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Lucid dreaming techniques
Learning how to lucid dream is only the first part. Additionally, you need to acquire skill in how to control dreams being able to make your wildest dreams come true.

Lucid dreaming techniques

It is always useful to have an overview of techniques on how to lucid dream (to prevent yourself falling for lots of non-sense techniques that are around today).

Based on understandings of the dreaming brain and cognitive learning, Dr. Stephen LaBerge devised basic methodologies to induce lucid dreams.

Lucid dreaming is much like mastering a sport. Obviously it requires dedication, persistance, and the right approach to learn lucid dreaming. Be serious about it. Really make your first attempt to induce a lucid dream count!

MILD technique

Stands for Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams technique. Apply this technique upon awakening (preferably from REM-sleep awakening). Aim is to fall asleep while visualizing yourself becoming lucid in the last dream that you can remember just before you woke up. Target any dreamsigns in that dream that should have told you at that time that you were actually dreaming and were not awake. Go through the whole scenario in your mind, vividly. See yourself recognizing the dreamsign and saying "I am dreaming!".

WBTB technique

Stands for Wake Back to Bed technique. Apply this technique upon awakening (preferably from REM-sleep awakening) but at least 1 hour before your normal wake up time. Aim is to interrupt morning sleep with a period of about 30 to 90 minutes of wakefulness, rehearsing your lucid dream and dreamsign recognition, to then return to sleep while visualizing yourself becoming lucid in the last dream you can remember. Learn how to master the WBTB technique.

WILD technique

Stands for Wake Initiated Lucid dreams technique. Apply this technique only upon awakening from REM-sleep. Aim is to fall asleep while keeping lucid and entering a dream directly without losing the state of lucidity throughout the process. Needless to say, this is one of the most challenging lucid dream induction techniques around. Also the most rewarding, because while falling asleep consciously you will vividly experiences all kinds of wonderful hypnogogic hallucinations before the dream fully materializes.