Cover of book which details book title and a black and white photograph of Sigmund Freud - Interpretation of DreamsThis learning session introduces Freud’s key ideas about dreams.

Format: Zoom meeting OR in-person session
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: £150 (in person, plus admission)* / £100 (online)**
Suitability: KS5***
Availability: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

* in-person sessions can be booked as part of a learning visit
** reductions available for multiple classes
*** can be tailored to KS4 and HE students

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Session description

“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.”Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams provides a groundbreaking theory of dreams and an innovative method for interpreting them that captivates readers to this day.

Freud’s theory of dreams is also one of the best ways to grasp Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis in a practical way.

This online session will guide you through Freud’s theory of dreams. Using plenty of sample dreams, we will closely follow how Freud builds his argument that dreams are the disguised fulfilments of repressed infantile wishes.

In this session:

  • Freud’s method of interpreting dreams
  • Freud’s theory of dreams
    • Wish-fulfilment
    • Manifest and latent content
    • Dream distortion
    • The role of childhood and the unconscious
  • What Freud’s theory tells us about the mind
  • Plenty of time for discussion and debate!

Please note: this is not a dream-interpretation workshop and participants will not be able to discuss their own dreams.

Feedback on this session

“The session worked brilliantly, we will be booking another one soon.”

“We are based an hour and a half away and have a large cohort so this is a really good way for students to access extra curricular content.”

Made to measure!

‘Freud and Dreams’ has been devised as an enrichment session for A Level Psychology students, but can be tailored for KS4 and HE students, either as an introduction to the topic or to consolidate classroom learning.

We use a flexible format and adjust each session to the interests and abilities of each group. Let us know your requirements when you book!

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