Dreams tied to grief are normal, can be helpful
The disclosure invariably begins with, "This may sound crazy." That's how psychologist Jeffrey Schweitzer, PhD, can tell a bereaved person is about to relay a story about a dream featuring their deceased loved one. Schweitzer, the primary psychologist at the Upstate Cancer Center, has researched the role of dreams during the bereavement process. He says dreams featuring loved ones can be helpful as a person copes with loss.