Healing Sleep and Dreams, a 2019 Cape Cod Institute workshop led by Rubin Naiman July 8-12
Healing Sleep and Dreams
July 8-12, 2019
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.
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
Our addiction to waking: counterfeit energies and 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 & 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 non-violent 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
See / Hear Rubin Naiman
What our alumni are saying:
“I have left with a greater comfort and understanding of the sleep and dreaming process, this course has and will continue to benefit me, which will benefit my clients, staff, and supervision.”
“Thank you Dr. Naiman, this was a monumental experience with a down to earth touch. Great food for thought, healing balm for spirit and soul.”