The Mind Strength Balance Podcast

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November 23, 2020  

Tuning Your Dreams

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Tuning Your Dreams

"It is extremely difficult to teach a person to see holistically once she has been educated to see sequentially."
Christopher Alexander, from The Nature of Order

Your awareness of the world around you is like the teeth of a gear. These teeth have a certain depth and frequency and you are aware of what meshes with them. Events of the world that are too small lack the power to turn your awareness, and events that fail to occur with the rhythm of these mental gears slip out of your consciousness, such as the roll of thunder and the chatter of birds....

 

I can teach you how to wake up, but is that what you want? It’s the way to fulfillment, but the path won’t be clear as you’ll see and feel more. Therapeutic dreaming is a process of waking up...

 


My weekly, six-session, live, online Therapeutic Dreaming class starts Nov. 28, 2020 and you can ENROLL BY CLICKING HERE.

A pre-recorded version of the class is also available. For more information GO HERE.

 

July 17, 2020  

Dreams and Foggy Thinking

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The keys to dream recall are gaining awareness of the dream while the dream is occurring, and applying a sufficiently quiet level of awareness so that your retrieval of the dream is not derailed by your thoughts. I want to focus on the second of these: learning to think quietly...

If you'd like to learn more about dreams, visit mindstrengthbalance.com, where I sell books, offer free posts, and periodically offer classes on sleeping and dreams.

“A busy mind is full of thoughts, a blissful mind is full of ideas… a conclusive mind cannot be a creative mind.”
Amit Kalantri


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

July 4, 2020  

What Are Dreams?

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What Are Dreams? briefly explores dreams from neurological, somatic, therapeutic, and social perspectives. It's more important to recognize their multiplicity of purpose, than it is to focus exclusively on one.

Dreams are a holistic phenomena. Approaching them from psychology is—like any one approach to a many-faceted phenomena—another story of three blind men and an elephant. You’ve to get to a holographic view, a view in which the whole is not just more than but different from its parts.

If you'd like to learn more about dreams, visit mindstrengthbalance.com, where I sell books, offer free posts, and periodically offer classes on sleeping and dreams.

Nothing contains more of your own work than your dreams!
Nothing belongs to you so much!
Friedrich Nietzsche


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

April 10, 2020  

Poor Sleep is an Addiction

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Your sleep problems are in your mind, but, if you're like most people, you don't want to hear it.

Everyone appreciates good sleep, but few people will put themselves at risk to get it.There is something subtle going on here because sleep is something which you work toward indirectly.

Good sleep is a consequence of certain habits, just as bad sleep is. The habits are cognitive, they pertain to how you think. Thinking habits are the root of all addictions

In this piece, I make the argument that you must view your sleep problems as an addiction. I have a solution: my book and my online course. You can find information about the book and the course by clicking here.


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

February 8, 2020  

Woodpecker (hypnotic induction)

Woodpecker is a guided visualization to put you to sleep. It first sets you up, and then knocks you out. Not everyone is vulnerable, so it may not knock you out outright, but it will take you an important step toward sleep.


CAUTION:
Do not listen to this HYPNOTIC AUDIO while operating machinery or driving a car!

February 8, 2020  

Discovering the New World (sleep 4 of 4)

In this fourth of four pieces on sleep and sleep therapy, I emphasize that your sleep problems lie in the balance of your mind. Only you can fully integrate issues and resolve conflicts that exist in your thoughts, emotions, focus, and awareness. Follow my ongoing work in sleep therapy for more information.

See www.mindstrengthbalance.com for more sleep resources.


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

 

February 7, 2020  

Sailing the Sea of Sleep (sleep 3 of 4)

In this third of four pieces on sleep and sleep therapy, I consider the psychology of sleep. This is the personality part of what goes on during sleep.

See www.mindstrengthbalance.com for more sleep resources.


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

February 7, 2020  

Relearning To Sleep (sleep 2 of 4)

In this second of four pieces on sleep and sleep therapy, I turn to neurology and look at sleep from the perspective of your brainwaves.

See www.mindstrengthbalance.com for more sleep resources.


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

February 7, 2020  

Who Says What Sleep Is? (sleep 1 of 4)

A surge of interest in the consequences of poor sleep has gotten people worried about what is perceived to be a growing epidemic. The perception is false and is more a social trend than a new phenomenon. Lack of sleep is a problem that has been with us for decades.

To better understand what sleep is, you need to better understand the interests of those who give, sell, and guard this information. Sleep is an essential asset and, like money, you’re not allowed to define it for yourself.

This is the first of four pieces in sleep and sleep therapy. See www.mindstrengthbalance.com for more sleep resources.


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

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