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 recent 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
Sam Gerrard explores the benefits of 7:11 breathing and shares the results of his own and others’ research into the technique
Lorraine Debnam describes how she used her chance to bring psychological help to Rwandan street children.
Ivan Tyrrell talks to Anne Glyn-Jones author of "Holding up a Mirror" about the dynamics of history that eventually lead to the destruction of security, prosperity and artistic achievement.
Julia Welstead considers the connection between our mental health and our planet
Dr Farouk Okhai describes the power of using deep relaxation and guided imagery techniques.
Brett Culham describes the outcome of his research to validate the needs-based human givens approach to psychological health.
Do you feel overwhelmed with life? Like you are paddling hard just to stay afloat?
The HGI Ethics and Complaints Committee considers some of the ethical challenges that human givens practitioners may face. Ian Thomson sets the scene.
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Charlie Taylor interviews Judith Desbonne and Tiffany Osborne about the human givens approach to therapy and its many benefits.
This year's 2-day conference promises to be another cracking event with some fascinating new insights, a wealth of practical content to expand your professional knowledge and inspirational illustrations of how widely the HG approach is spreading.