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Can lucid dreaming be used to reduce stress?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes - seek balance

Stress is the result of an imbalance within resulting from the unconscious part of the mind believing there is a dangerous demand on you .
While dreaming you can relieve this stress by guiding your thoughts to relaxation, travel to a peaceful place, imagine finding solutions to problems and peace in conflicts in your dreams. http://drmiller.pinnaclecart.com/index.php?p=product&id=66 can help.

In brief: Yes - seek balance

Stress is the result of an imbalance within resulting from the unconscious part of the mind believing there is a dangerous demand on you .
While dreaming you can relieve this stress by guiding your thoughts to relaxation, travel to a peaceful place, imagine finding solutions to problems and peace in conflicts in your dreams. http://drmiller.pinnaclecart.com/index.php?p=product&id=66 can help.
Dr. Emmett Miller
Dr. Emmett Miller
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Realization

During lucid dreaming, the dreamer becomes aware that s/he is dreaming and can often direct the dream. This can be very beneficial with disturbing dreams.
A similar mechanism is involved in realizing and stepping back from disturbing thoughts. Such mindfulness is consistent with being able to realize that you are the thinker and being able to drop thoughts, relieve stress, and experience wellbeing.

In brief: Realization

During lucid dreaming, the dreamer becomes aware that s/he is dreaming and can often direct the dream. This can be very beneficial with disturbing dreams.
A similar mechanism is involved in realizing and stepping back from disturbing thoughts. Such mindfulness is consistent with being able to realize that you are the thinker and being able to drop thoughts, relieve stress, and experience wellbeing.
Dr. Fred Gallo
Dr. Fred Gallo
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