By Dr. Beverly Ann Dexter, author of No More Nightmares: How to Use Planned Dream Intervention® to End Nightmares
You are invited to attend a FREE class, organized within activities of International Conference “Mental Health: global challenges of XXI century” and supported by
Institute for Social and Political Psychology NAES of Ukraine; NDSAN Network (Italy); Department of Sociology and Social Work & International "Integration" Centre for Professional Partnerships (Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lviv Polytechnic National University),
November 23, 2018
(Venue – 15, Andriivska str, Kyiv, Ukraine)
Imagine what it would be like to sleep peacefully through the night—even after some distressing event! What if you could wake up quickly if you really needed to, but you didn’t wake up from dreams or wake up in fear? And what if this could happen without drugs, or months or years of therapy?
Dr. Dexter explains in this class:
This is a FREE class—not psychotherapy!
Dr Dexter developed this theory in 2001 and has taught the skill to thousands of people world-wide, including in a combat zone, with very unusual success. This usually results in uninterrupted sleep and being able to fall asleep more easily.
Register by calling +38 067 74 084 29 Dr. Viktor Vus (email@example.com)
Training for Health Care Professionals & Educators
within activities of International Conference “Mental Health: global challenges of XXI century” and supported by Institute for Social and Political Psychology NAES of Ukraine; NDSAN Network (Italy); Department of Sociology and Social Work & International "Integration" Centre for Professional Partnerships (Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lviv Polytechnic National University)
November 26, 2018
0900-1100 ~ Open to Students/Clients & Professionals
1200-1600 ~ Open to Professionals Only
(Venue – 15, Andriivska str., Kyiv, Ukraine)
This training will begin with Dr. Dexter teaching the student’s version of the class first. This part of the training may be attended by any nightmare sufferers, and by health care professionals. Structuring the training in this way will allow Professionals to see the class taught in-person by Dr. Dexter, to a live audience. We will take a break after the first part of the class, and then move on to the instructor training for Health Care Professionals and Educators. Providers who wish to attend this second part of the training will need to register in advance, by contacting Dr. Viktor Vus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Planned Dream Intervention (PDI) is a highly effective, rapidly learned skill that teaches the dreaming brain how to sleep through nightmares. Developed by Dr. Beverly Dexter in 2001 and taught to thousands of clients (including in an active combat zone), health care providers and educators around the world. PDI is dramatically different from previous therapies that require multiple sessions, an established therapy relationship, continued follow up if more disturbing events occur, and is much more acceptable to the large percentage of nightmare sufferers who would never pursue traditional therapy or who might not have in-person access to therapy. Briefly, the successful PDI is: 1) an intuitive emotion-gut creation; 2) may not necessarily be the first thing the individual thinks of; 3) the ‘emotional volume’ of the effective PDI matches that of the dream at the point where the dreamer woke up; 4) the successful PDI is not re-writing the dream—it kick-starts the person back into the dream with a sense of mastery; 5) if the dream is about a real life event, the PDI that will work may not necessarily appear to be related to what the dreamer would like to have happen in real life; and 6) effective dream interventions can be created from physical sensations or emotions, even when the individual does not remember actual dream content. PDI training creates a mastery experience allowing the dreamer to sleep through any dream without waking or acting out dream content, now and in the future.
The training and all handouts will be provided, and Professionals will be able to start working with clients on this skill right away.
Dr. Beverly Dexter, a US Navy Commander (Retired) with over 35 years of military experience, served on 4 shipboard tours, and tours with US Marines and Special Forces stateside, and Joint Service with US Marines and US Army in Iraq. A leader in the treatment and prevention of trauma, she launched Military Special Interest Groups for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the EMDR International Association. In continuing humanitarian work, she also has provided Planned Dream Intervention training at no cost, to groups in England, Germany, India, Israel, Zimbabwe, Australia, Canada and across the US.