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    • Healing FromOur DreamsBy Sara Kobayashi
    • Have youeverwonderedwhy wedream atnight?
    • Many types of dreamsAt least 1 significant person, objector an event
    • Dreams also tells us what we thinkor feel about certain issues in ourlife.
    • Without dreams, we can become insane,and will not be able to treat ourselves fromthe problems we encounter everyday.
    • ProblemOnly has a small amount of researchTherapists feel unpreparedWeird because we sleep and dream formore than 1/3 of our lives
    • It wasn’t until 2,000 years later whenscientists started to research psychology,that the research on dreams started to gainmore popularity.Brief History
    • Freud- neurologists, psychologist•Dreams were our minds in a chaotic state,showing random images which forms into anew idea.Jung- psychologist•Dreams were a way of communicating withthe unconscious mindSome important people
    • Dreams do serve as a healing sessionwhich the mind produces while we sleepMore stress with less dreamsRight Now…
    • “Sometimes when youremember your dreams, it’sbecause you’re ready to dealwith it.” –Cindy Sauln
    • When we dream: brain activity2 main stagesREMNREM
    • REM- Rapid Eye MovementDreams are more of a storybook type.Most important stage.Less REM= More stress
    • NREM (Non Rapid Eye Movement)75% of our sleep cycleVivid dreams and is comprised of manycolors and abstract shapesSleep walking, sleep talking, sleep terror,and nocturnal leg cramps occur.
    • The amount of time we spend in the REMstage decreases as we grow older, reducingthe time we dream that serve as therapy.
    • Infants spend 8 hours awake and whenthey are asleep, 8 hours in REMstage, 8 hours in NREM stage.
    • Children 2-6 year old spend 12 hoursawake, only 3-4 hours of REM sleep, and7-8 hours of NREM sleep
    • Children from 7-16 year old spend 14-16hours awake, only 2 hours of REM sleep,and 6-8 hours of NREM sleep.
    • As we grow older, we continue with lessREM stage and less sleep overall.Adults only sleep on average, 8 hours anight, 20% of which is REM sleep.
    • We dream in order to give ourselves time torelax and de-stress and to confront ouremotions by entering therapy sessions givenby our brain.