"It sounds as though you were uncomfortable with the content of your dream."
"I understand what you're saying. Bad dreams leave me feeling tired, too."
"So, all in all, you feel as though you had a rather poor night's sleep?"
"Can you give me an example of what you mean by a 'bad nightmare'?"
"I've also had traumatic life experiences. Maybe it would help if I told you about them."
"Why do you think you had so much difficulty adjusting to this change in your life?"
"You will feel better after getting accustomed to how this unit operates."
"I'd like to sit with you for a while to help you get comfortable talking to me."
"What are the common elements here?"
"Tell me again about your experiences."
"Am I correct in understanding that…"
"Tell me everything from the beginning."
"How shall we start today?"
"Shall we talk about losing your privileges yesterday?"
"Let's get started discussing your marital relationship."
"What happened when your family visited yesterday?"