Tips for Recording your Dreams
1.Record the dream in your dream journal in as much detail as possible.
2.Write down briefly anything significant.
What aspect of this dream is most interesting? fascinating? scary?
In this dream, what are you doing?
What feelings are associated with each action? Be specific.
What actions are complete or incomplete?
What feelings are resolved or unresolved?
What are the major patterns in the dream? Note especially similarities, contrasts, repetitions, transformations, and hybrid images.
How are these patterns related to your waking life?
What are the major symbols in this dream?
Who are the major characters in this dream?
What would you most like to change in this dream?
What would you most like to avoid n this dream?
Where in this dream is information still missing?
Feelings still unresolved or unexpressed? Choices narrowly limited?
3. Give the dream a title.
4. Draw a sketch, cartoon or map of the central issue of the dream.
5. Write down any immediate, intuitive, from the gut, reactions you had to the dream when you woke up. For example, you feel that the dream is about your mother or that you should take a job you are considering.
6. Write down how you felt on waking and how you felt for the rest of the day.
7. Try to interpret the dream.