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Supportive yet challenging, this volume contains 30 useful hints and reminders to help both students and professionals in counseling examine and improve key areas of ther work. Developing Gestalt Counseling encourages counselors to focus on areas that they feel need special attention by covering topics such as relationship and dialogue, assessment in the Gestalt approach; contact, awareness, proactivity, and responsibility; and experimental and creative methods. Author Jennifer Mackewn provides an easy-to-read and informative book for readers who are already familiar with the fundamentals of counseling and have begun work with clients in counseling psychology and social work settings.

Working with Dreams
Working with dreams

Dreams are important. They are a spontaneous expression of the existence of the human being. They are often an entry point to people's inner world, to their deeper intuitive wisdom and their sense of poetry and symbol. What is more they are frequently witty and amusing and contact with dreams can greatly enliven the richness of people's lives. Fritz Perls described dreams as the ‘royal road to integration’ (Perls, 1969b: 66) and as ‘existential messages’ (Perls, 1976).

If you want to work with clients’ dreams you need first to have developed your interest in your own dreams. If you do not yet have a lively sense of relationship with your own dreams, I suggest you try some of the ideas given ...

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