1st Edition

The Dreamer and the Dream
Essays and Reflections on Gestalt Therapy





ISBN 9780881632996
Published June 1, 1998 by Gestalt Press
198 Pages

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Book Description

In this collection of papers and lecturers from the late Rainette Fantz, we witness firsthand the exhilarating possibilities inherent in the Gestalt therapy model. Frantz brings her background in theater to bear on her remarkable work as a therapy and teacher-work marked by delightful imagination, striking improvisation, and aesthetic beauty. The insights contained in these chapters illuminate everything from the intricacies of an opening session to the theoretical foundations of Gestalt dreamwork, and Frantz's candid style invites the reader to explore with her the joys and sorrows of a career as a Gestalt therapist.

Table of Contents

Method and Methodology - Gordon Wheeler
Editor's Note - Arthur Roberts
Theatre & Therapy - Arthur Roberts
I. Essays
1. Metaphor and Fantasy
2. The Gestalt Approach to Dreams
3. Body Language
4. Fragments of Gestalt Theory
II. Reflections
5. Beginnings
6. Working I the Now
7. Polarities
8. Polarities II
9. Resistances
10. Energy and Experiment
11. Observation and Awareness
12. Theme
13. Withdrawal and Closure
14. Interview with Gordon Wheeler
15. Epilogue - Dorothy Siminovitch

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