Friday, December 2

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Dream Prisoners. A life with Maladaptive Daydreaming
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Dream Prisoners. A life with Maladaptive Daydreaming

A short documentary film by Elena Rubtsova The purpose of this documentary movie is to spread information about maladaptive daydreaming phenomena, which might help people suffering from it and their surroundings. The film shows phenomenon of maladaptive daydreaming, underlines the reasons for its occurrence and manifestations, describes the dangers associated with it, and also provides suggestions on how to manage the mental state. This movie is based on people's real stories suffering from maladaptive daydreaming and the scientific opinions of two clinical psychologists, incl. Eli Somer , Ph.D. (Somer first described this phenomenon in 2002). Д/ф «Узники мечты. Жизнь с навязчивыми грёзами»/Dream prisoners. A Life with maladaptive daydreaming - YouTube To watch the film click HERE...
MaDDtober 2022
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MaDDtober 2022

MD themed Inktober prompt list Maddtober is a Maladaptive Daydreaming prompt list put out as an alternate list to the popular Inktober challenge. The challenge is a fun month-long event for artists of all skill levels. To participate one draws their interpretation of that day's word and posts it to social media with the associated hashtag. In this case #maddtober.MaDDtober 2022 prompt list: InwardCreativeIdealFuturePaceAdventureLoveHereAlternateTogetherIsolationDeepCraveShadowFeelFindControlGoalWorldStoryFreezeComfortEmptyWorkEssentialStayCareBecauseClosePossibleAway
Maladaptive daydreaming, gender myths and me
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Maladaptive daydreaming, gender myths and me

Maladaptive Daydreaming and the Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection is a museum and library in London, they are "a free museum and library exploring health and human experience". Their online presence includes a page on 'stories', "We tell stories about health and human experience. Our words and pictures make connections, provoke new thinking and share lived experiences," and recently featured a story, by Laura Grace Simpkins, on Maladaptive Daydreaming and the feminization of daydreaming. Ever since Odysseus’s men partook of the lotus, daydreaming has been negatively feminised. When the crew members join in with the tribe’s lotus lunch, they take themselves out of the sphere of male labour and reduce themselves to female domesticity and ‘unmindfulness’. In another mythological...
Long-Form Documentary Needs MDers
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Long-Form Documentary Needs MDers

Call for participation; filmmaker researching MD for documentary. Filmmaker, Thomas Renckens, is back, calling on the community for aid in the production of a feature length documentary on MD. Over the past few years he has posted similar calls for participation to interview MDers for a short-form film and a book. You can watch the trailer for the short film HERE. The following is his call for participants in researching his latest project: My name is Thomas Renckens and I'm a Dutch documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam. In 2020 I made a short documentary film about MD - my graduation film from the National Film and Television School called "The Daydreamers".Since then I've been working hard to secure funding to make a long documentary about MD, and I was recently given d...
Essay; Dreamers In Broad Daylight
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Essay; Dreamers In Broad Daylight

Astra Magazine First Issue Features MD From the Astra 'about' page: Astra Magazine is a new international literary biannual. Astra's print issues feature fiction, poetry, comics, art and narrative non-fiction... Our online publication supplements the print magazine with essays, book reviews and cultural criticism. https://astra-mag.com/about/ In Astra's first run contributor, American novelist Leslie Jamison, published an essay called Dreamers in Broad Daylight; Ten Conversations, which showcases Maladaptive Daydreaming through conversations with ten people in the authors life. In another essay, Daydreaming in Progress, Jamison explains how she landed on this topic and her experience of writing the piece. She says, in part: So I started daydreaming (ha!) about writing ab...
MD Inspires New Bastille Album
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MD Inspires New Bastille Album

Bastille’s new album is out later this year via EMI Records Strangely, given the record’s zeitgeisty theme, it began life before “coronavirus” was a word in our everyday vocabularies. The album’s genesis came from a show Smith saw about maladaptive daydreaming – intense daydreams that interfere with day-to-day life – at Edinburgh Festival 2019. “This comedian was talking about childhood trauma really openly – it was basically about abuse,” he explains. “He was talking about maladaptive daydreaming, which is something that I’d never heard of, but the way he dealt with his trauma was by essentially living a parallel life in his daydreams for hours and hours per day.”https://www.nme.com/features/bastille-new-album-2021-ryan-tedder-3026534 To read the full article click HERE. ...
MaDDtober Kicks Off
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MaDDtober Kicks Off

A Maladaptive Daydreaming themed Inktober Inktober is a popular month long art challenge. Every year a list of prompts is posted and artists and armatures alike take up the challenge. The premise is simple; Make a art based on the prompt, post it to social media, hastag it, repeat the next day until the end of the month. Many niche interests and subcultures generate themed lists for their own communities, the Maladaptive Daydreaming community among them. It began in 2020 with the MD YouTuber MaDDArt and will, hopefully, continue for years to come. Anyone can participate! Try your hand at all the prompts, pick and choose your favorites, just remember the hashtag!#maddtober
Artist, Ashley Wright Brings Awareness to Mental Health and Maladaptive Daydreaming
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Artist, Ashley Wright Brings Awareness to Mental Health and Maladaptive Daydreaming

Art Association features Redlands native, U of R grad From the article: “My paintings are visually inspired by the natural landscapes of Southern California, 1980s and ’90s nostalgia, and sci-fi artwork,” she said. “I am surrounded by the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Rosa Wilderness and the Angeles National Forest. These natural landscapes have played a huge part in my life and continue to inspire my art.”She has a passion for raising awareness around mental health.“Each painting is a peek into how my mind perceives the world while struggling with dissociation, derealization, depersonalization and maladaptive daydreaming,” she said.https://www.redlandscommunitynews.com/news/art-association-features-redlands-native-u-of-r-grad/article_74f...
Almost Human by Ashleigh Reverie
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Almost Human by Ashleigh Reverie

A Maladaptive Daydreamer publishes her paracosm. Like many Maladaptive Daydreamers Ashleigh decided to address her imagination by channeling it into writing. I finally put my excessive daydreaming to good use and wrote a book... I’ve lived in this fantasy world for twenty+ years and never once considered becoming a writer, but someone suggested writing might help to get the daydreams out of my head. It didn’t really help me to stop daydreaming but I found a new passion instead and now I feel like the last twenty years has not been a total waste of time. I feel like it was all worth it.Ashleigh Reverie via Discord The story follows main characters, Edel and Danny, as they navigate a dystopian society and discover what it means to be human. You can find the book listed on...
MD Makes an Appearance in University of Dundee Graduate Showcase 2021
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MD Makes an Appearance in University of Dundee Graduate Showcase 2021

Fine Arts student Rhiannon Dewar talks about her final year case study. Like many students of the class of 2021 end of term projects have migrated to online presentations. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design too has been showcasing their graduates online. One student, Rhiannon Dewar, is graduating this year with an exhibit on their experiences with Maladaptive Daydreaming. Because Rhiannon conveys their own experiences through art, they would love people to be able to see a physical exhibition in the future. Rhiannon explains: “Even if there was just one person who has a mind that works like mine. If that one person could come in … and get it, which is a lot harder now.”https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/entertainment/2296969/video-remarkable-dundee-art-students...