IMAGERY AND SYMBOLISM IN COUNSELLI

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There is a growing awareness in the counselling and pastoral care professions that the appropriate use of imagery and symbolism in counselling can be a useful tool in helping clients to resolve inner conflicts which they would otherwise find hard to confront. This comprehensive book explores the therapeutic use of imagination and how the use of myths, legends and spontaneous images can clothe feelings with images, and thereby make them easier to work with and control. The book is intended as a working model which...
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Overview

There is a growing awareness in the counselling and pastoral care professions that the appropriate use of imagery and symbolism in counselling can be a useful tool in helping clients to resolve inner conflicts which they would otherwise find hard to confront. This comprehensive book explores the therapeutic use of imagination and how the use of myths, legends and spontaneous images can clothe feelings with images, and thereby make them easier to work with and control. The book is intended as a working model which takes the reader through the various stages of imagery and symbolism, and is illustrated by many case studies that highlight various principles and topics, and create a bridge between theory and practice. A companion volume Dictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling provides an 'A-Z' of images and symbols.

Expl. therapeutic use of imagination & how the use of myths, legends & images can make feelings easier to work with.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853023507
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Twelve Journeys Through Imagery
The First Journey: Setting Out 3
The Second Journey: Exploring The Principles of Imagery 10
The Third Journey: Exploring First-Level Themes 19
The Fourth Journey: Exploring Second-Level Themes 43
The Fifth Journey: Exploring Third-Level Themes 65
The Sixth Journey: Exploring Creative Imagination 88
The Seventh Journey: Exploring Symbolism 106
The Eighth Journey: Exploring Twelve Herculean Tasks 111
The Ninth Journey: Exploring Imagery and Health 127
The Tenth Journey: Exploring Anxiety 138
The Eleventh Journey: Exploring Depression 145
The Twelfth Journey: The Client Within Society 155
Pt. 2 Journeying with Fifteen Clients
Appendices 265
References 276
Index 279
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