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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
9/15/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Categorize biomedical, psychological and environmental factors contributing to insomnia.
  2. Utilize the basic procedures for evaluating and diagnosing insomnia evaluation.
  3. Substantiate the negative consequences of long term use of sleeping pills.
  4. Model sleep from both a physiological as well as phenomenological perspective.
  5. Designate six factors that suppress REM sleep/dreaming.
  6. Appraise the role of sleep effort in insomnia and strategies for managing it.
  7. Manage insomnia using the noise reduction approach.

Epidemic of Sleep and Dream Loss

  • Prevalence and trends of sleeplessness
  • Night fever: insomnia, inflammation, illness
  • Insomnia, anxiety, depression and PTSD
  • Environmental factors: the erosion of night
  • Artificial light at night (aLAN) and life pace
  • Cultural resistance to rest / hyperarousal
  • Insomnia as an addiction to waking consciousness
  • Insomnia as a social illness

What is Sleep? What is Dreaming?

  • We don't get sleep because we don't "get" sleep
  • Medicalization and domestication of sleep
  • Suppression of night, darkness and melatonin
  • Nature of sleep and dreams
  • Deep sleep and the deep self
  • Rhythmic infrastructure of everything
  • Circadian rhythm & blues: sleep phase disorders
  • REM sleep, dreaming and dream loss
  • Traditional and spiritual views of sleep and dreams

Insomnia: Definition, Etiology and Evaluation

  • Types of insomnia; sleep and dream loss
  • 3P model of etiology
  • Lifestyle factors in sleep loss
  • Iatrogenic factors: common medications and sleep
  • Nature deficit disorder and sleep disruption
  • Arrogance and hyperarousal
  • Biomedical factors in sleep loss
  • Impact of other sleep disorders
  • Screen and evaluate sleep and dreams

Management and Treatment of Insomnia

  • Noise Reduction Model (NRMI)
  • Taking vs. letting go of something to sleep
  • Biomedical factors: manage "body noise"
  • Sleeping pills: a wolf in sleep's clothing
  • Botanicals, nutrition, melatonin
  • Nutrition and sleep
  • The body in sleep: gravity & stimulus control
  • The princess & the pee: what wakes us up at night?
  • Environmental factors: managing "bed noise"
  • Conditioned insomnia
  • Stimulus control and sleep constriction

Psychological Factors: Manage "Mind Noise"

  • CBT-I: thoughts, beliefs and meta-cognitions around sleep
  • Paradox of sleep effort: the ego cannot sleep
  • Sleeping together: the night side of relationships
  • Sleeping in the forest - the art of sleep
  • Humility as the antidote to hyperarousal
  • Secondary gain of primary insomnia
  • Dream work: interpretation, relation and healing
  • Bad dreams, nightmares, PTSD and shadow work
  • Video: sleep interview & treatment process

Transpersonal Views

  • Sleep and dreams as spiritual practice
  • Non-violent approach to night, sleep and dreams
  • Art of spiritual surrender
  • Where do you go when you go to sleep?
  • Fall in love with sleep again
  • The waking dream: re-enchanting everyday life
  • The US of consciousness: sleep & dream lessons for waking
  • Braid Theory: toward a unified consciousness


Rubin Naiman, PhD, is a psychologist, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the world-renowned University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Naiman is a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dreams whose approach is now taught in dozens of medical schools around the U.S. His approach weaves medical and neuroscientific perspectives with depth psychological and transpersonal views.

Dr. Naiman is also founder and director of NewMoon Sleep, LLC, an organization that offers a range of sleep and dream related services, trainings and consultation internationally. He served as the sleep and dream consultant at Canyon Range and Miraval Health Resorts for 15 years. Dr. Naiman maintains a global telehealth practice and has worked with a diverse clientele ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to professional athletes, from homemakers to statesmen and entertainers.

Dr. Naiman is the author of several groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healthy Night, Healthy Sleep (with Andrew Weil), To Sleep Tonight, The Yoga of Sleep and Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations. His work has been featured in major magazines, newspapers, as well as on radio and television programs in the U.S. and abroad. He also blogs about sleep and dreams for the Huffington Post.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rubin Naiman receives compensation as owner of Circadian Health Associates. He is also a consultant for Origins Natural Resources. Rubin Naiman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Rubin Naiman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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