Lucid dreaming: Tim Post at TEDxTwenteU

  • Опубликовано: 5 ноя 2013
  • While we are mostly unaware of our nightly dreams while we dream, Tim Post has trained countless individuals around the world to attain dream awareness in dreams. Remarkably, "lucid" dreamers can learn to consciously reshape their dreams while dreaming and give rise to profound dream experiences.
    Tim gives an insight into the emerging science of lucid dreaming and unveils the potential power of using lucid dreams to enhance psychological development and overall well-being.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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  • Stan Lee
    Stan Lee Час назад

    WARNING: When you sin in a lucid dream 1) you are guilty of sin even though its just a dream. If its a sin in yoru waking world its a sin in the dream state. 2) expect a demonic attack if you are follower of the way and they will try to trap you in this state via a coma and once they have you in a coma they will inflict pain on you that you can actually feel non stop.

  • John Hayes
    John Hayes 2 дня назад

    Can lucid dreaming be used to make diseased or unhealthy organs healthy?

  • Anthony Brescia
    Anthony Brescia 3 дня назад

    Had a lucid nightmare last night. I had to check my fingers, and I realized that I had eight on each hand.

  • F T Gians
    F T Gians 5 дней назад

    I want to play a SAO like game in a lucid dream😂😂😭

  • Derek Village
    Derek Village 5 дней назад

    I experienced my first Lucid dream and it was so weird. I was inside a cold storage and the room was getting smaller and smaller and as I tried climbing walls they would automatically extend and get taller making it impossible to climb. Then a guy walks in and said he was going to torcher me. At that point I told him, oh well, as soon as I start feeling pain I’ll wake up because I’m dreaming and yes, he hammered one of my fingers and I immediately woke up. Is there a meaning for this??

  • mike pettipas
    mike pettipas 6 дней назад

    Have you ever had a dream you were in a fight but your arms were a hundred pounds and could use them lol very slowly I’ve had this dream many times

  • Impossabear
    Impossabear 6 дней назад +1

    I dont have dreams

  • Sean C M
    Sean C M 8 дней назад

    I lucid dream almost every night, I don't know how it happens but it does, if someone texts me before I fall asleep I dream about what the person texts me and ill think about what ill text back, I also just pause everything in my dream and basically check to see what time it is in the "real world" I call it and ill wake myself up, check the time on my phone and then go back to bed and my dream picks up where it left off

  • HULK likes green charts
    HULK likes green charts 10 дней назад

    Our neighbour is a woman. She always comes over to talk/chill with my parents. One time when she came I felt a deja vu, I was dreaming but aware I was dreaming. I jumped on her. And right after that my alarm clock went off for school. SMH.

  • Vicky Cook
    Vicky Cook 13 дней назад

    I dreamt I was flying, was so real

  • Takam Job
    Takam Job 13 дней назад


  • sntboss
    sntboss 18 дней назад

    easy to lucid dream, I keep imagining jumping from my room windows till it becomes real.

  • j7db
    j7db 19 дней назад

    I've practiced lucid dreaming for years and have carried out some of the experiments LaBerge had his subjects do while sleeping. Fascinating stuff, and I'm still so impressed with the idea of using eye movement patterns for dreamers to signal their lucidity to outside observers.

  • Yasmine Alice
    Yasmine Alice 21 день назад

    I fly almost every night I love it

  • William Gene
    William Gene 23 дня назад

    I may be just a simple mechanic but i remember solving a complex electrical problem in a dream. The moment i understood what the solution was i literally sat up quickly like the Undertaker. So fast i woke up my girlfriend. I wrote the solution down and went back to sleep. The next day at work while the other mechanics were in the office looking at electrical schematics i took 10 minutes and solved the issue. It blew everyone away

  • Dean S
    Dean S 23 дня назад

    One of the best and most enjoyable skills I learned was Lucid Dreaming. I learned a technique where you teach yourself to keep your eyes closed and remain completely still once you awaken. This technique tricks your mind into thinking you're still asleep, which will put you back into a dream while you're still awake. A moment that really sticks out for me when using this technique was when i was transitioning back into a dream. My body was moving from one side of my bedroom to the other, feeling the g-force of the sudden movements. I was then sucked into what looked like a beautiful flower, and once inside the flower, i could see all these beautiful patterns and colors. It was amazing. If anyone is wondering how to do this technique, its called a few things "Dream Exit Induced Lucid Dream" or "Dream re-entry" or "DEILD"

  • Annup Borrge
    Annup Borrge 24 дня назад

    Someone please help me experience lucid dream. I want to be in it badly. Please help me.

