A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer “wakes up” inside the dream. This hybrid state of consciousness allows the dreamer to gain conscious control over the elements within the dream. Past research has shown that practicing physical skills during a lucid dream can boost waking performance. The IONS team is now asking the question of whether experiencing healing in a lucid dream will boost a person’s health.
Launching the Healing Lucid Dream Pilot Study
Friday, June 4, 2021
Join us for this free webinar in which lucid dreaming expert, Charlie Morley, will discuss the theory of healing lucid dreams within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts, and IONS Scientist Dr. Garret Yount will describe the study’s design and officially launch the recruitment phase of the study.
Garret Yount, PhD, is a Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Yount’s primary interest is bridging molecular neurobiology with aspects of consciousness and the nonmaterial mind. He began his formal studies in consciousness research with a small grant from the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1995, which allowed him to work with biofield practitioners and spiritual healers in the laboratory. Dr. Yount was among the first scientists to be awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health to study energy healing. He has spoken nationally and co-authored peer-reviewed papers on the topic of establishing rigorous guidelines for research into biofields and micro-psychokinesis.
Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming, shadow integration, and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep. He has been lucid dreaming for over 20 years and was “authorized to teach” within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008. Since then he has written four books that have been translated into 15 languages and has run workshops & retreats in more than 20 countries. He’s spoken at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Ministry of Defence Mindfulness Symposium, The Houses of Parliament (on Buddhism & youth culture), and the Mindfulness Association Annual conferences. In 2018, he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship grant to research PTSD treatment in Military Veterans and continues to teach people with trauma-affected sleep a set of practices called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep. His 2021 book, Wake Up to Sleep, is a practical guide to these practices. Charlie has been the lead consultant on scientific studies into lucid dreaming at both Swansea University and IONS.