MINDFUL LUCID DREAMING

 

beta Self-Study Online Course     

Awaken your ability to lucid dream

On-demand training in science-backed techniques

Presented by

Kristen LaMarca PhD

Expert-designed coursework in lucid dreaming

Learn from anywhere.  Anytime.

Self-paced lectures, teaching notes, and downloadable worksheets and guided exercises

Enhance your lucidity practice with mindfulness meditation

SELF-STUDY PROGRAM

Drawing upon modern psychological theory, scientific research, and Eastern practices, this online course presents elite instruction for lucid dreaming and applying lucidity toward valued interests.  You'll find clarity in the best induction practices and guidance that builds your confidence in the lucid dreamworld.  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 and promote lucidity whether awake or in your dreams.​

This independent study program covers:

  • A battery for inducing high-quality, transformative lucid dreams that are grounded in scientific theory and experimental evidence.

  • Resolving nightmares and inner conflicts.

  • Lucid dreaming as a platform for ongoing personal growth, shadow work, and self-integration.

  • Tools for improving clarity of cognitions that interfere with or promote lucidity.

  • The application of mindfulness and meditation for enhancing induction and other lucid dreaming techniques.

  • The nature of perception, reality, and the self.

  • Lucid dreaming, death, and transcendence.

  • The Tibetan yogas of dream and sleep.

  • Applying lucidity practices and principles to enhance your waking reality.

  • More

Program Structure:

  • Six multimedia training modules

  • Over 10 hours of listening content and guided exercises

  • Practical, step-by-step instruction.

  • Downloadable guided meditations

  • Downloadable worksheets 

  • Peer-level support and interactions with Kristen

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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

 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Course Information

How is the course presented?


Learning pathways include:

  • Audio, video, and written lesson material.
  • Assignments and downloadable worksheets to learn and refine skills.
  • A resource library filled with guided meditations and audio exercises, logs for tracking progress and directing skill practice, and more.
  • Community discussion via a site forum, or private Facebook group, where you can share your dreams, completed assignments, reflections, and questions.




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. If you are under 18, you may be able to participate with a legal guardian; contact Kristen to discuss.




What are the course learning objectives?


MAIN OBJECTIVES: 1. Learn to conduct research-supported induction strategies to increase the frequency, length, and quality of your lucid dreams. 2. Explore strategies for applying the state of lucidity toward personally meaningful goals and interests. 3. Use lucid dreaming and associated practices to increase self-knowledge and enhance your waking life. COURSE SYNOPSIS MODULE 1: Preparation for Lucid Dreaming

  • Introduction to lucid dreaming
  • Setting goals to carry out in lucid dreams
  • Sleep education and overview of sleep stages
  • Improving sleep quality and habits
  • Cultivating high-level dream recall
  • How to journal dreams
  • ​Advanced option: Nightly Experience Logs
  • Introduction to mindfulness
  • Guided practices: Mindful Breathing
MODULE 2 Getting Started​ With Induction
  • Noticing dreamsigns
  • Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreaming
  • State Testing
  • Prolonging the lucid dream state
  • Guided practices: Mindful Noticing and Describing; Re-Reading State Test; Guided MILD Experiential; Prolonging Techniques.
MODULE 3: Integrating Induction Skills
  • Daytime MILD
  • Wake-Initated Lucid Dreaming
  • Sleep interruption
  • Galantamine research
  • Guided practices: 61-Point Relaxation; Mindful Body Scan
MODULE 4: Exploring Lucidity for Personal Development
  • Responding to nightmares and dream stress
  • Self-Integration
  • Guidelines for shadow work and challenging encounters with dream content
  • Ideas for dialoguing with the shadow archetype
  • Guided practices: Nightmare rescripting; Mindfulness of Emotions; Tonglen Practice of Sending and Taking
MODULE 5: A Deeper Knowing of Your Mind
  • Dreamsign Cognitions Log
  • Nature of Perception, Reality, and the Self
  • Lucidity in Waking Reality
  • Guided practices: Mindfulness of Thoughts; Defusion
MODULE 6: Transcendent States of Consciousness
  • Transcendence
  • Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
  • Advanced Option: Illusory Form
  • Guided practices: Descent Visualization; Loving-Kindness




How long should I devote to the course material and my practice?


You have 12 months to listen to just over 10 hours of content (including lectures and guided meditations) and review the accompanying teaching notes. Worksheets and guided practices are downloadable and may be continued after the program ends. You are additionally encouraged to engage in regular dream journaling and skills practices. You can 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 other important activities in your life. You may also want to spend time sharing your experiences and questions. In Kristen's personal experience training others online and in person, those who are more engaged by sharing experiences (which you can do in the forum or Facebook group) are more likely to be successful and overcome obstacles. If you do not share ways you are struggling, it is harder to see your blind spots and receive support that can grow your practice.




Do I need to be online at specific times?


No, this is a self-paced, independent study course. You can engage in the material at times that are convenient for you.




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 is not a focus of this course as it is not a live event and does not include a group coaching component. However, you may be able to receive feedback in our community, or from Kristen, by posting in the Forum or Facebook group.




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. The live workshops have assisted in translating materials into an independent study format. Your participation will assist in the testing of the current software and systems, in the development of new materials, and in supporting further work in evidence-based lucid dream training.




Is this a live event? Will you run webinars?


No, the course is not a live event and webinars are not planned at this time. Enrollment is ongoing and you may be able to interact with Kristen and others taking the course in the Forum or Facebook group. To keep informed about future live events, subscribe for updates.




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 course will provide 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, shorter-term, intensive programs using similar techniques in groups who have high dream recall, interest, and motivation to lucid dream show success rates of about 75%. 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 content library for 12 months from the date of purchase. Your access to the Forum and Facebook group are indefinite.





Discounts

Are student discounts available?


Students are eligible for a 40% discount off the full 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.




Can I repeat the course for a discount?


Learning lucid dreaming has many layers and complexities. Some people may benefit from more time exploring these materials. Course content will also likely evolve and expand over time. Therefore, alumni are eligible for a 25% discount off the full list price in the form of a rebate. Contact Kristen after you have purchased your registration to request the rebate. Your rebate will be received in the original form of payment within approximately 1-2 weeks.





Technical

How do I access the course?


Visit your dashboard and sign in with your site membership account to access course features.




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 business day.




Can you access the course through an app?


The web version of the 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. Google Chrome and Safari are the recommended browsers. Other browsers may not be supported. The course is accessed through a site member area at mindfulluciddreaming.com. A viewer for PDF documents, such as Adobe.





Enrollment & Accounts

Where do I register?


Register here.




What is your refund policy?


You may request a refund within 24 hours from your purchase minus a $20 transaction and administrative fee. Otherwise, ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. Please read and understand the description and FAQ of this course before purchasing. If you are having technical difficulties, contact us for support. If you have questions, contact us before making a purchase.




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.





Mindful Lucid Dreaming 

Self-Study Course

Includes 12 months of on-demand access to an online course

Please read the FAQ prior to registering. By registering, you agree with the Refund Policy.

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