What we're about
SAVE: ONLINE MEETUP LINK - https://www.gotomeet.me/gegood
LEARN, DISCUSS, AND PRACTICE:
How to VISUALIZE - basic skills and steps. Get good and apply your skills for stress control, sports performance, creativity, problem-solving, wellness, or creative performance.
How to IMAGINE - imagination work allows us to go from visualization to free play and exploration of what is in our unconscious. Get good and apply your skills for creativity, inner work, problem-solving, insight, and more.
How to do DREAM WORK - basic skills you will need to become aware of your dreaming, capture your dreams, and explore what's going on in your dreams.
MEETUP MEETING FORMAT:
-An invitation to try visualization, day-dreaming, and imagination-accessing techniques.
-Explore dreams brought by attendees in a dream group setting.
THE ARMCHAIR DREAMER IS:
1 a Meetup Group
2 a YouTube channel
3 a blog Go to the Armchair Dreamer blog here. READ A LOT MORE ABOUT THESE THREE TOPICS. Don't miss the Armchair Dreamer blog.
Gary Goodwin has led dream groups since 1991 and has received training from major dreamworkers Jeremy Taylor and Monte Ullman. He has completed training with imagery instructors David Bresler, Mark Lawrence, Belleruth Naperstak, Les Fehmi, and Ann Weiser Cornell and supports this work with ongoing training in neurofeedback and biofeedback.
In 2005 founded the Armchair Dreamer as a resource for imagination training and advocacy of the wider use of imagination-accessing techniques in our daily life.
For nearly 10 years he taught a large variety of introductory classes at the Washington Society for Jungian Psychology and has led panels at the International Association for the Study of Dreams conferences.
Certified – Interactive Guided Imagery – Academy for Guided Imagery – Santa Monica, CA – A comprehensive didactic and tested knowledge course with two practicums for using imagery in a wide variety of non-medical, peak performance, counseling, teaching, and medical settings.
Certified – Open Focus Coaching and Neurosychrony EEG Equipment rated – Princeton Biofeedback Center – Training covered how to train people (using and not using biofeedback equipment) to produce alpha brainwaves across the brain. Instructor: Dr. Les Fehmi.
Certified - Level 1, Guided Imagery and Music Guide. Dr. Helen Bonny techniques of using various types of music guide people into and through imagining.
Certificate of Completion – Imagery guide, Center for Healing and Imagery. Dr. Mark Lawrence techniques of using imagery, EMDR, and related approaches.
Certificate of Completion – Initial Professional Training – Center for Mind-Body MedicineCertificate of Completion – Advanced Professional Training – Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Dr. James Gordon techniques of group leadership with an array of mind-body approaches.
Certified – Group Facilitator – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. How to use Rational-Emotive and stoicism principles to self-challenge habitual ways of thinking about problems to lower stress and produce more objective and helpful decisions and perspectives.
Certificates - Mind Mirror Practitioners Training – Level One. How to train people to produce alpha, theta, and delta brainwaves using Mind Mirror eeg equipment and without equipment.
Certificate - Add Heart Facilitator (how to use the Inner Balance HRV equipment and app; HRV techniques); Heart-Math Institute
Certificate - Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners: BCIA Didactic Course,
C.E. - Partial list:
Alpha-Theta Brainwave Production, Center for Brain Training
Belleruth Naperstak, Imagery Training, various
Stens Corporation - Professional Biofeedback Certificate Program
Ongoing – Coursework towards Certificate of Completion – Biofeedback Certification Institute of America
In-depth exploration with a variety of neurofeedback and biofeedback personal use equipment including:
Neurofeedback - Muse, OptiBrain, Neurosky, Philips Deep Sleep Headband, UrgoNight, and Zeo.
Thermal (HEG, hand thermometer, Mindfield eSense);
Respiratory (Spire, Foci, Respirate)
GSR equipment (Wild Divine, The Hub)
HRV (Heartmath Pro, Inner Balance), EliteHRV, Wild Divine).