Conference Day 1

Understanding sleep

Dr Bruce Lipton

Dr Bruce Lipton

Trauma and the gift of sleep

  • How trauma impacts sleep
  • 3 strategies for changing unconscious programs
  • How to use sleep for trauma healing
Dr Saundra Dalton - Smith

Dr Saundra Dalton - Smith

The 7 types of rest

  • Sleep vs rest
  • The difference between mental and emotional rest
  • The two components of physical rest
Dr Wendy Troxel

Dr Wendy Troxel

Sleep solutions for couples

  • Why "sleep divorce" is on the rise
  • How to navigate different individual sleep cycles in a couple
  • How to use communication, tools and techniques to stay connected and rested
Dr Christopher Winter

Dr Christopher Winter

How to fix broken sleep

  • Why insomnia is a symptom not a condition
  • Why you still feel tired when you wake
  • When to get a sleep study
Alex Howard

Alex Howard

The 4 pillars of deep sleep

  • Why a dysregulated nervous system makes surrendering to sleep very difficult
  • The neurology of sleep and the different states that our brain wave patterns can be in (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta)
  • How resetting your nervous system is crucial to getting a good night’s sleep

Bonus Sessions

Julia Alderman

Julia Alderman

Bringing awareness back into your body

  • Come back to the body through diaphragmatic breathing
  • Experience how different positions can settle the mind
  • Draw the senses inwards to perceive the body-mind as sensation
Nadia Gilani

Nadia Gilani

Deep rest practice

  • Guided yoga nidra session for deep rest
  • You will need pillows or blankets
  • Best practiced in a comfortable environment
Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Meditation for deep sleep

  • Best listened to in a quiet environment
  • Includes images, music and voice
  • Running time 13 minutes

Conference Day 2

Factors disrupting your sleep

Charlie Morley

Charlie Morley

Healing PTSD and trauma for optimum sleep

  • How PTSD affects our sleep
  • Why sleep hygeine is not enough
  • The power of lucid dreaming
David Kessler

David Kessler

Sleep loss and grief

  • Why unprocessed grief impacts sleep
  • How to understand the relationship between grief and trauma
  • How to deal with our feelings to sleep soundly
Dr David Hanscom

Dr David Hanscom

Improving pain and sleep

  • How sleep impacts pain
  • Why anger and anxiety are inflammatory states
  • How expressive journaling can help you sleep today
Dr Ellen Vora

Dr Ellen Vora

Anxiety and sleep anatomy

  • The difference between "false" anxiety and "true" anxiety
  • How the gut, brain and hormones are important to sleep
  • Why sleep is the most effective treatment for anxiety
Dr Jacob Teitelbaum

Dr Jacob Teitelbaum

Optimizing sleep for healing chronic pain

  • How much sleep we need
  • How sleep and pain are correlated
  • Medications that can help sleep
Paul Denniston

Paul Denniston

Grief, loss and sleep

  • How grief can impact sleep
  • Why its important to give a voice to our feelings
  • How to use the breath to support opening our emotions

Bonus Sessions

Adelene Cheong

Adelene Cheong

Restful sleep positions

  • Guided yoga session for relaxation
  • You will need some blankets or cushions
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment
Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Meditation to cultivate deep rest

  • Best listened to in a quiet environment
  • Includes images, music and voice
  • Running time 20 minutes
David Ramcharran

David Ramcharran

Meditation and breathwork 1

  • Guided meditation and breathwork session
  • Short simple exercise to calm the body and mind
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment

Conference Day 3

Getting sleep ready

Dr Nicole Moshfegh

Dr Nicole Moshfegh

Strategies for sleep

  • Which techniques to try, and when you should try them, to reset your rest
  • When to seek help for your sleep issues
  • How perfectionism and anxiety play a role in sleep
Vicki Beevers

Vicki Beevers

Sleep support for children and parents

  • How to get your kids to sleep better
  • How Vicki's career in education sparked an interest in sleep
  • Why evaluation is important before sleep strategies are applied
Jason Prall

Jason Prall

4 simple tools for optimum sleep

  • Why sunlight is so important
  • Optimum room temperature for sleep
  • Why timing of exercise and food is so important
Nicole Shallow

Nicole Shallow

Behavior analysis and neurodivergence

  • How daylight, movement and nutrition relate to sleep
  • How to make lasting behavior changes to support better sleep
  • Why stress and anxiety management play a key role in rest
Dr Ed O'Malley

Dr Ed O'Malley

The power of good sleep hygiene

  • What good sleep hygiene looks like
  • Why a regular routine helps
  • How to use sleep trackers effectively

Bonus Sessions

Adelene Cheong

Adelene Cheong

Transition ritual for a restful sleep

  • Guided yoga session for transitioning to sleep
  • You will need some blankets or cushions
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment
Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Meditation for deep relaxation

