i tried SOBT. but it didn't really yield any results.. some. i will explain, give me a minute :p
i did have one OBE at night, but i think it's mainly because i was dreaming of having one, rather than actually making the techniques work! but hey, whatever the way - as long as it gives results, yeah?
then i woke up 5 times and tried the SOBT techniques. none of them worked. then i also tried during a nap today, and they kinda worked one time, but then didn't right after that. if you care to find out more, it's all in my journal on this site.
so i think i know why it didn't work.
the thing is.. i wake up very harshly. don't misunderstand - i don't move. i don't open my eyes. but that doesn't help. i woke up with an "inside jolt". for example, i woke up from my nap with a rapid heartbeat. my body was freaked out! there's no way you can go back to the trance if you're body's feeling like this :p it just won't go back to sleep.
that's usually what happens to me. if i wake up, i WAKE UP
. i am far too out of the dream state to go back in.
out of the 7 times i tried today, only two times it *half* worked today because i was still in the place where i could back in. the other 5 times when i tried it, i was already too far awake. but i can't control that. i guess i'll have to learn to wake up more slowly (but how do i do that?..).....