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2019 Program Listing V4 April 2019 Type Presenters Title Summary KEYNOTES AND INVITED Keynote Dr Isabelle Arnulf Parasomnia: A Window NREM (sleepwalking) and REM (REM sleep Into Dreaming Process? behavior disorder) sleep parasomnias correspond to dream-enacting behaviors, thanks to isomorphism between behaviors and later dream recall. The gestures, speeches and facial expressions of the dreamers render the dreaming scenario “solid” and visible for external observers. This fascinating window helps testing hypotheses about dreaming. Keynote Dr Stefan Klein The Road to Reality: For a long time, dreams were seen as an How the New Science of expression of unconscious desires. But in fact, Dreams Explains Our they are much more. As this talk based on the Mind recent findings of neuropsychology will show, dreams are the key to solving the mystery of our consciousness. They allow us to recognize how our brains produce what we experience as reality. Keynote Dr Penny Sartori Near-Death-Experiences This paper will discuss hospital research into and Visitation Dreams deathbed visions and near-death experiences along with documented cases of visitation dreams. These experiences are challenging to the materialist perspective that the brain produces consciousness, and the implications of this research on the current understanding of consciousness will be considered. Invited Dr Kate Adams The Hidden Worlds of Children’s spiritual worlds often pass by Children’s Spiritual unnoticed. Dreams can be an integral part of Dreams these worlds, offering them spaces to reflect on, and find, meaning and purpose in life. This paper presents such dreams, in children’s words, to explore the impact they can make on their lives. Invited Dr Francesca Siclari The EEG Correlates of In the present talk I will present a series of Dreaming studies in which we investigated the neural correlates of dreaming using a serial awakening paradigm and high-density EEG recordings. The results I will present suggest that local EEG correlates may account for the presence of conscious experiences in behavioral states with radically different global EEG signatures.
FOUNDATION COURSE SERIES – DREAMWORK Part #1 Robert J Hoss Foundation Course: An introduction to the basic foundations of Dreamwork part1 – dreamwork: a brief history of key contributors, Intro, Jung, Gestalt, ethical principles, and introduction to the work of Ullman 3 luminaries: Jung, Perls (Gestalt) and Ullman. A comparative illustration of their methods will be done with single dream example using all 3 Part #2 Scott Sparrow, Foundation Course: 5 Star Method; Listening to the Dream Michael Schredl Clin/Dreamwork Part 2 Part #3 Gayle Delaney, Foundation Course: Dream Interview; Robert Hoss Clin/Dreamwork Part 3 Transformative Dreamwork MORNING DREAM GROUPS MDG Erin Amundson Dreams as Storytellers This morning group engages dream content in the form of story telling. By engaging dreams as story tellers, we allow our creative energy to bypass intellectualism and resistance that often accompanies work with dreams. Each participant has a story and we experience them collectively initiating a co-creative process with subconscious. MDG Bhaskar Banerji Dreams & The Energy Explore ways to integrate Dreamwork with Reiki Body Morning Dream using clarifying questions and energetic hand Group holds based on the Reiki Tradition. No prior (18 person limit) knowledge of either is required; however, participants must be comfortable lying on the floor. Furthermore, there is no interpretation of dreams involved. All insights emerge from within the dreamer. MDG Katherine R Bell Experiential Dreams are treated as experiences rather than Dreamwork: Dreams as puzzles. I encourage dreamers to slow down to Emotional Immune explore feelings and associations. Participants System may speak a dream each morning, but we (20 person limit) highlight one dreamer each day, perhaps embodying the dream to deepen the feelings MDG Virginia Bennett and Morning Dream Group: This Dream Group focuses on understanding and David Cielak Multi-dimensional accessing our Multi-dimensional selves through Dreaming the dream state. We will employ specific Seth Material exercises and pre-sleep incubations to enhance dreamers’ recognition and utilization of their multi-dimensional existences in order to solve problems, grow spiritually and to enhance health and well-being. MDG Mark Blagrove Ullman Dream This dream group uses the group dream Appreciation morning appreciation method of Montague Ullman, dream group following his (2006) book Appreciating Dreams: a (12 person limit) Group Approach, adhering closely to the stages of the technique as described by Ullman, and following his requirements for safety and curiosity in the group.
MDG Robert P Gongloff Exploring the Heart of Join with other group members as you the Dream collectively jump start your dream “aha’s” by exploring the themes of your dreams. Quickly get to the "heart of the dream" – that important message your dream is attempting to bring to your conscious mind, offering you a framework for deeper dream study. MDG Curtiss Hoffman Developing the Intuition We will explore the ways in which intuitive in Group Dreamwork perception can help in group dreamwork, (25 person limit) following the Ullman technique as modified by Taylor along with Jungian amplification methods. MDG Helen Landerman Morning Dream Group Attendees will tell or read a dream and/or listen to another's dream and then discuss it. Methods used will be group projective, dream interview, Gestalt and dream theater. Also, art materials will be available to draw or paint the dream. MDG David Low Spirituality and Lucidity This group embraces all degrees of lucidity— Dream Group including ordinary dreams—as manifestations of (12 person limit) grace, meant to assist our journeys to enlightenment. This process embraces the full range of mundane issues, as well as choices of action, that dreams may portray or offer. All faith orientations (or none) are respected. MDG Laura Payne Radical Ritual – This dream group will meet daily to experiment Exploring the Asklepion with and explore the ancient rituals of the Dream Incubation Asklepion dream incubation techniques. Process – Ancient Myth Participants will experience the restoration of the as Healer creative imagination to the healing process and (10 person limit) how our souls in dream state connect our bodies to the flow of healing imagery. German Michael Schredl Listening to the dreamer Within the approach the dreamer is stimulated Language (Language: German) by open-ended questions to reflect on the dream MDG (16 person limit) experience and its relationships to waking life. Suggestions, interpretations etc. from group members are discouraged. First Timer Bernard Welt First-timers Morning This morning workshop for first-timers at the MDG Dream Group: Tracking IASD conference introduces time-tested practices Your Dreams for recalling and recording dreams, exploring (16 person first timer them in your dream journal and with others. It limit) provides participants with an opportunity to share and reflect upon new knowledge and insights gained during the conference.
