MINDFUL LUCID DREAMING

betaOnline Workshop 

Awaken your ability to lucid dream with 6 weeks of training in science-backed techniques

 

Next Workshop:  Jan. 11-Feb. 21, 2020

Preliminary Week:  Jan. 4 - Jan 10, 2020

Presented by

Kristen LaMarca PhD

Expert-designed coursework in lucid dreaming with individually tailored instruction

Weekly live interactive webinar calls, and replays

Learn along with others, share dreams, and mutually inspire lucidity and recall.

Stay engaged using the online system, receive regular feedback, and make lucid dreaming a part of your everyday life.

THE PROGRAM

January 11 to February 21, 2020

Preliminary Week:  January 4-10, 2020

Developing a relationship with a skilled teacher is instrumental to maturing a lucid dreaming practice.  This quality of learning cannot be found solely through books, standardized courses, or reading about lucid dreaming on the web.  Moreover, learning with others and from within your own home holds advantages that can flourish your dream-life in previously unseen ways.

Drawing upon modern psychological theory, scientific research, and Eastern practices, this online workshop presents elite instruction for lucid dreaming and applying lucidity toward valued interests.  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 intensive group program covers:

  • Methods 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:

  • Multimedia coursework delivered in 6 weekly modules.

  • Weekly group coaching calls (with replays) for reinforcing skill-building, integrating lucid dream experiences, and Q&A.  (Mondays 4:30pm PST)

  • Ongoing expert feedback online as you complete assignments, share dream journal entries, and post comments and questions.

  • Guided audio exercises and nocturnal meditations.

  • Practical, step-by-step guidance and instruction.

  • Community, support, and sharing of experiences and training interactions with other students.

  • Preliminary week of training (Jan. 4 - 10, 2020) to familiarize yourself with the learning management system.

 

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Kristen LaMarca PhD is a teacher, 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.  You can learn more about her professional background by visiting her biography at Lucidity Sleep & Psychiatry.

Kristen's style as an instructor emphasizes a process-based approach to skill-building that blends personally-tailored coaching, mindfulness meditation, and other research-supported strategies.  She works closely with students to harness their unique strengths and overcome limiting factors. As an avid, personal practitioner of lucid dreaming for almost 15 years, she finds her inspiration not only from her own lucid dreams but also by helping others nurture their own.

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.
  • Expert coaching interactions and demonstrations.
  • Live interactive webinars for Q&A and discussing skills-training and dreams.
  • Q&A through the online platform and group stream.
  • Assignments and worksheets to practice new skills and reflect on progress.
  • A resource library filled with guided meditations and audio exercises, logs for tracking progress and directing skill practice, and more.
  • Community discussion via the group stream timeline 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 meet the needs and goals of each person no matter the 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 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 WEEK 1 Preparation for Lucid Dreaming

  • Sleep education and overview of sleep stages
  • Improving sleep quality and habits
  • Cultivating high-level dream recall
  • Dream journaling
  • Introduction to mindfulness
  • Guided practices: Mindful Breathing
  • Get comfortable with the software interface
  • Introduction to Lucid Dreaming
  • ​Advanced option: Nightly Experience Logs
WEEK 2 Getting started​
  • Noticing dreamsigns
  • Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreaming
  • Prolonging the lucid dream state
  • Personal goals and interests in lucid dreaming
  • Guided practices: Mindful Noticing and Describing; Re-Reading State Test; Guided MILD Experiential; Prolonging Techniques.
WEEK 3 Integrating lucidity induction skills
  • Responding to nightmares
  • Noticing waking dreamsigns
  • Sleep interruption
  • Galantamine protocol
  • Wake-Initated Lucid Dreaming
  • Guided practices: 61-Point Relaxation; Mindful Body Scan
WEEK 4 Exploring lucidity for personal development
  • Self-Integration
  • Guidelines for shadow work and challenging encounters with dream content
  • Ideas for dialoguing with the personal shadow
  • Advanced option: Experiment
  • Guided practices: Redreaming Experiential; Mindfulness of emotion; Practice of Sending and Taking
WEEK 5 A Deeper Knowing of Your Mind's Contents
  • Dreamsign Cognitions Log
  • Nature of perception, reality, and the self
  • Lucidity in waking reality
  • Guided practices: Mindfulness of thoughts; Cognitive defusion
WEEK 6 Transcendence
  • Self-transcendence and spiritual exploration
  • Tibetan yogas of dream and sleep
  • Guided practices: Illusory form; Descent visualization; Loving-Kindness




How long should I devote to the course material per week?


You can choose a level of engagement in this course that suits your schedule. A minimal level of engagement would include 60-90 minutes of weekly lecture material and guided practices. Most material is in the form of audio lecture that can be listened to anytime. Lectures are also accompanied by visual aids and teaching notes. Weekly webinars are meant to reinforce course material, and last an hour. You are additionally encouraged to spend time dream journaling, completing worksheets, participating in group discussions, practicing guided meditations and exercises, and conducting induction skills on your own time. A maximal level of engagement would include completing the optional worksheets so you can receive structured, personal feedback from Kristen, and contributing to the Group "Stream" of consciousness in our community timeline. It is possible that not everyone who enrolls will have a schedule that allows the maximal level of engagement that is offered by this intensive course. An alumni program that extends beyond this 6-week workshop is also available so you can continue learning and connecting at a pace that works for you. Webinar replays also remain available to all for the remainder of the year so you can catch up if you fell behind during the class.




