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8 Common Dreams and Their Inner Meanings

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Dreams are one of the most mysterious factors experienced by a human. Because of this mystery, people are generally curious to know if there are any hidden meanings or messages behind their dreams. This leads to plenty of online and offline debates concerning the meanings of dreams. When people discuss these dreams with others, they often find that some subjects …

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Common Reactions to Trauma

If you experience trauma when you’re a child, your nervous system takes a ‘hit’ and your physical body changes – like an imprint or scar on your nervous system that never disappears, even into adulthood. This is why you sometimes can’t think your way out of a highly stressful and emotional experience. When something triggers your earlier experiences as an …

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Signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

First of all, what exactly is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD usually occurs after a traumatic event. This traumatic event isn’t fully processed at the time and then later on, intense psychological distress can occur at cues that trigger memories of the original trauma. Typical traumatic events include witnessing something incredibly disturbing, (many soldiers suffer from PTSD after witnessing …

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Why Do We Dream? 

Dreams are strange things. We all have them, even if we don’t always remember them, and they can affect our day-to-day lives in many different ways. After waking from a nightmare, for example, we might feel uneasy or even frightened for a number of hours. When waking from a good dream, we might feel more positive about life and even inspired to make changes. It …