What does it mean to see an smothering / strangling / choking in a dream?

Smothering / Strangling / Choking Dream Meaning: From 1 Different Sources


Dreaming that you are having difficulty breathing and are in danger of dying as a result may carry important messages for the dreamer. This type of a dream experience is usually very frightening, and at times people are awakened from their dream due to the fear. This dream may have several different explanations and the catalysts may be forces from either within the individuals emotional and psychological makeup or circumstances on the outside of the individual.

The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation.

The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs, and feelings. Additionally, smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life and is feeling suffocated by a current problem.

To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it, think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Smothering / Strangling / Choking | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Smothering Strangling Choking

20 dream symbols found for this dream.

Choke / Choking

To dream that you are choking on an object, suggests that you may find it difficult to believe some advice, or accept what someone is telling you. If you are choking on food, then it may be an expression of your guilt about something. To dream that someone is choking you, means you are suppressing your feelings - you have difficulties in showing your fear, anger, or love. Alternatively, you may feel that you are being prevented or restricted from freely expressing yourself. If you dream that you are choking a person, you have feelings of aggression towards someone. You may also be trying to prevent something from being said or revealed. Also see “Heimlich Maneuver. ”... choke / choking dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Choking

If you are choking yourself in a dream it is an indication of a poor self-image. If you are choking someone else it can symbolize hatred for that person. If you are being choked in a dream the source can be the worries of the world and a pursuit of wealth, Matt. 13:22. If you are watching someone get strangled it can be a warning about a physical or spiritual attack on that person... choking dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Choking

Someone who is not being totally candid and honest (e. g. , “choking back words”). Having your own words return to haunt you. Something that is so sugar coated that it is impossible to swallow. Look further here and uncover the truth. ... choking dream meaning

The Language of Dreams

Choking

Good luck may be expected if you dream of choking, although it will come after some struggle. ... choking dream meaning

The Complete Dream Book

Choking

Strangely enough, it is a fortunate sign to find yourself Choking in your dream. ... choking dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book

Choking

If the dreamer is being choked, there is fear of some one in real life. If choking another, hatred of that person. ... choking dream meaning

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Choking

A situation in real life is crushing you emotionally and you are not able to overcome it on your own. Similarly, perhaps it is caused by a possessive partner or an overprotective father. All this hinders your psychological growth. It is very important that you restore the sense of identity in order to regain freedom of action. (See DROWNING)Superstition believes this dream announces sadness and poor health. ... choking dream meaning

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Choking

You are struggling to speak your mind and facing an overwhelming or dangerous block to effective communication. Any experience that connects with the neck and throat places us in the realm of communication. When someone is choking, their ability to speak is limited or even eliminated. Someone choking or being choked in a dream is dealing with communication issues that are intense enough to be, at least symbolically, a matter of life and death. Look to where issues of communication are connected to people, places, or things where the stakes feel very high. If you are choking someone else, consider that you may be trying to stifle a particular way of communicating in the world that may be out of control or not serving you in some way. ... choking dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Choking

Dreams in which you are fighting to breathe are usually to do with a sense that the external environment, or your inner attitudes or fears, are threatening to kill your pleasure in living. Dreams in which you feel you are being choked or strangled may suggest that that there is something in waking life that is choking, strangling or squeezing the life out of you—a job, a relationship or a situation. You feel stifled by people or circumstances and are not in control of either. Choking in dreams also suggests an inability to express yourself properly in waking life. There may be some kind of conflict or indecision about whether or not you should speak out or hold your tongue. If you struggled to breathe in a smoggy or smoke-filled atmosphere of a polluted dream environment, this could suggest that you are finding your reallife circumstances claustrophobic and stifling to your individuality and personal growth. Or do you feel that the demands of your job or lifestyle are killing your curiosity and creativity? If you were strangled by someone, this suggests you may be holding back feelings as most of our feelings create sounds, such as laughter or crying; an attack on the neck is thus an attempt to stifle these emotions. Whatever you decide caused you to fight for air in your dream, be it a positive or a negative influence, your unconscious was probably warning you to broaden your horizons and let some metaphorical ‘fresh air’ into your life. See also NIGHTMARES. ... choking dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Choking

