Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Oh wow, this is pretty useful. What struck me was defining real threats and imagined threats. This sort of reframing of the situation is literally the go-to during my cognitive behavioral therapy sessions and though I’m still not great at doing it, it does help in terrifying situations. This is sort of grounding for me as well, to realize that some of the threats I perceive are either made up or just speculation. It’s pretty amazing what reframing can do to a person’s attitudes and motivations.
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