Dream decoder explains meaning behind recurring dreams


Did the Summer Solstice give YOU visid dreams? Expert decodes hidden meanings on This Morning – from getting caught in tsunami to finding hidden rooms in your house

  • Dream decoder Theresa Cheung has uncovered the meanings behind people’s recurring dreams and what they are telling us
  • Appearing on This Morning today, Theresa spoke to callers who had been having the same dream for months, years and even decades
  • Chatting to Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Theresa explained the symbolism behind dreams about the home and the mouth
  • She added there has been a rise in people dreaming about relatives who have passed away since the beginning of the pandemic, which is a way of grieving 

A dream expert has explained the meaning behind our sleep adventures as people report having more vivid dreams during the Summer Solstice.

Dream decoder Theresa Cheung uncovered the potential meanings behind people’s dreams, from not being able to shut a door to being caught in a tsunami on today’s episode of This Morning. 

Theresa talked Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby through why people are having these recurring dreams and what the unconscious mind is trying to tell them.

Many astrologists claim the Summer Solstice is a time when dreams become more vivid for many people.

Astrologist and psychic Gillian Kemp previously told Femail that psychic powers are illuminated most brightly when the sun is at its zenith on the longest day of the year, which could explain the vivid dreams. 

She added it can also bring on dream premonitions for some people.

Calling into This Morning today, one woman named Carla said she had been having a recurring dream that she was chewing gum and couldn’t get it out of her mouth, no matter how much she pulled at it. 

She told the programme: ‘It’s like I have a chewing gum texture that’s filling my mouth, going around my teeth and travelling down my throat.

‘I’m constantly pulling it and pulling it to try and remove it and I can’t remove it.

‘I wake up gasping for air and choking.’  

Theresa noted it was a common dream which suggested there was something in Carla’s life she needed to come to terms with.

She also recommended making sure Carla, from Wiltshire, didn’t have any medical conditions that were causing her inability to breathe.

‘Gum is something you chew but you don’t digest,’ Theresa explained, adding it represented something the caller needed to digest in her life.

Dream decoder Theresa Cheung appeared on This Morning to talk about common dreams and what they mean as she reports people having more vivid dreams around the Summer Solstice

Dream decoder Theresa Cheung appeared on This Morning to talk about common dreams and what they mean as she reports people having more vivid dreams around the Summer Solstice

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby listened to the recurring dreams of callers who had been replaying the same stories in their sleep for months, years and even decades

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby listened to the recurring dreams of callers who had been replaying the same stories in their sleep for months, years and even decades  

The dream decoder also suggested Carla was ‘feeling stuck’ and needed to take a ‘leap of faith’.

She added: ‘Anything to do with the teeth and mouth is words, things that you’ve said.

‘Maybe something you think, ‘I could have said that differently’.’

Another woman who wrote in described a recurring dream where she is constantly trying to close the front door of her old house, but it keeps swinging open.

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According to Theresa, this runs along a similar theme.

She said: ‘It’s about something you need to deal with and face. You’re trying to shut the door on something in your life.

‘But your dreaming mind – which is your ‘nocturnal intuition’ – says, ‘No, you need to understand it first, process it’.’

She said there was most likely something in the woman’s past she needed to face – and ‘open the door’ to confront it.

One caller, called Donna, from Swansea, said she had been having the same recurring dream for 50 years since she was 10 years old.

She explained: ‘It’s just a tsunami that keeps coming on. Sometimes I can be looking at the wave and it doesn’t reach me, sometimes it follows me.

‘Sometimes it takes over the country if I’m on holiday and sometimes the world.’

Donna added she has only been caught in the wave a couple of times but she is able to breathe under the water and can often reach up and fly out of the sea.

Theresa analysed the dream as a classic example of Donna’s mind telling her she can handle whatever life throws at her.

She identified the tsunami as ‘unconscious emotion’ presenting itself.

The expert explained: ‘It’s your higher self calling you… the fact you can breathe underwater when the tsunami gets you is beyond exciting.’

She added: ‘You may sometimes feel at times that there’s a lot of pressure in your life. 

‘But your dreaming mind is saying you’ve got this.’

Chatting to Verity from Staffordshire, Philip Schofield said he shared the caller’s recurring dream about moving into a new house and finding a room they didn’t know existed.

‘Sometimes there can be something in the room like a ghost, but it’s not an unfrienly ghost,’ she explained.

Theresa noted she has seen an increase in people reporting dreams about dead relatives since the beginning of the pandemic, which she says is a way for the brain to process grief

Theresa noted she has seen an increase in people reporting dreams about dead relatives since the beginning of the pandemic, which she says is a way for the brain to process grief

Citing Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, Theresa noted the house is a symbol of the self.

Where moving into a new house might mean exploring aspects of a person’s sense of self, she said that finding a new room represented a new opportunity that may be presented.

After thousands of families lost loved ones during the pandemic, Theresa said she has seen an increase in clients reporting dreams about loved ones who have died.

Writing into the programme to talk about his dreams, a man called Damien told of how he’s repeatedly dreaming about relatives who have passed away.

Citing research from the University of Northampton, Theresa explained this is often a way for the brain to process grief.

She said: ‘You don’t wake up sad thinking, ‘Oh it was just a dream’.

‘It’s a way of realising they are still alive in your heart.’

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