  • Roxie D.
    Roxie D. 29 дней назад

    I lucid dream everytime I sleep within 45minutes during my lunch break at work...

  • Aromal Biju
    Aromal Biju Месяц назад

    I have a few tricks to knowing that I'm in a dream. My best technique is
    putting my hand into my pocket. If I have money in my pocket, I know
    its a dream cause I'm always broke.
    What about YOU!!

  • Danny Aribam
    Danny Aribam Месяц назад +1

    I have had so many nightmares, and multiple nightmares in one night as many as 30. This have been going on for years now. This has somehow resulted in lucid dreaming. Everything started because of anxiety and depression.

  • 39skit Finland
    39skit Finland Месяц назад

    I realized I was dreaming when I was so thirsty and I tried to drink water. I kept being thirsty and this gave it away that I was dreaming.

  • andresaoberni
    andresaoberni Месяц назад

    Still no lucid dream could cure his accent

  • oskari lepisto
    oskari lepisto Месяц назад


  • Lel El
    Lel El Месяц назад

    Sounds like a great drug

  • Conne Wkl-d
    Conne Wkl-d Месяц назад

    So how does science explain dreams that foresee future events?

  • MrPpppppppppf
    MrPpppppppppf Месяц назад

    What’s with the kkk hoodie on the stage

  • Abdurrahman An-Nur
    Abdurrahman An-Nur Месяц назад

    short cut to lucid dream. drug. no need to thank me.

  • Jesse XXX
    Jesse XXX Месяц назад +1

    As a lucid dreamer I can tell that the story with the lab and eye movements is real. FALSE AWAKENING is very common for lucid dreaming- I see it as attempts of subconscious to get you back to sleep

  • dutchy poo
    dutchy poo Месяц назад

    Sometimes I have a dream where everyone is speaking something other than English. It feels like it is French, but when people talk to me in this language I don't understand it with my mind, instead I feel the meaning of what is said, if that makes sense.

  • Pie Man
    Pie Man Месяц назад

    I told my friends about lucid dreams and they said I made a deal with the double so that's a thing now

  • _Wolfox
    _Wolfox Месяц назад

    Also, it would be interesting if anfantasia affects lucid dreaming/ dreaming in general, because if you can’t think about something and visualise it, then how do people with anfantasia visualise their lucid thoughts? I’m sayying this linking to my other comment because I can dream, and become aware in the dream, but I can’t manipulate the environment, only interact with the existing g dream

  • _Wolfox
    _Wolfox Месяц назад

    I had this one really odd dream, it was like a creating-game type of atmosphere, and I had it as an ordinary dream once. A later night, I had it again but this time it was lucid, but to a degree. I couldn’t reshape the dream and create whatever, instead my choices had to be related to the dream. I couldn’t leave the dream, only travel around and explore, for example there was a mining train that I couldn’t get on before (as the story led me elsewhere) however now I COULD board the train.

  • John Hancock
    John Hancock Месяц назад

    Don't try to go to the bathroom in the lucid dream

  • Moon Ha Jung
    Moon Ha Jung 2 месяца назад

    Does someone know how to not having physical pain after waking up from lucid dreaming?
    My LDs are intense and most of them includes hard battle. I wake up feeling pain in my body, the same pain as if you don't sleep overnight (sometimes even worse), and it happens about 3 times a week in average. At first I felt the pain at random times, but it occured more often and now it's like the pain has its own schedule in a week. I started having this constant physical pain about ... probably about 3 years ago.
    Ah, and I don't think it happens because of my sleeping position.

  • Ty cunningham
    Ty cunningham 2 месяца назад +1

    One time I had a half lucid dream.
    I knew I was dreaming but literally did nothing. I just when on with whatever it I was doing. I was so angry with myself when I woke up.

