Okay, now I’ve remembered a dream(s).
How do I record them?
When writing down your dream:
- Tell your dream like you’re telling me a story, including people, sights, sounds, etc.
- Include your associations with people, places and things in the dream. For example…”and I see Mike.”
- Who is Mike?
- Include 2-3 words to describe Mike.
- How do you feel about Mike?
So, “…and I see Mike, 32, (brother-in-law, nice guy, good father; I respect him) or (brother-in-law, judgmental, critical; uncomfortable around him.)
- If someone is speaking in the dream, put in quotes exactly what is said, to the best of your recall.
- For all people in your dreams, including yourself, include the ages, even if it’s different from waking reality.
- I will always ask you how you are feeling about some aspect of your dream: excited? sad? afraid? angry? some other feelings? So if you remember how you felt in the dream, add that as well.
Sometimes we may only recall a small piece of the dream, some image or moment. That’s okay, too. It can be quite remarkable what can be opened up with a dream of only a few words. So don’t feel you have to have a long action-packed dream.