what are some of the truly beneficial purposes of lucid dreaming?
I was thinking a little about what you can use lucid dreaming to ?
Can you recover forgotten information like you can do it with hypnosis ?
That would be awesome !
Since there is some forgotten information I would really like to recover.
I do not believe lucid dreams can help you recover lost memories. But I’m not sure.
I do know that lucid dreaming is really good and beneficial for people that have problems with nightmares. Usually patients will get trained in lucid dreaming because it has been proven to be an effective treatment is stopping nightmares. Usually a patient will go to a lab, and the doctors will induce the person to have a lucid dream and when the nightmare begins, the person becomes lucid, and changes the nightmare to a pleasant dream. One example I recall Dr. Stephen LaBerge gave was when a patient had a nightmare about a lion attacking. The patient became lucid and the lion turned into a beautiful women.
Other benefit he mentioned was that lucid dreaming can help with confidence or even problem solving. But for the most part it’s just straight out fun. I’ve had 2 lucid dreams in all my life. The last one I had was cool. I’m looking forward to another one. I want to stand in front of a large crowd and tell them something weird. Lol
Any specific methods to better my chances of lucid dreaming?
Ive been trying for a week now. I have a dream journal, I do reality checks, and I tell myself I will have lucid dreams throughout the day. But I feel like I need more. Please help if you have any proven methods that work. Thanks.
Lucid dreaming is awareness of the fact that you are dreaming. What a dreamer does with lucidity reflects personal tendencies and levels of skill attained usually through experience and practice. Although a lucid dreamer can influence the dream’s structure, characters, course, etc., it is not a given that a lucid dream is about what the dreamer wants it to be about. Seasoned lucid dreamers who are more often lucid than not will continue to encounter psychological and developmental challenges in the dreamscape. You can control your dreams using the lucid dreaming methods that follow.
1)During the day, repeatedly ask “Am I dreaming?” and perform some reality checks whenever you remember. With practice, if it happens enough, you will automatically remember it during your dreams and do it.
2)Keep a dream journal. This is perhaps the most important step towards lucid dreaming. Keep it close by your bed at night, and write in it immediately after waking. Or you can keep a recording device if you find it easier to repeat your dream out loud
3)Learn the best time to have a lucid dream. By being aware of your personal sleep schedule, you can arrange your sleep pattern to help induce lucid dreams.
Studies strongly suggest that a nap a few hours after waking in the morning is the most common time to have a lucid dream.
Lucid dreams are strongly associated with REM sleep. REM sleep is more abundant just before the final awakening. This means they most commonly occur right before waking up. (Sleep-onset REM is a symptom of narcolepsy. If you have lucid dreams right after falling asleep, you may wish to consider seeking medical advice from a sleep medicine specialist. However, there are studies which show people can recall dreams after being awakened during non-REM sleep).
Dreams usually run in 60-minute (Weiten Psych book 2004) cycles during sleep. If you are working on dream recall, it may be helpful to try waking yourself up during one of these cycles (interrupted dreams are often the ones we remember)
4)Try Stephen Laberge’s mnemonic induction of lucid dreaming (MILD) technique.
Set your alarm clock to wake you up 4 1/2, 6, or 7 1/2 hours after falling asleep.
When you are awakened by your alarm clock, try to remember the dream as much as possible.
When you think you have remembered as much as you can, return to your place of rest, imagining that you are in your previous dream, and becoming aware that you are dreaming. Say to yourself, “I will be aware that I’m dreaming,” or something similar. Do this until you think that it has “sunk in.” Then go to sleep.
If random thoughts pop up when you are trying to fall asleep, repeat the imagining, self-suggestion part, and try again. Don’t worry if you think it’s taking a long time. The longer it takes, the more likely it will ‘sink in,’ and the more likely you will have a lucid dream.
5)Try attempting the WILD (wake initiated lucid dream) technique. Basically what it means is that when you fall asleep you carry your awareness from when you were awake directly into REM sleep and you start out as a lucid dream.
The easiest way to attempt this technique is if you take an afternoon nap or you have only slept for 3-7 hours.
Try to meditate into a calm but focused state. You can try counting breaths, imaging ascending/descending stairs, dropping through the solar system, being in a quiet soundproof area, etc.
Listening to Theta binaural beats for an amount time will easily put you into a REM sleep.
See the warnings at the bottom, as these are very important.
Can anyone else control what happens in their dreams?
Sometimes if I’m having a wild or scary dream, I can wake myself up. Usually it’s the one when I’m laying in the bed and I hear someone in the house, but I’m parylized and can’t move. I keep trying and wake myself up, usually my heart is beating like a drum when I wake up. Other times, the dream is so wild I realize I’m dreaming and can control what happens in the dream. That usually happens when I’m having the dream about flying. There are other ones I can control too, but it doesn’t happen as often as I would like. Considering we don’t remember most of our dreams, I know I’m missing out on a lot of good dream memories. I’ve been able to do it since I was a child.
Lots of people can control the dreams they’re in,but its not really a casual topic of conversation.(Voice of experience here,folks give ya odd looks).If you’d like to Hone this skill I’d Highly recommend the book “Lucid Dreaming”by Stephen Laberge(Maybe Steven)There is also a website, www.Lucidity.com with tons of FAQ’s and the Lucidity Institute(Google it)This is an awesome gift and can be Tons Of fun!Good luck and Enjoy!
Is it possible to control our dreams while sleeping?
Is it possible to control our dreams when sleeping?
I always have frustrating dreams. Sometimes about things that bother me, sometimes just about work nonsense, sometimes scary. Basically my anxiety likes to take control. Is there any way to control our dreams? I mean how great would it be if I could dream about lying on a beach with Jensen Ackles or some other hunk?
Yes! I am an experienced lucid dreamer. It’s simply a process of doing exercises during the day which prepair you to “recognize” your dreaming during your normal rem cycles. It can be a hard and frustrating skill to learn but it is possible. I still remember ever amazing detail of the lucid dreams I have had. Check out the book “exploring the world of lucid dreaming” by Stephen Laberge. He is a scientist who actually proved in a lab that lucid dreaming is real and the book gives you the tool to start practicing. Good luck and have fun! Also check out www.dreamviews.com for tutorials.
How to wake up from dreaming and start doing what i like.?
If you mean how to ‘wake up’ during a dream and control it, you are actually talking about lucidity, or lucid dreaming. I love lucidity and it is one of the greatest feelings in the world to be in control of your thoughts. Search around for lucid dreams and stephen laberge(not sure about the spelling) and see what you come up with…
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