NIDRA - SPIRITUAL ART OF SLEEP AND DREAM
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NIDRA - SPIRITUAL ART OF SLEEP AND DREAM

Heal sleeplessness with scientific and spiritual practices while developing a liminal mind through dreamwork
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Created by Syeda Rahman
Last updated 1/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be introduced to evidence based strategies for healing insomnia along with the transformative power of dreams and dreamwork
Requirements
  • Students would need to have English language proficiency to understand and benefit from course content. A keen interest in psychology, philosophy, spirituality or contemplative practices would be advantageous!
Description

"Looking at sleep solely through waking-world eyes is like looking at a glorious night sky through dark sunglasses." - Dr. R. Naiman

We are caught in 'wakism' - a subtle but harmful addiction to ordinary waking consciousness that limits our understanding and experience of sleep. Actual sleep can't be reduced to squiggly EEG tracings, neurophysiology or the night cascade of neurotransmitters. As important as an objective biomedical view of sleep might be, it is insufficient since it largely disregards the experience of the sleeper. It dampens the sensual dimensions of sleep, which are most evident in dreams.

In Nidra (Sanskrit term for sleep) we will explore sleep from a physiological process to a deeply personal experience and from the medical to the mythical so we may cultivate a heartfelt devotion to an intimate relationship with sleep and dreams.

Students will learn the following:

  • What is sleep and what is dreaming?

  • The epidemic of sleep and dream loss

  • Circadian rhythms, BRAC, sleep stages and chronotypes

  • Insomnia - etiology and evaluation

  • Management and treatment of insomnia

  • What is 'body, mind and bed noise' and how to manage it

  • Substantiate the negative consequences of long term use of sleeping pills

  • CBT-I: Evidence-based insomnia interventions used by therapists

  • Transpersonal dimensions of sleep

  • Yoga Nidra, Lucid and Liminal Dreaming

  • Dream incubation and interpretation

  • Oneirogens: herbs and roots, OBEs, consciousness hacking

Who this course is for:
  • This course may benefit mental health professionals. It is open to anyone with an interest in restoring healthy sleep.
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 01:12:00
+ Section 1. What is sleep and what is dreaming?
5 lectures 20:42
1.1 Greek deities and melatonin
03:40
1.3 Night consciousness and the deep self
03:32
1.4 Circadian rhythms, BRAC, sleep stages and chronotypes
07:22
Multiple Choice Question
1 question
+ Section 2. The epidemic of sleep and dream loss
3 lectures 04:48
2.2 Artificial Light At Night (aLAN) and life pace
01:23
2.3 Sleep deprivation, inflammation, illness and consequences of REM/dream loss
01:29
Multiple Choice Question
1 question
+ Section 3. Insomnia - etiology and evaluation
6 lectures 09:39
3.1 Insomnia disorder
02:34
3.2 Conditioned insomnia
02:21
3.4 3P model of etiology
02:30
3.6 Nature Deficit Disorder
00:08
Multiple Choice Question
1 question
+ Section 4. Management and treatment of Insomnia
8 lectures 17:07
4.1 Environmental factors: manage 'bed noise'
02:22
4.2 Psychological factors: manage 'mind noise'
03:07
4.3 Biomedical factors: manage 'body noise'
02:39
4.5 Sleeping pills: a wolf in sheep's clothing
02:15
4.6 Botanicals, nutrition, melatonin
02:35
4.7 CBT-I: thoughts, beliefs and meta-cognitions
02:36
4.8 Overview of insomnia treatment
00:21
Multiple Choice Question
1 question
+ Section 5. Transpersonal dimensions of sleep
6 lectures 18:46
5.1 Sleep and dreams as spiritual practice
03:21
5.2 The waking dream - a sacred way of perceiving
02:30
5.3 Sleep is grace
01:17
5.4 Yoga Nidra, lucid and liminal dreaming
05:58
5.5 Dream incubation and interpretation
02:35
5.6 Oneirogens: herbs and roots, OBEs, consciousness hacking
03:05
Multiple Choice Question
1 question