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Posted by Q ( on June 13, 2000 at 13:41:51:

In Reply to: nightmares posted by Annemarie on June 13, 2000 at 10:47:15:

...with the line of thinking about the subconscious mind using the nightmares as a distraction. For sometime now I have been contemplating the theory that the child-brain uses the CH-pain process as a diversion to keep the conscious mind from probing areas where the child-brain is afraid of discovery.

One of the beliefs about CH that I am comming to develop faith in is that the mind is the root cause of the condition and that the subconscious mind uses the pain process as a diversion to keep the conscious mind at bay. The pain-signal is an absolute block to anything else that the conscious mind can handle. What controls that pain-signal? I believe it is the mind.

The linkage with REM-stage sleep makes perfect sense when viewed in this light as this is when the boundry between conscious and subconsious become fluid. This dream-stage phase opens a window of visability for the conscious mind that the child-brain does not want exposed. The child-brain "acts-out" by triggering the pain process, which the conscious mind MUST respond to.

So, how do you solve the problem? Some have suggested regression analysis, as this is the classic Freudian approach. Some have suggested LSD and similar psychoactive drug approaches as a short-cut to psychotherapy. Some have suggested a good 4th step. I have not settled on what to do, other than to try to get my brain chemistry in-balance and prepare for a psychic change, which I believe will get to the root of the problem.

I know this line of theory is not popular with many of the CHMB old-timers, but it is still the only kind of comprehenisive theory that makes any sense to me.

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