Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams
Publisher: Chiron Publications
ISBN 10: 1888602716
ISBN 13: 978-1888602715
In research at the University of Chicago, Dr. Gendlin found that certain specific bodily responses can open up and lead to small steps of new experience. These bodily responses can indicate the steps for interpreting a dream.
Theories about dreams differ and give contradictory interpretations. Dr. Gendlin derived 16 questions from the many existing theories to aid you, the dreamer, in the process of interpretation. In this book, Dr. Gendlin teaches you to ask the questions so that your body can respond. You learn to recognize how it feels when a question is about to lead to a breakthrough. You learn to let the question complete itself so that the dream opens and you know without doubt what it is about.
The first stage is learning what the dream is about. But this alone may not tell you anything you did not know before. The second stage is getting something new from the dream for your own development. The method developed by Dr. Gendlin solves what was, until now, an insurmountable problem: People could not interpret their own dreams because they always imposed their usual biases on them. Gendlin shows you how to open yourself to a new step.
From Library Journal
Psychologist Gendlin (Behavioral Sciences, University of Chicago) comes from Carl Rogers's circle. Following Focusing (Everest House, 1978), this book shows how Gendlin's method of tapping the body's responses can be applied to the understanding and appreciation of one's dreams. He implies, rightly, that there are many ways of interpreting dreams, based on various theoretical approaches, each with its own validity. Yet, what really counts is the dreamer's somatic response to questions raised or interpretations suggested; the body has the answer, preverbally as it were. One can feel the author's respect for the privacy of the individual and for the message of one's inner nature. Simply and clearly written, this will be useful both for the lay public and therapists. Gertrud B. Ujhely, L.I. Inst. of Psychoanalysis, Mineola, N.Y.
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About the Author
Eugene T. Gendlin, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His work has been translated into more than seven languages. He was for many years the editor of Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. In 1970, he was chosen by the Psychotherapy Division of hte American Psychological Association for their first "Distinguished Professional Psychologist of the Year" Award.