Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

This accessible volume integrates the latest research on sleep and dreaming with a cognitive-experiential psychotherapeutic perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to dream interpretation.

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572300922

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

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Working with dreams in therapy can help clients establish a focus and reach core issues quickly, and can play an important clinical role in both brief and long-term therapeutic relationships. This accessible volume integrates the latest research on sleep and dreaming with a cognitive-experiential psychotherapeutic perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to dream interpretation. In clear, jargon-free prose, elucidated by extensive case material, the author presents a three-stage model of dream interpretation based on the premises that dreams reflect waking life, that their meaning is best understood in a collaborative effort between client and therapist, and that both cognitions and emotions are important in this process. An Appendix contains a reproducible, self-guided manual on dream interpretation featuring step-by-step instructions and worksheets. This Appendix is an ideal resource for therapists to use with clients.
Categories: Psychology

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

This state-of-the-art book provides help for therapists encountering a dream told in their group.

Author: Claudio Neri

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029238

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 951

This state-of-the-art book provides help for therapists encountering a dream told in their group. It covers the major theoretical perspectives for their understanding, as well as representing different psychological schools and their approaches to the technical issues of group dream therapy.
Categories: Psychology

Dream Work in Therapy

Dream Work in Therapy

This book discusses the theoretical basis of the model and provides clear instructions for implementing it in practice.

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 1591470285

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 305

View: 720

In Dream Work in Therapy: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action, distinguished researchers and clinicians explore Clara E. Hill's cognitive-experiential model for working with dreams. This book discusses the theoretical basis of the model and provides clear instructions for implementing it in practice. Through the use of valuable clinical examples, chapter authors present extensions of the model in specific settings and populations, such as groups, men, the bereaved, and nightmare sufferers. Of particular interest to readers will be the last part of the book, which describes how to train therapists to use the model and provides a detailed review of the model's empirical research. This approach offers therapists and their clients a structured but flexible method for maximizing the therapeutic benefits of working with dreams.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

3: All the piles of work to be done had been removed. Every morning I enter my
office around 5 A.M. (or begin work at that hour on weekends at home). I am
always surrounded by piles of things—on the floor, on bookshelves, on tables, on
my ...

Author: Clark E. Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461628439

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams, by Clark Moustakas, presents a fresh model for the effective integration of dreamwork in humanistically oriented psychotherapy. The existential-phenomenological emphasis opens channels of conscious awareness that enable people in therapy and in everyday living to awaken to their own visions, hopes, and dreams. The internal shadows and fires of individual consciousness come to light in therapy and in dreams and invite self-resources and self-directions for change in self-growth and in significant relationships. An Existential Model is presented in detail as a guide to effective psychotherapy. With slight modification, the Model is also applicable to an understanding and interpretation of one's own dreams as well as the dreams of people who are in therapy. Through existential awareness and reflective thinking, the reader is encouraged to discover constructive challenges and paradoxes that connect dreams with waking life and lead to the discovery of creative possibilities for work and living. The existential approach to psychotherapy and dream interpretation is explicated through examples of phenomenological interviewing, use of description in lifting out horizons and core meanings, and analysis of core themes that intimately embrace the self. Existential philosophy recognizes mystery encompasses the unknown and unpredictable and asserts that regardless of past suffering and impoverishment, the potentials for health and well-being are within reach. The Existential Model offers a practical methodology and a set of guides for achieving these goals and finding a future that moves beyond the restraints and rejections that have resulted from choosing the wrong path for identity expression and selfhood. The person is the central catalyst for decision and action and retains control over her or his own destiny.
Categories: Psychology

Cognitive Therapy and Dreams

Cognitive Therapy and Dreams

Expanded from a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, this volume contains some of the most interesting and promising work on dreams coming from therapists and researchers working at the crossroads of cognitive therapy ...

Author: Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826147461

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 188

Expanded from a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, this volume contains some of the most interesting and promising work on dreams coming from therapists and researchers working at the crossroads of cognitive therapy and other systemsófrom a reprint of Beck's only article on cognition and dreams to the influence of modern neurobiology on the use of dreams in cognitive therapy. These chapters provide a meta-theory of drams that is unique to the cognitive perspective. As such, they begin the process of generating a comprehensive cognitive model of dream work that includes cognitive, affective, physical and behavioral features from which future research and clinical innovations can be built.
Categories: Psychology

The Variety of Dream Experience

The Variety of Dream Experience

Working. with. Dreams. in. Group. Psychotherapy. Inge Widlund Inge Widlund, a
group therapist, has participated in many of the leadership training programs I
conducted in Sweden over the years. These sessions were designed to prepare
 ...