DREAMWORK PRACTICES Presentation Shanee Stepakoff Dreams of Desire: What Drawing on a qualitative analysis of more than Can A Long-term Dream 100 dreams recorded over a 35-year period, this Journal Teach Us About presentation focuses on the ways that the the Complexities of dreamer's sexual orientation was discernible in Sexual Orientation? her dreams. Sexual orientation was conceptualized as comprising a variety of dimensions, including behavior, desire, attraction, self-definition, and more. Workshop Cornelia J. Krikke Understanding Dream In this workshop you will practice embodying Mentors Through dream mentors through various sensing channels Sensing Channel (kinesthetic, auditory, visual and thinking / Method analytic). You will describe the perspective through each of the channels then integrate the strands to experience a magnified understanding of the alternative view being offered by your dream mentor. Workshop Steve Barrell Dream-themed Music: Attendees will listen to short dream-related Interpretation music pieces by the presenter and connect with Workshop & Experiment their visualizations of each as if it were their dream, then share their experiences. The question arises: what do listeners experience and visualize when they hear a dream-related musical piece without knowing the title of the piece. Workshop Fariba Bogzaran Hermeneutic of Integral Dream Practice (IDP) is a multilayered Creation and the method of being with dreams that encourages Integral Approach to two distinct phases or movements: Reflexive and Dreams Reflective. In this presentation using dream re- (40 person limit) entry with a drum; automatic writing; creative action and a poetic synthesis will explore the Reflexive phase of IDP. Workshop Jean Campbell DreamWork/BodyWork DreamWork/BodyWork is a process-oriented Workshop therapeutic model. This workshop will provide (30 person limit) tools for understanding trauma and accessing the source of resolution. Workshop participants will gain insight into how the body holds and records information, how that information can be accessed, how dreams and personal imagery contain the information necessary to healing. Workshop Monique Dankers Intuitive Day Dream Dreams can answer our deeper questions. It’s my Workshop experience that answers from God/ our higher self/ the friendly universe can also be received during our wakening consciousness when we manage to be silent. In this workshop we will try this together and share our experiences to learn from each other.
Workshop Clare Johnson Transformative Lucidity: When we bring lucidity into dreamwork, Dreamwork Techniques transformation can occur rapidly. Explore a rich for Everyone variety of techniques for working lucidly with dreams for healing and insight, including the presenter’s Lucid Imaging Nightmare Solution and Lucid Writing methods. We’ll bring soul dreams into the body and explore the transformative power of light. Workshop Dr Nigel Hamilton Applying the Waking The significance and therapeutic use of the Dream Process to Waking Dream Process will be discussed. A Dreams and Lucid demonstration of the Waking Dream Technique Dreaming using an audience participant’s dream will follow along with questions from the audience. Guidelines for clinicians in using this technique will also be discussed. Workshop Marja Moors Dreaming Together: In this group, through associating with personal creating a group dream dreams fragments, we use our group conscious to (30 person limit) receive and see a collective dream, a dream which shows what is happening to us socially, in the IASD, in our culture, in our world. Meet the yet unknown! Workshop Lauren Z. Schneider Tarotpy®& Dreams: This workshop demonstrates Tarotpy, along with Healing the Relationship dream work, as an alchemical tool aimed at with the Archetypal revealing the “authentic self” through imagery. Masculine Images can provide a roadmap for transforming relationship dynamics and aligning with invisible intelligences at work in the personal and collective psyche. This presentation focuses in particular on healing the relationship to the Archetypal Masculine through Tarotpy and dream work. Workshop Nicola Wreford- Exploring Patterns of Social Dreaming is a method of sharing dreams Howard Connection with Social with the purpose of exploring patterns of dream Dreaming images and associations regarding the collective social circumstances of groups, teams, organizations, communities and society we live in. This presentation outlines the art of hosting Social Dreaming for social integration & innovation. Workshop Walter Berry Merging Metaphors and What happens when dream images intersect? Magical Moments We will draw our dreams and work them and merge those drawings into a mosaic that will become a new composite dream which speaks from multiple angles and multiple voices. We then create a unified narrative that we act out with dream theatre.
