Do you have insomnia just because you can’t turn off your mind? Dream induction allows you to turn off the TV and turn on a movie in your mind instead.
Step 1 – Generate an emotion. Allow yourself to recall a positive memory. Vividly relive the memory using all five senses and then go to the most positive moment in the memory. Notice the positive feeling that you are experiencing and note just how you are experiencing the emotion physically (a warm feeling in your stomach, a relaxed feeling in your chest, etc.).
Step 2 – Focus on the physical center of the emotion. Now, concentrate on the physical center of the feeling and let the memory fade but allow yourself to maintain the emotion.
Step 3 – Watch the inside of your eyelids. Make believe that the inside of your eyelids is a a movie screen. As you concentrate on the physical feeling, allow images to float through your mind. They don’t have to make sense – they may be polka dots and rainbows, squares or triangles, or hippopotamuses in tutus.
Step 4 – Let the images change. Just notice whatever image is there and then let it change into whatever it wants to change into. As you continue to watch this internal ‘show,’ the images generally will get more and more complex. Colors may turn into shapes, shapes may turn into objects and objects may turn into mini-scenes. Finally, the mini-scenes may change into a full fledged dream as you fall asleep.
NOTE: You have to be experiencing an emotion for Dream Induction to work. It doesn’t matter what the emotion is, it can be positive or negative. So if you don’t have en emotion when you go to bed then you can generate a positive feeling by reliving a positive memory (step 1). If you have an emotion already you can skip step 1 and just start focusing on the physical center of the emotion (step 2). Don’t worry if you have a negative emotion, the negative emotion usually reduces as the images become more complex.