What happens if I miss a week or fall behind?


It is ok to miss a week and you will have chances to catch up with the program later. During the course, you will still receive and have access to materials if you fall behind the weekly module schedule. Due dates are just "suggestions " and designed to keep you on track so you can receive timely and adequate feedback on your practice. All assignments are optional. After the course, there is a 1-week grace period when you will still be able to access course material, view previous posts, and share your experiences. The webinar replays will be available at least until January 2021. An alumni extension program is also available for those who desire to continue their training. Several training options are available to match your preferences and schedule from a minimal to maximal level of engagement.




Do I need to be online at specific times?


The eCourse is designed so you can listen to audio lectures, review materials, and share your experiences online at any time that you have internet access. The weekly webinars will take place at a specific time for 60 minutes. Webinars are scheduled at Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you miss a webinar, it will be recorded for you to watch at a later time. The group will be alerted when a recording has been posted. The recorded webinars will be available for viewing after the course at least until Dec. 31, 2020.




Can international residents participate?


International residents may participate in this program. Keep in mind that the webinar meetings will take place at Pacific Standard Time (PST). You must also be fluent in written and spoken English.




How much personalized feedback will I really receive throughout the course?


Your contributions through the software platform are critical for creating an individual and group learning experience that can catalyze your development as a lucid dreamer. The time you put into the online course will also shape your live webinar experience. When you submit your questions, assignments, or dream journal entries, the instructor will respond through email, comments on your posts or written assignments, or by discussing training issues during the live webinars. Staying on top of "due dates" will increase the amount of instructor feedback you can receive through the online training system. Other group members may also post replies to the contributions you make to the group timeline. To increase access to instructor feedback, please share your work (e.g. worksheets, dream reports, questions) to the group stream so other group members can learn from your training interactions.




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.




Why should I take this program? What does it prepare me to do?


This online program has been built to offer an exceptional learning experience in lucid dreaming that is complemented by training in mindfulness and science-based approaches. The course intends to provide comprehensive training via an innovative online learning format that will help you integrate lucid dreaming skills into your normal daily routines. As meditation and lucid dreaming are associated with each other, this program is one of the few online trainings that offers a dual emphasis to optimize your ability to be familiar with your mind's contents and dream lucidly. The experience is designed to enable you to increase how frequently you access the lucid dream state, build mastery, and improve confidence to self-direct your continued growth as a lucid dreamer. Throughout the program, you will hone skills to aid in developing a level of "peak performance" in the lucid dream state through didactic learning, individualized feedback, and discussion. You’ll learn to correctly apply tools that promote lucidity and troubleshoot problems that may impede your practice.




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 workshop was first implemented in 2019 to extend an intensive skills-training program to enlivening your dream-life from your very own home. Your participation will be assisting in the testing of the current software and systems. This is a unique opportunity to obtain expert-level feedback on your practice while learning the most effective techniques for a smaller investment.




When are the weekly webinars scheduled?


Mondays at 16:30 Pacific Standard Time (PST). You can watch the recordings later, which will remain accessible for viewing after the program. If some unforseen circumstance (e.g. illness) requires the instructor to reschedule, the class will be alerted as soon as possible.




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 Week 3. However, this information is for educational purposes, and NOT a recommendation to consume galantamine. For questions on where to buy galantamine, Life Enhancement's "Galantamind" is recommended as a reliable, reputable source. Purchasing through this link will provide a small commission at no extra cost to you to the Lucidity Institute to support ongoing research on lucid dreaming. You may also consider purchasing direct from the manufacturer, however, a d irect donation to Lucidity Institute for making this research possible in the first place is sugggested. (Note. If you are new to taking galantamine, you may like to consider purchasing the 4 mg capsules instead of 8 mg.) 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, adequate data has not been collected on 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.




When does the course begin?


The program officially begins at 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on January 11, 2020. Preliminary Week will begin at 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on January 4, 2020 to allow you to get set up with the Learning Management System.




What is "Preliminary Week?"


A week prior to the program start, you will be able to access the Learning Management System online to familiarize yourself with controls and ask questions. It is recommended for all to participate so that you know how to navigate the program and technical issues do not interfere with your learning. You will also have opportunities to begin connecting with other students, using your digital dream journal, and sharing dreams in the Group Stream. While preliminary week participation is recommended to all, those who have technical savvy or have taken the course previously may prefer to wait until Jan. 11th to begin their training.





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 approximately1-2 weeks.




Can I repeat the course for a discount?


Learning lucid dreaming has many layers and complexities. Some people benefit from more time and expert attention to master the art of lucid dreaming. Repeating this course while receiving ongoing feedback from Kristen could help in learning skill applications and concepts on a deeper, more experiential level. 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?


