I also find it fun to recall where i saw the items in my dreams over the previous few days. It could have been a glimpse of a picture on a screen or the side of a bus, or the smallest nub of a flash of a thought which was then used by my subconscious to populate the dreamworld. I find even colours and smells and sensations from dreams can be related to a fairly short time frame prior to a dream. In this way you actually start to become more aware of the mind’s processes, a sort of meditation, because you see them ”twice” sometimes; once, in waking life, and then the second time turned into a metaphor in a dream. There can be strange connections. If i saw a picture of a zebra two days ago in a flash, i might (for example) see an animal in a dream that has a ringed tail that catches my attention ..and it is to do with the stripes. It can deal with subtle emotions too….the briefest thought of self-hatred or doubt played out in a dream like a play…but if you look back you can find the undischarged thought from the few days before hand.
Anyways. It’s a good book. I went to meet Joe Griffin because I was so impressed with it. He is a nice, sincere man. He is a hypnotherapist. I found to my amazement that he was living in a new house built on the ruins of the ancient cottage I was born in. 🙂 Life is weird. He has written another book which i am half-way through called ”Godhead”. It is also good but i am being a lazy reader..i must finish it!!!
In this book Human Givens he also wrote about The Rewind Technique ~ which is a pretty good method, i have found,to move trauma from the amygdala to the neocortex. I have put up a description of it here…. http://somathread.ning.com/groups/global-bazaar/forum/reprogramming-trauma-the-rewind-technique