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Healing Sleep and Dreams

Mental health is not just a matter of waking life. Sleep loss, the most prevalent health concern in the U.S. today, has been strongly linked to anxiety, de...
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Faculty:
Rubin Naiman
Duration:
13 Hours 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 01, 2016

Description

Mental health is not just a matter of waking life. Sleep loss, the most prevalent health concern in the U.S. today, has been strongly linked to anxiety, depression, obesity, and illness. Although mental health professionals routinely encounter insomnia in their practices, few are adequately prepared to address it.

Join world-renowned sleep and dream expert Dr. Rubin Naiman for a uniquely informative clinical and consciousness-enhancing experience. This comprehensive program addresses insomnia from a body, mind, and spirit perspective, integrating complementary and alternative medicine, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and Jungian/archetypal approaches. Through engaging presentations, in-depth discussions, and personal practices, participants can expect to gain a rich and practical understanding of sleep and dreams to better help their clientele as well as themselves. 

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Outline

An Integrative Approach to Sleep and Dreams

  • Objectives, outline, and approach
  • Sleep and dream loss: The night fever model
  • Sleep loss, inflammation, physical and mental health

The Nature of Sleep and Dreams

  • We don’t get sleep because we don’t get sleep
  • The science of sleep and REM sleep
  • Rhythms: the power of when

The Big Picture: Cultural Factors Shaping Our Sleep

  • The suppression of night, darkness, and melatonin
  • The industrialization of everyday life
  • Counterfeit energies and our resistance to rest

Understanding and Evaluating Major Sleep Disorders

  • Screening and evaluation of sleep and dreams
  • The presentation and etiology of insomnia
  • Personal evaluation: Describe your “night stand”

Healing Sleeplessness and Insomnia

  • The Noise Reduction Model: Taking and letting go of something to sleep
  • Sleeping pill alternatives: Botanicals, nutraceuticals, melatonin
  • Managing body, mind, and bed “noise”

Managing Body and Bed Noise

  • The body in sleep: Gravity, heat, rest practices, stimulus control
  • The princess and the pee: What really wakes us up at night?
  • Your sleep environment: beds, bedding, and bedrooms

Managing Mind Noise

  • Thoughts, beliefs, and meta-cognitions around sleep (CBT-I)
  • A nonviolent approach to night, sleep, and dreams
  • Sleeping together: The night side of relationships

Re-Writing Our Bedtime Story

  • The art of spiritual surrender
  • Where do you go when you go to sleep?
  • Falling in love with sleep again

Understanding Dreams and Dreaming

  • Dream interpretation, relation, and healing
  • Bad dreams, nightmares, and shadow work
  • The waking dream: Re-enchanting everyday life

The United States of Consciousness: Sleep & Dream Lessons for Waking

  • Braid Theory: Toward a unified consciousness
  • What is consciousness?
  • On becoming practically conscious

Faculty

Rubin Naiman Related seminars and products: 3


Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., is clinical assistant professor of medicine and the sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He is a leader in the development of integrative medicine approaches to sleep and dream disorders, integrating conventional sleep science with depth psychological and spiritual perspectives. Dr. Naiman is the author of a number of groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healing Night, Healthy Sleep (with Dr. Weil), The Yoga of Sleep, Hush, and medical textbook chapters, as well as two upcoming books, Seven Weeks to Serene Sleep and DreamLife. Dr. Naiman also blogs for Huffington Post and Psychology Today. His presentations have been described as “brilliant,” “magical,” “truly creative,” and “simply outstanding.” (See www.DrNaiman.com.) 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rubin Naiman receives compensation as owner of Circadian Health Associates. He is also a consultant for Origins Natural Resources. Rubin Naiman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rubin Naiman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.