Electric Dreams

 Encouraging Dream Recall

Henry Reed 

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Reed, Henry (1995 April 15). Encouraging Dream Recall. Electric Dreams 2(6). Retrieved July 31, 2000 from Electric Dreams on the World Wide Web: http://www.dreamgate.com/electric-dreams  

If you don't remember your dreams, it's because of neglect, not neurological oneirotic retardation (N.O.R., or lack of dreams), according to Cayce. A simple confirmation of his suspicion comes from a recent study reported to the Association for the Study of Dreams. Gorgon Halliday, a psychologist in Ohio, found that simply encouraging someone to remember their dreams was helpful in stimulating dream recall. In his study, involving patients just entering therapy, he treated people in one of two ways: 

(1) He asked them if they remembered their dreams; 

(2) he suggested that they try to remember a couple of dreams for the following week, explaining that dreams could help the therapy. The second week, he asked all patients if they remembered any dreams. Patients whom he had previously encouraged to remember dreams recalled more dreams than the patients whom he merely questioned about their dream recall. The difference was more than two to one.

 If you want to remember your dreams, find someone who is willing to ask you about them. Make a commitment to tell that person your dreams each day. See if that doesn't help. For more information, write to Gorgon Halliday at the Center for Individual and Family Service, 741 Scholl Rd., Mansfield, OH 44907. 

[Source: ASD Newsletter, May/June, 1990]  

 Henry Reed
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