Resources

CRISIS

San Diego County Access and Crisis Line

For behavioral health emergencies in San Diego county, call 1-(888)-724-7240.  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week  (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-(619)-641-6992).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For support in a suicidal crisis or other emotional distress, call 1-800-273-TALK(8255).  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Veterans Crisis Line

Resources and support for veterans in crisis or in need of crisis prevention.  Call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) press 1.  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


REFERRALS

San Diego County Access and Crisis Line

Referrals to community mental health resources in San Diego county. Call 1-(888)-724-7240.  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week  (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-(619)-641-6992).

San Diego Psychological Association

Referrals to outpatient mental health professionals at sdpsych.org.

2-1-1

Social service, mental health, and community resource referrals in San Diego county.  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Visit 211sandiego.org, or call 2-1-1.

Psychiatric & Counseling Resources

Resources for mental health counseling and psychiatric services in San Diego and North San Diego county.

Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

For certified biofeedback or neurofeedback practioners in your area, visit bcia.org.


SUPPORT

Warm Line

For nonemergency, peer-to-peer support, call 1-(800)-930-WARM(9276), daily except holidays from 4pm-11pm.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Visit nami.org for local community and online resources, education, and support for those living with mental illness, and their family and friends.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Resources for individuals with mood disorders, and their family and friends.  Local and online support groups. Visit dbsalliance.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Visit aa.org.

Smart Recovery

Non-12 step, addiction recovery support and self-help.  Visit smartrecovery.org.

Al-Anon

Support for family and friends of alcoholics.  Visit alanonsandiego.org.


BIOFEEDBACK

Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

Consumer resources and referrals to certified practitioners in your area.

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Consumer resources on biofeedback at aapb.org.

Breathing Pacers

Musical Breath Pacers

Visual Breath Pacers

Apple Users:  Breath+ App

Android Users: Breathe App


MINDFULNESS

Guided mindfulness meditations from the University of California San Diego’s, MBSR program.

Full Catastrophe Living Classic book on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction written by John Kabat-Zinn.

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living A guide to the mindfulness-based program ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) written by Russ Harris.


SLEEP

National Sleep Foundation

Research and education on sleep and sleep disorders.  Visit sleepfoundation.org.

CBT-Insomnia Coach

The Veterans Administration has developed a helpful mobile application to assist learning of sleep promoting tools. See CBT-I Coach for more information.

Blue-Light Blocking Glasses

Artificial light late in the evenings can disrupt our natural sleep-wake cycles and worsen sleep quality.  Wearing lenses that filter out blue light from electronics in the evenings can contribute to better quality sleep hygiene and sleep health.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow @lucidsleeppsych for news, information, and updates on sleep and mental health topics.


LUCID DREAMING

Learn to Lucid Dream: Powerful techniques for awakening creativity and consciousness (2019): Simple, step-by-step instructions for how to lucid dream and access their range of therapeutic and creative benefits, written by Dr. Kristen LaMarca.

Lucidity Institute: Information, articles, and research on lucid dreaming.  Visit lucidity.com, or see Frequently Asked Questions.

Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming (1990): Classic how-to guide on lucid dreaming available on Amazon.  A concise guide to lucid dreaming is also available with audio cd exercises.

Overcoming NightmaresExcerpt from Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming about how to use lucidity to transform nightmares, reconcile inner conflicts, and foster self-integration.

Education, training, and blogposts by Dr LaMarca on lucid dreaming from psychological, scientific, and personal perspectives.  Visit mindfulluciddreaming.com.


If you are engaged in lucid dream therapy with Dr. LaMarca and would like to submit dream reports online, you may do so HERE  (Current clients only).