This 3-CE course is based on recordings of talks given at a Symposium titled "Four on Metaphor," held on June 9, 2015 at the Annual IASD Conference in Virginia Beach, by Dr. Donald Kuiken, Dr. Brigitte Holzinger, Dr. Shannon Downs Zivot, and Kenneth Arenson [session chair].  

The course also incorporates a workshop held on June 7, 2015 by Kenneth Arenson, titled "Inner Speech: How to Listen Slant to Hear More than is Said in a Dream Report." The Symposium asked whether and how eye movements [EMs] might function in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] by Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing [EMDR]. The Workshop introduced the technique of Inner Speech that can be adopted to determine if PTSD-related nightmares are moving toward resolution.

The course includes the following presentations: 

Donald Kuiken, PhD, "Eye Movements and Metaphors: Is There a Common Brain Source?"

Brigitte Holzinger, PhD, "The Power (and Mystery) of Gaze by Dr. Brigitte Holzinger"

Ken Arenson, JD, "Are post-traumatic nightmares resolving when 'Inner Speech' appears?"

Cost $21

A 2 CE course based on a symposium presented at the 2015 annual IASD conference in Virginia Beach, including the following presentations:

Alison Ditner, "Female Gamers and the Nightmare Protection Thesis: A Further Exploration in Virtual Reality Game Play and Dreams"

Jayne Gackenbach and co-authors M. Lee, Z. Zhou, and G. Yu, China and Canada: "A Comparison of Media Use and Dream Intensity"

Sarah Gahr, "The Relationship between Dreaming and Self-Construals, Sex Role Orientation and Media Use in Canadians of Differing Ethnic Backgrounds"

Jayne Gackenbach and co-authors Ann Sinyard and Sarkis Hakopdjanian, "Relationship between Presence in Virtual Reality Game Play and Dreams"

Katja Valli, Discussant, dream and consciousness researcher

Cost $14

A 1-CE course based on presentations from the 2013 IASD Conference

Part 1: "Nightmare Prevalence among Finnish General Adult Population and WWII Veterans During 1972-2007" by Katja Valli

Part 2: "A Content Analysis of Dion McGregor's Sleep Talking Episodes" by Deidre Barrett

Cost $7 via Paypal


A 1-CE course, based on a presentation at the music festival, "Unsound Festival," in Krakow, Poland on Oct. 12, 2014 ( Dr. Gackenbach was invited to speak by Goethe-Institut, a German cultural institute in Poland. The theme of the festival was dreams in all its forms; thus the relevance of her work on video game play and dreams. The title of the talk was,  “Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection," which is the title of a talk she gave at the 2014 IASD conference, as well. The course includes a Youtube audio recording of Dr. Gackenbach's presentation, and her slideshow accompaniment.

Cost $7 by Paypal