Waking Dream Therapy: Unlocking the Secrets of Self Through Dreams and Imagination

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Gerald Epstein, 2000 - Self-Help - 237 pages
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.

 

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Contents

Preface
9
Background
38
Journeying
62
Principles For Understanding
147
Symbolism
160
The Therapeutic Relationship
179
Continuing
201
Epilogue Notes on the Phenomenological
211
References
223
Index
229
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Epstein is a pioneer in integrative medicine.

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