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Healing Insomnia

A Mindful Sleep and Dream Retreat

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Well-being is not just a matter of waking life. Obtaining deep and refreshing sleep and dreams, however, has become a challenge for too many of us. Ultimately, we don’t get sleep because we don’t get sleep.  Our understanding of night consciousness has been seriously compromised by a relentless attachment to waking life.

This retreat relies on a novel mindful approach to understanding and healing sleep and dream loss. Through an integration of sleep neuroscience and time-honored spiritual practices it will offer effective, natural and sensible strategies for recovering healthy nights.

Join Dr. Rubin Naiman, a pioneer in integrative sleep medicine, for a transformative tour of night consciousness. Participants will explore and experience a new personal relationship with sleep and dreams. Through creative presentations, engaging dialog, experiential practices and good old-fashioned naps, we will learn about:

  • The cultural context of sleeplessness — our addiction to waking life
  • Biomedical, psychological and environmental factors in sleep
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • Botanical and nutraceutical alternatives to sleeping pills
  • The mythopoetic art of surrendering to sleep
  • Cultivating mindful awareness of deep sleep
  • Sleeping together — the forgotten social dimensions of sleep
  • The critical role of REM sleep and dreaming
  • Dream tending through optional morning dream circles
  • Falling back in love with sleep

Leave with a new and truly unique understanding of sleep and dreams so you can stop counting sheep and start sleeping soundly.

Rubin Naiman, PhD

April 1 - 6, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Well-being is not just a matter of waking life. Obtaining deep and refreshing sleep and dreams, however, has become a challenge for too many of us. Ultimately, we don’t get sleep because we don’t get sleep.  Our understanding of night consciousness has been seriously compromised by a relentless attachment to waking life.

This retreat relies on a novel mindful approach to understanding and healing sleep and dream loss. Through an integration of sleep neuroscience and time-honored spiritual practices it will offer effective, natural and sensible strategies for recovering healthy nights.

Join Dr. Rubin Naiman, a pioneer in integrative sleep medicine, for a transformative tour of night consciousness. Participants will explore and experience a new personal relationship with sleep and dreams. Through creative presentations, engaging dialog, experiential practices and good old-fashioned naps, we will learn about:

  • The cultural context of sleeplessness — our addiction to waking life
  • Biomedical, psychological and environmental factors in sleep
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • Botanical and nutraceutical alternatives to sleeping pills
  • The mythopoetic art of surrendering to sleep
  • Cultivating mindful awareness of deep sleep
  • Sleeping together — the forgotten social dimensions of sleep
  • The critical role of REM sleep and dreaming
  • Dream tending through optional morning dream circles
  • Falling back in love with sleep

Leave with a new and truly unique understanding of sleep and dreams so you can stop counting sheep and start sleeping soundly.

Faculty Bio

Rubin Naiman, PhD

Rubin Naiman is a psychologist, sleep and dream specialist, and a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream disorders, combining conventional sleep science with depth psychology and transpersonal and spiritual perspectives.

Through his organization, NewMoon Sleep, Dr. Naiman offers a broad range of sleep- and dream-related services, trainings, and consultations. In his global telehealth practice, he works with a diverse range of clientele, including Fortune 500 CEOs, professional athletes, statesmen, actors, and musicians.

He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the world-renowned University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Naiman founded the sleep program at Canyon Ranch health resort and was director of sleep programs for Miraval Resort.

Dr. Naiman is the author of several groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healing Night; Healthy Sleep (with Andrew Weil); The Yoga of Sleep; and Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations. He has blogged about sleep and dreams for Huffington Post and has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. Dr. Naiman’s work has been described as “life changing!”

Why Attend

  • Research has linked sleep problems and dream loss to a wide range of mental and physical illnesses including depression, obesity, and anxiety. Deep, refreshing sleep is the cornerstone of your health, the foundation of your well-being, and is crucial to your spiritual practice.

  • The most common treatments for insomnia rely on dubious medications and over-simplified techniques that inevitably fall short. Through a skillful integration of science and art, Dr. Naiman offers a comprehensive yet practical approach to healing sleeplessness and promoting a vibrant dream life that is safe, effective, and all-natural.

  • Sound sleep is a way of protecting ourselves against past, present, and future challenges. It is not a reward, but a necessity.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Anyone struggling with sleeplessness, insomnia, or dream recall and/or clinicians, therapists, or healers who want to help their clients in this area

Accommodations

Standard Rooms
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.

Deluxe
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available from mid-February 2018.

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

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