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.