The Art of Transforming Nightmares: Harness the Creative and Healing Power of Bad Dreams, Sleep Paralysis, and Recurring Nightmares
Clare R. Johnson, PhD
Transform Nightmares into Healing, Creative, Spiritual Gifts
Practical tools to reduce nightmares, manage sleep paralysis, resolve distressing dreams, and release fear. The Art of Transforming Nightmares is a friendly, hands-on guide to help you tap into the immensely rich gifts that bad dreams offer up when we work with them in healing ways.
Dr. Clare Johnson, world-leading expert on lucid dreaming, shares her best practical tips for overcoming nightmares and a unique quiz that identifies your personal sleeper-dreamer type so you can fast-track to the transformative techniques that work best for you.
With forty-five practices and fifteen tailor-made nightmare solution programs, this guidebook helps you set up your own unique program for transforming your dreamlife. It shares practical tools to reduce nightmare frequency, manage sleep paralysis, resolve distressing dreams, and release fear.
You’ll tap into the deep wisdom of your unconscious mind and discover how to transform your night of sleep into a beautiful, healing refuge so that you wake up energized and ready to lead a life of happiness and wonder.
“Dr. Clare Johnson is a “how-to” guru… you’ll learn all you need for real growth and transformation.”
Dr. Kimberly Mascaro, author of Extraordinary Dreams
"This is a golden masterpiece on nightmares! Filled with illuminating techniques... a magnificent resource for anyone interested in emotional healing and spiritual transformation."
Anna-Karin Björklund, author of The Dream Alchemist
"The Art of Transforming Nightmares is a ground-breaking book which presents nightmares as tools for growth and a way to transform the lives of the dreamers. Highly recommended!"
Jean Campbell, co-editor of Sleep Monsters & Superheroes
"A must read for anyone troubled by occasional or frequent nightmares or bad dreams."
Robert Hoss, Director of the DreamScience Foundation
"There are few reliable guides for nightmares, so Dr. Johnson's book is more than helpful: it is essential reading. I hope this book goes far – I particularly love how she splits the different kinds of nightmare types up and provides recipes for each. "
Ryan Hurd, author of Sleep paralysis
“From traumatic dreams to sleep paralysis attacks to suicide-related nightmares to insomnia, Dr. Clare Johnson has synthesized decades of dreamwork experience into a rich self-help toolbox”
Professor Tore Nielsen, Director of Dream & Nightmare Lab, Université de Montréal
"Dr. Clare Johnson treats nightmares as the great gift that they are: with love, tenderness, and curiosity. The Art of Transforming Nightmares is a reminder for any nightmare sufferer of the golden opportunity that every unpleasant dream offers."
Jordi Borràs García, psychologist and founder of www.mondesomnis.com
“Wonderful and practical suggestions for understanding nightmares. Instead of trying to banish or avoid scary dreams, Johnson teaches us how to explore the messages and emotions those nightmares bring us.
From monsters to zombies, trauma, anxiety, and depression, from PTSD to night terrors to sleep paralysis, she shows us how all dreams can be a source of healing and transformation.”
“[A] revolutionary book… Beautifully written, The Art of Transforming Nightmares empowers the reader with ‘the little-known secret that nightmares can be transformative, healing gifts.’
For those wanting to reduce nightmare frequency, manage sleep paralysis, or transcend fear using creative, lucid, or psychospiritual methods, this book offers a treasure trove of well-informed tools and solutions.”
“Dr. Clare Johnson gives us a wealth of practical guidance on how to use “bad” dreams and nightmares as portals to healing and transformation.
I love her suggestion that nightmares are gifts in ugly wrapping paper. This book issues a vibrant call to us to choose our actions and attitudes in dreams of the night and the dream of waking life.”
“The Art of Transforming Nightmares is a personalized and practical guidebook that can help us transform terror to transcendence and confusion to creativity… this book is essential medicine for the terrified soul.”