AN IN-PERSON CPD EVENT ON THE 9th & 10th OCTOBER 2021
Book your early-bird place on this weekend before 25th September
Our dreams can be entertaining, disturbing, or downright bizarre. We all dream, even if we don't remember them the next day. But why do we dream and what can our dreams teach us about ourselves?
What Are Dreams?
Dreams are basically stories and images that our mind creates while we sleep. They can be vivid, they can make you feel happy, sad, or scared. Dreams can happen at any time during sleep. But you have your most vivid dreams during a phase called REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, when your brain is most active. Some experts say we dream at least four to six times a night.
A lucid dream is one in which you know you’re dreaming. Research shows that lucid dreaming comes with a boost of activity in parts of the brain that are usually restful during sleep. Lucid dreaming is a brain state between REM sleep and being awake.
Some lucid dreamers are able to influence their dream, changing the story, so to speak. This may be a good tactic to take sometimes, especially during a nightmare, but can we harness this ability to enhance our, or our client's mental health?
Why Do We Dream?
There are many theories about why we dream, but no one knows for sure. Some researchers say dreams have no purpose or meaning. Others say we need dreams for our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Members of SCPTI early bird: £145 -- non early bird £175
Non-members SCPTI early bird £195 -- non early bird £215
Arthabandhu is an ordained Buddhist who has long had a special interest in dreams: Lucid Dreaming, and the Buddhist practices of Dream Yoga. He is also has experienced in Gestalt Psychotherapy, having studied for a Masters Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Bringing these elements together, Arthabandhu has devised this workshop for therapists to help deepen their own connection with their own dreams and develop the confidence to work with, and encourage their client’s dreams.
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