Workshop Victoria Rabinowe Dream Group Acting as facilitator, never as authority, a dream Leadership group leader is always mindful of the collective wisdom that resides in the group. This experiential group models a safe space for respectful inquiry rather than analytical interpretation while establishing techniques, safeguards and principles of confidentiality, deep listening, curiosity, humility and reverence. Workshop Johanna Vedral Collage Dream Play. A photocollage is like a dream on paper. Collaged Experiential Workshop dream images lead us to dream narratives. In this workshop the participants create a photocollage and write down their personal dream narratives, emerging from the photocollages. In dream sharing tandems we focus on responding to the core emotions of the dreams. Workshop Mark Blagrove and An Ullman dream Mark will discuss a dream of an attendee and Julia Lockheart discussion with artwork artist Julia Lockheart will create a painting of the produced so as to revisit dream. Previous works can be seen at the dream with friends http://DreamsID.com. An enlarged print of the and family artwork is sent to the dreamer afterwards to aid revisiting the dream with friends and family. Symposium Sophie Verheij Jungian tree of life My dreams have everything to do with my Part 1 dreamwork mission. Since 2012 I have a mission: To work out the 32 paths of the tree of life. Lately I have been dreaming a lot and I feel that they are the pieces of the puzzle that fit within the 32 paths. Monique Dankers Dream Inquiry with The A meditative process used to explore stressful Work of Byron Katie situations that we experience when we are awake. Byron Katie, the founder of The Work, has indicated that this inquiry process is also valuable to get dream situations clear. This is a report of my experiences facilitating clients and myself. Katarzyna Kaminska A Small Group as a The application of Bion's concept of "container" Container for the Deep to the small group dreamwork. The containing Dreamwork role of maternal reverie is indispensable for the development of the individual. Can the small group function as a container for unconscious elements of participants and promote the growth of their personalities? Symposium Ghazaal Bozorgmehr Dreaming a better A group five educators started a pilot project for Part 2 & Sahar Mousavi future: Working with educating Afghan working children in bazaar area Aghan Migrant Children of Tehran. During this project all five began to in Tehran share dreams about the project. Dreams have helped us to face and overcome the challenges. Marta Aarli Interconnected Combining the dreams of five members of a Dreaming: Revealing the treatment team - one client and four Unconscious Through psychotherapists - over a five-year period, Marta the Combined Dreams weaves their dreams and waking life experiences of a Therapeutic Team together, to create new insights that inform the clinical treatment and deepen the mutual recovery of all the team members.
CLINICAL APPROACHES Workshop Robert P Gongloff Resolving Personal By focusing on the dream as story, participants will Conflict through learn how to identify the themes of their dreams “Theme” Work and how to relate those themes to waking life issues and conflicts along with a method for ways to take positive action to help resolve those issues. Workshop Fred C Olsen My Journey to Develop I describe the evolution of the INNER IMAGE INNER IMAGE HEALING HEALING method inspired in 1973 by Carl Jung’s as a Tool for Personal quote: “The Inner Image is a complex function and Collective made of many functions that represent the state Transformation of the psyche?” and developed using the principles of ‘active imagination,’ the ‘transcendent function’ personal research. Symposium David Billington From Dream to Reality: Each presenter will introduce ways they have used (Chair), Debra Inquiries into dreams and dreamwork in structured Deaville, Judy Dreamwork in Creative, methodologies for their research and/or creative Pascoe, Nigel Research, and Clinical work. Billington and Hamilton will describe the Hamilton Processes influence of dreamwork on therapeutic outcomes. Deaville and Pascoe will describe their individual dream-led creative inquiries. Symposium Leslie Ellis Navigating the An exploration of questions without answers: Do Dreamwork Divide: dreams represent aspects of our personal waking Unique experience or lives that can be mined for meaning? Or, are they waking-life an experience unto themselves, to be appreciated commentary? but not owned, as one appreciates nature or art? Maybe both, Is something lost if we compromise? Luigi Giovanni Contents of dreams in The present study investigates the relationship Manfredi Parkinson’s disease between Parkinson's disease, REM sleep behavior disorder and contents of dreams in a population aged 50-90 years. Secondly, gender differences and the continuity hypothesis have been studied. DREAMS and HEALTH Workshop Mies Bartholomeus How Kinesiology can be How can you guide people in knowing and a great help in interpreting their dreams with the aid of recognizing and kinesiology, the muscle test? Even if interpreting your people/children can’t give words to their polite dreams dream, there is the possibility of making the dream clear with the aid of the muscle test. Panel Martha Taylor; Angel Empowering Children How can we empower children through Morgan; Jayne through Dreams dreamwork, lucidity, and sharing dreams? This Gackenbach; Clare panel explores nightmare solutions, divine Johnson (Chair); Kate dreams, the impact of digital technology, rite- of- Adams; Jean passage dreams, how to teach dreams in the Campbell classroom, and the power of children's dreams to create a peaceful world. Join the lively discussion!
Symposium Kathryn Belicki Understanding Dreams Preliminary evidence suggests that dreams of the of the Deceased deceased are common, yet little is known about them. This presentation will summarize the results of four studies of bereaved individuals who rated and/or described dreams of the deceased, and completed measures of traumatic grief, attachment security, and continuing bonds. Ann Bengtsson Heart operation, dream From personal experience I suggest that a heart symbols and valve insufficiency can be detected through transformation. dreams and that the dreams change character after an operation. Besides psychological and spiritual transformation can happen as a result of the operation. A short medical overview will help illustrate the symbolic relationship to the dreams. Art Funkhouser NDEs and Dreaming An on-line 10 question questionnaire has been gathering data concerning the effects of near- death experiences on dreaming. The results will be reported. ARTS & HUMANITIES Special Fariba Bogzaran On the Fringe of Lucidity Opening to dreams from the place of not knowing, Event and Epistemic unexpected arises. This multimedia performance is Uncertainty an unfolding of several thematic dreams over fifteen years and how creative action brought new genre in art, inspired art-based research, connected to social issues and brought healing and personal transformation. Special Georjean Machulis Visions from The Dream 45 Minute Art Presentation of: “Gift Of A Dream” Creative Film World along with a Machulis introduction and a dialog Event with participants. Includes 2 dream videos: Myriad experiences, colors, images, verbal descriptions from the realm of dreams “Visions from The Dream World” “Premonition, Prophecy & Visitations” (foretelling and visitation dreams surrounding the death of my daughter). Peter Maich The Real Fountain of A short film shot in Malaga, Spain discussing some Milo Alexander- Youth elements of the lucid world based on the Travers experiences of Peter Maich. Supporting dialogue by Peter and Milo, impressions from the film maker on his choices for inclusion and Q/A by Peter for audience involvement. Special Misa Tsuruta Try Dancing Your In this special event, participants are invited to Event Dream! dance/move in relation to their dreams (or just to (20 person limit) dance and move!). A few musical pieces will be provided and each can pick one to which they dance to. No prior dancing experience is required.
