Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep

Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep

Talk
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30
Life
Spiritual
Wellbeing
Inspiring
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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 for people with stress or trauma affected sleep patterns. In this talk we will  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 and dreams and is made up of five core practices which the talk will explore in detail.
 
  1. Normalisation of Trauma Affected Sleep
  2. Hypnogogic Mindfulness (Yoga Nidra)
  3. De-stigmatising Nightmares
  4. Coherent Breathing (the Breath-Body-Mind approach)
  5. Lucid Dreaming

 

This talk will lay out the foundations for the 1 day practical workshop on the subject that Charlie will be offering on April 5th.
 
About the speaker, Charlie Morley.

Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming, shadow integration and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep.

He has been lucid dreaming for over 20 years and was “authorised to teach” within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008. Since then he has written four books which have been translated into 15 languages and has run workshops & retreats in more than 20 countries.

He’s spoken at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Ministry of Defence Mindfulness Symposium, The Houses of Parliament (on Buddhism & youth culture) and the Mindfulness Association Annual conferences.

In 2018 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship grant to research PTSD treatment in Military Veterans and continues to teach people with trauma affected sleep a set of practices called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep. His 2021 book Wake Up to Sleep is a practical guide to these practices. Charlie has been the lead consultant on scientific studies into lucid dreaming at both Swansea University and the Institute of Noetic Science.

In 2019 he created the first Lucid Dreaming for Therapists course which trained a group of hypnotherapists, meditation teachers and therapists to use lucid dreaming with their clients. Charlie formally became a Buddhist at the age of 19, lived at the Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre for 7 years and completed a 3 month meditation retreat at Tara Rokpa Centre in 2016. In his past life he trained and worked as an actor & scriptwriter before running a hip hop collective and touring Europe with them throughout his 20’s.

 

Timetable: 
18:30
Doors open
19:00
Talk commences
20:30
Book signing
Venue: