Therapeutic Imagery: Theory and Practice
The aim of Therapeutic Imagery: Theory and Practice is to help counsellors explore how to use imagery in counselling. Much of the text is based on the work of Carl Jung and Roberto Assagioli, founder of Psychosynthesis.
The book explores: creativity, imagination and intuition and how to develop these qualities; the symbolism of the Hermetic Museum – a collection of mystical treatises and dialogues dating from the middle of the 1st century AD to the 4th century AD; the twelve tasks of the Greek hero Hercules; and imagery in Pain, Anxiety, Depression.
Experiential exercises guide the reader through the six principles, three levels, and eighteen themes, and twelve case studies illustrate the principles and practice of therapeutic imagery.
Fourteen tasks cover all the main themes related to therapeutic imagery, including using free association; developing right brain functions; interpreting dreams; identifying sub-personalities; exploring body, mind emotions and spirit and learning to communicate with your psyche.
Six Appendices develop themes that are outlined in the text and offer answers to the various experiential exercises and tasks.
The book is written in easily understood language and free from jargon.