Workshop Keith Himebaugh Mythic Drawing: Into An immersive two-hour Mythic Drawing the Lion's Den workshop. Delve into the soul of an artist with a (12 person limit) live drawing demo, enhanced with animation. Learn the key principles of Mythic Drawing and use them to navigate your inner world and create rich dream art Workshop Victoria Rabinowe Poetry of the Soul: Fill your dream journal with a variety of Conversations with techniques to develop a DreamWriting practice. Psyche Dream images reveal complex messages as you explore metaphors, symbols, paradoxes from shifting perspectives, Provocative prompts will guide you to write with passionate insight and deeper understanding of your inner mysteries. Workshop Asha Sahni Dream Haiku Dreams invite writing, whether it be writing about the dream itself or inspired by the dream. We will explore dreams through the writing of haiku, a short Japanese poetic form which can capture the essence of a moment, an image, a dream…. Workshop Ann Bengtsson Mandala drawing For thousands of years the Mandala has been used technique as a method in different cultures to focus awareness. Jung used of understanding dream the Mandala drawing technique to come closer to symbols the Self showing itself. This workshop gives you a (20 person limit) method of revealing the meaning of your most energy-laden dream symbols in a creative way. Workshop Harald De Bondt Dreams and poetry in Dream stories and poems have a similar affinity symbiosis through with symbols and metaphors. I combined texts interactive storytelling from both in an interactive story. The interactive talk will elaborate on the creative process, invite the audience to experiment with the medium and conclude with a small performance. Workshop Loren Goodman The Poem in the Palm of Approaching dreams as a rich source for literary the Dream artistic production, this writing and teaching workshop is designed to put into practice a variety of theories and techniques for rendering dream material into poetry. Workshop Mika Hadar- Poetry workshop and A poetry workshop to allow reflections on sub- Borthwick dream symbols conscious symbols (20 person limit) Panel Svitlana Kobets, Kelly Visionary Dreams in Art, This panel focuses on the visionary dreams of Bulkeley, Bernard Religion, and History three mystics and artists, from different historical Welt periods. Each presentation focuses on a particular individual with dream experiences that generated new creative energy and spiritual insight, although their communities reacted in quite different ways to their visions. Panel Jayne Gackenbach Science and Art: How This panel, comprising both scientists and scholars (Chair), Fariba Does Art Inform Dream of art and the humanities, considers how dream Bogzaran, Bernard Science and Dream science has influenced the arts—and vice-versa. Welt, Kelly Bulkeley Science Inform Art? Both quantitative and qualitative methods of study are applied; examples come from literature, film, theatre, and visual art.
Panel The names of 4 Dream Art Panel Five Exhibition artists explain their creative artists plus Kim process and how it is related to Dreams and Vergil will be Dreaming. Each artist deep dives using visual submitted after the presentations of their works and telling their final selection for the stories. Conference attendees who see the Dream Art artwork get an in depth understanding of the Exhibition. Dream Art explained by the artist themselves. Symposium Walter Berry (Chair), The Artful Dodge of A visual feast about the relationship of dreams and Kim Vergil, Willem Dream Images: How art. Dream drawings that reveal the unconscious, Fermont, Keith dreams contain artful an animated movie trailer of dream images from Himebaugh meanings in their an animator’s dreams, amazing art works that metaphoric images. influence dreams, and art that stimulates a conversation with our dreams will be shown and discussed. Don’t miss this! CULTURE Special David Low Mystical Objects in IASD presenter and boomerang hobbyist David Low Event DreamTime: Hike and will demonstrate short and medium range throws in a Twilight/Gloaming nearby field, and offer basic instructions to scattered Boomerang Throw groups of three or four dreamers each. “Lite” boomerangs suitable for inexperienced throwers will utilized, and sold cheaply afterwards! Bring eyewear and garden gloves for catching. Special Curtiss Hoffman Dreaming A Web of The Stone Beings, the most ancient ancestors, call to event (Chair), Stone: Indigenous us through dreams. If we are receptive to their call, we Rolf Cachat- Stone Monuments of can become more attuned to earth energy, and we are Schilling (via the Eastern Seaboard of also motivated to preserve these monuments. This can Skype) the U.S. and Canada be accomplished through a combination of scientific inquiry and indigenous traditional knowledge. Workshop Jeanne M. How Sleep State and There is limited research on the societal and justice Anastasi, Marc Dreaming Impact perspectives of those generally more aware of their Hanlan Perceptions of Empathy dreams and sleep-state than the general population. and Societal Justice in Attendees will share perspectives on empathy, societal the Real World justice, and fairness. Their stories-insights may offer a unique perspective on local and global challenges and opportunities. Symposium Arnoud Sisselaar How to turn your dream An attempt is made to turn two modern dreams – one into a tragedy. of a former colleague of the speaker and one of his own – into literature according to ancient Greek guidelines for an intended audience; thus to contribute to a modern understanding of dreams. Yong Lu Demonic Dreaming This proposal introduces the limited scholarly research heretofore on demonic dreams, which have been theoretically interpreted as resulting from dreamers’ physical reactions, belief in “devil spirits”, daily residue, will fuilfilment, inferiority complex, or culture- related factors. Still, little progress has been made in establishing an explanation with regard to its cause.