  • Best listened to in a quiet environment
  • Includes images, music and voice
  • Running time 15 minutes
Julia Alderman

Julia Alderman

Unwind and let go before bed

  • Learn to soften the grip on the body and mind
  • Experience how twists can help you to unwind
  • Sense how holding yoga poses for longer settle the body by releasing stuck energy

Conference Day 4

Functional medicine for restoring rest

Andrea Nakayama

Andrea Nakayama

Sleep sufficiency through a functional nutrition lens

  • Functional vs pathological sleep issues
  • The role of epigenetics
  • How to use the functional matrix to map your sleep issues
Carrie Bennett

Carrie Bennett

Using light to transform your sleep hormones

  • Why daylight is so important
  • How we make melatonin in our body
  • Simple daily habits to optimize sleep
Dr Ameet Aggarwal

Dr Ameet Aggarwal

Homeopathy, liver detox & trauma healing

  • Homeopathic remedies for great sleep
  • How unhealed trauma contributes to ongoing sleep issues
  • Why healthy liver function will increase your health and rest

Detoxing for optimum sleep

  • The importance of brain detoxification
  • The impact of the lymphatic and glymphatic systems
  • Nutritional strategies for better sleep

How sex hormones impact sleep

  • Which hormones affect sleep
  • How toxins impact hormones
  • Strategies to improve hormone balance
Dr Todd A Born

Dr Todd A Born

The different types of insomnia

  • Conventional treatment options for insomnia
  • Why sleep hygiene is so important
  • Powerful naturopathic interventions
Dr Trevor Cates

Dr Trevor Cates

Natural remedies for rest

  • Why sleep impacts our skin
  • How to get good quality rest without sleep medication
  • Which hormones factor into our sleep cycles and why
Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards

Activated Probiotics

  • How the gut microbiome influences health
  • The link between sleep and the gut-brain-axis
  • How microbial diversity is linked to sleep improvements
Trudy Scott

Trudy Scott

Insomnia solutions that also ease anxiety

  • The impact of low GABA
  • How low serotonin affects sleep
  • How dietary oxalates and fat malabsorption cause restless legs and insomnia

Bonus Sessions

David Ramcharran

David Ramcharran

Meditation and breathwork 2

  • Guided meditation and breathwork session
  • Short simple exercise to calm the body and mind
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment
Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Sleep inducer track 1

  • Best listened to in a quiet environment with headphones
  • Includes voice and gentle binaural beats
  • Running time 40 minutes
Nadia Gilani

Nadia Gilani

Dynamic relaxation

  • Guided Yin yoga session for deep rest
  • You will need pillows or blankets
  • Best practiced in a comfortable environment

Conference Day 5

Brain and body

Adelene Cheong

Adelene Cheong

Restorative yoga for rest

  • What the difference is between rest and sleep
  • Why a supported conscious rest practice can help us get better sleep
  • What to know before you engage in a restorative yoga practice
Dr David Brady

Dr David Brady

Hypervigilance and sleep issues

  • Understanding chronic pain and Fibromyalgia
  • How addressing sleep issues supports deeper healing
  • Therapeutic tools for targeting sleep issues
Debora Wayne

Debora Wayne

High Speed Healing

  • How Debora's own insomnia changed her life
  • Why energy fields impact your ability to rest and heal
  • How to engage in energy healing

How unresolved trauma affects sleep

  • How trauma affects our biology
  • The impact of the freeze response
  • The root of trauma healing
Martina Cowen

Martina Cowen

Sleep and nutrition

  • Lifestyle factors which influence sleep patterns
  • Case studies on how hormone balance impacts sleep
  • Why blood glucose is key to optimising sleep

Nutrient and probiotic strategies for sleep

  • How an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency is linked to poor sleep
  • Why vitamins B5, B12 and the gut microbiome also influence sleep
  • How the RightSleep system may aid better sleep

Bonus Sessions

David Ramcharran

David Ramcharran

Guided conscious relaxation

  • Guided yoga session for relaxation
  • You will need some blankets or cushions
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment
Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Sleep inducer track 2

  • Running time 20 minutes
  • Best listened to in a quiet environment with headphones
  • Includes voice and gentle binaural beats
Jean Hall

Jean Hall

Release, relax and rest

  • Easy to follow movement sequence
  • Running time 15 - 20 minutes
  • No props necessary

Conference Day 6

Nervous system regulation

Dr Fleet Maull

Dr Fleet Maull

Optimizing recovery time

  • How over activity can affect sleep
  • Different types of sleep
  • How to optimize sleep for peak performance
Dr Isaac Eliaz

Dr Isaac Eliaz

Enhancing night time repair for deeper healing

  • Understanding our biochemical alarm system
  • Basic night time routines for optimum sleep
  • Herbs and supplements that improve sleep
Dr Pedram Shojai

