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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    It was only very temporarily that the nightmares came back. They have been occasionally coming back but way less intense. I see there's a lot of factors involved, I see that the people I'm with day to day influence it because certain people who make me feel supported, they influence my...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    The nightmares came back but only really briefly. It's interesting cuz they started again when I started drinking a plant by myself unguided, I had a real unsettling dream that night and my energy crashed after that. I was having crazy experiences, then I had a really strong sleep paralysis...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    I left the indigenous community for about a month and was staying in the city, in the same room where I was getting haunted by the nightmares. Not only did the nightmares and troubles not come back, I been steadily getting better and better. Good feelings deepening within me. I'm back at the...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    Ronin I also want to say something about another part of your post, it's off topic but it needs to be said. I'm not telling anyone to get on a plane to the jungle. Of course there are dangers and difficulties in doing this. For me it has been the best trek I have ever made. Whether it...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    It's a little bit like this, when the westerners colonized the Americas, the two cultures coming together was like two really different worlds colliding. Today, these cultures have mixed to such a point that indigenous people use western medicine and westerners use what was once the indigenous...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    I got trust in western medicine too, I don't reject it just because it's limited. There are many areas that western medicine works way better that other types of medicine. Antibiotics for example. I experienced this thing where all my mosquito bites started getting infected. The shaman was...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    This isn't a sentiment, this is a self evident reality. What percentage of doctors do you believe have lived with indigenous cultures or worked with shamans to the extent that they have gained a genuine understanding of their system of medicine. Less than 5%. Good ethnobotanical studies are...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    I get what your saying and it's completely valid. There are so many factors involved in this and doing a dieta or any of these shamanic treatments without good guidance can be dangerous. This is what healers here deal with every day, people from all walks of life come to them for healing and the...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    My intentions are to document and share my experience since I found something that is actually working for me. What I'm experiencing here is pretty magical to me but it is fairly normal to people in the Amazon regions of Peru, people been doing this for a long, long time. I'm real happy to be...
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    Shamanic treatment healed my sleep disturbances

    I been living in Peru the past 1.5 years and about 2 months ago, an extreme wave of PTSD type sleep disturbances hit me, I was scared to go to sleep cuz it was happening every night. Last month I moved to this indigenous community in the jungle and have been staying with a family of shamans who...
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    Adrenaline as I am about to fall asleep

    I used to get this electrical shock feeling before going into sleep paralysis all the time. This past month whenever I get into the in between wake and sleep place, I get a sudden sense of panic and jump into wake. Sometimes I might be 70% of the way into dreaming, sometimes only 10%...
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    Not breathing

    It's all connected. I have been going into a sleep paralysis type state occasionally and this hypnagogic jerk for me often comes with sleep paralysis. I used to experience sleep paralysis and hypnagogic jerks regularly 10 years ago. It's almost like a buildup of psychic tension that appears in...
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    Feels Like My Heart Stops, I Jolt Awake. Extremely Terrifying

    I used to get this regularly right before going into sleep paralysis. I would be paralysed so I couldn't jump back into the waking state so easily. It would feel often like my heart skipped a beat and also that I would stop breathing temporarily So this not breathing thing... I've noticed this...
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    How to feel safe when your fears are irrational or inescapable

    I see that the most important first step in healing is feeling safe. Someone who has fears from physical abuse can feel safe being physically protected and able to defend themselves. What if the fears are irrational, like about paranormal things that you can't protect yourself against. How can...
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    Please help. What is this!?

    I'm experiencing this thing where I can sense it before I fall asleep and I go into these otherworldly places, I don't know if nightmare would be the word. I stayed up till 5 in the morning last night cuz it kept happening repeatedly. When i went to sleep at 5, I noticed that when I went into...
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    Not breathing

    I keep getting these otherworldly nightmare things just as I'm falling asleep and I notice each time that I stop breathing before it happens. These sleep disturbances are connected to my breath. Last night I didn't sleep until 5 in the morning because this kept happening. When I fell asleep, I...
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    Social avoidance and self esteem

    I'm rising again fast and this time I can see clearer what's happening. A lot of little things contribute to it, but this one seems to be the most important and powerful. Embracing everything, embracing the low state just as it is, paradoxically it shifts when I embrace it. Truly embracing it...
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    Social avoidance and self esteem

    Yeah definitely best to be careful with breathwork. I've never been able to go deep with it but when I first tried it in a group, a girl next to me told me she relived her childhood sexual abuse in that session. I just got intense physical reactions, pins and needles all over my body and my...
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    Social avoidance and self esteem

    MDMA therapy is a bit like EMDR in the sense that it gives you the ability to access and process traumas that may not be so easily accessible in your ordinary waking state of consciousness.
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    Social avoidance and self esteem

    I discovered experientially that they are actually are connected. I used to think they were completely separate, but seeing deeper into my fears and being really honest with myself, I been seeing these connections. Fear of social rejection IME is a manifestation of the fear of death and...
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    Social avoidance and self esteem

    Maybe since you've already gone into it, you will have a way better ability to go into it and heal it. Have you tried MDMA therapy?
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    Social avoidance and self esteem

    That's a deep one. I've heard of people releasing birth traumas in breathwork. My dad left when I was 4 and I can't consciously remember the troubles it caused me, the only memory I have of him was fighting with my mother and I would try to interfere and bring peace but the hostility would...
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    Social avoidance and self esteem

    I been feeling a lot of social anxiety and I see it comes from a feeling of unworthiness triggered by not overcoming the fear that came on when PTSD symptoms created a big challenge. I've fallen into this low place and risen out of it lots of times but I don't consciously understand how ive...
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    Eckhart Tolles Books - The Power of Now and A New Earth

    Has anyone here The Power of Now and A New Earth? In my experience, putting all of it into practice helps so immensely and it's in the difficult times that it becomes the most valuable and powerful. This morning I woke up feeling sad and broken down, in the past I would gone into a despair...
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    New here - any suggestions to help avoid nightmares?

    Setting up your sleep environment so you feel as safe and secure as possible helps. My friend recommended me that I sleep with a machete under my pillow because this ended his nightmares. It doesn't work for me but I understand now why it worked for him, cuz it made him feel like he can defend...
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