Symposium Lilith Apostel Death is Sleep: In ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, dreaming was Instances of a employed for predictions about the afterlife. Conceptual Metaphor in Corresponding notions were based on a metaphorical Ancient Egypt and equation of sleep and death, which resulted in the Mesopotamia idea that dream state and netherworld were connected and in the incorporation of concepts of the solar cycle into such beliefs. Lydia Nakashima Memorable Dreams and I will present the findings of an ethnographic research Degarrod the Emotional project on memorable dreams that I conducted from Landscape of Cities 2013-2019 among contemporary residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and analyze their role in the recreation of the emotional landscape of cities. Misa Tsuruta Two Giant Dreamers in Two individuals who were prominent dreamers in Japan: Myoe and Japanese history are Myoe and Kumagusu. They lived Kumagusu. in different times, but they shared common threads such as dream journaling, influence by Kegon School of Buddhism, and seeming belief in parapsychological phenomena. EDUCATION Symposium Geoff Nelson, Bringing Dreamwork Offering dream education to Institutions (academic, Laurel Clark, into Institutions religious, medical, corporate) can boost morale, Sheila Benjamin, mental and emotional wellbeing, and improve Jaclyn Brown employee performance, productivity and motivation. How can we approach institutions to show them the benefits of providing dream education and dream work for their staff and the people they serve? EXTRAORDINARY, LUCID & PSI Film Event Clare Johnson Lucid Film & Lucid “Painting Doors: The Art of Lucid Dreaming” is a Dreaming Discussion wonderful special effects lucid dreaming documentary that skillfully recreates the magic of lucid dreaming to create a tense, exciting story. Featuring interviews with international lucid dream experts, it’s followed by lively discussion: overcoming fears, interactions with dream figures, tips, healing, creativity. Workshop David Cielak Dreams and Seth's view that time is simultaneous and that we create Simultaneous Time; waking reality via the Dream State is provoking and an Seth's View and the expansion of Dream Theory. This presentation will Benefits for Dreamers provide a view of the pathway to understanding time and how to use the dream state practically. Participants in the workshop are welcome to share their dreams, especially where there is a pre-cognitive element they have noticed. Workshop Virginia G. Das Grenzgebiet: The This workshop explores the “Grenzgebiet” or border Bennett Borderland area between the waking and dreaming mind through a (40 person limit) process of free association and deep listening. In dyads, people can experience both the reverie state of being “waking” dreamers and also being listeners simultaneously attentive to another’s “dream” and their own internal stimuli.
Presentation Paul Kalas New evidence for precognitive We present new evidence that a small fraction of dreams dreams are precognitive experiences. We discuss the possible correlates in physics and neuroscience, assess the evolutionary purpose, comment on the significance for the individual, and describe future research directions. Presentation Robert How Lucid Dreaming Provides Lucid dreaming allows for consciously Waggoner Evidence for Jung's Second experimenting and exploring in the dream state. Psychic System Many lucid dreamers report engaging a responsive separate awareness, when ignoring the dream figures and asking questions within the lucid dream. Jung proposed we may have an inner 'second psychic system'. Does lucid dreaming provide the evidence? Symposium Carlyle Smith, Heads-Up Health Dreams: A Examples of “heads-up” or precognitive health Donna-Marie Scientific Exploration of dreams collected from the practice files of a Newfield Precognitive Health Dreams medical intuitive, (dreams clearly helpful to the patients), will be presented. A possible scientific explanation will follow. It will incorporate recent developments in biology and physics, including DNA biophotons torsion fields and energy fields. Symposium Robert The personal & therapeutic Robert Waggoner. Lucid Dreams and the Waggoner significance of moving and Significance of Space (Chair), interacting within the space of Nigel Hamilton. The significance of directional Nigel Hamilton. a lucid dream movements in Lucid dreaming, Symposium Barbara Koning The holographic model of In this presentation first some basic features of memory and the synchronistic the holographic model for cognition and memory and transpersonal dimensions are being outlined. It then will be explored in of dreaming what ways the model can contribute to our understanding of intrapsychic as well as transpersonal, synchronistic and psi dimensions of the dreaming awareness. Kimberly R. Extraordinary Announcing This presentation will explain the phenomenon Mascaro Dreams known as an announcing dream, highlight the most extraordinary announcing dreams collected by the author, and examine these powerful dreams in light of the continuity hypothesis and extraordinary dream theories. Tony Hawkins The Song of Songs at the Psi dreams and creative synchronicities have Improbable Temple of Magic trained me in natural super intelligence (‘God’, ‘Spirit’, ‘the Unconscious’) throughout fifty years. The drive to develop artificial super intelligence, currently based on conscious reason and science, needs to embrace and apply natural super intelligence if human beings are to thrive.
