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Set.  Setting.  Integration.

Lucid Dreaming

Integration Workshop

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JANUARY 10 - APRIL 18, 2022

Expert guidance in the pursuit and integration of lucid dreaming

Support and accountability from your own home. From all over the world.

Live meetings to best focus your willingness to lucid dream

Start Online Coursework as soon as you sign up. Or wait until the live program.

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THE PROGRAM

Set and Setting is not the only thing you need to lucid dream.

 

Lucid dreaming also needs to be integrated into waking consciousness to fully receive its gifts.

Integration is at the heart of lucid dreaming. 

 

The mosaic of benefits promised by lucid dreaming is worth less if you don't remember, process, and integrate your experiences after they've ended.  You'll also be more likely to plateau in your practice, losing the motivation and focus to continue maturing.  While lucid dreams alone hold tremendous, transformative value, deep and lasting change doesn't necessarily occur without translating your experiences while awake.

This one-of-a-kind workshop creates a nurturing space for tending to your natural lucidity abilities.  Not only will you find elite instruction for optimizing the set and setting for lucid dream induction.  Kristen's gentle yet incisive approach will lend you the mirror needed to see your dream realities at just the right angles—helping you overcome blindspots and increasing your capacity for harmony and connection.  Whether you are a beginner or seasoned lucid dreamer, you'll see that her use of metaphor, imagery rehearsal, science, and the cheeky humor of the dreamworld will help you find your flow.

 

Aspects of Self-Integration we may explore:​

  • Lucid nightmares

  • Breaking free of sleep paralysis

  • Recurring dreams as favorable lucidity cues

  • Clarifying values and priorities

  • The Mirroring Mind:  Mapping Models of Self onto Other

  • Archetypal work​

  • The Mindfulness-Lucidity Interplay

  • Self-as-Context

  • Identity Development and 'Defusion'

  • Dialectical Models of Reality - Balancing tensions between:

    • Acceptance vs. Change (aka "Control")

    • Awake vs. Asleep

    • Waking vs. Dreaming

    • Doubt vs. Certainty

    • Goal-Seeking vs. Spontaneity

    • Observing vs. Interpreting

    • Self vs. Other

    • More

This program comes with the Mindful Lucid Dreaming Self-Study Course, which includes a battery of scientifically-grounded induction skills for producing high quality lucid dreams.  Complemented by skills-teaching in mindfulness meditation, the course offers a powerfully, integrative approach to help you develop a clearer understanding of your mind's contents—promoting lucidity whether awake or in your dreams.​

Program Structure:

  • Six consecutive weeks of live 120-minute meetings, followed by meeting every other week.

  • Preliminary Week begins January 10, 2022.

  • Private Forum

  • Self-paced course content is available as soon as you sign up:

    • ​Six multimedia training modules

    • Guided meditations and exercises

    • Workbook

  • Meeting replays

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ABOUT YOUR FACTILIATOR

Kristen LaMarca PhD is a psychologist, researcher, and consultant with an undeniable enthusiasm for the state of lucidity. As a co-facilitator for several of the intensive training programs of the Lucidity Institute since 2010, Kristen is well-versed in the best practices for lucid dreaming and most current research. She has conducted research on an integrated protocol of lucidity induction techniques, and the effects of cholinergic stimulation on lucid dreaming.  As an avid, personal practitioner of lucid dreaming for over 15 years, she finds her inspiration not only from her own lucid dreams but also by helping others nurture their own.  You can learn more about her professional background by visiting her biography at Lucidity Sleep & Psychiatry.  

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 ...profound and life changing for me.  It has taken my life to a deeper level.  Now that I have new tools, I am excited to see where I will take my lucid dreams and they take me.

— Tashina E., USA

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

Course Information

How is the course presented?


Learning pathways include: 1. The Mindful Lucid Dreaming Self-Study Course

  • Self-paced course content
  • Audio, video, and written lessons.
  • Assignments and downloadable worksheets.
  • Guided meditations and audio exercises.
2. Live Meetings
  • Connect on Zoom through audio, video, or chat.
  • Each meeting is structured with a brief lecture, skills practice, and open discussion component.
  • Meeting replays will be available indefinitely.
3. Community Forum
  • Share your dreams and reflections, ask questions, and upload worksheets for feedback in the private Forum or Facebook group.




Who is this course for?


Individuals with an interest in lucid dreaming, meditation, and consciousness exploration are the best match for this course. Suitable for all levels, the program is tailored to enhance your practice no matter your degree of experience with lucid dreaming or recalling dreams. You must be at least 18 years old to participate and be fluent in English.




What are the course learning objectives?


