Nightmares and what you can
do about them
are very common following a traumatic event. Whether they
picture the traumatic event directly, or involve other images and
themes, or both, they probably reflect a normal healing process, and
will diminish in frequency and intensity
if recovery is progressing. If after several weeks no change is
noted, consultation with a therapist is advisable.
IASD is offering a selection of articles that are helpful both for adults
having nightmares and for parents with children having nightmares.
Please read the general
Reading on Nightmares
FAQ - Read me first
for coping with Nightmares after Trauma. Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.
Remedies: Helping Your Children Tame The Demons of the
Night. Alan Siegel, Ph.D. and Kelly Bulkeley, Ph. D.
and What to Do About Them. Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.
Kids and Dreams: How
to Explore them with your Children. (NBC) Alan Siegel, Ph.D.
Bad Dreams? Lucky You! D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation
Nightmare Remedies: Rescripting Bad Dreams. Alan Siegel, Ph.D.
& Extended Studies on Nightmares
Mini-Course for Clinicians and Trauma Workers on Posttraumatic Nightmares.
Alan Siegel, Ph.D.
The Relationship of Dream Content and Changes in Daytime Mood in
Traumatized Vs. Non-Traumatized Children Raija-Leena Punamäki
Freud and Jung on
Nightmares. Tore Nielsen, Ph.D.Article:
Stephen LaBerge and Howard. Rheingold
Work & Collective Trauma - Unconscious Elements In Public Debate.
Working with Your
Nightmares. Strephon Kaplan-Williams