  • Me Alexander
    Me Alexander 2 месяца назад

    I once dreamed that I could fly, when I realized that it was a dream I started to go through the walls and enter people"s houses to see what they were doing. True story based on a true dream !

  • Soso Di
    Soso Di 2 месяца назад

    But was is normal dreaming then?
    I feel like everything I experience about dreaming is exactly that. I sometimes laugh myself awake about something I dreamt, I climb, I solve the greatest problems (can't remember the solutions though -_-) and experience intense human interactions, sometimes they still feel real after years but I knew I dreamt when I did it...

    • Soso Di
      Soso Di Месяц назад

      You're probably right with the last one
      And don't worry

    • Moon Ha Jung
      Moon Ha Jung Месяц назад +1

      Whoa I'm sorry now it sounds more confusing with my comment before :(

    • Moon Ha Jung
      Moon Ha Jung Месяц назад +1

      I get what you meant!
      Probably it's better to differentiate between "just lucid dreaming" and "lucid dreaming + dreambending" ...? Or it's more into "having conscious dream" vs "having lucid dream".

  • E E
    E E 2 месяца назад

    Who needs to revise for a test when awake when you can revise when asleep.

  • sachin gupta
    sachin gupta 2 месяца назад

    I really broke my while fighting with UI lucid dream and also in reality

  • Marc-André Blais
    Marc-André Blais 2 месяца назад

    What if you master lucid dreaming and decide to go to sleep in your lucid dream so your brain functions so much faster but you actually get a lot more time to practice stuff and become super good at something

  • Marc-André Blais
    Marc-André Blais 2 месяца назад

    the only time i remember having a lucid dream, i wanted to prove myself i was concious so i woke myself up. Yep, what a waste of potential.

  • Benson
    Benson 2 месяца назад

    Do wet dreams count as lucid dream. I feel like I'm in control...

  • Izahdnb
    Izahdnb 2 месяца назад

    My cat has been dead for a few months now and he started to appear in my dreams almost every night. I think he reached cat-heaven now.

  • Karen Hart
    Karen Hart 2 месяца назад

    I recently had my first lucid dream. I have been trying for probably 6 months. While watching this I realized a way that I can use lucid dreaming as a way to heal psychological trauma. I have been having very violent dreams about my sister. I am going to try embracing her in my dream instead of the violence. I'm excited to be done with these dreams!

  • Malik Tanveer
    Malik Tanveer 2 месяца назад

    i don't dream at all.

  • No U
    No U 2 месяца назад

    I love running in lucid dreams, I don’t have the awful I can’t breath stuff like in reality :)

  • SimpleDakOutdoors
    SimpleDakOutdoors 2 месяца назад

    I get these lucid dreams all the time and try to plan/think before I sleep want I want to dream about and it tends to work 60% of the time. I did a college paper on this to see if you can model your dream from what you seen or heard in your past, present and future. Crazy to think that it can work. Also while in these lucid dreams theres a point where I instantly know that Im dreaming and I do as I please like fly around or take long leaps in the air or have extreme speed where I can see a cliff and run/jump off it and glide around. One example of it was, when I went to sleep in real life and started to dream I was really tired and my parents told me I should go to bed for the night. Not wanting to, I decided to lay down on the couch in my dream and take a knowingly 10 min nap which i set a alarm too and woke up 10 min later in that dream but now being in the present dream. I recalled that I did that. Also during that nap I had a diff dream. So when I woke up I told my parents about the dream I had while I was dreaming. Then my actual alarm clock woke me up in the present time. I wrote down every memory of what I could remember. I started to do this back in 2010 and I still have that dream journal. Is there something you would call this....where i know im dreaming (lucid) but purposely dream for 10 min/my nap and wake up knowing I had a dream within a dream?????

  • Guybrush Threepwood
    Guybrush Threepwood 2 месяца назад

    Why does the TED cube logo thing has a Ku Klux Klan hat on top of it?

