VOLUME 13 / ISSUE 02
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IN THIS ISSUE
2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Do androids dream of electric sheep? Do IASD members go on Reddit? Let's
find out! Whether you have an account or not, come visit the IASD "subreddit"
We're in the early stages and would like some current member input. Stop on
by when you have a free moment!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL YOUR STORY?
Have you had a life changing
dream? Would you like to share it so that others may appreciate the source
of inner wisdom that lies within our dreams? In IASD we support dreaming as
an important part of our growth, healing and learning process and we wish to
illustrate that concept with stories from those who have experienced life
changing insight and guidance from their dreams first hand. IASD is
therefore planning on publishing a book of dream stories and lessons by
those who have experienced life altering changes that were initiated by a
dream – and we would love to hear your story.
NEW BEGINNERS BOOK ON LUCID DREAMING
A new book by Robert Waggoner and Caroline McCready, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple (Conari Press, 2015) educates beginners about the latest science on lucid dreaming, and provides experienced guidance on how to induce, stabilize and experiment within the lucid dream. With numerous citations and a mix of lucid dream examples (many from our IASD members!) beginners and intermediate lucid dreamers will learn valuable "lessons in lucidity" to progress thoughtfully into this fascinating field.
In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores dreams and neuroscience. The intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles that are written for a non-research audience in the study of dreams.
METACOGNITIVE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING LUCID DREAMING BY ELISA FILEVICH, MARTIN DRESLER, TIMOTHY R. BRICK AND SIMONE KÜHN
Lucid dreaming is a state of awareness that one is dreaming, without leaving
the sleep state. Dream reports show that self-reflection and volitional
control are more pronounced in lucid compared with non-lucid dreams. Mostly
on these grounds, lucid dreaming has been associated with metacognition.
However, the link to lucid dreaming at the neural level has not yet been
explored. We sought for relationships between the neural correlates of lucid
dreaming and thought monitoring.
TOTAL JANUARY MEMBERS = 53
THE 2015 IASD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, VIRGINIA BEACH:
The Call for Dream Inspired Art deadline is rapidly coming up on February 15, 2015 (see below for application instructions).
A preliminary Program Schedule has been posted and Online Registration is now open with early bird discounts available until April 1, 2015. Go to www.asdreams.org/2015 for Information and to Register.
Volunteer Positions have all been filled; however feel free to apply to be placed on the wait list in the event that a few positions open in the next month or so. For full details and online application please click here: http://www.asdreams.org/2015/call-for-volunteers/
We are pleased to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers and featured presenters (listed below) with the addition of Stanley Krippner, PhD to that list.
The Venue • Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center is located on the beach at 2800 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The hotel is directly on the beach, features rooms with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay, and is less than a mile from the wildlife sanctuary at First Landing State Park.
The Program • The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers, over 140 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and Reception, a Dream Hike, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other fun special events appropriate to the beachside location. The Program is multidisciplinary with a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams.
CEUs • The International Association for the Study of Dreams is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Association for the Study of Dreams maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In addition to over 100 presenters from around the globe, the conference will feature three world-renowned keynote speakers:
Raffa, PhD: A Jungian psychologist and award winning author. Her
books include The Bridge to Wholeness: A Feminine Alternative to the
Hero Myth that was nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Award; and her
newest book, Healing the Sacred Divide: Making Peace with Ourselves,
Each Other, and the World, which won the Wilbur Award in 2013.
Dawson Church, PhD: An award-winning author whose books include the best-seller, The Genie in Your Genes, and a series of EFT manuals for healing psychological and physical problems as well as improving athletic performance. He is founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, editor of the journal Energy Psychology and owner of one of the largest alternative medicine sites, EFT Universe.
Jessica Payne, PhD: An Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on how sleep and stress influence human memory and psychological function. She also examines important clinical questions, including how disturbances in sleep and stress influence memory consolidation in individuals with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, and how this, in turn, influences psychological functioning. She combines behavioral, pharmacological and cognitive neuro-scientific (EEG, fMRI) approaches in this research.
