This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Institute

We celebrate through following events:

1) June 21st 2019 // From sunset to sunrise, following will be breakfast at the “Im_flieger Landebahn”. At 8PM lecture by Dr. Brigitte Holzinger (AT), “every person dreams…”; more information:

2) Lucid Dreaming and dream part 1: from July 4th 2019 to July 7th 2019

3) Lucid Dreaming and dream part 2: from July 18th to July 21st 2019

4) Med. hypnosis and awareness for sleep disorder related problems falling asleep and sleeping through the night (Insomnia) – for professionals and people suffering from those sleep disorders: from August 16th to August 18th 2019

5) CBT-I Cogn. Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia – for professionals and people suffering from sleep disorders: from August 23rd to August 25th 2019

6) Starting October 2019 it will be possible for new members to join our proven successful Wednesday Dream Group (10 DFP); from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. If interested, please contact us at

7) Fariba Bogzaran, 31 years ago fellow student of Dr. Brigitte Holzinger at Stephen LaBerge, in the Lucidity Institute of Stanford University, is announced to have a lecture in June 2020 to the topic of „Surrealism, Dreaming and Lucid Dreaming“ – details to be announced;

8) 10% discount on the sleep phase alarm clock at if entering the code „Schlafcoaching“;

9) The department of sleep research of the University Salzburg conducts a survey among Austrians about our sleep behavior: , please support our Austrian scientific research, click on the link and take part in the anonymous survey!

10) We are already accepting applications for the next certificate course Sleep coaching, which is expected to start in October 2020. If interested, please send a short email to , More information about the seminars under “Events”:


Dr. Brigitte Holzinger
Dr. Brigitte HolzingerDirector of the Institute
Mag. Dr. Brigitte Holzinger was born in Vienna, studied psychology in Vienna and California (Stanford), is a psychotherapist for integrative Gestalt therapy, supervisor, clinical and health psychologist. Research and study of “Sleep, Dream, and Lucid Dreaming” and “Gestalt Therapy” at Webster University and the University of Innsbruck. Accreditation in somnology by the ESRS. Coaching, supervision, and training in businesses and public institutions on the subjects of burnout and wellness, rhetoric and communication, team development and body language. Psychotherapist and supervisor in an independent practice.
Gerhard Klösch
Gerhard Klösch
For more than ten years, Gerhard Klösch has worked with the phenomena of sleep and dreams. Scientific staff member since 1989 in the sleep laboratories (University Clinic of Vienna).
Since 1993, research has focused on the clinical application of activity measuring by means of actigraphy for the diagnosis of sleep/wake cycle disorders. Currently employed at the Department of Neurology / Neurophysiology at AKH Vienna.
Lucille Mayer
Lucille Mayer Staff member
Lucille Mayer is born in Munich and is living in Vienna since 5 years and has joined the Institute in May 2018. She holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Vienna. Among many other tasks, she is in charge of research activities, participation in publications, office / organization, preparation and follow-up of seminars, web and social media.


Diagnosis and therapy of insomnia, hypersomnia, disorders of the sleep-wake cycle, and parasomnia (primarily fear and nightmares). Extensive clinical and psychological diagnoses; testing of vigilance and attention (for the diagnosis and treatment of fatigue during the day), evaluation of the sleep-wake cycle with the help of a sleep diary and actigraphy (continuous activity measurements), Pulse oximetry (used to measure oxygen saturation in blood – diagnostic aid for obstructive sleep apnea).

Technical Equipment

Computer tests for activity recording (vigilance, reaction time); actigraphy (for outpatient examination of the sleep/wake cycle; sleep masks (REM glasses) for examining REM/non-REM sleep and to learn about lucid dreaming (for example for therapy of fear and nightmares).


Psychologists and psychotherapists. Through close cooperation with the sleep laboratories of the University Clinic, Vienna, the institute also has access to a number of specialists for psychiatry, paediatrics, neurology, and pneumology.

Research, Science & Teaching 

Children’s dreams: When are dreams recognized as dreams? Dreams vs. TV

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