Why Hypnosis and Dreams ?

The combination of dream work and hypnosis is truly a profound and transforming experience where the healing nature of dreams, and the potential of hypnosis as a therapeutic and personal growth tool, comes to the fore. This type of regression is recommended to anyone wishing to seek self-knowledge and actualisation. Even a sliver of a memory of a dream can be useful in this work. This is an exciting and ever so personal exploration of your subconscious mind where you get to unlock and know the secrets of your dreams.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Analysing dreams

You cannot begin to understand your dreams until you remember them. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is to keep a dream diary. Over time you will find that you begin to gain an insight into your dream world, and into some of the events that influence your life. You will also become more familiar with the images of your unconscious mind and will begin to recognize and understand your own symbols.

Keeping a dream diary
Buy a notebook specifically for this purpose and keep it with a pen by your bed at all times. That means that even if you wake up in the middle of the night you can scribble down your recollections of your dream, or dreams, immediately. It might also be useful to keep a torch by your bed.

As soon as you wake up and before you start writing close your eyes for a few seconds and try to recapture some of the images in your dream. Most dreams are a series of images and remembering one could trigger the recollection of a sequence. If you can't recall any images, try to remember how you were feeling as this, too could trigger a fragment of a dream.

Now start writing. You could use the left hand page of the notebook to record the dream and the right hand page for your subsequent notes and comments. It is essential that you write your dream diary before you do anything else in the morning, so as to make it a habit. The more conscious you are in waking life, the more unconscious you will be of your dream world and any activity such as having a shower or making a cup of coffee will shift your concentration and dissipate the dream.

Try to include as much detail as possible, even the parts which don't seem to be relevant or don't make sense to you. Writing in the present tense will make the dream seem more immediate.
Once the bones of a dream have been recorded you can begin to flesh them out. One approach is to look at the dream in categories. For example  you could analyse it under the following headings:

Significance:  Is there a direct link between the dream and the day's events? Or does the dream reflect something from your past life?

Theme:  Did the dream have a main theme running through it? Were you running away?  Is it a recurrent dream?

Setting:  Where did the dream take place ?

People:  List the cast of chracters

Feelings:  Make a note of any emotions you experienced in the dream. Were you angry, scared or frustrated?

Words or phrases:  Did any words or phrases in the dream jump out or seem to have particular significance?

Other notes:  Was a particular color, time of day or season important in your dream?

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