Step 2. How to Record Dreams

Open the sample PDF to the first page, which is titled dream record.
If you have not downloaded it yet do so by clicking on the image below.

There are two parts of dream interpretation to be completed before you go to bed:

1. The date
2. A brief outline of your day’s events and any “major occurrence” in your life at that time. ie. Had a fight with boss, broke up with boyfriend.
This comes in handy later on.

The next step is recording the dream in as much detail as possible. Record how you felt in your dream, what you saw and what you did. Who else did you see in your dream? Did you know them or were they strangers?
Write in as much detail as you can.

Feel free to express yourself in any way that is natural to you with your dream description. If you would prefer to draw then do so. A combination of drawing and writing is also a good method. Don’t try to be too neat here there is no need.
If you do draw you should have some focus words for the drawings that you include that indicate what you are doing in each scene.

Once you have recorded your dream, make separate notes on:

• How you felt when you woke up from the dream
• The main dream images
• Overall feeling while dreaming

The most important thing at this point is to keep your dream interpretation record honest.

Resist embellishment for the sake of a more interesting dream record. Avoid also trying to interpret dream symbols at this stage. Doing so too early on in the piece could lead to false conclusions and lead you in the wrong direction.

These images show some creative ways to approach dream recording and that ultimately aid dream interpretation and definitely make it more fun!

If you would like to create your own journal be sure to check out our dream journaling page which has some excellent tips and techniques for creating your own dream journal.

Be Creative! Enjoy the process and make it fun!

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