Mindfulness of Dream Sleep: For Trauma or Stress Affected Sleep Patterns

Mindfulness of Dream Sleep: For Trauma or Stress Affected Sleep Patterns

Workshop
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 10:30 to 17:00
Life
Personal Growth
Spiritual
Wellbeing
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Charlie Morley has over 10 years’ experience in the field of sleep, dreams & mindfulness and has authored three bestselling books on the subject.
Description: 

Originally developed for British military veterans, Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep is a holistic approach to healing for people with stress or trauma affected sleep patterns.

In this practical workshop we’ll learn how to transform the harmful effects that stress and trauma can have on the third of our life that we spend asleep.

Using scientifically verified mindfulness based techniques alongside breath and body-work practices the MODS Method helps to reduce stress before bed and optimise sleep quality.

Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep is based on an unconditionally compassionate approach to sleep & dreams and is made up of five core practices:

  1. Normalisation of Trauma Affected Sleep
  2. Hypnagogic Mindfulness (Yoga Nidra)
  3. De-stigmatising Nightmares
  4. Coherent Breathing (the Breath-Body-Mind approach)
  5. Lucid Dreaming

From common work-related stress to the more serious effects of trauma, this workshop teaches effective techniques to help you sleep better and wake up healthier.

The workshop will also explore:

  • The Science of Sleep Cycles
  • Reframing our Nightmares
  • The Neuroscience of Trauma
  • Optimising our Sleep Health
  • Dream-work for Trauma Integration

​Whether you currently have stress of trauma affected sleep or not, learning these practices is still really beneficial and so everybody is welcome to come and learn!

About the speaker, Charlie Morley.

Charlie Morley has over 10 years’ experience in the field of sleep, dreams & mindfulness and has authored three bestselling books on the subject.

He is the lead facilitator and co-creator of Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep.

Although best known as an authorised teacher of lucid dreaming within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition he has been teaching on veteran’s mindfulness retreats since 2016 and has presented his work at the Ministry of Defence Mindfulness Symposium and the Defence Buddhist Conference.

In 2018 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship grant to research “Mindfulness Based PTSD Treatment in Veterans” and continues to teach sleep & dream practices to armed forces veterans and civilians with Stress or Trauma Affected Sleep Patterns.

Charlie has consulted for Swansea University Sleep Laboratory, offered the first ever training in lucid dreaming for therapists, has spoken at the San Diego TED conference, BBC radio, Cambridge University and is a regular expert panellist on sleep for The Guardian newspaper.

 

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10:30
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