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Two methods for waking up unconscious

Two methods for waking up unconscious

Taking power over your unconscious is possible, particularly thanks to dreams. It is from this observation that practitioners have developed their approaches. Between wakefulness and sleep, the patient mobilizes all his resources and moves towards recovery.

Lucid dreaming

Dreaming and being aware that you are dreaming. Who has not experienced this disturbing state of consciousness, especially when it comes to extricating oneself from a nightmare? For some people, it’s a recurring experience. Not only are they aware of being in a dream, while they are asleep, but they can even act on its scenario, deliberately getting out of nightmarish situations like perpetuating a satisfying dream… Long suspected of esoteric lucubrations, the “Lucid dreamers” have been the subject of multiple scientific observations, until the publications of Stephen LaBerge, psychophysiologist, founder of the Lucidity Institute in the 1980s. Based on his experiments in the heart of the brain of sleepers, he proves it: the “lucid dreamers” lucid dreaming” exists. It appears mainly during REM sleep, and can be provoked and encouraged by various “induction” practices. Some ideas to treat yourself to the journey: every evening before going to sleep, suggest images to your brain (a face, an object, a place, etc.), while breathing deeply. You can also decide, when you go to bed: “Tonight, I will become aware of my dreams. » And try, when you wake up, when you are still floating between two waters, to return to your last dream while trying to decide on your actions. The principle is to connect the two worlds, that of the day and that of dreams, the conscious and the unconscious. And to make sure, at least at night, to “make your dreams come true”.

The waking dream

Bringing dreams to life when you are not asleep is the challenge of this practice. Originally, a “directed” exercise invented by the psychotherapist Robert Desoille in the 1920s: it is the practitioner who induces the images. But it was Georges Romey, a student of Desoille, who founded the free waking dream at the end of the 1970s, during which the patient allows what comes to him to emerge. “The person is lying down with their eyes closed,” describes Julien Migeon, psychopractitioner in free daydreaming, “in a zone of consciousness that is neither sleep nor wakefulness. A state of relaxation favorable to dreams.” The unconscious starts working straight away, notes the therapist. “The patient watches, listens to everything that comes up,” he explains, “and tells the scenario out loud, which helps him stay in a zone of alertness. In fact, the unconscious passes to the conscious level. » All that remains is to decipher and analyze together this raw material, emerging from the depths of being. “Working on dreams touches the sacred of the person,” emphasizes Julien Migeon, “deep down in his soul it allows you to mobilize all your resources and repair a lot of injuries. To find one’s path to individuation, as Jung said, and to notice very quickly that little things are moving. We are less anxious, fuller, we dare. It’s very calming. »

2 thoughts on “Two methods for waking up unconscious

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      Very interesting article! Thank you for all the knowledge you shared!

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        Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled to hear that you found the article interesting and valuable. If you have any questions or if there’s a specific topic you’d like to explore further, feel free to let me know. I’m here to help and share more knowledge with you! By the way, great pics, Alex!

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