I don't trust anyone screwing around with my mind like that. A man's mind is his last sanctuary.
Personally, I'd recommend reading or thinking about something that you like reading/thinking about just before you choose to go to sleep, and don't let your thoughts deviate from it at all. Dreams are heavily influenced by your own train of thought.
mom is getting Reiki later this week from the same person, because some of her clients have been asking if it works for their chronic pain. Since she's never tried it, she wants to see how it can work. I'm probably gonna go one more time before I leave next week. Also, she recommends everyone who has nightmares to cover their mirrors in their bedrooms
Seems, that is person dependant... many people tried to hypnotize me, but never works... or they are just cheaters... who knows? XD As many said here, maybe has something to do with sugestion, to get good dreams or sleep well I often use music, works the same, at least for me.
I've never tried it. I don't think it's bogus, but neither do I think it works for all. I also think one should be careful with the choice of hypnotizer; there are a lot of scammers out there - especially when it comes to "unorthodox" treatment methods.
I know a couple of people who got hypnotized in order to quit smoking, and they've been "clean" for four years now, so apparently it works for them. I just wonder: Could they be hypnotized to become smokers again...?
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe offers an interesting - if somewhat unrealistic and quite creepy - approach to the subject. Don't read it if you're afraid the nightmares will return...
I don't think hypnosis will work on people who don't want to be hypnotized. They have to be willing to do it, or else nothing at all will happen. If they just say "Come at me, bro!" then it's pretty much impossible.
I think you're right. However, I also think there are some people who do want it to work, but have some mental barriers like doubt, exceptional rational thinking etc. that could prevent it from working.
I'm sure they will, but if they continue, here's a free trick for you, that - in all it's absurdity - worked for me:
When I was younger, I was haunted by nightmares as well. I could wake up in the middle of the night, and they would be picture-clear in all their horror. Then I realized that some of them contained pretty cool material for my writings and visual art - some in whole, some in detail. Some provided basic ideas for setting, atmosphere, action, narrative etc. and some could be combined to "my own personal nightmares" for later use. At some point I started looking forward to the next nightmare - the next giveaway of useful material for me only - and you can probably imagine what happened; no more nightmares (on a regular basis, at least)! I guess that's what you call a win/win...
Very often, generally speaking, something negative can have a positive outcome - and you'll be surprised to see how much influence you have on it yourself, if you let it be so.
I say it's as easy as sitting there and relaxing for a few minutes. the more you do it the longer you'll be able to keep it up. try focusing on one thing like breathing,or like water and how it flows, you'll both find it teaches you not to stray from one train of thought, and that that one thing is connected to so many other things in ways you never thought.
there are more advanced forms, but I have no idea about them.
I'm probably not the best person to ask either, so research (here is a breathing meditation, [link])