotherapists to write down their dreams for the whole time they worked at a community clinic – either for one or two years. It ranged from 6 to 150 dreams a year, and the percentage was about clients ranged from 0 to 0.19. (average 0.06). When they were done with a client they had dreamed about; the therapists took part in an interview with the researchers about their dreams and what they had learned from them.

Dream About My Therapist

The student therapists said their dreams about their clients were disturbing and often depicted their difficulties in therapy. “Dreams may have been away for therapists to work through their problems with these clients,” the researchers said.

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Even though the dreams about clients were unpleasant, they turned out to be good. Therapists talked about how their clients’ goals led them to valuable ideas. One example: A female therapist dreamed that she was in a circus and her client was on the back of an elephant. As the other riders and their elephants left, the therapist and her client stayed in the middle of the ring. When the therapist talked about her client, she said she looked like a dummy and didn’t talk to anyone else. People have dreams, and dreams can make people think about their clients’ depression and whether or not they’ve tried to make them happy and optimistic. Another thing it did was make the therapist realize that she cared about her client, that her client was willing to try new things, but that she (the therapist) had to change her pace and tone.


Dream About My Therapist

In their study, Hill and her coworkers looked at the dreams of therapists and found that, even though the plans were “distressing,” they were still valuable because the therapists were able to apply what they learned to their clinical work.

Therapists didn’t seem to talk about their dreams for clients with their supervisors. The researchers said that therapy training programs should emphasize working with plans under supervision because of clients’ apparent insights from their goals. Another suggestion: They wanted to see if therapists who use other approaches like CBT or psychoanalysis also dream about their clients and if they find it helpful.

The researchers said that their study had some flaws, like the small sample size and the therapists who took part kept dream journals, which may have led them to pay more attention to their dreams than they usually do. They didn’t doubt that the therapists’ claims that their plans had been suitable for therapy were genuine. More scientific readers will probably want more proof before believing this is true.

Dream About My Therapist

I feel like I have to write about this again because I can’t sleep without thinking about her again. You still have 12 days until your next therapy session, and I need to get this stuff out of my system before I build up a list of dreams and say, “So, err… I dreamt about you every night for two weeks…'” at your first session back.

After last year’s three-week Christmas break, the first thing that came out of my mouth was, “Do you think I have BPD?.” A part of me always thinks it’s creepy to tell my therapist that I’ve dreamed about her a lot. I’m sure she would be okay with that. It’s even worse if it happens over and over again.


It’s not surprising that I have dreams about my therapist when I can’t see her, when I feel uneasy in the relationship, or when there has been a break-up.

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