Dreaming, daydreaming and creativity

Ivan Tyrrell's fascinating talk from the HG Diploma throws new light on our evolution as he explains the crucial role of the REM state and much more...
Dreaming, daydreaming and creativity

Once humans started daydreaming they could creatively solve problems in their imagination, ask abstract questions and generate complex language with a past, present and future tense. This had profound implications, not least for our mental health.

This fascinating talk about what followed on from the 'brain's big bang' 40,000 years ago – when our ancestors learned how to consciously access the internal reality theatre of the dreaming brain and 'daydream' consciously – was filmed with students on the Human Givens Diploma course.


Subjects covered include:

The nature of consciousness; cave art; creativity; psychosis and autism; the origin of civilisations; the 12,000 year old Gobekli Tepe stone temples; the importance of REM state research; how the unconscious mind really works; metaphorical pattern- matching; how dreaming helps us stay effective; dreaming and depression; false memory syndrome; why hypnosis can now be viewed as 'any artificial way of accessing the REM state'; and how to improve psychotherapy outcomes in the modern world.


If you've found this talk interesting, you might like to find out more:

About the Tutor

Ivan Tyrrell

Ivan Tyrrell is Director of HG College, and an English writer, lecturer and psychologist, who worked for many years as a psychotherapist (specialising in brief therapy for depression, trauma and anxiety). His frustration at the poor state of psychotherapeutic practice in the UK in the 1990s led him to found the European Therapy Studies Institute and to the publication of new research and information about depression, psychosis, hypnosis, addiction and trauma treatment in a series of best-selling books written with his co-founder of the human givens approach, Joe Griffin. As well as his life-long interest in psychology, he has also always been interested in the nature of perception and consciousness.

Reviews (17)

The title is perfect as this course connects dreaming to creativity

Angela

I found the whole subject intriguing. The evolution of the brain and the development of the frontal cortex relating to pattern matching and emotional arousal connecting this to unspent arousal the brain protecting itself through expelling this thr...

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Good

mary

Fascinating introduction to Human Givens

Julie

This is a lecture that shows the depth of the human givens approach. Ivan Tyrrell’s vast knowledge of the subject is shared with clarity, accessibility and humour making it impossible to stop watching.

The title is perfect as this course connects dreaming to creativity

Angela

I found the whole subject intriguing. The evolution of the brain and the development of the frontal cortex relating to pattern matching and emotional arousal connecting this to unspent arousal the brain protecting itself through expelling this thr...

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Good

mary

Fascinating introduction to Human Givens

Julie

This is a lecture that shows the depth of the human givens approach. Ivan Tyrrell’s vast knowledge of the subject is shared with clarity, accessibility and humour making it impossible to stop watching.

great lecture

John

5 stars

Micheal

Dreaming, daydreaming and creativity

James

Very interesting, knowledge gained that can help me understand how it all works, thanks very much for your time and efforts and this free course.

Interesting

Julia

Very interesting and thought provoking ideas.

5 out of 5

Scott

paula

I found the video a little long winded and it took a long time to get to salient points. I didn't need an art history course! When writing was on the screen, at the same time as talking, I could not attend to both. I did find the bit about false...

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Nice

Teresa

Very interesting.

Good

Dora

Very interesting.

Dreaming, daydreaming and creativity

Veronica

The offer of watching a free video is an amazing gesture. I enjoyed immensely as I work through and try and understand my son's mental illness.Thanks

excellent insight!

Marcella

you are explaining thinks I always wondered about. My special thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a sad story. I was very badly treated by famous italian psychiatrist prof Giovanbattista Cassano, very ignorant person, but regarded as a top professio...

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Dreaming, daydreaming and creativity

Todd

Very informative, thank you for the free share.

Excellent

emma

Excellent and very informative , i cant wait to move onto the next course now, so glad i was recommended this site.

Dreaming and Creativity

Cheryl

Thank you for sharing this course – I will be sure to share it. In regards to your website which I happened to find tonight by simply googling "human emotional needs" , I was looking for something that made sense in my heart, for our journey a...

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Dreaming, daydreaming and creativity

Syd

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