You will receive an email before the course begins with a link to create an account to access the learning management system (LMS), and a site membership account to access lecture materials. The LMS is the main platform that will direct you to various features of the workshop. The LMS will also direct you to site member areas of this website so you can access lectures and guided experientials of the Course Library. If you are not a site member yet, you can create an account here. If you are signing up as a site member after your course has already started, Kristen will give you access to the Course Library within ~1 day. You may like to bookmark the Portal to this program to easily navigate its 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.




Where are my course materials?


Notifications about group course materials are delivered to your email address or in the group stream timeline. Your "Courses" tab is empty because it is reserved for individuals enrolled in non-group courses. You will not begin to receive materials until the start-date of the group class. The Learning Management System (LMS) can be accessed at http://www.mindfulluciddreaming.com/login Lecture materials are stored in a site membership area on mindfulluciddreaming.com, so you will need to become a site member to access that. Contact Kristen at anytime with questions about navigating your dashboard.




How do I share my dream journal entry or worksheet with the group or the instructor?


The best way to share dream reports is to access the entry from your individual "Stream" (This is different from your group stream). Hover over the post and click the "Share" button for options to share with the group or your instructor. Worksheets can similarly be shared in this way. Some worksheets are automatically shared with the group, which is noted at the top of assignments. You are also welcome to post "Messages" to the group timeline to share as much or as little as you'd like from your dreams or other experiences.




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. A microphone headset (to participate in webinars). Google Chrome and Safari are the recommended browsers. The course is accessed through a private page at mindfulluciddreaming.com, which is supported on the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Other browsers may not be supported. A viewer for PDF documents, such as Adobe.




I can't login to the Learning Management System. Help!


If you have registered early for this course and created an account in the LMS, your account will become active again in January prior to the course start date. Otherwise, if you are having trouble logging in at http://www.mindfulluciddreaming.com/login, remember that the 'username' you created will be different from your email address associated with your account. Use the 'Forgot username and/or password' function to recover your username or reset your password. If you are still having difficulty, contact Kristen for assistance.





Enrollment & Accounts

Where do I register?


Register for the next group program here. If you have difficulty with the payment portal ( e.g. international residents), you may alternatively attempt to register using PayPal at this link .




What is your cancellation and refund policy?


If due to some unforeseen circumstance the course is cancelled prior to its start date, a full refund will be provided. If it becomes necessary to delay the start date of a course, all registrants will be alerted via email and provided an opportunity to request a refund or credit. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled after its start date, a full or partial refund or credit will be offered. In the unlikely event that the instructor experiences an emergency on the day of a webinar, the webinars will be rescheduled. Cancellations are understandable, but you should understand that onboarding and refunding students takes a significant amount of administrative resources. You may cancel up to 4 weeks in advance for an administrative fee of $50. Cancellations within 2-4 weeks of the program are able to receive a refund for 50% of the full program cost, or full credit to apply to another training program minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations within 1 week of the program are eligible to receive a refund of 25% of the full program cost, or full credit to apply to another training program minus a $50 administrative fee. You have 7 days after the start of the course to request a refund if you are unsatisfied with the program. This 7 day window to request a refund does not include Preliminary Week. Please bring up any concerns about the program's ability to fit your needs and expectations immediately. After 7 days following the program start date, course fees are nonrefundable.




Where do I access the community forum?


The learning management system (LMS) includes an alternative style forum called a "Group Stream" that is fully integrated into the training software. This is a shared timeline in which you can comment directly on the course materials, see completed assignments and journal entries shared by group members, and post your lucid dream reports, questions, and other experiences for discussion. Your group "stream" of consciousness can be found by selecting the 'group course' tab in the LMS.




How do I log into the learning management system (LMS)?


You will receive a link to register using the payment portal below. After your registration, you may log in anytime at http://mindfulluciddreaming.com/login Bookmark http://mindfulluciddreaming.com/portals for quick access to important program features.




How do I access the live webinar?


We will be using Zoom, which requires download and installation of the software. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early to your first webinar so you have adequate time to install it, test your audio input and output, and familiarize yourself with controls before the meeting starts. If your computer does not have an audio input, or you do not have internet access, learn how to j oin by telephone HERE. International participants must let Kristen know ahead of time which country they will dial in from so she can provide you a phone number. Toll-free is not available at this time. You will receive an email prior to the webinar with a link to join.




How do I become a site member?


You will need to become a site member to access course materials stored on mindfulluciddreaming.com. Sign up here: https://www.mindfulluciddreaming.com/site-member-sign-up





REGISTRATION
 

REGISTER HERE:

Mindful Lucid Dreaming™, Online Group Workshop

January 11 - February 21, 2020

Preliminary week: January 4-10, 2020

Early Registration Rate till Oct. 1, 2019, $125

After $185

Includes an eCourse, group coaching via webinar calls and digital platform support, and community forum.

By registering, you agree with the Refund Policy

Registration for this workshop is closed.  

However, you may still register for the Self-Study Course here.

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