MAIN OBJECTIVES: 1. Learn research-supported induction strategies to increase the frequency, length, and quality of your lucid dreams. 2. Apply the state of lucidity toward personally meaningful goals and interests. 3. Integrate lucidity experiences into waking consciousness in ways that'll benefit yourself and others over time.




How much time should I devote to this workshop?


You should choose a level of participation in the following activities that works for you and your schedule: LIVE MEETINGS: We will have 10 two hour live meetings. Replays may be watched anytime and will remain available after the course ends. ONLINE COURSE: In the Self-Study Course, you have until the end of 2022 to listen to just over 10 hours of content and review the accompanying teaching notes. If you have signed up before the program starts, you may like to begin the Self-Study Course to be better prepared for the live meetings. SKILL PRACTICE: You are additionally encouraged to engage in regular dream journaling and skills practices. Choose a level of engagement in practicing the skills that suits your schedule. While you will need to practice consistently to keep improving, more is not always better in the case of learning lucid dreaming. In fact, putting too much effort into inducing lucidity might disturb your sleep or leave you feeling drained or discouraged. But not putting enough effort won't focus your mind optimally for inducing lucidity. You'll want to find a balance between not too much and not too little. This way, you can balance your practice with priorities in your life. CONNECTING: You may also want to spend time interacting in the forum and live meetings. In Kristen's experience, those who are more engaged and share experiences are more likely to be successful and overcome roadblocks on their journey. If you don't share ways you're struggling, it is harder to find your way and receive support. Giving and receiving feedback from others can also help you grow in ways that'd be more difficult to do alone.




Do I need to be online at specific times?


No, not necessarily. But to interact in the Live Meetings, you will want to be online at the right times. The Self-Study coursework, Forum, and Meeting Replays can be accessed anytime.




Can international residents participate?


International residents may participate in this program. You must also be fluent in written and spoken English.




Will I receive personalized feedback during the course?


Tailored feedback will be focused on the live meeting interactions. You may also seek direct feedback from Kristen in the Forum, especially if you would like feedback on written exercises, worksheets, and dream reports.




Can lucid dreaming help me with my struggles with mental health?


While lucid dreaming has applications to mental health, this course is not appropriate for individuals seeking to use lucid dreaming to heal from current psychological disorders or conditions. California residents may contact Dr. LaMarca at her practice ( www.luciditysleeppsych.com) to discuss opportunities to undergo Lucid Dreaming Therapy. Alternatively, the International Association for the Study of Dreams ( www.asdreams.org) may be able to refer you to a licensed professional that works with lucid dreaming in your area.




What does it mean that the course is in "beta?"


Kristen has been teaching lucid dreaming for years in a variety of contexts and program formats. The Mindful Lucid Dreaming™ online program was first implemented in 2019 to extend an intensive skills-training program to enlivening your dream-life from your very own home. Previous workshops have assisted in translating introductory materials into an independent study format ( Mindful Lucid Dreaming Self-Study Course). This will allow the live workshops to incorporate more integrative dreamwork and personalized feedback. Your participation in the beta program will assist in the development of new materials, testing of software and systems, and in supporting further work in evidence-based lucid dream training.




When are the Live Meetings?


The Live Meetings are tentatively scheduled for Mondays at 4:00 pm (Pacific Time). If there are enough international students that desire live connection, it is possible we will run a brief, supplemental Q&A on Wednesday mornings. This way, you will have enough time to watch Monday's replay, and we can still connect live to work directly with your practice.




Does your program involve taking supplements like galantamine?


DISCLAIMER: Supplements like Galantamind have health risks that include side effects and drug interactions, and should not be consumed by certain populations. Never start any dietary supplements or medications without consulting with your medical doctor first. ​Research shows that galantamine substantially stimulates lucid dreaming when combined with an integrated induction protocol that includes MILD training and sleep interruption. However, galantamine is not appropriate for everyone and is not a requirement for increasing your ability to lucid dream. This Self-Study Course provides a general overview of the research and a protocol for using galantamine correctly during Module 3. However, this information is for educational purposes, and NOT a recommendation to consume galantamine. For information on where to buy galantamine, visit the Shop. You may also consider asking your primary doctor for a prescription. It can help to show your doctor the ​research on galantamine and share that lucid dreaming has creative and therapeutic, off-label benefits to enhance well-being and healing. Keep in mind that a prescription for galantamine will become part of your health records, and if you use insurance, your insurance records. It may be better to pay out-of-pocket for a prescription of galantamine than use your health insurance.




Am I guaranteed to have lucid dreams in this program?