  • Rod Champ
    Rod Champ 3 месяца назад

    Not sure if it's lucid, but I've many times floated upwards out my body, nothing really happens but it feels beautiful

  • karen orlanski
    karen orlanski 3 месяца назад

    I've been aware of being in a dream many times, I didn't know it was called lucid dreaming or that you can have control over the plot of the dream! It feels like reality only a bit odd (usually in familiar scenarios), so I start thinking it might be a dream, and I do my "dream check" (now I realize that this action is voluntary so yes, I'm controlling my dream) what I do is try to turn the lights on (even if it's not dark) I turn on the light switch but the light doesn't turn on so I know it's a dream. It could be reality, like the power went off so lights won't turn on, but it feels different...and it's freaking scary! Next time I will try to control what happens next.

  • Tomer TCMintrade
    Tomer TCMintrade 3 месяца назад

    I want to fly in my dream and meet my dad that died 22 years ago and hug him 💤🤞👨‍👧

  • Tomer TCMintrade
    Tomer TCMintrade 3 месяца назад

    I had 2 lucid deame that I can remember, it was totaly amazing experiance and each time I awake right after I realise I was dreaming because it got me so exsided that it woke me up! Realy like to explore it more and use it

  • Kelsey Buxton
    Kelsey Buxton 3 месяца назад

    Anyone else have dreams that you can fly and you think it’s real because it’s so vivid and you can remember what it feels like to really fly when you wake up? This is new to me and I love it. Wish I could fly in real life because it’s awesome.

  • Neal Patel
    Neal Patel 3 месяца назад

    What if we're always dreaming when awake and when we sleep we're dreaming within a dream?

    ANKUSH KUMAR 3 месяца назад

    Yog Nindra

  • ashley bodfish
    ashley bodfish 3 месяца назад

    I really wanna lucid dream

  • Quintus Drake
    Quintus Drake 3 месяца назад

    YOU ARE THE GUY FROM THE GTA Flight Crew channel

  • Rocco Lynch
    Rocco Lynch 3 месяца назад

    I have practiced doing this when I was younger I did a report on Lucid dreaming in REM sleep and it had me waking up writing down everything I can remember about each stream and after a while I was able to control my dreams and realize I was in a dream state until I stopped practicing this for some reason but it was pretty cool what your mind can make real

  • Vatsal Jethva
    Vatsal Jethva 3 месяца назад

    can simulate dark souls like games in that state

  • Josh Alexander
    Josh Alexander 4 месяца назад

    I wanna lucid dream just to die

  • Aladdin Khan
    Aladdin Khan 4 месяца назад +1

    Whenever I happend to become aware during in dream and realiz that I am dreaming then my dream suddenly became a nightmare. (sorry for bad English)

    STAROWL PRODUCTIONS 4 месяца назад

    I still see your shadows in my room...

  • Lara Dibble
    Lara Dibble 4 месяца назад

    i've had these lucid dreams where i cant move a thing

  • Cesar Tejeda
    Cesar Tejeda 4 месяца назад

    This is great information but this question is for the actual lucid dreamers. Have you ever tried to use your lucid dreams to help someone else who is constantly having nightmares. If the answer is no then I’m on a whole other level then some of us.

  • jan rubin
    jan rubin 4 месяца назад

    I I am able to lucid dream on command.

  • jan rubin
    jan rubin 4 месяца назад

    Mind blowing

  • KatyabolMC
    KatyabolMC 4 месяца назад

    I still see your shadows in my room?

  • GoSlash27
    GoSlash27 4 месяца назад

    I was only able to enter a lucid dream through sleep paralysis (night terrors) at first. It kept happening repeatedly and I would struggle to wake up, which ruined my sleep. Once I was able to remind myself that it's just a dream, I relaxed and fell into a dream state while knowing I was dreaming. Since then, I've gotten better at it. Now I have reality checks.

  • omgsolikevalleygirl
    omgsolikevalleygirl 4 месяца назад

    "fully functional virtual reality simulators" dreams are certainly not - wth. You can't just say that things are what you want them to be.

