Meanings of Dreams

Jane's Dream

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Welcome to our Meanings of Dreams section. This true dream story is from the case files of John:

'It is amazing how, upon an individual entering therapy, that the subconscious makes its mark. It is my earnest belief that at the start of psychological intervention of any sort, the therapist should insist that the patient detail their dreams from that point on. This story may emphasise why...

Jane entered therapy due to a long-standing generalized anxiety disorder. In turn, this led to her needing to assume control over her environment in every respect. At the first session she stated she was not interested in being “analysed”, she insisted that “if there’s a pill to fix it just give it to me”.

Nothing I said in that session could convince her of the importance of exploring her past.

I didn’t see Jane again until about 3 months later. This time, she was different. She walked in, sat down, and calmly stated she was ready to begin dealing with her past. I asked what had transpired to initiate such a dramatic shift to which she disclosed the following...

“I was really pissed off last time I came here. I was angry at you because I felt like you didn’t listen to what I wanted; what I thought I needed. But for a few months after that I kept having this recurring dream. It didn’t happen every night but it would come whenever I thought about you and what you said.”

“So what was the dream?”

“I kept seeing the collapse of the wall in Germany and my mother looking on in fear. Not in terror, but just a sort of fear that exuded from her soul. As if she was always in fear. It was her, normally, if that makes sense?”

I nodded, “And what did you make of this?”

“Absolutely nothing at first. Then on my birthday my brother got me a CD. It was Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”. I couldn’t work out why he would buy me this because I have never really listened to them. I just put the CD on my dresser and didn’t give it another thought. One day I was cleaning up and I went to put the CD away. Before I did I looked on the back and saw the song, “Mother”. Again, I didn’t think anything of it and I had the same dream that night. Except this time it was REALLY intense. As if it were trying to tell me something. I woke up the next morning and was sitting have a coffee when it dawned on me; the Berlin Wall, mother. You know? Pink Floyd “The Wall”, “Mother”. I ran to get the CD and put it in my player and listened to that song. When it finished I knew I had to make an appointment to see you...”

The lyrics to Pink Floyd’s, “Mother” are below:

Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb
Mother do you think they'll like the song
Mother do you think they'll try to break my balls
Ooooh aah, Mother should I build a wall
Mother should I run for president
Mother should I trust the government
Mother will they put me in the firing line
Ooooh aah, is it just a waste of time
Hush now baby, baby don't you cry
Mama's gonna make all of your
Nightmares come true
Mama's gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama's gonna keep you right here
Under her wing
she won't let you fly but she might let you sing
Mama will keep baby cosy and warm
Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe
Of course Mama's gonna help build the wall

Mother do think she's good enough for me
Mother do think she's dangerous to me
Mother will she tear your little boy apart
Oooh aah, mother will she break my heart
Hush now baby, baby don't you cry
Mama's gonna check out all your girl friends for you
Mama won't let anyone dirty get through
Mama's gonna wait up till you get in
Mama will always find out where
You've been
Mamma's gonna keep baby healthy and clean
Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe
You'll always be a baby to me
Mother, did it need to be so high?

Jane was one of the most motivated patients I have ever had in therapy. Her dedication to overcoming the anxieties and fears about the world instilled by her mother helped her embark on a happier life.'

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