SPIRITUAL Workshop Kiran Anumalasetty Reincarnation Dreams Reincarnation dreams help the dreamer to cross and Evolution of Soul the boundaries of mind and time to glimpse one's eternal nature. The workshop presents a therapeutic method to explore the meaning of the dream and lessons for this life time. Three stages of method will be discussed. A practical session will be conducted. Workshop Matt Thomas Anima and animus This presentation will focus on the role of anima dreams as predictors of and animus dreams in previewing changes in mid- mid-life re-orientation life. The presenter will draw on Jungian and post- Jungian thinkers as well as his own dream journal and life history. Participants will be encouraged to share their own dreams and stories around the theme. Workshop Linda Yael Schiller Dreaming Our Way Back Our dreams take us on journeys to both our Home: A Psycho- psyche and our spirit. By utilizing an integrated Spiritual Approach to mind/body approach to dreamwork, we can Dreamwork engage with multiple layers of our dreams and use their wisdom to journey home to our highest and best selves. Symposium: Dr Iain R. Edgar Osama bin Laden’s night Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda founder and leader, is Cosmic, dream interpretive known to have related to both his own and his Divine and practices and worldview followers night dreams as potential sources of Initiatory divine revelation and guidance within the Islamic dream theory and related interpretive practices. This paper assembles and analyses his reported dreams and interpretive practices. Lou Hagood Dream Play with the Ever since being introduced to shamanic-dream- Divine incubation questions at an IASD annual conference, it has been my primary spiritual practice. After reading A Course in Miracles I have added waking questions and getting responses in dream play with the Divine. Stephen Potthoff Dreaming Cosmic Intended for all audiences, this presentation will Rebirth: Trees as examine a selection of ancient and modern Symbols of otherworld visions featuring sacred trees as Regeneration in Ancient symbols of hope, healing, compassion and and Modern Otherworld regeneration. Visions Sonia Lyra Initiatory Dreams The book O Elixir Vermelho (LYRA, 1999) present a series of dreams which includes initiatory dreams that herald a new psychic/spiritual evolutionary stage of consciousness. These are rare dreams and are not yet included in the Jungian classification of dreams, which makes this presentation unprecedented.
RESEARCH Symposium Jonas Mathes, Dreams, nightmares and This symposium begins with critical elements that Michael Schredl, how they may be turn dreams into nightmares and continues with Carolin Schmid, treated with imagery- data on the impact of nightmares in a longitudinal Annika Gieselmann, based interventions study. Thereafter, data of two randomized Reinhard Pietrowsky, controlled trials are presented that addressed (joint moderation), imagery-based nightmare treatment. The session closes with a pilot on the impact of positive imagery. Symposium: Josie Malinowski Thought suppression, The presentation will present the results from a Affect Load psychological well- study investigating whether thought suppression and being, and nightmare moderates the relationship between low levels of Nightmare frequency/distress psychological well-being and nightmares Distress frequency and distress. Eugénie Samson- Predicting the Affective This online prospective study investigated a range Daoust Tone of Everyday of predictors of the affective tone of everyday Dreams: A Prospective dreams, including from daily measures of Online Study perceived stress and emotions as well as measures of personality and past trauma history. Louis-Philippe Partially distinct brain Nightmare distress (NMD) and retrospective Marquis correlates for nightmare disturbed dreaming frequency (retroDD) were distress and disturbed negatively related to brain activity in frontal areas. dreaming frequency When controlling for retroDD, NMD was correlated with activity in right-hemisphere regions; when controlling for NMD, retroDD was correlated with activity in left-hemisphere regions. This pattern of lateralization may have theoretical relevance. Symposium: Katja Valli & Monica Posttraumatic We investigated posttraumatic symptoms and Dreaming in Bergman symptoms and dream dream content in Polish Auschwitz concentration Auschwitz content in Auschwitz camp survivors. Data were collected in 1973 with concentration camp open-ended questionnaire. Specific posttraumatic survivors symptoms were reported by over 90% of participants, and their retrospectively recalled dreams were emotionally negative, involving realistic, severe and aggressive threatening events. Wojciech Owczarski Dreaming in Auschwitz: In this presentation I will summarize the final An interdisciplinary results of the research on Auschwitz survivors’ approach dream reports, conducted by my team from an interdisciplinary perspective. I will try to demonstrate how this research can contribute to the development of dream studies, and how it challenges some one-sided approaches.
