The LUCID DREAMING industry is growing — there are dozens of books, articles, and online courses scattered across the internet (even we have a book out there). But what these resources lack is a personal touch. They can't account for the specific problems you want to overcome, they don't focus on individual needs, and most importantly, they lack conversation.
Everybody dreams — but everyone dreams differently.
At Dream Labs Consulting — our single goal is to help you DREAM and LIVE BETTER.
Our services include 1-ON-1 CONSULTATIONS that can be done through video chat, phone calls, or in person for those in the Los Angeles area. Our customizable program starts with a 4-week package and can be built out from there. We have a range of à la carte additions such as daily calls, on-going check ins, and dream interpretation.
Additionally, we offer CORPORATE WORKSHOPS and SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS. Lucid dreaming is a great way to improve efficiency, overcome fear, and increase creativity. It also is a great reliever of stress. We handle half day/full day training sessions, run hour long workshops, and schedule full weekend retreats.
Reach out for a free phone consultation on how lucid dreaming can benefit you!
But wait, what actually is lucid dreaming?
Become the Architect of Your Dreams
Let's take a step back.
LUCID DREAMING is being in a dream and knowing it is such.
It's the ability to consciously wake up, while you’re still dreaming.
Right now, you're probably reading this sentence, wondering how something so hippie sounding can benefit you. You're about 10 seconds away from closing this tab and choosing to do something more productive, more important, or simply... more fun.
But before you depart, all I ask is that you take a moment. Look around. Imagine with me that you are currently dreaming.
That everything around you is part of a dreamworld that your mind has created.
It's familiar. You come here every single night. Sometimes it's adventurous, sometimes scary, and sometimes even embarrassing. But there is one thing that is different than every other night — you're 100% aware that you are dreaming.
Unlike most dreams — which propelling you down a locked series of plot points picked out by your subconscious — you're now in control of the story. You choose what happens.
Do you want to fly?
Do you want to sleep with a celebrity crush?
Do you want build a city?
Battle a giant robot?
Maybe take a rocket ship?
Party with Einstein?
Perhaps overcome a childhood monster?
Would you like to engage with the most important person in your life — you?
Wake Up and Dream
When you dream you turn inward — you step into a world of your own creation.
In your waking life, you make choices. Many choices. You decide to take a vacation, fix up a car, improve your skillset, spend time with loved ones. In the dream world, you have the exact same ability to make choices. To decide what journey you're going on or what problem you want to figure out.
When you start to view your dreams as an extension to the reality your live in, you begin to realize that every night you can do far more than just sleep.
Dreams are truly limitless — not held back by pesky things like time and physics. Free your mind of constraints and unlock a well of infinite creativity.
When you encounter a nightmare, you encounter yourself. Becoming lucid in a dream is one of the best ways to combat frequent nightmares.
In dreams, you can play, you can learn, and you can practice without fear of failure. When lucid, you have the ability to prepare your mind and emotions for the waking world.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Dreams are a reflection of your inner psyche. Your true Self. When lucid you can improve self-confidence, strengthen metal health, & heal past traumas.
Learn to Lucid Dream
Everyone dreams. And if you can dream — you can lucid dream.
Training starts with a simple concept — building a dialogue between you and your dreams. A bridge between the conscious mind and the subconscious. This starts with remembering your dreams — learning how to recall what happens during those precious hours of REM. From there you learn how to analyze the dream and identify dream signs (reoccurring dream symbology).
After that relationship is built, it's time find the present.
Finding a present awareness is the key to waking up in a dream. It allows you to turn inward and focus on yourself. It gives you the opportunity to reflect on our inner landscape.
The idea behind having a lucid dream is straight forward — apply a conscious awareness while you're dreaming. But within the statement there is an inherent contradiction — how do you find awareness when you're not looking for it? Training to lucid dream is all about utilizing a variety of techniques to condition your mind to ask one question — "AM I DREAMING?"
And when you can answer "YES" to that question — a world of boundless possibilities open up.
Jared Chiang-Zeizel is a published author, award-winning writer, lucid dreaming expert, and filmmaker.
He first learned about lucid dreaming from his cousin when they were teenagers. They would induce a dream to mirror their favorite video games and practice getting better.
