November 2020 Blog Posts (13)

Interview to Dr. Somer and Dr. Soffer-Dudek

If you could speak with Dr. Somer and his research partner Dr. Soffer-Dudek, what would you ask?

Professor Eli Somer is the first who has studied maladaptive daydreaming. He had created the name "maladaptive daydreaming" itself.



I'm organizing a video interview with both of them, and they are available to answer your questions. Dr. Soffer-Dudek is an expert on MD related to and OCD, ADHD, dissociation, sleep, and night dreaming. 

Please feel free to write your…

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Added by Valeria Franco on November 30, 2020 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

How I get my head out of the clouds

I ask my mind a question. I have discovered that simple questions help me greatly with controlling my focus and attention. 

When daydreaming, my brain is full of questions and subsequently, my brain is busy searching other parts of my mind for the answer. This activity can be immersive and renders me unavailable to people near me. This drives my wife crazy.

So when I…

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Added by David Joesph on November 25, 2020 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

I'm making myself laugh thinking about it

Hi,

I'm a new member. I have always been a daydreamer. Now I think about it it has most definitely had a negative impact on my education, career and relationships in so MANY ways.

I'm 29, live in Essex, England. 

Its 11am on a Tuesday morning and I have already envisaged myself as UK prime minister (I reopened some coal mines, opened a government-owned elite energy windmill manufacturing service and introduced a new way of taxation where an…

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Added by Oliver B on November 17, 2020 at 3:15am — 2 Comments

Telling Your Family about MD

I am one of those people who has been [enjoying] my maladaptive daydreams since I was old enough to have conscious thought. This means since I was maybe as young as three years old. At that young age, having “thoughts” was not so scary. In fact, not much is when you’re a toddler. Soiling diapers, crying in your mother’s arms – these are all things that a little child doesn’t self-criticize.

However, as I got older, I started to feel a bit of shame for my daydreams. Even as a child, I…

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Added by Theaxe on November 16, 2020 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

Should I go for therapy?

I'm a 17 year old and MD has been severely affecting my studies for the past two years. I need bring down my daydreaming time to just a few hours per day so that I can give that time to studies.

I have tried searching for possible remedies but couldn't find any. Regarding therapists or psychologists most people wrote that their therapist didn't knew about MD and wasn't able to help much. So what should I do? Should I try meditation and other things to improve my condition. (If yes then… Continue

Added by Harshit on November 16, 2020 at 8:32am — 4 Comments

Site and groups

Hello everyone!

A few technical things. What do you think the tagline should be? I was considering putting the old one (Where wild minds come to rest) in the homepage and to use that subtitle to write something more specific about what this place is. 

Groups: many of them are abandoned, or maybe they are alive but the administrator is not active any more.

Let me know if one of your groups has this problem and you want to take over, I can put someone else as…

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Added by Valeria Franco on November 11, 2020 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Wild Minds is back, so am I

Hello everyone! This account is still barren, as it's brand new, but I myself am not new to Wild Minds. Some time ago back when this site was active in the past I had an account here, but abandoned it after the site became overran by spam bots and activity died. A lot has changed since I made that account, there were many things about it I don't align with anymore, so I deleted it and made a new one to help facilitate a fresh start.



I've had MD for as long as I can remember, and…

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Added by NuVonde on November 8, 2020 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

When did you found out?

I didn’t knew about md. I always thought I m alone with this. Feels really good to know that I’m not the only one with a endless fantasy world. When did you guys found out that you are not alone?

Added by Bella on November 8, 2020 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

New to this

hey! my name is alex and i just found out about md. i always thought i was crazy or stupid for having such vivid daydreams about things that were never gonna happen and it makes me feel a lot better to know i’m not alone. i hope i can get to know some of you and maybe be someone you guys can talk to.

Added by Alex on November 4, 2020 at 8:11am — 3 Comments

Hi.

Hi. My screen name is Helix.

I don't know how to feel about this, sadly. I recently found out about MalDreaming, and I didn't know of anywhere to go.

I'm just glad to see I'm here. Hello!

Added by Helix on November 3, 2020 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Instagram Trigger

Hello, I'm Prue and I'm new to this forum :).



My daydreams have been centered on 1 crush since last year even though I only know the guy from instagram. I have a bad habit of constantly viewing his social media pages and was stunned to see that he had a girlfriend. I cannot stop daydreaming about this guy and I really dislike the fact that he's seeing someone else because to me, it means that she is getting the opportunity to live out my fantasies.



Have any of you had a… Continue

Added by Prudence Snow on November 3, 2020 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

Bit lost - is this MD

I’m not even sure where to start. I’m new to all of this and I still question whether what I’m going through is actually MD but it only seems to make sense. I’m 23 and I think this started when I was around 10/11. I remember it soon after watching X factor and JLS had just lost. I started to act out certain things in my head and obviously anyone looking at it would think it was a little girl having a innocent crush on her favourite childhood band. But I Imagined and planned my life around…

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Added by Maeve on November 3, 2020 at 11:19am — 6 Comments

Wildminds is BACK

Hello daydreamers!

Wildminds is back.

When I heard Cordellia was about to close it, I felt so sorry that I reached out for her and we agreed on transferring the ownership. It took a while to settle everything but now we are here.

About me: my name is Valeria, I'm 35 and I'm a counselor. I was a maladaptive daydreamer. This is the first place where I found answers to what I was experiencing for all my life. 

I'm Italian and at that time (2015-2016) I could…

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Added by Valeria Franco on November 3, 2020 at 10:30am — 20 Comments

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