Dr Pedram Shojai

How over stimulation causes sleep disturbance

  • Why learning to slow down is so critical
  • The impact of stimulants on sleep
  • How to manage blood sugar
Dr Richard Shane

Dr Richard Shane

The SleepEasy Method

  • How the Sleep Easy Method is different from other sleep treatments
  • How the vagus nerve factors into rest and relaxation
  • How this technique relaxes the mind body and emotions
Irene Lyon

Irene Lyon

Survival stress and sleep

  • What survival stress is
  • Why you wake up in the middle of the night
  • Top tips for nervous system regulation
Naomi Dake

Naomi Dake

Understanding our nervous system

  • The sympathetic nervous system's role in disrupting sleep
  • How trauma, anxiety and stress impact rest
  • How to engage the parasympathetic nervous system for rest and repair

Bonus Sessions

Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Meditation to calm your nervous system

  • Best listened to in a quiet environment
  • Includes images, music and voice
  • Running time 13 minutes
Nadia Gilani

Nadia Gilani

Mindful breathing

  • Guided meditation and breathwork session
  • Short simple exercise to calm the body and mind
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment
Jean Hall

Jean Hall

Evening unwind

  • Gentle movement session
  • Focus on breathwork
  • 15 minutes, bring a bolster or cushion

Conference Day 7

Tools and techniques for great sleep

Anthony Abbagnano

Anthony Abbagnano

Breathwork for deeper sleep

  • What breathwork is
  • How to breathe for deeper sleep
  • Practical tools for deepening your sleep
Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey

Biohacking for better sleep

  • The impact of light on sleep
  • How to approach nutrition for optimum sleep
  • How room temperature impacts upon your depth of sleep
Dr Arielle Schwartz

Dr Arielle Schwartz

Therapeutic yoga for optimum sleep

  • How yoga impacts the vagus nerve
  • The importance of fully letting go
  • How to work with yoga nidra
Dr Susie Menkes

Dr Susie Menkes

Pediatric sleep solutions

  • What typical infant, baby and toddler sleep looks like
  • How to set your child up to rest well
  • Which factors impact childhood sleep and might need intervention and support
Mark Givert

Mark Givert

Infrared therapy for optimizing sleep

  • Understanding how infrared helps promote sleep and relaxation
  • How infrared supports energy, detox and anti-inflammatory pathways
  • How to use infrared therapies in your life
Tosha Schore

Tosha Schore

Optimizing sleep for children

  • Different sleeping strategies for children
  • The power of connection
  • How to nurture new routines

Bonus Sessions

Julia Alderman

Julia Alderman

Breath practice and yoga nidra for deep sleep

  • Learn an alternate nostril breathing practice to calm the mind
  • Receive supported yoga nidra positions
  • Experience the power of yoga nidra to help you to drift off to sleep
Nadia Gilani

Nadia Gilani

Alternate nostril breathing

  • Guided breathwork session
  • Short simple exercise to calm the body and mind
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment
Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Simple guided meditation

  • Running time 15 minutes
  • Best listened to in a quiet environment
  • Includes images, music and voice

Meet Your Hosts


Alex Howard

Alex is the founder of Conscious Life, and co-host of the world leading Super Conference series. He is also founder of The Optimum Health Clinic, one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics, which has a team of 25 full time practitioners supporting thousands of patients in 50+ countries.


Alex is an immensely experienced psychology practitioner, having delivered more than 10,000 consultations. He has also led the Therapeutic Coaching practitioner programme since 2005, training the next generation of psychology practitioners. Since March 2020, Alex has been documenting his therapeutic work with real life patients via his In Therapy with Alex Howard YouTube series.


Alex has published research in journals such as the British Medical Journal Open and Psychology and Health and is the author of two books, Why ME? and Decode Your Fatigue (published by Hay House). His third book, featuring his work on trauma, is being published in September 2023.


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Meagen Gibson

Meagen Gibson is the CEO of Conscious Life. Her career includes award-winning journalist, educator and entrepreneur. Meagen’s enthusiasm and energy for personal development led her to take the leadership role at Conscious Life.


Meagen is passionate about taking complex concepts and distilling them down to simple, accessible applications we can use to take action in our everyday lives.


Meagen is an experienced teacher, facilitator, and speaker on the subjects of journalism, entrepreneurship, film and video as well as improv.


Her previous television work in the U.S. includes The Voice and Who Do You Think You Are.


Most recently, Meagen co-created and directed the series, How I Created A Cult, for Conscious Life. The series is currently available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV in North America.


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Jaia Bristow is a multiethnic queer content creator and group facilitator, who has been working in events and media production since 2010, and hosting groups around social identity since 2016. She is the creator of Beyond Boxes with Jaia Bristow, a podcast and youtube channel exploring labels and identity. Jaia runs in-person and online workshops on power, privilege and prejudice, and works as a diversity and inclusivity consultant. She has been practicing meditation since childhood, been a student of the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2016 and training in nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2018.


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