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Sleep & dreams

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sleep & dreams category. Presented with a red border are the Sleep & dreams books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sleep & dreams books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Dream Dictionary

The Dream Dictionary

Author: Eric Ackroyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Did you know that dreams about houses symbolise exploration of the self. And that water symbolises fertility, creativity and potential. Dreams provide vital clues to hidden feelings, fears and desires; understanding your dreams can lead to greater self-awareness and self-healing. Each image that appears in a dream has a meaning and The Dream Dictionary is an invaluable, detailed guide to decoding these meanings. The book introduces the classic theories of Freud and Jung, to more recent ideas on dream analysis, it provides a wealth of background information on the study of dreams and on the images examined in the dictionary section. From abandonment to zodiacal signs, the comprehensive dictionary has more than 700 entries. Each entry gives a range of possible interpretations for a particular dream symbol, allowing you wide scope for deciphering your dream and for assessing its implications. Cross-referencing throughout, the dictionary allows you to examine all aspects of individual symbols.

The Energy Secret Practices and rituals to unlock your inner energy for healing and happiness

The Energy Secret Practices and rituals to unlock your inner energy for healing and happiness

Author: Jane Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Energy runs through all of life linking us with other people, our homes and nature and the universe, but we don't really use it to our benefit. Understanding and directing our vital energy can give life more meaning and purpose and help with our health, relationships and mental wellbeing. The book is divided into four sections: - Body (including breathing, exercise and the energy of food) - Emotional (connecting to other people) - Environmental (how to cultivate a positive atmosphere at home and work and how to connect with the natural world) - Spiritual (using visualisation and ritual to connect to the ultimate energy source, how to manage the dark energy of judgement and depression, and finally, looking at death and where that energy goes). Energy healing treatments include reiki, chakra healing, acupressure and acupuncture, but with Jane's simple techniques, there's so much you can do at home to clear your energy paths and find harmony and joy in daily life.

The Oneirocriticon of Achmet A Medieval Greek and Arabic Treatise on the Interpretation of Dreams

The Oneirocriticon of Achmet A Medieval Greek and Arabic Treatise on the Interpretation of Dreams

Author: Steven M. Oberhelman Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

Any scholar interested in dreams will be in Oberhelman's debt. His lucid translation and helpful annotations have brought Achmet away from the private preserve of Byzantinists and into the academic mainstream. His thoughtful introduction not only persuasively argues for Achmet's relevance, but provides a modern, theoretically sophisticated introduction to the study of dreams in their historical context. The side connections that he draws between cultures, time periods, and methodologies of study should provide a valuable stimulus for future work; and, as a valuable bonus, this material could fit very well into the classroom. C. Robert Phillips, III Achmet is an observer of culture as he analyzes hundreds of dreams in context of gender, politics, socioeconomic class, psychological and physical state, cultural upbringing and religion.

Snooze The Lost Art of Sleep

Snooze The Lost Art of Sleep

Author: Michael McGirr Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Working with Dreams

Working with Dreams

Author: Montague Ullman, Nan Zimmerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Originally published in 1979, this is a dream book with an outstanding difference: it takes the interpretation of dreams out of the realm of the professionals and gives it to the ultimate expert - the dreamer. Working with Dreams stresses the uniqueness of every dream and dreamer. With anecdotes and examples from their own dream groups, the authors show how to deal with the intimacy and honesty of a dream; how to explore its meanings without distorting them; how to let a dream tell us about ourselves and add to our understanding. Dr Ullman and Mrs Zimmerman start with the question of what is in a dream - what is real and what is symbolic? - and then go on to explain what happens during sleep and the way a dream develops. They cover remembering and recording dreams and dealing with the imagery of dreams. They illustrate the many predicaments that dreams depict, the self-deceptions we practice in relation to our dreams, and then show how dream groups - whether a family or a group of strangers - can work together to uncover the meaning of dreams. And they enrich their book by discussing everything from the history of dreams to the possibilities of dreams across space and time. The result is a storehouse of information about the world of dreams.

A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy Implementing Simple and Effective Dreamwork

A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy Implementing Simple and Effective Dreamwork

Author: Leslie Ellis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy demystifies the process of working with dreams by providing both a grounding in the current science of dreaming as well as a simple, practical approach to clinical dream work. In addition to a survey of the current science and neuroscience of dreaming, this book includes clinical examples of specific techniques with detailed transcripts and follow-up commentary. Chapters cover how to work with PTSD nightmares and how to use experiential dreamwork techniques drawn from current neuroscience to engender lasting change. Readers will be able to discuss their clients' dream material with confidence, armed with an approach that helps them collaboratively tap into the inherent power for change found in every dream. Backed by research, common factors analysis and neuroscience, the approaches described in this book provide a clear map for clinicians and others interested in unlocking the healing power inherent in dreams.

A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy Implementing Simple and Effective Dreamwork

A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy Implementing Simple and Effective Dreamwork

Author: Leslie Ellis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2019

A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy demystifies the process of working with dreams by providing both a grounding in the current science of dreaming as well as a simple, practical approach to clinical dream work. In addition to a survey of the current science and neuroscience of dreaming, this book includes clinical examples of specific techniques with detailed transcripts and follow-up commentary. Chapters cover how to work with PTSD nightmares and how to use experiential dreamwork techniques drawn from current neuroscience to engender lasting change. Readers will be able to discuss their clients' dream material with confidence, armed with an approach that helps them collaboratively tap into the inherent power for change found in every dream. Backed by research, common factors analysis and neuroscience, the approaches described in this book provide a clear map for clinicians and others interested in unlocking the healing power inherent in dreams.

Understanding Dreams in Clinical Practice

Understanding Dreams in Clinical Practice

Author: Marcus West Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

This book presents a simple, effective and illuminating way of understanding and working with dreams in clinical practice. It describes the mechanisms through which the mind/brain processes our experience and forms symbols, which embody a rich network of associations. It demonstrates how the dream and this network of associations can apply on a num

Experiences in Social Dreaming

Experiences in Social Dreaming

Author: W. Gordon Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Social Dreaming is the name given to a method of working with dreams that are shared and associated within a gathering of people, coming together for this purpose. In the first chapter, he outlines some ideas on this phenomenon. Here follows a wide-ranging collection of essays on the experiences of various practitioners, either personal or what the

Dream Analysis A Practical Handbook of Psychoanalysis

Dream Analysis A Practical Handbook of Psychoanalysis

Author: Ella Freeman Sharpe Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Written originally as a practical handbook on dream analysis, this book has established itself as a work of lasting value not only to psychoanalysts engaged in therapy, for whom it is primarily intended, but also to students and general readers interested in psychological research.In his introduction to this edition of Dream Analysis, Masud Khan co

Conversations at the Frontier of Dreaming

Conversations at the Frontier of Dreaming

Author: Thomas Ogden Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2019

This book explores the interface of dreams, reverie, poetry, and play. It explores set of metaphors introduced by Freud to provide a fresh language and imagery with which to think and speak about the reverie experience of analysts.

Introduction to Social Dreaming Transforming Thinking

Introduction to Social Dreaming Transforming Thinking

Author: W. Gordon Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2019

This book explains social dreaming by situating it in the context of thinking, culture, and knowledge and distinguishes how it differs from conventional, therapeutic dreaming, making the case for how it can be used in systems, like business organizations, educational institutions, and hospitals.