Dream Tending: Awakening to the Healing Power of Dreams
by Stephen Aizenstat (Author)
You had the most amazing dream last night. It spoke to your highest aspiration—your most secret wish—and presented a vision of a future that was right for you. But now, in the cold light of day, that inspiring dream is gone forever—or is it? According to Dr. Stephen Aizenstat—psychotherapist, university professor, and dream specialist—dreams are not just phantoms that pass in the night, but a present, living reality that you can engage with and learn from in your daily life.
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In Dream Tending, Dr. Aizenstat shows how to access the power of your dreams to transform nightmare figures into profound and helpful mentors; bring fresh warmth and intimacy into your relationships; overcome obsessions, compulsions, and addictions; engage the healing forces of dreams through imaginal “medicines”; re-imagine your career and cope with difficulties in the workplace; discover the potential of your untapped creativity; and see the world around you from a new and dynamic perspective.
Imagination and Medicine: The Future of Healing in an Age of Neuroscience
by Stephen Aizenstat (Editor), Robert Bosnak (Editor)
In this groundbreaking collection of essays, medical scientists in a number of fields join with practitioners from the fields of non-Western medicine—the Asklepieia, body/soul therapies, and dreamwork—to explore the intimate relationship between imagination and physical health. By looking at medical science, these scholars, physicians, and healers offer their vision of what medical treatment and psychotherapy might look like in the future. Artists and architects with expertise in health care also describe and present new designs for healing centers that bring together current scientific knowledge and age-old healing practices. This collection will be of great interest to those looking to the future in the fields of therapy, medicine, and the healing professions.
Imagining Psychological Life: Philosophical, Psychological, & Poetic Reflections—A Festschrift in Honor of Robert D. Romanyshyn
By Michael P. Sipiora (Editor), Stephen Aizenstat (Introduction)
There is a thin place where dream and event meet, a pivotal place where, as the poet John Keats once noted, the world is the vale of soul making. Robert D. Romanyshyn’s life in psychology has been a journey in the world in search of those threshold places and their momentary epiphanies. Along the way he has come to realize that psychology has been more than a profession he chose. It has been a vocation that chose him.
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Indeed, he has expressed that, in coming to be a psychologist, he senses at times that he has been in some way following a path coded in his name, Romanyshyn, which means “son of a gypsy.” He has been a wanderer drawn to those fringe areas where psychology spills into philosophy and poetry, where history and literature percolate with the shared collective dreams of the soul, and where the splendor of the world’s simple displays can awaken a forgotten, lost, and elemental sense of home. These philosophical, psychological, and poetic reflections by former students, colleagues, and friends, speak to the ways in which Dr. Romanyshyn’s journey has crossed paths with their own. These authors join him in a return home from exile which is never finished.
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