Universal Landscape: An overwhelming or dangerous block to effective communication. Dreaming Lens: Were you choking in the dream? Was someone else? Were they choking on something they swallowed? Was the choking the result of a violent act perpetrated on one person by another. Were you choking someone? If so, who was it? If you or someone else was choking on food, was the choker rescued?Personal Focus: Any experience that connects with the neck and throat places us in the realm of communication. When someone is choking, their ability to speak is limited or even eradicated. Someone choking or being choked in a dream is dealing with communication issues that are intense enough to be, at least symbolically, a matter of life and death. If there is some thought or idea that you need to express in your life right now, a dream with this image indicates that there is some sort of block to that expression. This image is so violent that it is likely pointing to something that is very intense, to say the least. When exploring your interpretation, look to where issues of communication are connected to people, places, or things, and where the stakes feel very high. There are two categories that the idea of choking will fall into. You can choke on something you have ingested, such as food, beverage, or a small object. Or, the choking can be the aggressive act of another person attempting to stifle the breath and perhaps life out of the victim by stopping the flow of breath from passing into the lungs. Whatever the case, the key factor involved is the breakdown of the ability to communicate where the cost and impact could be so great as to cause death. In the first construct, where there is an object that is being choked in, the object itself needs to be considered as part of your interpretation. If it is food or drink, then some aspect of nurturance and self-care is not being acclimated properly. If it is any other type of object, what it is must be interpreted and that meaning should be incorporated into your perspective of why you are feeling blocked. If you are being attacked by someone, use the Character Aspect technique to identify what part of your personality is choking off your ability to express yourself. If you are choking someone else, consider that you may be trying to stifle a particular way of communicating in the world that may be out of control or not serving you in some way. (See also Strangling. )... choking dream meaning

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream

Choking

lucky numbers: 09-12-18-23-26-28being choked: physical symptoms caused by your undesirable impulse. children: recovery from conflicting decisions made growing up. of: your guilt causes you to punish yourself by not speaking the truth. others: extreme hostility causes an explosion that no one survives. ... choking dream meaning

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days

Choking 

See: Smothering ... choking  dream meaning

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Smothering

(See Extinguishing a fire)... smothering dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Smothering / Strangling / Choking

Dreaming that you are having difficulty breathing and are in danger of dying as a result may carry important messages for the dreamer. This type of a dream experience is usually very frightening, and at times people are awakened from their dream due to the fear. This dream may have several different explanations and the catalysts may be forces from either within the individuals emotional and psychological makeup or circumstances on the outside of the individual. The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation. The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs, and feelings. Additionally, smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life and is feeling suffocated by a current problem. To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it, think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you. ... smothering / strangling / choking dream meaning

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangle / Strangling

To dream about strangling someone, or being strangled yourself, means you have been hiding an important part of your personality - one that you need to express to be happy - just to please someone in real life. ... strangle / strangling dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Strangling

(1) If you are doing the strangling, it probably means you are not allowing some part of yourself to express or fulfil itself. (2) If you are being strangled, there is probably something in your life that is denying you the fulfilment and satisfaction you want or need. ... strangling dream meaning

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

Strangling

If someone strangles you, maybe there is something in your life that restricts you emotionally. If you strangle someone, it is probably the way to show your frustration toward that person. Also, that person can be an aspect of yourself that you do not let emerge. Tradition says that if you ask for a wish after having this dream your request will be fulfilled. ... strangling dream meaning

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Strangling

You are feeling constricted in areas of communication. Since strangling involves cutting off the air supply at the neck, communication is the focus of the interpretation of any dream with this image in it. It is important to recognize that there is a specific intention associated with strangling, which is to cause death. Any death in a dream should be considered a transformation of such magnitude that an inevitable rebirth must surely follow. Strangling necessitates that two people are involved, which means that you should consider the other person as a character aspect of yourself. If you are the aggressor, then the person you are choking is a part of your personality that you are attempting to or needing to stifle. ... strangling dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Strangling

A dream about strangling someone or being strangled may indicate that the dreamer is denying a vital aspect of his or her expression, and thus satisfaction, in life. ... strangling dream meaning

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Strangling

Universal Landscape: Deliberate constriction of communication and/or life force. Dreaming Lens: Were you being strangled in your dream? Were you strangling someone else? Who else was involved? Were you witnessing something that was occurring between two other people? Was the strangling fatal?Personal Focus: Since strangling involves cutting off the air supply at the neck, communication is the focus of the interpretation of any dream with this image in it. It is important to recognize that there is a specific intention associated with strangling that is to cause death. Any death in a dream should be considered a transformation of such magnitude, that an inevitable rebirth must surely follow. Strangling necessitates that two people are involved, which means you should consider the other person as a Character Aspect of yourself. If you are the aggressor, then the person you are choking is a part of your personality that you are attempting to or needing to stifle. You will have to decide if this is because you actually need to silence an inner voice that doesn’t serve you, or if your unconscious is expressing fear around an idea that wants to be expressed that you are not quite ready to listen to. If you are being choked, look at who is attacking you. This represents some element of your psyche that is rising up and attempting to silence you or rob you of the breath of life. If you are witnessing two other people engaged in this act, use the Character Aspect technique to identify what parts of yourself are involved in some sort of inner turmoil. This conflict is likely going to be about one way of being (the strangler) attempting to control, stifle, or eliminate another way of being (the victim). (See also Choking. )... strangling dream meaning

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream