Dream symbol Claustrophobia


fear of large or narrow places, panic, anxiety, claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is a term used in psychology. Generally, people use this word just the opposite, fear of enclosed, confined spaces, which is actually referred to by science as claustrophobia. This is manifested in the fear of being confined and not being able to free oneself. The effects of such panics can enormously limit and inhibit the life of the affected person.

Some such people avoid places like narrow elevators due to claustrophobia and prefer to take the stairs or stay away from crowded buses and crowds of all kinds. Or even driving through a tunnel can be a trigger for panicky states of this kind. So some anxiety reactions can be avoided but not all can cope. Others are in treatment of behavioral therapy or even given medication for it.

If one gets a panic fear reaction in a dream for this reason, it can be a feeling of dying a thousand deaths for the person concerned. Probably the dreamer even feels shortness of breath in the dream. One most likely wakes up from this nightmare drenched in sweat. The dreamer is advised to deal with limitation in life.

General dream interpretation

According to the general dream interpretation, claustrophobia represents the feeling of constriction . This dream refers to a lack of suitable opportunities for self-development. The dreamer makes an attempt to escape from this situation, which symbolizes for the real life of the person concerned that he is trying to free himself from a very tricky situation and thus the redeeming change can occur. The claustrophobic dream reflects the energy and strength that change requires at all levels.

If one is in a large gathering of people and feels cramped and panicky, this is considered an indication of limited perceptual potential. This dream image also represents the indication that the person concerned would be well advised to broaden his horizon and to dissolve peculiarities such as ignorance and arrogance, which arise from a narrow mental perspective.

Psychological dream interpretation

"Claustrophobia" in psychological dream interpretation illustrates an inner conflict and resistance. A part of the dreamer's personality is pushing for acceptance and acceptance and does not want to be further repressed. The constricting space symbolizes this inner limitation, where one can hardly catch one's breath.

Suppressed fears, traumatic events and the like can come to the surface of consciousness through this dream image. This claustrophobia dream serves as a cry for help, expressed from the subconscious, calling for sincere confrontation with hidden aspects.

Crowdedness in large crowds indicates that the dreamer is plagued by insecurity or has an unstable personality. He fears to be exposed in front of others in the social environment. On the other hand, this dream symbol can also indicate that the person is afraid of being surrounded by many people. That is why he prefers to be alone, avoids big events, has everything under control and creates his own space at his own discretion.

If you feel panic when you are in an elevator or tunnel, according to the psychological interpretation, it reflects a real claustrophobia, which should not be taken lightly, and in view of this it would be positive to undergo treatment.

Spiritual dream interpretation

The spiritual interpretation of the dream image of claustrophobia calls upon the dreamer to exercise self-discipline. This serves as a support for the person to stay focused and on the ball. The appearing phobia in the dream symbolizes the mental barriers and resistances that the dreamer should overcome.


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