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Awakening the Dreamer: Clinical Journeys
In Awakening the Dreamer: Clinical Journeys, Philip Bromberg continues the illuminating explorations into dissociation and clinical process begun in Standing in the Spaces (1998). Bromberg is among our most gifted clinical writers, especially in his unique ability to record peripheral variations in relatedness - those subtle, split-second changes that capture the powerful ...more
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge
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Philip's masterful style of writing illuminates his extensive experience and wisdom in his work with traumatised clients. His understanding of dissociation as it unfolds in therapy is enlightening and unique. I believe he expounds a relational approach to trauma that deserves far more attention than it gets in mainstream Psychology. ...more
I was in the middle of reading this when Bromberg sadly passed away. This beautiful book has helped me so much in understanding transference, enactment and dissociation. Brombergs style of writing really is dreamy of itself; I love how he uses cultural references to explain psychological phenomenons and his creativity in coming up with chapter titles is poetic. I 100% recommend this book to all therapists.
I came upon this book at an Etz Chayim Rosh Hodesh event at which Connie Burton, a lawyer who is becoming a Jungian therapist, led a session on dreams and healing. She read a poem quoted in this book on p. 113m Autotomy by Polish poet Wislawa Szymborka. Autotomy is the act by which a living creatures splits into two for the purpose of surviving.
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