Uncategorized129 – PTSD, Nightmares & Sleep With Dr Leslie Ellis, Clinical Psychologist

129 – PTSD, Nightmares & Sleep With Dr Leslie Ellis, Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Leslie Ellis is a leading expert in the use of somatic approaches in psychotherapy, for working with dreams, nightmares and the effects of trauma and the author of A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy.  She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a specialisation in somatic approaches. Her dissertation on using focusing-oriented therapy to treat PTSD for refugees with recurrent nightmares won the Ernest Hartmann award from the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Dr. Ellis has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on the use of focusing and dreamwork in psychotherapy. She also offers courses through The Jung Platform and is vice president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

  • Can our nightmares teach us something?
  • How do nightmares relate to sleep?
  • What is the link between the autonomic nervous system, trauma and nightmares?
  • Can someone caught in the loop of trauma and nightmares move past them?
  • How is sleep paralysis different to with nightmares?
  • What can we do when we have nightmares momentarily and overall?
  • What do children’s nightmares and night terrors mean?

For more on Dr Leslie Ellis you can follow her:

Website: https://drleslieellis.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DreamsDemystified 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreamsdemystified/ 

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drleslieellis/ 

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106 – Shamanism & Dreams With Ashera Serfaty 

096 – Lucid Dreaming To Redirect Dream Energy For Internal Healing  

073 – Creativity & Problem Solving Through Dreams 

053 – Using Your Dreams To Transform Yourself With Tyrone 

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Deepa is an Allied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author and a Yogini at Phytothrive. Having a son with a rare adrenal disorder gave her insight into the working of the adrenals. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 14 times NY Times Bestselling Author. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. Her book on sleep with HarperCollins releases in 2022. She has been featured on the award winning podcast 15-Minute Matrix and UK Health Radio discussing sleep.

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Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

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