Actions. Whenever it is necessary to solve problems related to psychological or psychosomatic illnesses, using lucid dreaming for psychological impact is the most effective, clear, and proven way to influence the organism. It’s not for nothing that science has documented its effectiveness in studies on lucid dreaming.
The operational principles of this technique are simple:
-The physical body adapts to events experienced in lucid dreaming;
-Re-experiencing negative events of the past erases the impression made by them at the physiological level;
It would serve well to start by noting that practicing lucid dreaming, even outside the context of self-healing, in and of itself has a powerful, positive, and favorable effect that will manifest itself in any individual pursuing it. The point is that once someone has experienced lucid dreaming and realized the true expanse and endlessness of the world’s horizons, he or she begins to relate to real life in a different way. He becomes more open, has fewer issues with himself and the world, and more sociable. Moreover, practical mastery of lucid dreaming builds inner centeredness – though it’s real work. Practicing lucid dreaming cannot but have a beneficial effect on the individual, as it is a real form of self-actualization in and of itself. It is both authentic and lasting self-actualization – unlike other practices that verge on delusion and conjecture.
Therapeutic indications. The following types of problems may be acted upon with the help of psychological impact in lucid dreaming: mental illnesses and other problems (including phobias, fears, complexes, indecision, depression, social anxiety, and much more). This technique for self-healing in lucid dreaming is ill suited for conditions that are not of a psychological nature. The exceptions to that rule are illnesses caused by factors of a psychosomatic nature (according to some reports, up to 50% of all diseases fall into this category, but such distinctions are difficult to categorize on a case-by-case basis).
Example. A person is afraid to travel by airplane (aerophobia). To solve this problem, the person should enter a deep lucid dreaming, and, by employing the technique of translocation, find himself in an airplane going through rough turbulence. Despite the fact that all this is not really happening in the physical world, the fear experienced will be 80 to 120 percent that of a similar real-life situation, as the realism of lucid dreaming state is extremely elevated. There is practically no difference between sensations experienced in lucid dreaming and those of real life. However, there is no actual threat to life and limb in lucid dreaming – the practitioner understands this subconsciously, and tries to stay in the airplane as long as possible, getting used to its swaying, shaking, and sudden dips. Only a couple of such riveting simulations are usually enough to at least take any phobia out of the forefront of one’s mind and stop it from causing further distress, if not indeed banish it.
The next example to be considered is a scenario where a person had a very stressful experience while still a child: the death of a favorite puppy. In such cases, an age-old method works quite well – communicating with the geist of the departed (this also works with human beings). This is quite a sure method, especially considering that there is nothing difficult about it from a technical point of view. One need only enter a deep lucid dreaming and apply the technique for finding objects. The exact same puppy remembered from childhood will appear. It will also lick one’s face, play, bark, and look at its owner with loyal eyes, wagging its little tail all the while. The practitioner will be able to once again pick it up, pet it, touch its fur, and feel its weight and warmth. The puppy will be just the same as if encountered in real life. Even when it playfully nips at the hand, the owner will feel it. The first such meeting will naturally cause some sadness and tears, but from then on, once one realizes that one can continue to meet with this pet in lucid dreaming, sadness will quickly recede to the background (as will all psychosomatic complications caused by the death of the beloved animal). The practitioner will begin to feel that the puppy is really alive. After all, perception arises from sensory input, and not deductive reasoning.
Effectiveness. The instruments for psychological impact in lucid dreaming are quite effective. As psychology is being discussed, it is difficult to compare the effectiveness of this technique with other methods of treatment. Nonetheless, even for beginners the rate of success reaches 100% during the very first applications. That’s something that really stands out.
Difficulties. As it is the psyche and the mind that are being impacted by these techniques for self-healing, a certain amount of internal effort is necessary to achieve results. For example, if a person is trying to overcome claustrophobia, then real fear will arise when he finds himself in enclosed spaces while in lucid dreaming. He will still have to confront his phobia on his own. lucid dreaming here only provides a springboard for working on oneself. It should never be assumed that the incredible effectiveness of this method comes out of thin air, without effort on the part of the practitioner.
Accessibility. Self-healing in lucid dreaming using the technique of psychological impact is readily accessible to beginners, starting from their first lucid dreaming entrances. This is because it does not require any special skills except the ability to translocate, and so this course can be taken right from the outset.