Sleep and dreams worksheet

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What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Dreams are a most remarkable experiment in psychology. Since Sigmund Freud published “The Interpretation of Dreams”, the reading of dream stories has been a standard technique in psychotherapy. Work on dreams has been rated as beneficial for people interested in the subject.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you view the dream as a dramatization of your world, subject to the same cognitive distortion as in the waking state. 

How to use the worksheet?

Keep a diary of your dreams. Write a composition about your dream as soon as you wake up. Describe all about it. Understand every dream in thematic and contextual terms, the specific language and imaginary, the metaphor of the dream, and the responsibility of the dreamer for the dream. You can add as much as much information as you can think of throughout the day or whenever. 

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