Dream Interpretation as a Psychotherapeutic Technique

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2006 - Medical - 147 pages
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This inspiring new book covers the practical side of dream interpretation during the therapeutic consultation. It aids the understanding of sleep and dreams in a scientific context and provides and introduction to the biological and evolutionary foundations of sleep, dreams and dream interpretation, supporting its use in professional counselling. "Dream Interpretation as a Psychotherapeutic Technique" covers cultural, historical and religious foundations of dreams and dream interpretation, and gives an overview of the various dream interpretation theories. Psychotherapists and psychiatrists with an interest in dream interpretation will find this guide invaluable. It will also be of great interest to psychologists, counsellors, therapists and general readers. 'Excellent and very accessible, helpful, useful and flexible. I would recommend this book to any student or beginning therapist interested in working with dreams.' - Ernest Hartmann, in the Foreword. 'This is an essential book on sleep, dreams, and dream interpretation. It will reawaken dream interpretation in clinical practice as a pragmatic tool for client self-awareness.' - T Gayle Yamazki. 'A life-long student of dreams brings decades of research and practice to bear in this scholarly and fascinating work. Coolidge reveals ancient writings, the influence of human evolution on our dream life, and the latest scientific insights. In the tradition of Freud, Jung, and Perls, he uses disarming personal examples, as well as those of his subjects to teach principles of dream interpretation. The practical steps he has developed quickly enrich the therapy process.' - Michael Galvin.
 

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Frederck L.Coolidge, the writings in "Dream Interpretation as a Psychotherapeutic Technique" has been fascinating toward my views. Many theories with experiences I have witnessed added great in formative insights into the human mind. My own experience that have given me a way to access deeper and more controlled understanding by the use of my own mind for exploitation to figure an explanation for many untapped capabilities.My hope is that this treatment had not been passed over from earlier attempts to reach deeper into the brain and its amazing capabilities. We just touched the surface of mind, dream, connection. 

Contents

CHAPTER
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CHAPTER 3
18
CHAPTER 4
32
CHAFTERS
45
CHAFTER 6
58
CHAPTER 7
78
CHAPTER 8
88
CHAPTER 9
101
CHAPTER 10
112
A synthesis of dream interpretation techniques
119
References
136
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Professor, Psychology Department, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA

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