Dream Interpretation Worksheet (PDF)

What is the theory behind this Dream Interpretation Worksheet PDF?

Dream interpretation is widely used in many types of psychotherapies but mostly so in psychoanalytic theory, which is heavily influenced by Sigmund Freud’s beliefs regarding the crucial role of the unconscious in one’s conscious actions. Dreams are seen as symbolic of one’s inner struggles and thoughts to reveal profound insights into the inner workings of one’s mind. Freud regarded dreams as the royal road to the unconscious. It is truly the state where our defense mechanisms and inhibitions take the backseat.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide a simple template that clients can use to note down and analyze their own dreams in hopes of getting deeper insights into their troubled minds. This worksheet can be copied and used multiple times throughout sessions as a dream diary to help the therapist extract important information that can be helpful in meeting the therapy goals. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct clients to keep the worksheets by their bedsides to provide easy access when they wake up from sleep. They can note down important details as mentioned in the worksheet as best as they remember. This has to be done as soon as they wake up since it is highly likely they may not remember as many details as time passes.

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