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The "Dream" Session Log

Session #3: Patient [XXXXXXXX XXXXX] 

Psychologist

Good to see you.

[XXXXXXXX]

You too.

Psychologist

How are you feeling? 

[XXXXXXXX]

I mean, it hasn't been easy at all. I've been having to catch up on so much schoolwork. I probably won't graduate on time, but at least the school is giving me the chance to figure it out. But at the same time, I feel more at peace.

Psychologist

Again, because of this dream. And just to be clear, I'm just going to call it a dream to make it easier to talk about. I don't want you to think that I don't believe you. 

[XXXXXXXX]

Absolutely. And okay.

Psychologist

Now, last time before we ended, you were going to tell me something. Something that made you believe in the this dream as being real. 

[XXXXXXXX]

Okay, well. This is the part where I'm sure I'll lose you.

Psychologist

Don't worry.

[XXXXXXXX]

I saw her in there. My mom. It was really her, I know it was. We spoke together, and I hugged her. She looked older, like time had passed. She knew about my life somehow. She was so real. I know this doesn't make any sense, but she was there.

Psychologist

Sounds like a gift.

[XXXXXXXX]

Yeah, it was.

Psychologist

You don't have to share any details for now if you don't want to. I appreciate you telling me this though. Would you mind describing some other parts of this dream?

[XXXXXXXX]

Well, I woke up in the same place that I fell asleep in, but so much else was different. It was another place entirely, one that was so natural and unnatural at the same time. There were grassy fields, rivers, forests, and a storm too. Like a hurricane in a way. I found her in the eye of that storm.

Psychologist

Your mother.

[XXXXXXXX]

Yup.

Psychologist

It sounds like you remember a lot of details very vividly about it, that's good. That might be able to help.

[XXXXXXXX]

Help what?

Psychologist

This treatment. The more specific of a detail, the easier time we will have of linking what happened in there to your memory map. 

[XXXXXXXX]

Oh, okay. I told you though I'm feeling better. And to be honest, I don't know if all the detail in the world would convince you to believe me. I can tell you don't.

Psychologist

It's important that we understand why you experienced what you did in there, real or not. Personally, I do believe that what you're saying is true, but I also think that you don't necessarily have the right perspective yet to truly understand what happened. What happened to you was in your mind, and what you experienced in there have real ties to your psyche and perceptions, whether you feel better or not. It's necessary to explore them, for me to clear you. And that's what we are going to do.

[XXXXXXXX]

Fine.

Psychologist

You were given the order for psych evaulation for a reason, you know that right.

[XXXXXXXX]

What do you mean?

Psychologist

I have here in my notes, possible suicidal ideation. Straight from the doctor who treated you. He found sleeping pills at the site you fell asleep at.

[XXXXXXXX]

What? I never had any sleeping pills. That's not right. I was suffering, I was depressed. But I didn't try to kill myself that night. If that's what you are thinking. I just went to that park to think, you can ask my Dad. I did that a lot. I don't remember anything other than falling asleep that night. Completely normally. I swear. I don't know how I got into the Dream. And that's what I'm still trying to figure out. If I knew that, I would tell you.

Psychologist

I believe you. I do. That's a relief to hear. But I don't think that changes these sessions. There is obviously still more work we can do surrounding this Dream. Wouldn't you agree?

[XXXXXXXX]

Thank you. I guess you are right. 

Psychologist

See you next week then.

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