  • Deepak TD
    Deepak TD 4 месяца назад

    I play pubg lucid at times

  • Noah Has Big Gay
    Noah Has Big Gay 4 месяца назад

    I can induce wild lucid dreams and I didn't realize it was a thing until like 15 minutes ago... I just 95% of the time get too excited and wake up

  • Smegma Lasagna
    Smegma Lasagna 4 месяца назад +2

    Everytime I realized that I was dreaming I started massacring everyone arround me.
    Many massacres later everytime I entered a lucid dream and the characters in my dreams realized that I realized that i was dreaming they’d kill me (aka waking me up) before I could do anything to them. This fascinates and scares to this day.

    • 정신 해이
      정신 해이 2 месяца назад +1

      it's probably just your brain predicting their behavior based on the "dream-character settings"(I call it like that)
      If I knew that someone was going to kill me, especially if I knew this would happen repetitively, I would try to kill it back to survive.
      Just don't let them be conscious that they are dreaming! Maybe they'll figure out how to overload your brain capacity and actually damage you irl!

    • Smegma Lasagna
      Smegma Lasagna 3 месяца назад

      Noodalie -Hizzy- I have to add that I only started killing everything so that they couldn’t kill me.
      I always had a ton of nightmares and since I was a lucid dreamer too, I could protect myself.
      But since you also have nice dreams I got rid of innocent people.
      Now I think about it, every character in my dreams always looked suspicious.
      Not in the way of them having bad intentions but it felt like they acted quite careful and were more alert.
      My subconscious is really freaking me out rn

    • Noodalie -Hizzy-
      Noodalie -Hizzy- 3 месяца назад +1

      Your own subconscious turned against you haha. I know its not a laughing matter but its a weird feeling, I've had it happen to me a few times, I didn't go about massacring people though.

  • JJ wisper
    JJ wisper 4 месяца назад

    7 years old you had nightmare like this????good luck man

  • freakyfreak7777
    freakyfreak7777 4 месяца назад

    I have lucid dreamt once that I can remember. I realised I was dreaming and wanted to give myself the ability to jump higher and after a few jumps getting higher and higher, I broke gravity and just started floating. I then woke up really disappointed cause that's all I managed.

  • Caleb Garlipp
    Caleb Garlipp 4 месяца назад

    How come the tedx sign in back is rockingba kkk hat

  • Zak El Aboudi
    Zak El Aboudi 4 месяца назад

    I realized that the process of looking contains fine structures that we zoom past without knowingly realizing it! Basically when you focus on something, as you attempt to focus, more information is then opened up and revealed! It's as if you only see with your knowledge !! Seeing alone is not enough! Seeing with knowledge of what it is your looking at allows you to see further, not in distance but in time!!
    When you dream, you see what your thinking!!

  • Mike Trevors
    Mike Trevors 5 месяцев назад

    For any of you out there that smoke, here is a great incentive to quit!
    When you quit you should do reality checks Every time you crave a cigarette, you are very likely to dream about cigarettes as your subconscious mind will be craving nicotine. At this point you will be doing a reality check and you may realise you are asleep and become lucid! In your dream you can smoke GUILT FREE!

  • ɪ ᴋᴛᴠᴜ ɪ
    ɪ ᴋᴛᴠᴜ ɪ 5 месяцев назад

    Lucid Dreaming is like living your better life. You could give yourself ANYTHING you want, like money, expensive cars, houses, etc. I had a lucid dream last night and I was just taking that advantage to have the experience of flying. I had one about a year ago about fighting zombies. I had no weapons or anything. I told myself, give me a shotgun. All of a sudden, a shotgun appears in my hand! ITS FUGGIN GREAT!!

  • Steven Vitali
    Steven Vitali 5 месяцев назад

    One time I realised in a dream that I was dreaming so I thought what do I want to happen, so I thought of my dog Toby who died, then I heard him running down the stairs and he came into the room and ran up to me wagging his tail and I was overcome with love and joy and was able to spend some more time with him, I felt his fur and cuddled him for a short while and then woke up, it was as if it was real

  • jose espiritu
    jose espiritu 6 месяцев назад

    even when I'm 99℅ sure it's a dream and I'm about to explore some fantasies, I sometimes have doubts and think there's a 1℅ chance that it might be real life so I don't end up doing anything crazy, have I lost sight of dreamality?