Featured Presenters include:
Rev. Bob Haden, MS: Director of The Haden Institute, a Jungian psychotherapist and Episcopal priest, and author of Unopened Letters From God. He studied at The C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association, and holds Masters degrees in Theology and in the Use of Dreams in Spiritual Direction. He draws upon 30 years of experience in family, individual, marriage, vocational, and life journey individuation counseling.
Stanley Krippner, PhD: Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco, and a past president of IASD. A former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY, his many books include the co-authored Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (2007). He was recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, 2002.
Heather Spence: A marine biologist researching dolphins, who will speak on “Dolphin Dreaming.” She is a PhD candidate in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the City University of NY, a founding partner in the Global Research and Arts Center for the Investigation and Advancement of Sustainability Solutions, and leads international collaborative conservation projects in the Mexican Caribbean.
Just a few days left! The due date for your submission to this year’s
art exhibition is February 15, 2015.
your presence at the 2015 IASD Conference by advertising in the annual
Materials deadline is April 15, 2015!
Thank you to the many generous IASD members and supporters who, for the
second year in a row, made donations to IASD of more than $17,000: a
figure that exceeds pledges and donations by over $3,000 from earlier
years of this event.
From Curtiss Hoffman
pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who generously provided
funding for the Student Research Award last year has graciously agreed
to provide matching funds for the 2015 competition! The IASD board of
trustees will provide the balance of funds.
Bobbie Ann Pimm, Membership Committee Chair
I am asking each of you again to take me up on the challenge I made last
month to increase the awareness and importance of dreams and attract new
members. I am challenging you to just talk about dreams and the IASD to
everyone that you can, whenever you can. No hard selling required, just
talk about dreams, mention the IASD and invite them to check out our
The IASD Toronto Regional Group is planning a two-day workshop with Stanley Krippner, April 18-19, 2015. Stay tuned for details!
A one-day conference: DreamWork: DreamPlay is to be held in New York on April 25, 2015 at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis Greenwich Village. The host for this conference is Lou Hagood. Presenters include: Michael Vannoy Adams, Deirdre Barrett PhD, Fariba Bogzaran PhD, Larry Burk MD, Lou Hagood, Michael P. Jenkins and Robert Waggoner. Full program details and online registration are now available on the IASD website
We also wish the Toronto Regional great success on their sold-out event, Illuminating Dreams, upcoming on January 18, 2015!
Regional Representatives Network
Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the regional representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly.
If you do not have a Regional Rep for your area, consider volunteering to become one! You could serve an important networking role for IASD.
To volunteer to become a Regional Representative or for corrections or feedback on member contacts from Regional Reps, contact Bobbie Ann Pimm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE FINE PRINT: IASD DREAM-NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month.
There is no Dream-News published in July.
Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD Dream-News editor.
Please limit your articles to 200 words. The article title should be entirely in capital letters. Any article sub-headings should be in upper and lowercase. Submissions can be submitted in the body of an email message or as an attachment. When sending attachments please include, in the body of the e-mail, your name and an indication that it is an IASD Dream-News item. Acceptable files for attachments are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). E-News articles should be submitted in the following format: Verdana font, 12pt., and black ink. No words should be bolded, underlined, or italicized. Feel free to include photos as attachments. Do not imbed photos or logos in text.
The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.
Articles over 200 words may be heavily edited. IASD reserves the right to accept or reject any article.
IASD members who would like to inform other members of their presentations, lectures, or workshops should submit their names, the titles of the events, the dates, and locations. Please also include either an e-mail address, website, or phone number so that IASD members can contact you for additional information. Submission of book tour dates and lecture series are limited to the following:
individual, contact information, dates, cities, states, or countries.
The IASD Dream-News accepts notices on member media interviews and appearances.
Members should include the IASD member name, the name of the show or publication, the date, and the topic discussed.
IASD holds no responsibility for the content or quality of non-sponsored IASD events
or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.
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