Working with Dreams

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Routledge, Sep 7, 2017 - Psychology - 350 pages
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Originally published in 1979, this is a dream book with an outstanding difference: it takes the interpretation of dreams out of the realm of the professionals and gives it to the ultimate expert – the dreamer. Working with Dreams stresses the uniqueness of every dream and dreamer. With anecdotes and examples from their own dream groups, the authors show how to deal with the intimacy and honesty of a dream; how to explore its meanings without distorting them; how to let a dream tell us about ourselves and add to our understanding.

Dr Ullman and Mrs Zimmerman start with the question of what is in a dream – what is real and what is symbolic? – and then go on to explain what happens during sleep and the way a dream develops. They cover remembering and recording dreams and dealing with the imagery of dreams. They illustrate the many predicaments that dreams depict, the self-deceptions we practice in relation to our dreams, and then show how dream groups – whether a family or a group of strangers – can work together to uncover the meaning of dreams. And they enrich their book by discussing everything from the history of dreams to the possibilities of dreams across space and time. The result is a storehouse of information about the world of dreams.


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This is a very good book for people who like to work with their dreams, paticularly in a group setting. I've worked with a person who uses Ullman's method, which is designed for lay people to get a ... Read full review


Whats in a Dream?
A Backward Glance
From Freud
Psyche Asleep
The Way a Dream
Guidelines to Dream Work
A Family That Dreamed Together
The Dream and Society
Dream Appreciation in Public
Dreams People Share
On the Practical and the Problematic
A OneYear Journey
Dreaming Across Space and Time
Toward a Greater Appreciation of Dreams

Picturing Our Predicaments
Dispelling SelfDeception

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