  • david theproducer
    david theproducer 6 месяцев назад

    has anyone ever looked at themselves in a mirror whilst lucid dreaming? and notice it's you but there's something weird about how you look ?

  • Freedom Halbert
    Freedom Halbert 6 месяцев назад

    I had a nightmare that i went to bed on the couch next to my brother on the computer, i wake up in the dream and everything is shaking intensely as this figure made of what looked like heat waves walks up to me and rips the covers off and says something. I shoot up after waking and my heart was beating fast and i was sweaty. Very scary experience

  • Becker AS
    Becker AS 6 месяцев назад

    I had a dream that i needed to pee and i actually dreamed that i woke up from my bed and went to the bathroom and peed in the toilet and i was actually peeing myself while i was asleep. Thats me when i was 11 or so.
    Also dreamed of waking up and checking the door when someone was knocking on it and answering it and then going back to bed and after i woke up my brother told me that i never opened the door at all and it was clear to me then that i dreamed it.

  • Vishal Yadaa
    Vishal Yadaa 6 месяцев назад

    My dream collapses when I realise that I am in a dream

  • Gilberto Hernandez
    Gilberto Hernandez 6 месяцев назад

    speaks to quickly and the talk is too technical

  • neo robertson
    neo robertson 6 месяцев назад

    Death is just like a lucid dream. is Life

  • Vaishnav Pande *_*
    Vaishnav Pande *_* 6 месяцев назад

    I thought there would be a "How to" in this video -_-

  • fish stick
    fish stick 6 месяцев назад

    Just buy a vr headset

  • Tara Brooks
    Tara Brooks 6 месяцев назад

    Z minus one

  • Thomas Wampler
    Thomas Wampler 6 месяцев назад

    emerging science of lucid dreaming ????? science?????

  • Mehdi
    Mehdi 6 месяцев назад

    If I now know about lucid dreams...does that mean that I will get one ?cuz according to videos it’s kinda creepin me out so anyone please answer me

  • Hart Nurnberg
    Hart Nurnberg 6 месяцев назад

    I USED TO HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT THAT WITCH TOO!!! My family would jump into a portal inside a cinder block then it'd close before I could too. You can't forget those scooby doo nightmares either. Scary stuff

  • Iphianassa
    Iphianassa 6 месяцев назад

    Every time I become conscious in a dream it scapes my control and turns into a nightmare, like suddenly darkness surrounds me and there's a deafening sound and I can't move, and I need to force myself to wake up.

  • Nautilus1972
    Nautilus1972 6 месяцев назад

    One guaranteed way to get lucid dreams is to stop smoking weed for a few days.

  • AC OZ
    AC OZ 6 месяцев назад

    What if you lucid dream before you die 🤔🤔🤔

  • IfShe13Im13
    IfShe13Im13 7 месяцев назад

    *I Still See You're Shadows In My Room*

  • Vincent Hall
    Vincent Hall 7 месяцев назад

    Very interesting. I'm going to now search for how to get into that state.
    I've heard of entrepreneurs using dreams to create solutions.

  • Shmurda Hat
    Shmurda Hat 7 месяцев назад +1

    I lucid dream and there's these portals i find with a fuzzy being next to it guiding me i don't feel fear because i know im dreaming. Anyone outs have similar?

  • Mr. X
    Mr. X 7 месяцев назад +4

    I was sleeping in my dream

  • uNii7y
    uNii7y 7 месяцев назад

    I use to have a reoccurring dream as a kid. I was in a car of some sort, and I was in the passenger seat, and I would literally drive off a huge cliff and would wake up before I died. I even felt my heart go into my stomach. This dream use to terrify me as a kid. I must of had this dream 200 times. One night in my dream I all of a sudden realized I was dreaming, and in that instant I was able to control the outcome of the dream. I jumped out of the car and rolled on the ground, and lived. Whats even more amazing is that when I woke up from it, I wasn't scared anymore and I never had that dream again. I trained myself to not have that nightmare anymore. Crazy how useful Lucid dreaming is, and it's easier than everyone thinks. You just have to keep telling yourself before you go to bed, "whatever happens in my dreams, they are not real".