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Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P

Posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 12:47:23

Hehe, I didn't know where to put this. I'm posting it to psychology cuz I've seen dreams being posted here before.

Anyways, I had this wierd dream that PB was a university course with a huge online component. Dr. Bob was the professor. He would post difficult assignment questions for us to solve. He was a very strict professor...he expected everyone to attend all classes, complete all assignments on time and to study very hard and do well in his class. His latest assignment asked us to solve a question regarding schizophrenia and wave functions and something about oscillations. That totally doesn't make sense at all. LOL

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl

Posted by alexandra_k on May 22, 2005, at 16:11:05

In reply to Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P, posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 12:47:23

Heh heh.

I think you might need to go back to school...
It might be a way of getting out of the fast-food thingie (are you still having to do that???)
When does the next semester begin???

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl

Posted by Tamar on May 22, 2005, at 16:26:43

In reply to Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P, posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 12:47:23

> Hehe, I didn't know where to put this. I'm posting it to psychology cuz I've seen dreams being posted here before.
>
> Anyways, I had this wierd dream that PB was a university course with a huge online component. Dr. Bob was the professor. He would post difficult assignment questions for us to solve. He was a very strict professor...he expected everyone to attend all classes, complete all assignments on time and to study very hard and do well in his class. His latest assignment asked us to solve a question regarding schizophrenia and wave functions and something about oscillations. That totally doesn't make sense at all. LOL

How did you feel in the dream? Were you doing well in the class? Or were you struggling?

Do you feel you use PB for research into your own mental health?

And do you fear you might 'fail the class' in some way? Or do you feel you're engaging competently with your peers on PB?

Did you want to please Dr Bob, or did you feel his demands were excessive (in your dream)? I suspect that Dr Bob, as the professor in your dream, might represent an aspect of yourself that you feel has high expectations.

If you think of PB as a class, maybe you feel there are expectations you need to meet, or that it's hard work. But, metaphorically speaking, if you signed up for the class then you are probably capable of passing. In other words, I hope you feel you belong here, and that you are finding fulfilment. The main point of school work (in my view) is that you learn something useful and interesting. It can be challenging at times, but you need that challenge in order to assimilate your learning. And maybe PB is similar. You can learn a lot here. I know I have!

Tamar

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P alexandra_k

Posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 16:38:35

In reply to Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl, posted by alexandra_k on May 22, 2005, at 16:11:05

> Heh heh.
>
> I think you might need to go back to school...
> It might be a way of getting out of the fast-food thingie (are you still having to do that???)
> When does the next semester begin???

Yes, there is no way I'm dropping out of uni until after I at least get my B.Sc.

Classes don't start until the fall. Unfortunately, there aren't any science courses in the summer at the university I attend.

The fast food thing isn't going to be THAT bad...I mean, I hate it and all (I worked at a fast food place once when I was younger)...but it would be temporary. My uncle just needs someone who knows how the work the cash register at least until his wife learns to. (My aunt doesn't really speak English and has never worked as a cashier). I would just be helping them out a bit...and it would be nice to get some income coming in. It might even motivate me enough to start looking for a more substantial job. It probably won't be a very stressful job either...not much is required of me.

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Tamar

Posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 17:02:52

In reply to Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl, posted by Tamar on May 22, 2005, at 16:26:43

> How did you feel in the dream?

Hmmm...I think I a little overwhelmed because the professor expected so much from me. At the same time, I was glad that the prof. thought I was capable of succeeding in the course.

> Were you doing well in the class? Or were you struggling?

I think I had the feeling that I wasn't doing as well as I was capable of doing.

> Do you feel you use PB for research into your own mental health?

Yes, that and to socialize...to be a part of something.

> And do you fear you might 'fail the class' in some way? Or do you feel you're engaging competently with your peers on PB?

The class was pretty small...I don't remember engaging with anyone in particular. I had the feeling that they all felt the same way as I did...they all thought the class was very challenging and that we were all going to have to struggle a bit with the tough assignments.

> Did you want to please Dr Bob, or did you feel his demands were excessive (in your dream)?

His demands were very high, but not excessive because he knew his class was capable of meeting the standards. I kind of liked that his standards were so high because it meant that he did believe I was capable of meeting them.

> I suspect that Dr Bob, as the professor in your dream, might represent an aspect of yourself that you feel has high expectations.

Very interesting...I do have very high expectations of myself. I tend to be extremely critical of myself as well. It is difficult to balance the two in a way that does not always lead to excessive avoidance.

One part that stood out very much in my dream was the assignment Prof. Bob :-) give me. I thought it was wierd how it was a question about mental illness that had to be solved mathematically...a physics-type question. Hehe, I've had one too many nightmares about chemistry and physics exams! I'm 100% sure I'll have them again when school nears again. Usually it's about me not being able to find my class or having to write an organic chemistry or physics exam on the very first day of class...terrifying!
Nightmares about murders and monsters just cannot compare!

> If you think of PB as a class, maybe you feel there are expectations you need to meet, or that it's hard work. But, metaphorically speaking, if you signed up for the class then you are probably capable of passing.

I certainly hope so! :-)

Or...it could have just been a silly little dream :-P

Thank-you Tamar for the dream analysis!...very interesting stuff.

jenny

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl

Posted by daisym on May 22, 2005, at 19:42:44

In reply to Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Tamar, posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 17:02:52

It strikes me that you might want to be able to solve (your?) mental health problems in a (more?) scientific way -- learning the formulas and passing the test.

I wish it was more like math, I can make sense out of math. 1 + 2 never equals 4 1/3...:)

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl

Posted by Dinah on May 22, 2005, at 20:00:59

In reply to Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Tamar, posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 17:02:52

Tamar and Daisy are so good at this! I don't think I have anything to add. I'd never have been able to get that far. :)

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P daisym

Posted by Shy_Girl on May 22, 2005, at 20:09:00

In reply to Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl, posted by daisym on May 22, 2005, at 19:42:44

> It strikes me that you might want to be able to solve (your?) mental health problems in a (more?) scientific way -- learning the formulas and passing the test.

Hey, that makes a lot of sense! I've always liked to solve problems with definate answers...that's why I never did like English class much...too much subjective interpretation. I love it when I solve a problem. It seems like the problems I have with life are not so simple to solve...no clear answers...uncharted territory so to speak, and I'm not too confident about finding the solutions.

jenny

 

Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P - shygirl

Posted by alexandra_k on May 22, 2005, at 21:09:45

In reply to Re: Dream about Psycho-Babble :-P Shy_Girl, posted by alexandra_k on May 22, 2005, at 16:11:05

Hmm.
Sounds like the fast food thing is a good (temporary) idea...

Hmm... Solving mental health problems mathematically...
No science courses over the summer...

Do you have any options in your degree????

Ever thought of taking psychology?????

It could be fun
(thought hard work too, of course...)


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