Lucid Dream Studies
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Our Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Programme in Professional Development (Lucid Dream Studies) provides a unique opportunity to pursue academic study of the science and art of lucid dreaming completely on-line through collaborative distance learning. Drawing on scientifically grounded theories and empirical findings, as well as on historical and spiritual traditions, in this programme we examine how our dreams relate to our waking life and how they can bring inspiration and transformation to our lives. The programme specifically focuses on lucid dreaming – the phenomenon when the dreamer becomes aware during the dream that he or she is dreaming and can consciously explore the dream world from within.
We study scientific research on lucid dreaming, its phenomenology and potential applications, including transpersonal dimensions that lucid dreaming opens to. An important aspect of the programme is the experiential learning – by learning techniques and developing your ability to lucid dream via ancient (Tibetan dream yoga) and modern (scientifically verified) practices you are encouraged to explore the lucid dream state and its psychological and spiritual potentials for personal and professional development. The programme culminates with conducting an individual project on lucid dreams.
Tadas Stumbrys, PhD, is a lecturer and a researcher in the fields of dreams and consciousness, with a particular focus on the phenomenon of lucid dreaming. He holds MSc in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University and PhD in Sports Science from Heidelberg University in Germany where he conducted research on applications of lucid dreams in sports. Tadas contributed over a dozen of articles to the field of lucid dream research. His work on lucid dreams has been published in such journals as Consciousness and Cognition, American Journal of Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Sports Sciences and others. Tadas serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association for the Study of Dreams and on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Dream Research. He is also a lecturer at Vilnius University in Lithuania.
PG Cert. in Lucid Dream Studies – Module Structure
Module ‘Developing Theoretical Knowledge’ (20 credits) - Click for Details
Introduction to dreams and the science of dreaming. Dreaming in the world’s religions and cultures. Dream theories. REM sleep and sleep laboratory research. Content of dreams and the variety of dream experience. Lucid dreaming. Science, phenomenology, and applications of lucid dreams. Transpersonal potentials. Tibetan dream yoga. ‘Paranormal’ dreams.
Module ‘Developing Personal Competence’ (20 credits) - Click for Details
Experiential learning. Design of a personal programme to probe psychological and spiritual potentials of lucid dreams. Immersion in lucid dream practices and personal exploration of the lucid dream state (4-month period). Reflection on experiences and discoveries. Your experiential journey will be supported via feedback and discussions with your tutor and peers.
Module ‘Work Based Project’ (20 credits) - Click for Details
Individual project on lucid dreams, exploring own area of interest in depth. Could involve a research project, a practical application, teaching/facilitation, etc. Regular supervision sessions with the course tutor and peer forums will support this process.
You have two certificate options in the PG Cert Programme:
(1) Certificate of Participation - Click for Details
The Certificate of Participation is awarded by Alef Trust upon successful completion of the learning tasks (such as forum participation and personal experiential work). This certificate is suitable for candidates taking the programme for personal enrichment only and not seeking a formally recognised Postgraduate Certification.
(2) Postgraduate Certificate - Click for Details
The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded by Middlesex University, UK, in collaboration with the Professional Development Foundation. Candidates wishing to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate will be required to take the relevant assignments for their chosen course, along with completing the applied project. This certificate requires an additional institutional fee to cover the costs that are paid on the student’s behalf to the Professional Development Foundation and Middlesex University for the validation of the certificate and procedures culminating in the formal award of the certificate.
Length of Study: 1 Year
Before each programme begins you will be provided with a course outline which will list the reading materials, time lines, and any activities required as part of the PG Certificate.
EU (£4,230)/NON-EU (£4,830)
Certificate of Participation:
EU (£2,400)/NON-EU (£3,000
Start Date: March 2018
The Postgraduate Certificate Programme runs for 1 year and starts in March of each year. You can study at your own pace and partake in the webinars and forums as much as you like.
If you have questions about our PG Cert. Programme in Lucid Dream Studies, simply complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you. We offer a unique learning experience and will be here to guide you through every step of your learning.