It’s been an incredible year, with three new books on dreams and lucid dreaming, and each with different publishing houses. I’ve packed over twenty years of lucidity research and a lifetime of lucid dreaming into the biggest book, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming. It’s a whopper, the size of at least two normal books, and filled with tips for navigating the lucid dream world. Then there’s a smaller, practical handbook for mindful and lucid dreaming called Dream Therapy: Dream your way to health and happiness, and a book I co-edited on children’s dreams and nightmares, Sleep Monsters & Superheroes. On this page you’ll find details about all of these as well as my two lucid-dream-inspired novels, Breathing in Colour and Dreamrunner. There’s also a free ebook you can download; Lucid Dreaming Stories & Tips. Enjoy! I’d love to hear your thoughts on my books – contact me any time, or leave a comment on my YouTube videos. I will respond.
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming:
A Comprehensive Guide to Promote Creativity, Overcome Sleep Disturbances, and Enhance Health and Wellness
Clare R. Johnson, PhD
A lucid dream is a dream in which you become aware you are dreaming. It’s a powerful opportunity to explore the unfathomable depths of reality, solve problems, create new possibilities, and take charge of your own healing and happiness. This book provides a range of practical techniques, artistic activities, and guided visualizations to help you bring the creativity and super-conscious awareness of lucid dreaming into your life.
Includes tips on how to get and stay lucid, cutting-edge advice from leading dreamers, techniques for using lucid dreams to assist with sleep disturbances and overcome nightmares, and tips on creating a fabulous lucid dream sex life. Lucid Dreaming examines the deepest aspects of lucidity and explores ways of integrating lucid creativity for healing and mindfulness in daily life. Published 2017 by Llewellyn Worldwide, USA.
Dream Therapy will be published in the US and Canada with the title Mindful Dreaming in early 2018.
Dream Therapy: Dream Your Way to Health and Happiness
Dr Clare Johnson, PHD
A practical guide to mindful and lucid dreaming
Every night, our dreams are trying to communicate with us. If we learn how to listen to them, they can reveal our deepest desires and fears, and offer creative solutions to our problems. By connecting mindfully with our dreams, we can use their wisdom to transform our lives for the better.
Dream Therapy is packed with easy-to-follow exercises, case studies and helpful tips. It teaches us how to understand the symbolic language of dreams, wake up in our dreams, guide them to heal negative memories or grief, and experience wonderful adventures before waking up refreshed and reconnected. With the help of our dreams, we can lead happier, healthier lives.
Published 2017 by Orion Spring, UK.
Breathing in Colour
By Clare Jay (Dr Clare Johnson)
The story –
‘Your child is missing – presumed dead.’
Hours after receiving the phone call that every mother dreads, Alida Salter flies to India to search for her backpacker daughter. The discovery of disturbing lucid dream collages in Mia’s hotel makes Alida suspect a connection between the disaster which fractured their relationship thirteen years ago, and Mia’s recent, mysterious disappearance.
Mia is no ordinary girl. Growing up with the sensory condition synaesthesia – where she sees the world in a kaleidoscope of shapes, colours and smells – she has gone through life with the vivid imagination of an artist, but for years she has shouldered an overwhelming burden of guilt.
It has been a difficult relationship, but now comes the toughest test of all… Alida must find the courage to trust her maternal instincts and follow her dreams, or lose her daughter forever.
Published 2009 by Little, Brown, UK.
By Clare Jay (Dr Clare Johnson)
The story –
Her husband’s dreams are her family’s nightmare…
This is the story of a mother’s choice: to save her marriage or protect her child.
When Olivia’s husband Carlos begins having violent nightmares in which he leaps, fighting, from his bed and rampages through the house, her family’s idyllic life in Lisbon is shattered. Things escalate when Carlos unwittingly injures Olivia and Leo, their seven-year-old son, and they can no longer hide their bruises.
But what is causing the warm-hearted, gentle Carlos to have such explosive nightmares? While Leo retreats further into an imaginary world, it’s a question that sends Olivia – desperate to protect her son and rescue her floundering family – into the depths of her husband’s childhood, where she uncovers a secret so shocking it has held Carlos in its powerful grip for almost thirty years.
A novel about past trauma, the power of dreams, and the gift of lucidity.
Published 2010 by Little, Brown, UK.
Sleep Monsters & Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay
Clare R. Johnson and Jean M. Campbell, Editors
If just one dream can give a child solace after bereavement or self-worth after abuse, what might be possible when we help children to work and play with their dreams on a regular basis?
Children can feel powerless in waking life, a fact that is often reflected in their dreams. This book shows how to take an active role in guiding children’s dreams to help grow their confidence and improve their coping skills for real-life difficulties. An all-star team of expert contributors provide simple techniques to help children to do dreamwork for creative discovery and empowerment.
Each chapter includes case studies and methods for working in practical ways with children, explaining what may trigger nightmares for children and how “monster” dreams can be guided to become “superhero” dreams. Experts discuss dreams of trauma, dreams as part of emotional and physical development, dreaming in the community, spiritual or religious dreams, lucid dreams, dreams during wartime, and dreams of death, among others. Dreams are shown to be teaching aids for use in art therapy, storytelling, and self-empowerment.
Published 2016 by ABC-Clio/Praeger, USA.