Psychologist Questions Dreams

What does being chased in a dream mean?

I dreamt last night that I was being chased by someone, someone that I didn't know, in the woods. I was constantly running in my dream and it didn't seem like I had a destination in mind. What could this mean?

5 Answers

My belief is that some issues in life, i.e., decisions, fears, etc., are closing in on you and are increasingly difficult to escape from. Being able to postpone or avoid them are much more difficult.
Hello, and dreams, we are often working through the residue of the day. Without a larger context of your life, it could mean that there is something that you would like to escape, a situation or relationship perhaps. Was the dream upsetting to you? Some people like to keep a dream journal and jot down their dream experience, which can be interesting, and also therapeutic.
Were I sitting alone with you in my office and you told me that, the first thing I would want to know is whether you were exposed to something threatening, probably as a child, that now wants your attention, given you are now safe. We don't get to ignore something traumatic indefinitely. If we do, it chases us down. Facing it, feeling it, crying or screaming to let it out, is healing. You sound ready to face it.
Insecurities that we have show up in dreams. Try not to worry about it so much! It should go away when what is bothering you goes away
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