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.

Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572300927

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.

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

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

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Author: Claudio Neri

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029233

Page: 304

View: 452

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.

Dream Work in Therapy

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

Dream Work in Therapy

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781591470281

Page: 305

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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.

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams, by Clark Moustakas, presents a fresh model for the effective integration of dreamwork in humanistically oriented psychotherapy.

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

Author: Clark E. Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461628431

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.

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 ...

Cognitive Therapy and Dreams

Author: Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826147462

Page: 224

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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.

The Variety of Dream Experience

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

The Variety of Dream Experience

Author: Montague Ullman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442562

Page: 280

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

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.

A Clinician   s Guide to Dream Therapy

Author: Leslie Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429671326

Page: 148

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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.

Dream Work in Psychotherapy and Self change

Written both for people who want to work on their own dreams and for psychotherapists, this book shows how one can draw on dreams to bring about self-change.

Dream Work in Psychotherapy and Self change

Author: Alvin R. Mahrer

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393700893

Page: 372

View: 318

Written both for people who want to work on their own dreams and for psychotherapists, this book shows how one can draw on dreams to bring about self-change.

Dreamwork and Self healing

This book guides you through this interpretive process, and illustrates how dreamwork promotes emotional, relational, and spiritual transformation.

Dreamwork and Self healing

Author: Greg Bogart

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1855757583

Page: 304

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There have been many previous books on the physiology of dreaming, the history of dream interpretation, and the meaning of specific dream symbols. But there have been relatively few books exploring the moment-by-moment process of interpreting dreams. This book guides you through this interpretive process, and illustrates how dreamwork promotes emotional, relational, and spiritual transformation. It explores how working with dreams enhances our emotional life, deepens our capacity for relationship, and helps us gracefully navigate change and transitions. It also explores the technique of the Dream Mandala as a method of self-transformation through the union of opposites--the charged polarities of the personality. Dreamwork and Self-Healing will interest all readers who wish to learn about dreams and their healing potential.

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.

Waking Dream Therapy

Author: Gerald N. Epstein

Publisher: Gerald Epstein

ISBN: 9781883148034

Page: 237

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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.

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 ...

Weaving Dreams Into the Classroom

Author: Curtiss Hoffman

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1612337260

Page: 186

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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.

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.

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

Author: Bernhard Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136457968

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.

A Guide to the World of Dreams

This book describes essential aspects of Jungian, psychoanalytic, existential, experiential and cognitive approaches to dreams and dreaming, and explores dreams in sleep laboratories, neuroscience and contemporary theories of dream ...

A Guide to the World of Dreams

Author: Ole Vedfelt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317364945

Page: 236

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In A Guide to the World of Dreams, Ole Vedfelt presents an in-depth look at dreams in psychotherapy, counselling and self-help, and offers an overview of current clinical knowledge and scientific research, including contemporary neuroscience. This book describes essential aspects of Jungian, psychoanalytic, existential, experiential and cognitive approaches to dreams and dreaming, and explores dreams in sleep laboratories, neuroscience and contemporary theories of dream cognition. Vedfelt clearly and effectively describes ten core qualities of dreams, and delineates a resource-oriented step-by-step manual for dreamwork at varying levels of expertise. For each core quality, key learning outcomes are clarified and resource-oriented, creative and motivating exercises for practical dreamwork are spelled out, providing clear and manageable methods. A Guide to the World of Dreams also introduces a new cybernetic theory of dreams as intelligent, unconscious information processing, and integrates contemporary clinical research into this theory. The book even includes a wealth of engaging examples from the author’s lifelong practical experience with all levels and facets of dreamwork. Vedfelt’s seminal work is essential reading for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, and even psychiatrists, and could well be a fundamental textbook for courses at high schools, colleges, universities and even in adult-education classes. The book’s transparent method and real-life examples will inspire individuals all over the world who seek self-help or self-development – any reader will be captivated to discover how knowledge of dreams stimulates creativity in everyday life and even in professional life.

Dream Work

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

Dream Work

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809125258

Page: 280

View: 723

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

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.

The Dream Discourse Today

Author: Sara Flanders

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415093552

Page: 237

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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.

Healing Dream and Ritual

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

Healing Dream and Ritual

Author: C. A. Meier

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856306293

Page: 160

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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.

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
 ...

Counselling with Dreams and Nightmares

Author: Delia Cushway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446225202

Page: 160

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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.

Dreams Counselling and Healing

You may also use the journal to try out the various techniques for working with
dreams. One client expressed her view: I have been having psychotherapy and
have been told to write my dreams down and to try to work out what they mean.

Dreams  Counselling and Healing

Author: Brenda Mallon

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717168018

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.

Dream Work in Practice

In this DVD, Clara E. Hill demonstrates her three-stage model for working with dreams, where she works with the client to explore the dream in detail, find insights by expanding on initial interpretations of the dream, and consolidate those ...

Dream Work in Practice

Author: Clara E. Hill

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433813085

Page:

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In this DVD, Clara E. Hill demonstrates her three-stage model for working with dreams, where she works with the client to explore the dream in detail, find insights by expanding on initial interpretations of the dream, and consolidate those insights and take action to address issues in her waking life. The first stage, exploration, is informed by client-centered theory and involves enlarging key images of the dream to enhance their vividness and help the client experience them again with emotion and depth. In the second stage, insight, client and therapist take what they've learned from the exploration process and conceptualize what the dream means to the client's present life. The third stage of action allows the client to apply her understanding of the dream and determine what waking changes should be made based on newfound knowledge from the dream. In this session, Dr. Hill and the client discuss at length a dream that the client has had recurrently since she was 18 years old. Recurring dreams often represent recurring themes in people's lives, and the client considers the powerful notion that if she can gain insight into her dream, she could perhaps change her life.