Connecting to our inner lives can foster healing, self-development and self-awareness. This unique book looks in depth at ten major contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches which all use inner dialogue as a way of developing both professionally and personally.
Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, some of whom were chosen to contribute by the founder of the approach. The authors include personal stories of how they have used the approach in their own lives and work as therapists, giving a deeper insight into each method. As well as developing a connection to the mind, several of the approaches focus on deepening an awareness of the body and listening to its voice. Approaches covered include the Jungian approach, Gestalt therapy, Focusing, internal family systems therapy, and Hakomi.
Drawing on both Eastern and Western traditions and methods, this fascinating book will be of interest to psychotherapists, counsellors and students, as well as anyone with an interest in inner dialogue, healing and personal development.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Charles Eigen, psychotherapist and bodywork/movement practitioner, Milwaukee,WI, USA. 1. C.G. Jung: Inner Dialogue and the Psychology of Carl Jung. Harvey Honig, Ph.D., therapist, Madison, WI, USA. 2. Eugene Gendlin: River of Knowing; A Journey with Focusing. Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D., certified focusing professional, Watertown, MA, USA. 3. Arnold Mindell and Amy Mindell: Inner Work at the Edge of the Unus Mundus: A Process-Oriented Approach to Conflict Facilitation. Joe Goodbread, Ph.D., Process-Work Institute, Portland, OR, USA. 4. Roberto Assagioli: The Inner Voice of Obsession: Listening and Responding. Richard Schaub, Ph.D., Co-Director, New York Psychosynthesis Institute and the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center, USA. 5. Fredrick and Laura Perls: An Introduction to Gestalt Therapy and Theory and Practice. Susan Gregory, Gestalt therapist, New York, USA. 6. Ira Progoff: Journal of Transformation: My Living Relationship with Ira Progoff's Intensive Journal Method. Carolyn Kelley Williams, Certified Journal Consultant for the Progoff Intensive Journal® program. 7. Richard C. Schwartz: The Family Within. Susan McConnell, senior trainer, Center for Self Leadership, USA. 8. Hal and Sidra Stone: In My Father's Garden. J. Tamar Stone, psychotherapist, consultant, and Senior Voice Dialogue facilitator, USA. 9. Ron Kurtz: Hakomi in My Life. Donna Martin, therapist and international trainer, USA. 10. Emilie Conrad: Continuum at the Edge. Elizabeth Amber Gray, Director, Restorative Resources Training and Consultancy, USA. List of Contributors. Index.
About the Editor:
Charles Eigen is a psychotherapist and bodywork/movement practitioner based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has trained in a variety of approaches to psychotherapy, bodywork, and meditation. He is a Certified Therapist in Internal Family Systems Therapy and a Certified Workshop Leader for the Progoff Intensive Journal® Method.