Saturday, February 05, 2011

Shrink Rap Radio #256 – Mindful Sleep, Mindful Dreams with Rubin Naiman, PhD

Cool episode - I actually met this guy a year or two back at a lecture here in Tucson. One of my former clients studied with him and now is the administrator for a group of sleep clinics.

Shrink Rap Radio #256 – Mindful Sleep, Mindful Dreams with Rubin Naiman, PhD

Rubin Naiman, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in integrative sleep and dream medicine. He is director of Circadian Health Associates, an organization that provides information, goods and services in support of sleep health.

Dr. Naiman completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University and the University of Arizona where he received a B.A. in Anthropology with honors and high distinction. He completed his M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling also at the University of Arizona, and earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant University (formerly U.S.I.U. and C.S.P.P.) in San Diego. Dr. Naiman has maintained a private psychology practice for more than twenty-five years and has worked as a consultant to businesses and organizations. For most of the past 20 years, he has focused on sleep and dream health services and products.

For more than a decade, Dr. Naiman served as the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, where he founded the first formal sleep center at a spa. Subsequently, he served as director of sleep programs for Miraval Resort. Dr. Naiman has worked with a diverse clientele ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to world class athletes, from homemakers to statesmen and entertainers. He has also provided consultation to organizations ranging from world class resorts to top rock and roll bands. Over the past 25 years Dr. Naiman has taught at a number of colleges and universities. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Dr. Naiman serves as the sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He is the author of groundbreaking works including Healing Night, Healthy Sleep (with Dr. Andrew Weil), The Sleep Advisor, ToSleep ToNight and The Yoga of Sleep.

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