With age, our sleep changes and with it our dream world, and sometimes our access to it changes as well. Awareness of what happens to sleep and dreams during our golden years is particularly important, because they have a great influence on our physical and mental health. Documenting, remembering and sharing dreams at this age can improve our quality of life and lead to healing and coming to terms with issues we have experienced over the years. My lectures for seniors are suitable for retiree clubs, retirement workshops, nursing homes and other similar settings. The lectures address the challenges and opportunities that await us in sleep and dreams. I offer single lectures or a series of more in depth lectures. All the lectures combine theoretical knowledge and practical techniques in order to improve sleep and dreams, and of course some humor 🙂
Old Patterns, New Tricks
What happens to our sleep with age and why does it and our dreams become more elusive for many of us with the passing years? Do we need less sleep as we age? How is sleep tied to memory? In this fascinating lecture I present important information from leading studies that examine all of these questions and more. The lecture is accompanied by tips for improving the quality of your sleep and remembering dreams, as well as information on recommendations from experts for situations in which we wake up in the middle of the night and find it difficult to go back to sleep.
Length: two and a half hours
Location: at a senior center or online
There are No Bad Dreams
Throughout life, from childhood to old age, almost all of us experience nightmares. The difference is in the frequency and intensity with which we experience them. There is no doubt that a nightmare is not a pleasant experience, but is a nightmare necessarily a bad thing that should be avoided? Can a nightmare be a valuable experience? There is an opportunity that arises when we experience a dream that evokes strong emotion. In this workshop we will learn what we can do with our nightmares in order to experience personal development and let them go.
Length: an hour and a half
Location: a house/rented space or online
The Power of the Lucid Dream
We all dream, some of us remember our dreams; some of us know we are dreaming while we are in a dream. This amazing phenomenon, which 50% of the population experiences naturally, is called lucid dreaming and was scientifically proven in the mid-1970s. The ability to learn how to dream lucidly exists in every one of us and is possible every time we go to sleep. In this fascinating lecture we will dive into the world of lucid dreams and their potential to influence our waking lives, we will discover the latest innovative research in this field and learn basic techniques for achieving lucidity.
Length: an hour and a half
Location: at the organization’s offices or online