Author: Montague Ullman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791442551

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 913

Explores the contributions dreams can make to our private and public lives, and outlines methods for safe and effective dream work.
Categories: Psychology

A Clinician s Guide to Dream Therapy

A Clinician   s Guide to Dream Therapy

Backed by research, common factors analysis and neuroscience, the approaches described in this book provide a clear map for clinicians and others interested in unlocking the healing power inherent in dreams.

Author: Leslie Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429671326

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

View: 783

A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy demystifies the process of working with dreams by providing both a grounding in the current science of dreaming as well as a simple, practical approach to clinical dream work. In addition to a survey of the current science and neuroscience of dreaming, this book includes clinical examples of specific techniques with detailed transcripts and follow-up commentary. Chapters cover how to work with PTSD nightmares and how to use experiential dreamwork techniques drawn from current neuroscience to engender lasting change. Readers will be able to discuss their clients’ dream material with confidence, armed with an approach that helps them collaboratively tap into the inherent power for change found in every dream. Backed by research, common factors analysis and neuroscience, the approaches described in this book provide a clear map for clinicians and others interested in unlocking the healing power inherent in dreams.
Categories: Psychology

Dream Work

Dream Work

Discusses the significance of dreams and describes techniques for using dreams to increase creativity, gain psychological insights, and solve personal problems

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809125250

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 394

Discusses the significance of dreams and describes techniques for using dreams to increase creativity, gain psychological insights, and solve personal problems
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Waking Dream Therapy

Waking Dream Therapy

This inner journey reveals new directions and jolts the person to change. The book also contains a history of imagination; instructions for the process; examples of waking dreams; and the meaning of symbols.

Author: Gerald N. Epstein

Publisher: Gerald Epstein

ISBN: 1883148030

Category: Self-Help

Page: 237

View: 614

For the past one hundred years, psychotherapy has neglected the inner world of image in favor of words. Now, Dr. Gerald Epstein presents the next evolution in therapy -- Waking Dream.Epstein's approach is brief, effective and powerful. Waking Dream Therapy uses mental imagery to journey inward. The explorer starts from a waking state and via imagination, reenters a night dream fragment to explore the dream. This inner journey reveals new directions and jolts the person to change. The book also contains a history of imagination; instructions for the process; examples of waking dreams; and the meaning of symbols. It appeals both to clinicians and to anyone who seeks self-transformation.
Categories: Self-Help

Weaving Dreams Into the Classroom

Weaving Dreams Into the Classroom

It was also clear to me, however, that these experiences did not translate
regularly into students reporting greater comfort in working with dreams in the
context of psychotherapy. Perhaps, I often reflected, the encounter with the power
of ...

Author: Curtiss Hoffman

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781612337265

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

View: 228

Weaving Dreams into the Classroom is an extraordinary anthology which combines the seasoned experience of ten educators at all educational levels to provide the reader with practical, hands-on models for bringing the subject of dreams and dreaming to students. It also includes the perspective of a teenage student who has been embedded in a dream-centered education program since early childhood. The authors come from diverse backgrounds, including academic and clinical psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Their home institutions range from small private colleges and institutes to large research universities, both in the United States and Great Britain.
Categories: Self-Help

Dreams Counselling and Healing

Dreams  Counselling and Healing

This is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to learn more about the interpretation dreams and their dynamic application to making positive life changes, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Author: Brenda Mallon

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717168019

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Let your unconscious heal you Listening to your dreams can help you understand the ‘inner’ knowledge your body contains and your dreams express. Our emotions influence the production of healing and destructive opiates within our bodies – our feelings impact our physical well-being. In Dreams, Counselling and Healing, experienced psychotherapist and dream expert Brenda Mallon shows how you can harness your dreams to heal yourself. Using counselling sessions, material from workshops and groupwork and from first-hand accounts, reinforced with an in-depth knowledge of contemporary research in dreams and therapy, Brenda Mallon will help you discover what your unconscious is trying to tell you. Dreams, Counselling and Healing explores how dream content reveals crucial insights that enhance healing in body, mind and spirit. This is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to learn more about the interpretation dreams and their dynamic application to making positive life changes, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Categories: Self-Help

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

This dream illustrates the type of troubling and vivid dream that clients often bring
into therapy. It also shows why therapists need to work with dreams in therapy.
The first form of psychotherapy might have been dream interpretation.

