Waking to Dreaming: Neurological Journey of Consciousness – Geert Mayer

Geert Mayer MD, Neurologist, Psychiatrist
Former Director in Hephata Klinik, Germany. Geert, an advisor to the Cuyamungue Institute, describes our work as “the hybrid state of a waking dream” and the connection to lucid dreaming. What is the relationship of sleep states altered states of consciousness? What portals might sleep and dreaming open? What is our still highly active brains do, during sleep? during dreaming? How can we set ourselves up for better sleep, for the full dose of “medicine” it is? What health risks do we face from inadequate sleep?

Geert Mayer received his medical training at the universities of Göttingen, Marburg, and Gießen between 1967 and 1974. He received the doctorate in medicine in 1979 at the University of Göttingen. He finished his training in psychiatry and neurology with accreditation in 1984. In addition, he was trained in neurophysiology and sleep medicine. In 1999 he finished his habilitation in psychiatry at the University of Göttingen and later was Professor for teaching at the Medical School in Goettingen. Since 1992 he has been a member of the board of the German Sleep Society. Mayer has been the president of the Task Force of Education of the European Sleep Research Society since 1998.