06 Oct Techniques to Remember Dreams
The subconscious mind is an extremely strong vessel of messages, symbols and images. During our waking state, the conscious mind is working overtime to block these pictures, thoughts and interpretations. When we fall into a deep sleep state, we enter into what is called the delta wave phase and this is coupled with quick waves that makes outside noises difficult to hear and the body relaxed enough to pass out. It is here that dreams take effect in various forms.
There are lucid, vivid, prophetic, recurring and healing dreams. These are a few examples of the different types of dreams that occur. Due to length constraints of this article, there will be no definitions of each of the various dreams mentioned above. This is why it makes it rather difficult to interpret and analyze dreams effectively on your own. There are a number of dream dictionaries on the market. These books although used as a tool can be generic sometimes and one subject’s interpretation of a car in a dream can be completely different to another’s. Sanlyn Wellness is well versed in guiding clients through understanding dreams and their meanings.
1. Technique One
The first step in understanding this process of dream interpretation is to learn firstly to teach oneself to remember dreams in detail. One such technique is to use self hypnotic suggestions over a period of three weeks, saying them in your head ten times just prior to falling into REM (rapid eye movement) sleep state. This state is the phase of sleep when you are dozing in and out of waking awareness. This will help train the mind to recollect the symbols, stories and images in greater detail upon wakening.
2. Technique Two
The second step upon wakening is to free associate (take one image from the dream and connect it to something in your life), so that picture helps you to remember the content of the entire dream without your conscious mind coming in to protect you and causing you to forget it as you move your body upon wakening.
3. Technique Three
The third step is to keep a dream journal over a period of time, where you can write out the dreams and see whether there are common themes, images or associations taking place. This will help you see whether the dreams are giving you answers to your issues such as Anxiety that you may be experiencing at this time in your daily life.
Dream analysis is complex. The above techniques are just a tidbit of information in relation to actually understanding dreams in detail. Learning what kind of dream you are experiencing is vital and Lynton Friedman of Sanlyn Wellness has years of experience teaching and assisting clients make sense of their dreaming states. Email or call to book an appointment.TAKE THE FIRST STEP