Results are not guaranteed by this program and will vary from person to person. As this is a beta program, sufficient data has not yet been analyzed to determine how well it helps people induce lucid dreaming. With that said, short-term, intensive programs (1 week long) using similar techniques in groups who have high dream recall, interest, and motivation to lucid dream show success rates of about 75%. Of those who have reported data in previous Mindful Lucid Dreaming workshops (6 weeks long), 86% had one or more lucid dreams during the program, and 63% of these participants reported their lucid dreaming frequency was higher than their baseline rates. Individual factors will likely play a role in your success at lucid dreaming during this training. If you have concerns whether this program is right for you, contact Kristen to discuss.




How long does the course last?


You will have access to the Mindful Lucid Dreaming Self-Study Course until the end of 2022. Your access to the Forum, Facebook group, and Meeting Replays are indefinite. Live meetings include Prelimiinary Week, six consecutive weekly meetings, then meeting every other week.




I'm one of your patients.  Can I take your class?


Dual relationships can make it challenging for Dr. LaMarca to be an effective instructor to you while preserving your patient confidentiality. This can also undermine the integrity of your therapy. Current and former patients should discuss their desire to participate with Dr. LaMarca before signing up.




I'm alumni of the Mindful Lucid Dreaming workshop.  How is this different?


Your feedback and participation has allowed for the refinement of old and new content, along with several upgrades. Live meetings will now be longer to allow for more interaction and processing of your personal experiences. The course will also extend after the 6-week structured teaching modules, making more room for the integration process of lucid dreaming to unfold. You'll also notice the onlinecourse has fully transitioned to a site membership space of mindfulluciddreaming.com, and it now comes in a self-paced format. You'll also be able to download content that wasn't previously available, such as the guided audio practices and a workbook to complete during the workshop. Alumni should take advantage of the discount to sign up here.




How many people join the workshop?


While we can't predict with certainty how many will attend this workshop, the last two, shorter workshops have had about 40-50 people each.





Discounts

Are student discounts available?


Students are eligible for a 40% discount off the list price in the form of a rebate. After you purchase your registration, email Kristen a copy of your current class schedule and ID card and you will receive the rebate in your original form of payment within approximately 1-2 weeks.




Do Alumni of previous Mindful Lucid Dreaming workshops get discounts?


Learning lucid dreaming has many layers and complexities. Some people may benefit from more time exploring course contents. Moreover, each workshop is made up of a diverse group of dreamers with unique interests, barriers, and skill levels. Connecting with others on their lucid dream journeys can certainly enrich your own, even if you've taken the course before. Alumni of previous Mindful Lucid Dreaming programs are eligible to participate in this workshop at a discounted rate from the retail price (Regular $350 / Alumni $150). You can sign up here.





Technical

How do I access the course?


Visit your dashboard and sign in with your site membership account to access course features. You'll receive Zoom invitations to live meetings by email, and these will also be posted in the Forum.




Is customer service available 24/7?


While customer service is not available 24/7, you can expect to receive a response from Kristen in about 1-2 business days.




Can you access the course through an app?


Zoom meetings can be accessed through the native application. The web version of the Self-Study course is fully optimized for mobile devices and tablets. This works just as well as a mobile app. Alternatively, you can create a short-cut on your home screen to access the course. HOW TO CREATE AN "APP" ON YOUR PHONE OR TABLET: For Apple users:

  • Accessing the course with the default browser (e.g. Safari) and log in.
  • Press the "share icon" (which looks like a square with an upward pointing arrow).
  • Select "Add to home screen).
  • Enter a name for the shortcut and your browser will make the program accessible from your home screen.
  • When you click the app tile, you’re put right into your account.
Android users:
  • Accessing the course with the default browser (e.g. Chrome) and log in.
  • Tap the menu button and choose “Add to home screen“.
  • Enter a name for the shortcut and your browser will make the program accessible from your home screen.
  • When you click the app tile, you’re put right into your account.




What are the technical requirements?


The course is accessible from standard desktop computers, smart phones and tablets. The course is optimized for non-desktop participation, but may not be fully supported on all mobile devices. Audio speakers (either internal built into your computer or device) or external (plugged into your computer or device). A strong internet connection. The browser is optimized on Google Chrome and Safari. Other browsers may not be fully supported. The course is accessed through a site member area at mindfulluciddreaming.com. A viewer for PDF documents, such as Adobe or Preview. Zoom application for live meetings.





Enrollment & Accounts

Where do I register?


Register here.




What is your refund policy?


You may request a refund from January 11, 2022 through January 18, 2022 at 11:59pm EST, minus a $20 administrative fee. Otherwise, all purchases are non-refundable. Please read and understand the description and FAQ of this workshop before purchasing. If you are having technical difficulties, contact Kristen for support. If you have concerns about your participation, contact Kristen before signing up.




Where do I access the community forum?


The site member Forum is here. The Facebook Group is here.




How do I become a site member?


You will create your site membership account when you register for the course. If you already have a site membership account, use the same email address linked with your site membership to register.





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