Hm. that does look interesting. That is definately something I’d like to look at.
Although I’m not quite sure if that would work for trauma. I’ve been dealing with this kind of thing my entire life, but I have not had any issues with people since my early teenage years. I guess my subconscious is just thoroughly convinced that people always have negative intentions, or think poorly of me even though that isn’t true. I’ve gotten all kinds of help about it, and im even consciously accepted that I am not always the center of attention, nor do i have a reason to be to others. People aren’t always thinking about me, and it’s highly likely that they don’t even think me different than any other individual that walks by. I’m aware of this, but it seems that there’s no escaping some kinds of trauma.
Though to be more direct about the topic, I’d think that if you’re thinking about something like this, you’d be trying to shut out everything around you, which might prevent you from going lucid, as you’re trying not to pay attention to your surroundings. You naturally want other things to occupy your thoughts, so you’d just give in to your dreams and accept them rather than not. Or so goes my perspective.
I do find that waking from nightmares, it is not too difficult to go back to sleep (which is a pain for me, because I ALWAYS chain when my dreams are interrupted.) But I don’t often seem to go lucid thereafter. I’ve found that fear, even if you’re lucid, persists. For me at least, I don’t even consciously understand why I’m afraid, and I’m not in fear when I wake, but as soon as I fall back asleep, the fear overtakes me again.
Though perhaps I’m going in the wrong direction. I was shy when I was really young aswell , but it was more of a happy shy. I can’t really explain it. It wasn’t that I was directly afraid of people, but yes, I guess embarrasment.
I’m not really sure that I’m contributing to this much… I kind of feel like right now I’m replying just to post a lot of words.