Sleep and dreaming
You will find lots of information about the importance of sleep and the connection between dreaming and mental health on this website, see:
You can also watch the following free lectures on the HG College's Online Courses website:
- Why do we dream?
Joe Griffin reviews past theories and new research findings (all of which add further evidence in support of his ground-breaking theory) as he tells the riveting story of how he solved the mystery of our dreams...
- Dreaming, daydreaming and creativity
Ivan Tyrrell's fascinating talk from the HG Diploma course throws new light on our evolution as he explains the crucial role of the REM state and much more...
Definition of dreaming
An imaginary perceptual experience that occurs primarily in REM sleep. Dreams act out our unexpressed emotional expectations (positive and negative) through the medium of metaphor. Dreaming reduces stress and preserves the integrity of our emotional responses. Excessive and intensive dreaming has been linked to clinical depression. Dream phenomena occurring while patients are awake have been linked to schizophrenia.
More information about why we dream can be found in the book Why we dream: the definitive answer – How dreaming keeps us sane or can drive us mad (listed opposite)
> Click here to explore a website dedicated to why we dream
Explore our articles and interviews
Cherry Dale explains how Birmingham South Central’s clinical commissioning group meets wellbeing needs of both staff and community by working on human givens lines.
Read about how a Faulklands war veteran overcame the severe flashbacks and panic attacks he suffered for 20 years after a horrifically traumatising experience during his service in the navy.
Sian Withers shows how she makes very good use of the human givens approach thousands of feet up in the air.
Dr Farouk Okhai opens his casebook to show how the human givens approach can best help severely distressed people.
Tom Livesey describes how Hartlepool Mind's successful approach to working with alcohol addiction overcomes funding constraints.
With mindfulness now all the rage, many online articles are now advocating breathing techniques as a way to lessen anxiety and control stress levels.
Trevor Bailey, head of Worle School, raises issues about the impact of targets and inspections on the well-being of staff and thus on motivation and effectiveness..
Treatmenta for schizophrenia that involve no drugs, or only low doses of them, urgently need investigation, suggests Dr Tim Calton, lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Nottingham, and colleagues.
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Date posted: 01/03/2018
Brian Greene interviews HG College tutor Sue Saunders about the HG approach to treating mental illness and more... Listen here
Date posted: 26/02/2018