If there is an episode from your childhood that you wish to recall, you can bring it into clearer focus by using literal description:
- Let the scene or episode come into mind. When the scene is there with its people, color, sounds and atmosphere, begin to describe it in the present tense - "I am standing in the doorway looking out into the garden. A car drives up and stops ..." Continue the description, including noting everyone who is present, what they say, their expressions, what you feel, how you react and how they react. Re-create the movements, smells, sound, tastes, the temperature, any music that was playing, and any sexual feelings you had.
- When you have taken the scene as far as you want to go, let it fade away.
- Describe in the present tense what is happening now - "I am sitting looking across the room. On the wall I see a photograph and beside it is a lamp and I can here the birds singing outside the window ..."
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