How To Lucid Dream - Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD)

A Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD) is the method that most people find easiest to pick up and work with when first starting to learn to lucid dream, there is little preparation involved and it doesn't involve getting up in the middle of the night to there's no loss of sleep. Before you begin attempting to use the MILD technique to induce lucid dreams you should be able to recall at least one dream per night and be familiar with reality checking.

The MILD technique was developed by Stephen LaBerge to induce a lucid dream at will by setting an intention, while falling asleep, to remember to recognize that you are dreaming or to remember to look for dream signs when you are in a dream.

1. Find a position that you can easily and comfortably fall asleep in.

2. Relax. Use whatever relaxation technique works for you for 5-10 minutes, or longer if you need it.

3. As you fall asleep repeat to yourself: "After every dream period I will wake up and I will remember my dream" Believe that you will wake up after each dream you have.

4. When you wake up write down your dream immediately. Even if you can barely remember anything, just write down what comes to mind, or how you felt when you woke up. (You will recall more the more often you practice this technique)

5. Now lie down and let yourself drift back to sleep, as you are doing this imagine that you are back in the dream you just had. Only his time imagine that you saw a dreamsign in your dream and recognized it. As you fall asleep keep visualizing yourself in your dream, recognizing a dreamsign, and realizing that you are in a dream.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 each time you wake during the night.

Don't worry if your mind starts to drift while you are performing steps 3 and 5, just notice your mind was drifting and then go back to the technique. You just want your last thought as you fall asleep to be about lucid dreaming. To improve the chances of having a lucid dream further you can repeat the phrase in step 3 during the day.

 

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