Levels of Consciousness. Consciousness - An organism’s or individual’s awareness of, or possibility of knowing what is happening inside or outside itself . Subconscious - Consciousness just below the level of awareness. It contains thoughts and ideas just out of our awareness.
Consciousness - An organism’s or individual’s awareness of, or possibility of knowing what is happening inside or outside itself
Subconscious - Consciousness just below the level of awareness. It contains thoughts and ideas just out of our
Unconscious - A deeper level of awareness is the unconscious. It contains thoughts and desires about which we have no true or direct knowledge.
someone who imagines and recalls experiences with lifelike vividness and who spends considerable time fantasizing
Biological clocks are internal units that control parts of the body and which are regulated by nature. They operate on free-running cycles (under their own control).
Through entrainment, some cycles can be modified to fit a different rhythm (sleep-wake cycle).
Recalled mood is
Premenstrual Menstrual Intermenstrual
relaxed, but other
body systems are
reversible loss of
performance of tasks
skill or intellectual
Practical Issues in Sleep
About 25% of all children have at least one episode of sleepwalking. It typically occurs during the first three hours of sleep.
Many people walk and talk in their sleep. It is normal. It is not dangerous to awaken a sleepwalker, as long as the person feels safe and secure.
Usually contain imagined conquests
Take place outdoors more than indoors
May be recurrent
Usually involve running or jumping
Usually involve strong emotions
Contain visual, auditory, and even taste sensations. (About 50% of our dreams are in color. No one knows why.)
Monsters On Bikes
Hi Jessica,Chase dreams are quite common and often reflect a situation that you are afraid in confronting. Being chased by a gang of monsters sounds quite frightening. You indicated that in your dream it was Halloween. These monsters were probably really people dressed in their own mask and costumes. The scenario of your dream and being that it is Halloween, furthers my belief that you are truly afraid in directly confronting a particular situation. Disguises and costumes protect and shield your real self. Behind a mask, you adapt a new persona and and feel freer in releasing your inhibitions. The costume/mask provides some sort of barrier against your vulnerabilities. It protects you from being hurt.Another significant aspect of your dream is that the people you turn to for help turns against you. Does this parallel a situation in your waking life where you felt betrayed or that your trust was undermined? Next time you have another chase dream, turn around and confront the chasers. You may be surprised to find that what you are running from is not all that frightening. In doing so, you will even find that your recurring chase dreams will occur less often.Best Regards,Steve
One hypothesis about dreaming is that it is a time for the brain to replenish chemicals used up during the day and to process information.
Hypnosis is a state of relaxation. Attention is focused on certain objects, acts, or feelings.
Anton Mesmer believed power came from magnetism.
Hypnotic results really come from the power of suggestion to focus or block.
Trances are periods of deep relaxation.
No one can be hypnotized to do something they wouldn’t do anyway.
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