The importance of mental health is constantly in the headlines, as prominent public figures such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Britney Spears share about their mental health challenges on social media and other platforms.
Healthy sleep is critical for physical and mental health. For many people, nightmares and dream-related content can severely impact sleep. What makes a dream a nightmare and why do nightmares happen? Dr. Kaz and George share their reoccurring nightmares and discuss practical information on how health professionals have worked to develop medication and other strategies to effectively reduce the frequency and intensity of nightmares.
More information and specific instructions about the "Nightmare Protocol" may be found in the DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, by Marsha M. Linehan (2015).
Interested in hearing more on the topic of dreams from Dr. Kaz? See this interview by Cory Hepola on KARE11 Breaking the News: "Do our dreams have meaning?" from Nov 13, 2017.