Showing posts with label dreaming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dreaming. Show all posts

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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接下来我都会陆续在佳人Citta Bella | Life Magazines 生活杂志 - Bella Soul单元分享心理催眠相关贴士。2017年1月刊,我分享了如何运用梦来增强抗压力。

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Health Benefits of Dreams

Dreams, memories, and emotions

The dream -- likely a means of coping with a major life stress --helped Kern, explains researcher Rosalind Cartwright, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology at Rush University in Chicago. “It’s almost like having an internal therapist, because you associate [through dreams] to previous similar feelings, and you work through the emotion related to it so that it is reduced by morning.”

Although some researchers believe dreams are just a byproduct of sleep, others think dreams are important for memory consolidation or conflict resolution. Cartwright has found clues to suggest that dreams may help with mood regulation.
Dreams occur during both REM (rapid-eye-movement) and non-REM sleep, but sleep studies show that brain activity is heightened during REM periods. When sleep-study participants are wakened during the first non-REM period, those who recall their dreams tend to report thinking about a piece of emotional unfinished business. The dreamer may then restate or reshape the problem in a different form during the next REM cycle, and so on, through the night.

Dreaming may help depression

Sleep is without a doubt beneficial. According to the National Sleep Foundation, humans spend more than two hours dreaming each night (with the most vivid dreams occurring during REM sleep). Rats deprived of that precious REM sleep for four days produce fewer nerve cells in the hippocampus, the brain’s memory center.
Among humans, dreaming may also help alleviate depression. In sleep studies of recently divorced women with untreated clinical depression, Cartwright and colleagues found that patients who recalled dreams and incorporated the ex-spouse or relationship into their dreams scored better on tests of mood in the morning. And they were much more likely to recover from depression than others who either did not dream about the marriage or could not recall their dreams.
“It really shows that there was an ongoing working through the night in the dream material, and eventually that the depression lifted in those people,” Cartwright says.
Looking back now, Kern says she was highly stressed at the time and the dream helped her realize how much the boy had been controlling her life. “It didn’t solve the problem,” she says, “but it helped put it in perspective.”

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Success Story (Insomnia & Excessive Dreaming)

34 years old lady (Miss Lee), insomnia & excessive dreaming.

At the initial stage, the goal for therapy is to improve the sleep quality and cope with her insomnia issue so that she can start to improve her both mental and physical health. She has been suffering from insomnia since secondary school. She told us that she was first prescribed sleeping pill by her family physician. However, after taking the sleeping pill, she was still struggling to sleep during the night and having excessive dreaming problem. She believes that sleeping pills aren't always effective or safe. She wants to start sleeping without prescription sleep pills. Therefore, the aim of her therapy goal is to have a simple, natural drug-free solution for her insomnia and excessive dreaming problem. 

After 3 sessions of neuro-hypnotherapy session, the biggest difference notice is that now her sleep quality has improved significantly, increase deep sleep and dreaming occurs to a lesser degree. She also remark that neuro-hypnotherapy is very accurate as it deals with the root cause and able to read her brainwaves scientifically. She is more able to focus and not being distracted easily when she is working. She enjoyed her visit because the centre is very nice, no long queue and the team provides good customer service. She already started recommending to her friends as it is a completely non-invasive, safe, painless, effective and brief therapy.

Remark: Our client's information will be kept strictly confidential all the time. All reviews have been acknowledged and provided by past and current clients of Spectrum of Life proactive healthcare centre (Clinical Hypnotherapist Koo). Clients names have been changed to protect their identity.