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50 Hidden Meanings Behind the Most Common Dreams

Reader's Digest Logo By Erin Kayata of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 51: Your dreams can say a lot about you and even your health. But dream interpretation can be tricky. During the day, you're living a totally normal life, but by night your dreams may be filled with flying, get lost in strange houses, even being chased. Experts say these fantastical dream motifs can reveal a lot about your real life. 'Most of us in the field of mental health today take an eclectic, or inclusive, approach to helping clients interpret their dreams, using many techniques rather than just relying on stock symbols,' says Arlene B. Englander LCSW, MBA. 'There are certain dreams that tend to be frequently reported, however, and that may often pinpoint certain issues that the client is trying to work through on a subconscious or preconscious level.'

What was that dream all about anyway?

Your dreams can say a lot about you and even your health. But dream interpretation can be tricky. During the day, you're living a totally normal life, but by night your dreams may be filled with flying, get lost in strange houses, even being chased. Experts say these fantastical dream motifs can reveal a lot about your real life. 'Most of us in the field of mental health today take an eclectic, or inclusive, approach to helping clients interpret their dreams, using many techniques rather than just relying on stock symbols,' says Arlene B. Englander LCSW, MBA. 'There are certain dreams that tend to be frequently reported, however, and that may often pinpoint certain issues that the client is trying to work through on a subconscious or preconscious level.'
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