Symposium: Tadas Stumbrys Dispelling the shadows Lucid dreams are generally very positive Lucid of the lucid night: A experiences and it is little known whether they Dreaming survey of possible have any detrimental effects. A survey was negative effects of lucid conducted among a large pool of lucid dreamers dreaming to explore some possible negative effects of lucid dreaming. Its findings will be presented and discussed. Kristoffer Appel Communication with I will summarize the current state of the art of lucid dreamers how messages can be exchanged with lucid dreamers, using technologies such as electrooculography (EOG) or electromyography (EMG) or electroencephalography (EEG). I will also present the latest findings from my own research on the topic. Karen Konkoly Testing levels of control In this study, aim to test and enhance dream in laboratory induced control within laboratory-induced lucid dreams. lucid dreams We modify our recently developed lucid dream induction procedure to encourage participants to associate cues with both critical awareness and cognitive control. We then cue participants during REM sleep, and assess control with a fist-clenching task. Lana Sackwild An Exploration of the Analyze and distinguish the transformative healing Healing and effects taking place within a lucid dream that Transformative Powers enables an oneironaut to reconcile and ultimately of Lucid Dreaming for eradicate depression. I will explore the positive, Overcoming Depression negative, physical, mental, spiritual, and transpersonal dynamics surrounding the relationship between lucid dreaming and overcoming depression. Symposium: Katja Valli Threat simulation in To test the Threat simulation theory (TST), we Threat and early and late night analysed threatening events in early and late night Social NREM and REM sleep NREM and REM dream reports (N = 232). Our Simulation dreams results support the prediction of TST that threats are simulated across the night and in all sleep stages. Richard Schweickert, Aggression, Friendliness, We describe systematic appearances and Xiaofang Zheng Sexual, and interactions of people in dreams of an adolescent Cooccurrence Networks girl. Using the Hall Van De Castle coding system, In Dreams of an we constructed social networks for characters Adolescent Girl appearing together in dreams, and for their aggressive, friendly and sexual interactions. Systematic properties are manifest in the dream social networks.
Symposium: Mark Blagrove Effects of dream and This experiment addresses the effect of dream Sharing event discussions on discussions on state empathy. It hypothesises that Dreams state empathy individuals with whom dreams are shared and discussed have increased empathy towards the dream-sharer, in comparison to event-sharing or dream recording without discussion. Chris Edwards “Process analysis of The presentation will describe a process analysis of insight generation the generation of insight within group discussions within REM dream, N2 of REM dream, N2 dream and daydream dream and daydream discussions which followed Ullman's dream discussions". appreciation procedure. Rose Redding Social Dream-Drawing: Social Dream Drawing (SDD) is a facilitated group Mersky Supporting those coping methodology, in which participants going through with big life changes major life transitions offer free associations and amplifications to the drawings of one another’s dreams. Group reflection following the associative experience leads to deeper insight. Symposium: Michael Schredl Who keeps a dream Long-term dream journals are a very unique Continuity journal? Socio- resource for dream researchers. This is the first and demographic and empirical study to look into socio-demographic and Discontinuity personality factors personality factors that might be related with recording dreams regularly. Xiaofang Zheng Automatic Content We tested consistencies between waking life and analysis of Dreams: dream in terms of gender differences, aging, and Evidence for the differences between the sighted and the blind with Continuity Hypothesis words’ frequencies from Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count. Our study provides a stringent methodology for studying dream reports. We find evidence for continuity, and regularity in dreams. Willem Fermont A new approach for the The continuity hypothesis does not account for comparison between discontinuities in dreams. Furthermore, dream content and daily correlations between dreams and daily life are life experiences weak. Direct associations between dreams and daily life experiences, provides additional insight in the complexity of dreams. Time-separated daily life experiences are mixed up in dreams and produce entirely new creative imagery.
Symposium: Jayne Gackenbach Emerging Implications A recent study on the use of virtual reality (VR) Memory of Virtual Reality Video technology on subsequent nighttime dreams Reactivation Game Play on Dreams compared the dreams of those who experienced VR & VR versus those who did not. The game appeared more in the dreams of those who played it in VR and their dreams were higher in control. Anthony Bloxham Reactivating and This talk presents a Targeted Memory Reactivation Consolidating Memories (TMR) experiment, which employs a novel in Sleep and Dreams procedural memory Virtual Reality (VR) learning task in 50 participants, with aims to investigate the effects of external memory cueing on both subsequent memory performance and dream content related to the task, and relationships between these variables. Claudia Picard- Kinesthetic dreams and Memory replays during sleep can be triggered by Deland cued reactivation: replaying an auditory stimulus associated with prior investigating memory learning. This study assessed whether targeted replays of a VR flying memory reactivation in different stages of sleep task influences procedural learning of a virtual reality flying task and whether it is associated with changes in dream content. Symposium: Michael Schredl Who keeps a dream Long-term dream journals are a very unique Continuity journal? Socio- resource for dream researchers. This is the first and demographic and empirical study to look into socio-demographic and Discontinuity personality factors personality factors that might be related with recording dreams regularly. Xiaofang Zheng Automatic Content We tested consistencies between waking life and analysis of Dreams: dream in terms of gender differences, aging, and Evidence for the differences between the sighted and the blind with Continuity Hypothesis words’ frequencies from Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count. Our study provides a stringent methodology for studying dream reports. We find evidence for continuity, and regularity in dreams. Willem Fermont A new approach for the The continuity hypothesis does not account for comparison between discontinuities in dreams. Furthermore, dream content and daily correlations between dreams and daily life are life experiences weak. Direct associations between dreams and daily life experiences, provides additional insight in the complexity of dreams. Time-separated daily life experiences are mixed up in dreams and produce entirely new creative imagery.
