Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep is a holistic approach to wellness for people with stress or trauma affected sleep patterns co-created by Charlie Morley.
Although specialising in nightmare integration techniques since 2008 Charlie’s work with armed forces veterans started in 2016 when he was invited to teach at a "Veterans Mindfulness Retreat" led by veteran paratrooper Keith McKenzie through his veteran’s charity Sadaya.
Then in 2018 Charlie was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship grant to travel to the US and Canada to research “Mindfulness based PTSD treatment in veterans”. The findings of this fellowship led to the creation of the "Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep for Trauma or Stress Affected Sleep Patterns" workshop.
To watch the mini-documentary containing these findings click HERE.
Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep is based on an unconditionally compassionate approach to sleep, dreams & nightmares and is made up of 5 foundations detailed below:
Hypnagogic Mindfulness (yoga Nidra)
Coherent Breathing (Breath-Body- Mind approach)
Although originally developed for armed forces veterans with PTSD the MDS workshop is applicable to anyone who wants to sleep better. The overall aim is to help empower the individual to reclaim their sleep and dreams.
Combining scientifically proven techniques alongside Eastern meditative approaches Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep takes an integrative approach to maximising the potential of the third of our life that we spend asleep in order to benefit the two thirds that we spend awake.