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The Dreamer and the Dream

Essays and Reflections on Gestalt Therapy, 1st Edition

By Rainette E Fantz

Gestalt Press

198 pages

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General