Memory Exercises

  1. Practice probing your memory by taking a few minutes and sitting back and relaxing. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and focus on an event or an object from your past. Try to visualize it, see it in your mind. What do you notice? How do you feel?
  2. Begin to log your sensory perceptions about your memories. In a notebook or journal, title a page with an object from your memory such as “Our house on Floyd Avenue.” Then list as many details you can remember, including details from the physical senses.
  3. Do you ever have dreams about memories from your past? If so, try keeping a dream journal on your nightstand so you can record the images immediately upon awakening, when they are still fresh.

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