Flying, Falling and Public Nudity: The Science Behind Your Dreams And Nightmares
Flying, Falling and Public Nudity: The Science Behind Your Dreams And Nightmares Health & Wellness with Deirdre Leigh Barrett April 30, 2020 6 p.m. MDT Zoom Webinar*
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Scientific research confirms what people have always known: answers, ideas and inspiration do come to us in dreams. Harvard psychologist and world-renowned dream specialist Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D., offers insight into dreams in general as well as creative problem-solving dreams, traumatic nightmares from past traumas and dreams during the pandemic–whether they be nightmares, inspirational or problem-solving.
This program will be presented as an interactive, one-hour online webinar with three sections with Q&A after each section. The first will address dreams as a way to solve problems; the second will talk about dreams during trauma and the third will talk about dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deirdre Leigh Barrett, Ph.D. is a past president of both the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the American Psychological Association’s Div. 30, The Society for Psychological Hypnosis. Dr. Barrett has written four books: “Supernormal Stimuli,” “Waistland,” “The Committee of Sleep” and “The Pregnant Man & Other Cases from a Hypnotherapist’s Couch.” She is an editor of four additional books: “The New Science of Dreaming,” “Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy,” The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams” and “Trauma and Dreams.” Dr. Barrett has published academic articles and chapters on health, hypnosis, and dreams, and evolutionary psychology.
She is Editor in Chief of the journal “Dreaming: The Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams” and a Consulting Editor for “Imagination, Cognition and Personality” and “The International Journal for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.”
Dr. Barrett’s commentary on psychological issues has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox, PBS, The Discovery Channel, and the BBC. She has been interviewed for dream articles in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Life, Time, and Newsweek. Her own articles have appeared in Psychology Today and Scientific American Mind. Dr. Barrett has lectured at Esalen, the Smithsonian, and at universities around the world.
Dr. Barrett teaches two courses on dreaming at Harvard: an HMS one through the Cambridge Health Alliance and a FAS course through the Freshman Seminar Program. Her current research focuses mostly on dreams and evolutionary psychology.