Dr. Deirdre Barrett
Using Dreams To Help Unlock Your Potential
And Create A Better Life
Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D. is an author and psychologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School. She is known for her research on dreams, hypnosis and imagery and has written on evolutionary psychology.
Dr. Barrett is a Past President of The International Association for the Study of Dreams and of the American Psychological Association’s Div. 30, The Society for Psychological Hypnosis. She has written four books for the general public: The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving – And How You Can Too; The Pregnant Man: And Other Cases from a Hypnotherapist’s Couch; Waistland: The R/evolutionary Science Behind Our Weight and Fitness Crisis; and Supernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose.
She is the editor of four academic books: Trauma and Dreams, The New Science of Dreaming, “Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy”, and “The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams.” She is Editor in Chief of the journal Dreaming: The Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams and a Consulting Editor for Imagination, Cognition, and Personality and The International Journal for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
She has also been featured on NBC, Life Magazine, Self, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox, The Discovery Channel and Voice of America.
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