After high school, Jared graduated from video games, and started to use lucid dreaming for more constructive tasks. While attending NYU, he would rehearse presentations, map out projects, and use creative problem solving in his lucid dreams to deal with a heavy workload.
In 2011, he started working with lucid dreaming enthusiasts, Dylan Tuccillo and Thomas Peisel. Over the next two years they scoured any and all sources on lucid dreaming. They used themselves as guinea pigs and tested out every lucid dreaming technique they came across. Their goal — to write a book with the most efficient and clear cut methods to have a lucid dream. An attempt to remove any new-age nonsense and heady academic verbiage, so that anyone could pick up their book and learn how to lucid dream.
Jared has been featured on NPR, Vice.com, Elle Magazine, Oprah.com, Gaia (GaiamTV), and numerous other media outlets. He has contributed work to Men's Fitness, Huffington Post, and Tricycle Magazine.
Jared currently works as a lucid dreaming teacher, dream consultant, and freelance writer.
At the moment of this reading, he resides in Los Angeles.
The Growing Popularity of Lucid Dreaming.
People have been waking up in their dreams for 1000s of years, but only recently has it become "mainstream" (Thanks Inception!). Each year more lucid dreaming research, books, movies, and apps are being introduced to the world. It's not just because lucid dreaming is a fascinating topic, it's because lucid dreaming is mentally, emotionally, and physically beneficial.
As more "spiritual" and "new-age" practices are pushed on to the masses, finding a new form of self-improvement can become overwhelming. With lucid dreaming, you can rest assure that it is a) backed by science, b) a skill anyone can learn, and c) the most time efficient way to improve and reconnect with your inner self.
Better Find that Library Card
And Fill Up that Netflix Queue
- What Dreams May Come (1998)
- The Matrix (1999)
- The Cell (2000)
- Vanilla Sky (2001)
- Waking Life (2001)
- Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
- Paprika (2006)
- The Science of Sleep (2006)
- Lucid (2006)
- When a Man Falls in the Forest (2007)
- The Good Night (2007)
- Inception (2010)
- Insidious (2010)
- Sucker Punch (2011)
- Anamnesis (2015)
- Falling Water - TV (2016)
- Lucid Dream (2017)
'Cause Lucid Dreaming's Not Going Anywhere
"“It has gone from this very obscure type of dream to being discussed at the various dream and consciousness conferences,” Dr. Gackenbach said."
Living Your Dreams, in a Manner of Speaking, New York Times
"We have plenty of evidence to accept the solid working hypothesis that dreams are meaningful to a considerable degree. The question then becomes, what else can we learn?"
Data-Mining Our Dreams, New York Times
"Once confined to a handful of niche groups, interest in lucid dreaming has grown in recent years, spurred on by a spate of innovations from smartphone apps to specialist eye masks, all promising the ability to influence our dreams.
"A couple of years ago there were about four or five people organising meetings" says Mac Sweeney, a dentist and lucid dreaming expert from Islington, London. "Now there are closer to 50, and that's in the capital alone."
It's not just lucid dreaming groups that are booming. Attendance at more traditional dream interpretation groups like the Academy of Dreams, in Euston, are up, and elsewhere people are paying up to £40 an hour for private interpretation sessions."
Lucid dreaming: Rise of a nocturnal hobby, BBC News
"A growing army of LD practitioners are training their sleeping brains to take maximum advantage of that lucid state, learning to control it in search of a mind-blowing natural trip [...] But unlike many other New Age fads, lucid dreaming has a strong scientific foundation. And over the past 30 years, study after study has shown that lucid dreaming can have a profound impact on waking life. Researchers in Canada are using LD as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sleep scientists in Germany are studying its applications for sports training—to improve both focus and performance in athletes [...] a doctor at a VA hospital in Los Angeles published a paper in January  detailing the case of a patient with a 22-year history of chronic pain who cured himself overnight with a single lucid dream. "I'm no expert on lucid dreams," says Dr. Mauro Zappaterra. "But the man woke up with no pain. He said it was like his brain had shut down and rebooted [...]
Outside the scientific realm, lucid dreams serve as an idea lab for creative types: Actors and admen, inventors and game designers, fine artists, musicians, and filmmakers—like Michel Gondry and Guillermo del Toro—have practiced lucid dreaming."
Some People Are Using Lucid Dreams To Be More Productive While They Sleep, Business Insider
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