This book shows how an experienced psychologist developed an intuitive dream interpretation method.
This book gives you an understandable system of dream interpretation using 40 rules. "Dreams: Guide to the Soul" is an excellent dream interpretation reference book that is Book 99 in the Cambridge Linguistics Studies series that picks informative books on select subjects. This dream interpretation method is teachable and comprehensible.
Its value as a course text book is that it teaches how to actually go about interpreting dreams rather than being just another book about dream theory and history.
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Educators and psychology students and professionals, as well as the lay public will find the approach described to be practical and life-invigorating. You will learn the most vital factors to use to obtain the meaning of a dream in your life.
You can have access to the insight your subconscious wants to give you to help solve problems. What looks like chaos in dreams can be reorganized and used to guide your plans. The mind continues to produce solutions to problems and often gives the answer in a dream riddle.
Dreams want you to be the best you possible. You be you.
After years of work as a private-practice clinical psychologist, Dr. Steven G. Fox has compiled a list of the 40 most essential keys/rules that build a conceptual framework for an understandable and accessible method of interpreting dreams. The author uses several full dream examples to show how each rule is used to interpret dreams, using anonymous client dreams. Therapists will appreciate this handy reference while the interested layman can also easily grasp the dream interpretation methods which are described in everyday language.
The general tone of the book is relaxed yet professional. The casual reader won't feel intimidated, but the professional won't be insulted by a simplistic approach.
Dr. Fox gives each essential key/rule/theme its own chapter, with a brief explanation of its meaning and then provides several sample dreams from real (but anonymous) clients, along with detailed interpretations of the situations their dreams address.
This approach gives the reader an understandable and useful starting point for clarifying dreams. Those seeking an easily accessible and logically explained procedures for harvesting the deeper meaning of a dream will find what they have been looking for in this book.
About the Author
Dr. Fox, a private-practice licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience, says, "Having this book at the beginning of my practice would have reduced the amount of time it took me to get to where I am now by at least ten years."
It was while recovering from complications from an experimental treatment for MS (which was ultimately successful) that Fox had a recurring dream that facilitated his recovery and led to his fascination with dreams and their meanings. Fox and his wife Deborah Brogan, a board certified psychiatrist, currently share a private practice office in Mesa, Arizona.
"Dreams: Guide to the Soul" is well-written and straightforward. The layout of the book makes it ideal for quick reference. The 40 chapters each begin with an explanation of the dream key used to understand and extract the deep meaning of a dream.
Following this, several examples of dreams containing these key elements, along with the dream interpretations, are provided. The language is clear and the writing style is relaxed yet professional. The inclusion of the reference section and selected glossary encourages further reading / research on the parts of both laymen and professionals.
Dr. Fox's passion for his profession shines through on every page. Every clinician and person interested in using dreams for guidance would benefit from reading this book. Libraries benefit patrons by making this book available to the public.
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About the Author
To recover from a major illness like multiple sclerosis, one has to throw everything that you can at it which will include both Eastern and Western practices. Interview of the author is at http://shrinkrapradio.com/?powerpress_pinw=3071-podcast
I am pleased with the reaction to my book which includes the following endorsements:
"A fascinating exploration of the mysteries in the playground of the unconscious. Dr. Fox's book has already helped me to help my clients understand themselves in a whole new way by diving into the deepest parts of themselves and to discover their own answers to the problems of their lives." - Dr. Carmen L. Lucia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Shakespeare's Hamlet said "to sleep, perchance to dream" and Mama Cass sang "dream a little dream of me." Steve Fox' new book would have made good reading for either of them. An extensive review of principles of dream interpretation gleaned from years of clinical practice. Recommended.
Martin Boxer, MD
I am a real functioning private practice psychologist and you can visit my professional website at www.tinyurl.com/drstevenfox