Essentials of Lucid Dreaming and Advanced Lucid Dreaming

This one-year course gives participants an opportunity to explore lucidity as a scientific phenomenon and spiritual practice both theoretically and experientially.

Participants may or may not have experienced dream lucidity themselves but will have had experience of working therapeutically with dreams. Those who would like to explore spiritual dreaming, both theoretically and experientially, will find this course particularly suited to their needs, as will those who wish to integrate dream lucidity into their professional and personal development.

The Advanced Lucid Dreaming course is for those who have completed Essentials of Lucid Dreaming. The course furthers participants’ understanding of lucid dreaming from the spiritual perspective. The Essentials of Lucid Dreaming course is prerequisite for the Advanced course.

What are the course topics?

Essentials of Lucid Dreaming: This one-year course gives participants an opportunity to explore dream lucidity as a scientific phenomenon and spiritual practice both theoretically and experientially. Along with developing dream lucidity, the course will focus on psycho-spiritual development and healing as it unfolds alchemically in lucidity, therapeutic practice and lucid living.

Generally, each session begins with a meditation and check in, followed by teachings, along with dream sharing and guided dreamwork. The course design draws on five integrated components that combine theory and practice.

Dream Lucidity, Healing, and Consciousness - An exploration into the lucid state and the therapeutic applications of lucidity, particularly dealing with projections, transference, and our fears.

The Relationship Between Alchemy and Dream Lucidity - An overview of the connection between alchemy and the ways in which alchemical processes and stages can manifest in dream lucidity in terms of both imagery and psychology.

Lucid Dream Landscapes- A guided journey into the dreamscapes of spiritual lucid dreaming, moving from form to formlessness.

The Nature of Light and Colour in Dreams - A theoretical and practical introduction into the nature of light, including black light of the ‘void’, manifested in lucidity.

The Waking Dream in Practice - Supervised use of the Waking Dream Process as well as Creative Imagination to facilitate lucidity in dreams, therapeutic practice and waking life.

Who teaches the course?

Melinda co-founded the Dream Research Institute with Nigel Hamilton and is the author of The Hidden Lives of Dreams (2020) and Lucid Surrender: The Alchemy of the Soul in Lucid Dreaming. She is a UKCP member and has served as past vice-president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and as director of Help Counselling Centre.  Melinda’s personal exploration of lucidity has led her to develop and teach the practice of ‘Lucid Surrender’.™ www.melindapowelldreams.com

Other facilitators may lead the course if there is sufficient enrolment to require additional courses. Applicants will be kept informed.

What’s the schedule?

The course starts in January 2023 and will run for 28 weekly sessions of 90 minutes each, spread over 3 terms of 6-11 weeks each. The days and times will be confirmed later this year. Provisionally, the course will be on either a Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-11:20 or 4:30 –5:50.

What is the cost of the course?

£85 Application Fee (non-refundable) and £2025 (including £200 deposit)

How does the course work?

The Essentials and Advanced Dreamwork online courses are experientially oriented, in that they are based on the dreams of the group members. Initially the course will be focused on demonstrating dreamwork and deepening the personal process of participants by following, expanding and connecting to their dreams. Later, especially in the Advanced course, members will have opportunities to practice skills by working with colleagues, supported by the facilitator. There is no written component of the course but you must attend at least 80% of the sessions, participate fully, and demonstrate readiness to work with people’s dreams in order to receive the certificate.

Some of the time spent on the course is used for the teaching of dream theory. However, students mainly present their dreams (and clients’ dreams if permission is granted by them) to the group during the session. The group facilitators work together with the students on their dreams. Time is also allotted for discussion, suggestions and questions on the dreamwork session.

Who can join the course?

The Lucid Dreaming courses are intended for those who are interested in the phenomena of developing awareness in dreams from the spiritual perspective. Applications are open to qualified psychotherapists; people who have finished the taught portion of the CCPE Diploma (or equivalent) will be considered on recommendation from their year tutor and/or the Director of Professional and Academic Studies. Essentials of Lucid Dreaming is a prerequisite for Advanced Lucid Dreaming.

Does this course result in a qualification?

Certificate in Essentials of Lucid Dreaming (online) or Advanced Dreamwork (online). You must complete Essentials of Dreamwork in order to move on to Advanced Dreamwork.

How can I apply?

Please note:

This course will be offered only online

The course needs a minimum of 4 people to run. Maximum enrolment is 6 people.

Applications are open to qualified psychotherapists; people who have finished the taught portion of the CCPE Diploma (or equivalent) will be considered on recommendation from their year tutor and/or the Director of Professional and Academic Studies.

A certificate from a Dreamwork course is not pre-requisite for the Essentials of Lucid Dreaming course.

However, the Essentials of Lucid Dreaming Certificate is pre-requisite to the Advanced Lucid Dreaming Course.

To apply, send a brief CV focused on related psychotherapeutic and personal development and training, and a brief cover letter/email detailing your interest in the course. You will also be asked to complete a CCPE/DRI application form. An online Zoom interview is required to determine suitability for the course (included in the application fee of £85).

The application process and interview must be completed by November 30th.

On acceptance and to retain your place on the course, a £200.00 non-refundable deposit is required.

Please see the related page on the CCPE website for more information. Contact: admissions@ccpe.org.uk and cc: DRImelinda@ccpe.org.uk

For more details on other DRI courses please see our drop down menu. The main CCPE website also has information about additional professional courses offered at CCPE.

2025 Duration & Timings

2025 Timings to be determined later in 2024. Please enquire for details.

2025 Costs

Essentials of Lucid Dreaming Online

£2025 (including £200 deposit) per course.

2023

Advanced Lucid Dreaming Online

To be determined.

Award

Certificate

CPD

The online courses provide 2.0 CPD hours per group session attended.The Essentials of Lucid Dreaming and Advanced Lucid Dreaming are one-year courses intended for those who are interested in the phenomena of developing awareness in dreams from the spiritual perspective. Applications are open to qualified psychotherapists; people who have finished the taught portion of the CCPE Diploma (or equivalent) will be considered on recommendation from their year tutor and/or the Director of Professional and Academic Studies.

This course is normally offered online (follow the link to information about the online course above). We will offer an in-person version of the course if there is sufficient demand. To register your interest, please email the facilitator, Melinda Powell, at DRImelinda@ccpe.org.uk.

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The Essentials of Lucid Dreaming and Advanced Lucid Dreaming are one-year courses intended for those who are interested in the phenomena of developing awareness in dreams from the spiritual perspective. Applications are open to qualified psychotherapists; people who have finished the taught portion of the CCPE Diploma (or equivalent) will be considered on recommendation from their year tutor and/or the Director of Professional and Academic Studies.

Participants may or may not have experienced dream lucidity themselves but will have had experience of working therapeutically with dreams. Those who would like to explore spiritual dreaming, both theoretically and experientially, will find this course particularly suited to their needs, as will those who wish to integrate dream lucidity into their professional and personal development.

The Advanced Lucid Dreaming course is for those who have completed Essentials of Lucid Dreaming. The course furthers participants’ understanding of lucid dreaming from the spiritual perspective. The Essentials of Lucid Dreaming course is prerequisite for the Advanced course.

Please use the link for the online course above or email DRImelinda@ccpe.org.uk for further information.

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