Dreamwork and Self-Healing: Unfolding the Symbols of the Unconscious (Google eBook)

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Karnac Books, Oct 22, 2009 - Psychology - 324 pages
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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.The author shows that dreamwork is a natural antidepressant, is effective in transforming anger, bereavement, couples conflicts and impasses, and aids the process of individuation. The book explores archetypal themes and complexes, synchronistic experiences and spiritual awakening in dreams, and representations of the body in dreams. The final chapter, "Taming Wild Horses", explores animal dream symbolism and its importance for enhancing our human sexuality. The book also describes the Dream Mandala, 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.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
9
CHAPTER THREE
27
A Case Study
49
CHAPTER FIVE
75
CHAPTER
117
CHAPTER SEVEN
141
CHAPTER EIGHT
165
CHAPTER NINE
181
CHAPTER
219
CHAPTER ELEVEN
229
CHAPTER TWELVE
247
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
267
EPILOGUE
285
INDEX
295
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Greg Bogart Ph.D, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice and teaches in the departments of Counseling Psychology and East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco. He is also a Lecturer in Psychology at Sonoma State University. He is the author of numerous books, including 'Astrology and Meditation: The Fearless Contemplation of Change', 'The Nine Stages of Spiritual Apprenticeship' and 'Finding Your Life's Calling: Spiritual Dimensions of Vocational Choice'.

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