- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 9, 2001

Books

• "Dreamcatching: Every Parent's Guide to Exploring and Understanding Children's Dreams and Nightmares," by Alan B. Siegel with Kelly Bulkeley, Three Rivers Press, 1998. This guide gives parents an understanding of what their children are dreaming about and how to help them cope with nightmares and night terrors.

• "Trauma and Dreams," edited by Deirdre Barrett, Harvard University Press, 1996. This book is a collection of chapters written by sleep and psychology experts on the impact of trauma on dreams.

• "Nightmare Help: A Guide for Parents and Teachers," by Anne Sayre Wiseman, Ten Speed Press, 1989. This basic book explains how to cope with nightmares.

• "Creative Dreaming: Plan and Control Your Dreams to Develop Creativity, Overcome Fears, Solve Problems, and Create a Better Self," by Patricia Garfield, Fireside, 1995. This book details how to make dreams work for better waking hours.

Association

• Association for the Study of Dreams, PO Box 1166, Orinda, Calif. 94563. Phone: 925/258-1822. Web site: www.asdreams.org. This professional organization, a collaboration of mental health professionals who specialize in studying dreams, has research news, publications, advice and interpretation. It also set up a special section on its Web site about nightmares in response to terrorism.

Online

The American Psychological Association has articles about trauma and dreams on its Web site (www.apa.org).

• Electric Dreams (www.dreamgate.com) is an online newsletter sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dreams. Visitors can read about other people's dreams and post their own to bulletin boards.

• The Center for Sleep Medicine & Nightmare Treatment, a New Mexico clinic headed by psychiatrist Barry Krakow, has information on nightmares and imagery rehearsal on its Web site (www.nightmaretreatment.com).

• Patricia Garfield, a psychologist and author of many books about dreams, has dream and nightmare information, news and links on her Web site (www.patriciagarfield.com).

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