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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

HOSPITALS : Hospitals of course can link to real illnesses that we are suffering. They can show that we are trying to get a cure for colds, sore throats and bad backs. Yet they can symbolise much more. In many cases they will represent some emotional illness that we are suffering such as heartbreak. But hospitals can also symbolise the healthiness of some aspect of your life - is a relationship healthy or unhealthy?

Hospitals can also reflect moments when you deeply examine your own life. Doctors can be deeply probing and demand that you give them honesty.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Are you currently suffering from some illness?
- Is someone close to you suffering from an illness?
- Do you feel fragile emotionally right now?
- In what ways are you trying to make your life generally more healthy and happy?

KEY WORDS : Illness, support, care, healthy, improve(write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I have been monitoring my illness"
- "needing tender loving care"
- "that could make life much better"
- "Is this relationship really healthy?"


SEE ALSO : Doctors :Houses : Mansions : Colleges : factories : Beautiful Houses : Hotels : Castles : Schools : Shops
DREAM STUDIES : Hospitals :Houses : Large buildings : Schools and Colleges : factories : Castles : Shops : Hospitals
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of Hospitals in dreams?

Hospitals in dreams can simply be literal symbols associated with real illnesses. But in many cases the hospital is a symbol of emotional ill health. So the dream is about how you are trying to understand what is wrong with you and how you can cure it.

Often hospitals can be associated with deep examinations of your feelings and your own situation. They refer to moments when you accept a deep probing form of questioning because its aimed at making your life better. E.g.

"I know I need to get a job but sometimes all the probing questions they ask me really get me down. But I know its necessary to make my life better"[Dream symbol - hospital surgery] [the dream on which this quote is based is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I was forced into a conversation of a rather deep nature about my ex. I don't like exploring deep feelings. But I suppose it helped clear the air"[Dream symbol - hospital]

"I got all emotional at a wedding. I wanted to feel better about my own life. Such things make you examine your own life in detail."[Dream symbol - hospital]

In some cases dreams of hospital will link to real illnesses and ailments. E.g.

"I still feel unwell but I really have to be fit and ready for this interview at work"[Dream Dictionary - hospital]

"I have just started my period - it was particularly heavy"[Dream symbol - hospital]

Often hospitals are associated with a need to cure some little emotional ailment. Maybe you feel down or upset because of something. E.g.

"Then I realised how upset I was. She was blaming me for all that happened"[Dream symbol - hospital]

"I was very upset by the break up but had a laugh with some friends to help CHEER ME UP"[Dream Dictionary - cross between hospital and youth hostel]

"I was feeling really down when the whole computer system went down. Until it was sorted life was going to be hell"[Dream Dictionary - going to hospital]

"I had been upset by my dogs death but have started to think it maybe best to get a new dog" [Dream Dictionary - hospital]

Hospitals symbolise the general health of lots of things. The healthiness of some aspect of your life. E.g.

"This job offer then could make my life much more healthier and more interesting"[Dream Dictionary - in hospital building]

"Both me and my sister have left are getting divorced. But I feel she is making better progress"[Dream Dictionary - hospital pregnancy tests]

The hospital could relate to the health and well being of others who you are concerned about. E.g.

"I realise that she could die at any moment. Maybe I should see my grandma in her final days"[Dream Dictionary - hospital]

"I have been trying to be nicer to some of my co-workers. Some of them are real cases."[Dream Dictionary - hospital and gift shop]

"I tried to keep my son engaged with the task but every now and again he got into a tantrum and NEEDED A HUG"[Dream Dictionary - nurse] "
DREAM TIP : The fact is that dreams represent your thoughts. So simply work the process in reverse. Look for evidence of your thoughts in your dreams. If for instance the day before was very stressful then look for evidence of that stress. Exactly which symbols could represent that stress.
THE DREAM I was lying there, in bed and all of a sudden these people appeared above me with a long tube thing, they looked like doctors but I'm not sure, anyway I knew this tube was going to be pushed into me, so they did, and it was painful, right into my shoulder, then I felt my chest start to fill up, felt like blood, during this whole dream I knew I wasn't awake but let it happen anyway as I felt like I needed this tube thing, it was the first time I've felt pain in a dream, it really hurt, I was lying there after the dream ended waiting for them to take it out but I couldn't be bothered and went back to sleep????? When I woke up I was quit stressful that it hadn't been taken out,

THE REALITY The dreamers husband and his parents had been trying to put pressure on her to find work. This was difficult for her because she did not know the language(French). Two days before the dream she got a phone call about a job. She was to receive a second phone call the night before the dream. In this she was being pressured to speak French. The phone call never came but she had been quite stressed about this.

DREAM ANALYSIS Dreams are very much linked to reality. Often a dream will link to the emotions that are freshest in our minds. If something was happening the day before then you are very likely to dream about this.

The dream featured an invasive medical procedure. In many cases we go to the doctor and face all sorts of invasive questioning and examinations. Such examinations are humiliating and stressful yet we feel we have to undergo these. In this case the dream is using the invasive medical examination and treatment as a symbol for an intense and personal examination that we face in a job interview.

In the dream the tubes had not been taken out. That possibly also links to reality. It symbolises the fact that the invasive examination is not over. The phone call may come at another time. She may also still feel the personal pressure to get a job from her husband and in laws. So its not over yet!

Symbolic Meanings
BED : "something that affects the dreamer very personally - in this case very personal and invasive questions "
DOCTOR : "having to answer openly and honestly even though this is humiliating"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am living with my husband in France. I do not speak the language and find it difficult to get a job. I had to do an interview over the phone last night(though it never happened in the end). I was worried about it and felt really quite stressed out by all the invasive questions I was expecting"

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING


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