Author: Bernhard Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136457968

Category: Psychology

Page: 444

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The Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) is devoted to the development and dissemination of research, as well as the integration of empirical, theoretical, and clinical knowledge in psychotherapy. A highlight of the SPR annual meeting is the presidential address, wherein the president delivers what many view as the most important presentation of their career. In Visions of Psychotherapy, Bernhard Strauss, Jacques Barber, and Louis Castonguay, three recent past presidents, compile the preceding 20 presidential addresses from SPR into a single volume. Then, the living presidents (19 of the 20) comment on how the visions they described in their addresses have developed over time.
Categories: Psychology

The Dream Discourse Today

The Dream Discourse Today

Almost a year since the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams, this anthology brings together key issues from Europe and America and invites the reader to consider new perspectives on the dream that have emerged since then.

Author: Sara Flanders

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415093554

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 237

View: 556

Almost a year since the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams, this anthology brings together key issues from Europe and America and invites the reader to consider new perspectives on the dream that have emerged since then.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Counselling with Dreams and Nightmares

Counselling with Dreams and Nightmares

We began our work on dreams with a lot of information about the historical and
current theories of dreams but only one basic assumption, namely, that dreams
are the creation of the dreamer. As with any creative product, dreams both reveal
 ...

Author: Delia Cushway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446225208

Category: Counseling

Page: 160

View: 479

Treads a useful path between the nonsensical over-analysis and over-generalization that one tends to get from the more tabloid approach, and the dry academic stance that could rob the material of its creative potential... The authors are enthusiastic and creative enough to make this a useful book for a variety of professionals, producing concrete description for those who need this and ideas for others... it makes clear that there are structured and pragmatic ways of working with this material that can deepen insight and produce more creative use of the therapy setting... an enjoyable and useful read for a wide variety of professionals' - "Journal of Mental Health " This practical, eclectic guide points out that dreams are not the prerogative of psychoanalysts, and is the first to provide counsellors with a model and techniques for working with their clients' dreams and nightmares. Using case examples throughout, the authors demonstrate that, used with sensitivity, dreamwork can prove a fruitful therapeutic tool. The emphasis is on the fact that dreams are the creation of, and belong' to, the dreamer and that they offer a powerful means of access to an individual's emotional and creative life. Chapters describe objective methods of understanding and interpreting dream language and symbols, and vivid subjective methods by which clients can be encouraged to experience the emotional content of the dream in the counselling session. Different types of nightmare are defined and separate guidelines are outlined for working with and alleviating nightmare distress. Guidance is also given on how to deal with post-traumatic nightmares, night terrors and children's nightmares.
Categories: Counseling

Awakening Through Dreams

Awakening Through Dreams

This book is about recognising this process when it occurs in dreams, and how to work with them in the service of our growth and self-realisation.

Author: Nigel Hamilton

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781782200505

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 355

Most Western approaches to dreams are limited to a psychological paradigm. Building on Jung’s work, which was heavily influenced by the transformative model of alchemy, a new multidimensional approach to the process of human transformation through dreams has been developed which recognises the interrelationship of the psychological and the spiritual, and works with the mirroring body in service of both. In the approach presented here, dreams are seen as a mixture of worldly impressions and expressions of our individual spirit, which is trying to speak to us through the metaphors and narrative of our dreams. In this way, the spiritual comes through the psychological dimension. Though it may seem to be a contradiction, our dreams hold the key to our ‘awakening’ and, by actively engaging with them we can unlock their potential for initiating and facilitating our own unfoldment. This book is about recognising this process when it occurs in dreams, and how to work with them in the service of our growth and self-realisation. It is relevant to anyone with an interest in dreams, as well as psychotherapy practitioners working with clients who bring dreams to their therapy. Following the journey of transformation through the inner landscape in all its fascinating complexity and richness, through real case material and examples, helps us to recognise and support the unfolding process that is taking place within ourselves, to see our dreams in the broader context of a lifetime of transformation and, in doing so, to value them as the treasure that they are.
Categories: Psychology

Healing Dream and Ritual

Healing Dream and Ritual

C. A. Meier investigates the ancient Greek understanding of dreams and dreaming, Antique incubation and concomitant rituals.

