Become the Dream: The Transforming Power of Hypnotic Dreamwork

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Crown House Pub Ltd

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In this revised and updated edition, the author introduces a revolutionary combination of therapies that brings Gestalt dreamwork together with hypnosis. Gestalt dreamwork brings the dreamer into a deeper experience of the dream itself and allows the individual to find the unique relationship of the dream to his or her own existential experience. The addition of a wealth of hypnotic techniques take the dreamer much further, with a variety of effective options such as hypnotic deepening, ideomotor methods, regression and positive suggestions for further integration. Actual transcripts include a wide range of fascinating dreamwork sessions. This is a powerful and practical teaching tool for hypnotherapists, psychotherapists, counselors, Gestalt therapists and dreamworkers.

Table of Contents

acknowledgmentsp. xiii
forewordp. xv
preface to second editionp. xviii
preface to first editionp. xix
The Transformational Nature of Hypnotherapyp. 21
The Subconscious is the Keyp. 21
Hypnotic Phenomenap. 22
Facts and Fallaciesp. 26
The Experience of Hypnosisp. 30
Karen's Storyp. 33
Kenn's Storyp. 35
Frank's Storyp. 38
Hypnotic Dreamwork: Subconscious Access Galorep. 41
Dreamwork from the Gestalt Perspectivep. 41
Basic Gestalt Dreamwork Methods and their Hypnotic Effectsp. 44
Combining Further Hypnotic Processes with Gestalt Dreamworkp. 46
Providing a Supportive Presencep. 48
Common Steps in Hypnotic Dreamworkp. 49
Dream Recall and Hypnosisp. 51
Preparation for Improved Dream Recallp. 51
Awakening and Rememberingp. 52
Kay's Dream: The Kidnapped Boy and the Goldfish Messengerp. 55
Interview One Week Laterp. 66
Rachel's Recurring Dream: Back in the House of Israelp. 69
Commentaryp. 78
Rachel Writes Three Years Laterp. 78
Susan's Dream: Rosemary's Babyp. 79
Commentaryp. 90
Post-Session Dreamwork One Week Laterp. 91
Susan Writes Three Years Laterp. 94
Patrick's Dream: Pulling the 747 Jetp. 95
Commentaryp. 103
The Return of Sharon's Recurring Childhood Nightmare: The Broken Blinds arid the Staring Strangerp. 105
Commentaryp. 113
Interview One Week Laternp. 113
Sharon Writes Nine Months Laterp. 115
Questions and Answersp. 117
Cheryl's Dream: The Magic Bus Appears in Mexicop. 127
Cheryl Writes Three Years Laterp. 135
Cheryl Writes Nine Years Laterp. 135
Cynthia's Recurring Dream: Not You, Mother!p. 137
Commentaryp. 147
Introduction to the Use of Regression in Dreamworkp. 149
Regression and Gestalt Theoryp. 149
Purposes and Methods of Transitions into Regressionp. 150
Christine's Dream and Regression: Crawling Over the Six-Inch Hurdlesp. 153
Commentaryp. 171
Interview One Week Laterp. 172
Christine Writes Two Weeks Laterp. 173
Liz's Dream and Regression: The Assassin and Victim Number Sixp. 177
Nina's Fairy Tale Dream: Saving her Russian Villagep. 197
Commentaryp. 203
Jim's Dream: The Crashing Waves on the Computer Screenp. 205
Interview One Week Laterp. 214
Lucid Dreams and Their Hypnotic Developmentp. 215
Techniques for Checking Inp. 216
Developing Lucid Dreamsp. 217
Hypnotic Dreamwork with Lucid Dreamsp. 218
Hypnodreamsp. 221
Eliciting a Hypnodreamp. 221
Guided Hypnodreamsp. 223
Delores' Hypnodream: The Soaring Bicycle Ride to the Golden Planetp. 227
Commentaryp. 237
Delores Writes Nine Years Laterp. 238
The Evolution of Tom's Hypnodream into Regression: The Drowning Womanp. 239
Commentaryp. 259
Karen's Dream
The Golden Child in the Moving Paintingp. 261
Karen Writes Four Years Laterp. 272
Jan's Dream: journey to the Sacred Mountainp. 273
Barbara's Dream Thousands of Butterflies in the Living Roomp. 281
annotated bibliographyp. 293
Afterword: The Dream of Restoring Our Futurep. 297
Indexp. 303
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