What is the theory behind this Jungian therapy worksheet?
This worksheet is based on Carl Jung’s analytical therapy approach which is a type of psychotherapy aimed at accessing an individual’s unconscious mind to address deep rooted issues which are believed to be the cause of their current distress.
One of the techniques used in Jungian therapy is dream analysis. Jung believed that dreams contain symbolism that reflects one’s inner conscious and unconscious psyche. Thus interpreting them can reveal an individual’s innermost conflicts that are the root cause of their current distress and maladaptive behaviour.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will help your client keep a record of their dreams so they can be discussed and investigated further in the therapy sessions. According to Jungian therapy, The content of their dreams can provide vital details pertaining to their current issues.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the client to use the worksheet as soon as they wake up so that they don’t forget the content of their dream. Encourage them to write down as many details as they remember even if they seem unimportant.
Jungian therapy worksheet
Use this worksheet to record your dream as soon as you wake up. Write any details that you remember even if you think they may be unimportant. Mention any ‘internal self talk’ and associated feelings and emotions.
Roesler, C. (2020) Jungian theory of dreaming and contemporary dream research – findings from the research project ‘Structural Dream Analysis’. Journal of Analytical Psychology.65,(1), 44–62.
Shouldice, D. (2019) Exploring a Jungian-oriented Approach to the Dream in Psychotherapy (Unpublished Master’s thesis). Dublin Business School, Ireland.
You can download this worksheet here.