Symposium Remington Mallett Flicker: a device for During a lucid dream, the dreamer can control triggering audio from their physical eyes by performing directed eye within a lucid dream movements as the dreamer. We built a device to be worn during sleep that monitors for intentional horizontal saccades (i.e., “flicks”). Upon flick detection, the device plays audio back to the dreamer via bone conduction Adam Horowitz Dormio: Automated We present a pilot validation study (n=12) on Serial Incubation of Dormio, a new sensor technology and novel Hypnagogic Dreams methodology for incubation of hypnagogic dreams is a wearable, mobile sensor using heart, skin and muscle sensing to direct dreams present in early sleep. Simon Kern iBand+: A novel A wearable EEG-based sleep tracking device for wearable EEG sleep sleep stage monitoring and personal sleep tracking headband quantification. Using a single-channel frontal EEG and an accelerometer we can accurately determine the sleep stage. One aim of the device is to facilitate lucid dream induction via light or auditory stimulation. POSTER SESSION Poster Mark Blagrove Experiencing in dreams We describe two examples of complex social Presentation the perspective and cognition in dreams, in which the self-character emotions of individuals experiences the perspective and emotions of empathised with in individuals towards whom the dreamer has waking life shown empathy in waking life. We term this the empathy dream. Poster Ceri Bradshaw Comparing at-home Prior research suggests cannabis use may be Presentation sleep and dream report associated with decreased REM sleep duration and measures in cannabis anecdotal reports suggest use may also impact users and non-users dream recall. This study aimed to collect dream reports in cannabis users and non-users through multiple awakenings across two nights of sleep, recorded by portable PSG at-home. Poster Michelle Carr Frontal brain activity and We recruited 27 frequent nightmare sufferers and Presentation subjective arousal during 18 control subjects to the laboratory and assessed emotional image viewing subjective emotional arousal during a negative in nightmare sufferers and positive picture-viewing task while measuring changes in frontal cortical blood flow as recorded by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). Poster Chris Edwards Pre-sleep cognitive We present an attempt to induce lucid dreaming Presentation training and REM-sleep during laboratory naps, using pre-sleep critical stimulation in a morning awareness thinking and audio-visual cueing during lab nap to induce lucid REM sleep. 54% of cued participants became lucid dreams and were able to signal lucidity with eye movements. These were Signal-Verified Lucid Dreams. 17% of control participants had Signal- Verified Lucid Dreams.
Poster Elena Gerhardt, The Student Initiative As a student initiative we are doing research in an Presentation Simone Anthes Sleep & Dream: How we autonomous manner. We have successfully do Sleep & Dream replicated a study concerned with an induction Research in an technique of lucid dreams. Additionally we are Autonomous Manner collaborating with other sleep scientists to do further research as well as we are writing sleep and dream related articles. Poster Karen Konkoly Two-Way We report a novel approach to investigating Presentation Communication Between dreaming. We show that individuals in the midst Dreamers and of a dream can perceive questions from outside Experimenters that are presented by an experimenter, and that the dreamer can answer such questions by emitting eye-movement signals to the experimenter. Poster Remington Mallett Probing the To better gauge the characteristics of dreams that Presentation phenomenology if semi- include “middle” levels of lucidity, we asked lucid dreams during participants to describe in detail their reason for home induction attempts such responses during a field induction study. We present induction rates while focusing on the detailed reports of semi-lucid dreams. Poster Alina Musiol A Comparative study on The study investigated a transcendent dream Presentation mindsets towards source which should be found in the Islamic dreams in Western and culture, and an internal dream source, regarding Islamic cultures the Western culture. Therefore, the study (N = 512) examined a German and Tunisian sample. The findings showed that there are significant culture-based differences regarding the attitudes toward dreams. Poster Patricia Precin Techniques for using Lucid dreaming is currently being used as a Presentation Lucid Dreaming in therapeutic tool for an array of psychosocial Physical Rehabilitation issues, yet its use in physical rehabilitation is not well documented. This poster will present lucid dreaming techniques that promote physical healing during physical rehabilitation and their neurological components. Poster Ashmin Singh Dreaming and Emotion: In many cultures, dreams have been (and still are) Presentation The Neurophysiological attributed to ancestral influences. Dreams have correlates of emotion been adorned in a veil of the mysterious, albeit, during dreams what has hitherto been unquestioned is the role that dreams have in peoples’ lives. A point of concurrence between the elders, who claim ancestral influences, and, neuroscientists, is that dreams are functional.
THEORY Symposium: Joseph De Koninck Proposal of a pyramid of In the context of studies of the origin and function The Function layers of dream of dreams, a pyramid of layers of factors that & Meaning construction and a modulates the construction of dreams is proposed of Dreaming typology of dream followed by a typology that distinguishes between function theories types of dream function theories depending on their reliance on waking consciousness to achieve their goals. Joshua Eichler- A Suggestion for a New Combining in-therapy experience and the latest Summers Interpretation of neurological studies, a new interpretation of Dreams: The Theory of dreams is suggested where the focus is on the Maladaptive Belief dreamer’s feelings and behaviour, rather than the Awareness events taking place in the dream. Joshua explains how this method highlights misplaced interpersonal anxieties (maladaptive beliefs) and the resulting therapeutic value. Sue Llewellyn REM Dreaming: The Experimental evidence shows non-obvious Evolutionary Backstory? associations occur more readily in REM sleep/dreams than in wakefulness or NREM sleep. I argue these remote associations identify non- obvious patterns in events. But is there an evolutionary backstory to REM dreaming- as complex, visual patterns in past experience? I think it’s: “To ensure survival”. Symposium: David Kahn Are there Benefits to The potential benefit of dream content comes Dreaming vs Dream Content? from continuity between wake and dream Wake reactions and the introduction of new scenarios through dreaming. Melanie G. Rosen Controlling my dream Despite the important role our experience of body: the experience of agency and control over our movements plays in agency in sleep our conscious lives, relatively little is known about how this experience changes between waking and sleep states. I analyse the sense of agency in dreams and evaluate the implications for our understanding of dream phenomenology.
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