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Perls Dream Theory

Perls Dream Theory

Frederick Perls was born in 1893 and he was the founder of the Gestalt Therapy.

The Gestalt Therapy is when you look for help to fix your emotions where you have void so that you can feel whole. Perls believed that dreams were where people felt rejected and where they disowned who they were.

He believed that all characters in your dreams represent who you are. If you dream about a tornado, you are the tornado, if you dream about a child, you are the child. You can even be a broken-down car or a book. He did not believe that dreams were universal or symbolic and he thought that dreams were different for each person.

If you have to discover who you are after being disowned, Perls believed that you should retell your dreams in the present tense and act out the dream.

He felt that talking about each part of your dream would leave you feeling better. He felt that you should reenact all parts of your dream and take on all of the different characters and objects. He felt that by starting a dialogue with the dream object that you could express what you are really feeling inside.

When you take a different role in your dream and act it out, Perls believed that you could realize feelings that you have buried, and your dream will come alive.

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