Author: C. A. Meier

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 9783856306298

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 804

C. A. Meier investigates the ancient Greek understanding of dreams and dreaming, Antique incubation and concomitant rituals. In this greatly expanded version of his classic work, "Ancient Incubation and Modern Psychotherapy" Meier compares Asklepian divine medicine with our own contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches to dreaming. He elucidates how the healing cure was found in the very core of illness itself -- a fact of invaluable significance today in both medicine and psychology. In helping us to recognise the suprapersonal aspects of illness, the dream is shown to reveal a transcendental path to healing.
Categories: Psychology

A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers

A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers

Working with dreams in psychotherapy. NewYork: Guilford. Contents: This
bookconsists offour parts. In Part1,the background for dreaminterpretation in
therapy, sleepingand dreaming, isgivenwith achapter on the history of dream
interpretation ...

Author: Luciano L'Abate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317718338

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 710

Never has the need for a compendium of self-help workbooks been so great! From the founder of the world’s first PhD program in Family Psychology comes an extensive guide to nearly all of the mental health workbooks published through 2002. Placed together in one volume for the first time, A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers includes reviews and evaluates the complexity of each workbook in regards to its form, content, and usability by the client. From abuse to women’s issues, this annotated bibliography is alphabetized by author, but can also be researched by subject. While self-help workbooks are currently not as popular or as mainstream as self-help books and video, that could soon change. Self-help workbooks are versatile, cost-effective, and can be mass-produced. The workbook user is active rather than passive, and the mental healthcare worker can analyze a more personal response from the user, whether in the office or via the Internet. A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers brings these workbooks together into one sourcebook to suit anyone’s needs. Each self-help workbook is reviewed according to specific criteria: contents structure specificity goal level of abstraction a subjective evaluation usually concludes the review of the workbook A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers also includes: an in-depth introduction discussing the need for workbooks in mental health practices indices for subject as well as author an address list of the publishing houses for the workbooks annotated in the bibliography an Informed Consent Form to verify compliance with ethical and professional regulations before administering a workbook to a client A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers offers you a complete resource to self-help workbooks for all mental health subjects. Dr. L’Abate’s highly selective review process helps you find exactly what you need. This unique sourcebook is vital for mental health clinicians, counselors, schoolteachers, and college and graduate students.
Categories: Social Science

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

The Gestalt Approach to Dream Work Dream workwas a central component to
traditional Gestalt psychotherapy. Fritz often worked with dreams in workshop
settings and viewed them as especially important. The dream is an existential ...

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119087915

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 339

Apply the major psychotherapy theories into practice with this comprehensive text Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques, 2nd Edition is an in-depth guide that provides useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies. More than just a reference, this approachable resource highlights practical applications of theoretical concepts, covering both theory and technique with one text. Easy to read and with engaging information that has been recently revised to align with the latest in industry best practices, this book is the perfect resource for graduate level counseling theory courses in counselor education, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology, and clinical psychology. Included with each copy of the text is an access code to the online Video Resource Center (VRC). The VRC features eleven videos—each one covering a different therapeutic approach using real therapists and clients, not actors. These videos provide a perfect complement to the book by showing what the different theories look like in practice. The Second Edition features: New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research, with the goal of developing critical thinking skills A new section on Outcome Measures that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence Showcasing the latest research, theory, and evidence-based practice in an engaging and relatable style, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice is an illuminating text with outstanding practical value.
Categories: Psychology

Jung s Treatment of Christianity

Jung s Treatment of Christianity

Dr. Gendlin derives 16 questions from the many existing theories to aid you, the dreamer, in. the process of interpretation. In this book Dr. Gendlin teaches you to ask the questions so that your body can respond .

Author:

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 9780933029019

Category: Christianity

Page: 208

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In research at the University of Chicago, Dr. Gendlin found that certain specific bodily responses can open up and lead to small steps of new experience. These bodily responses can indicate the steps for interpreting a dream. Theories about dreams differ and give contradictory interpretations. Dr. Gendlin derived 16 questions from the many existing theories to aid you, the dreamer, in the process of interpretation. In this book, Dr. Gendlin teaches you to ask the questions so that your body can respond. You learn to recognize how it feels when a question is about to lead to a breakthrough. You learn to let the question complete itself so that the dream opens and you know without doubt what it is about. The first stage is learning what the dream is about. But this alone may not tell you anything you did not know before. The second stage is getting something new from the dream for your own development. The method developed by Dr. Gendlin solves what was, until now, an insurmountable problem: People could not interpret their own dreams because they always imposed their usual biases on them. Gendlin shows you how to open yourself to a new step.
Categories: Christianity