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Deep journeys : experiential psychotherapy with dreams, personal archetypal tales, and trance states
Kelzer, Kenneth.
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Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, [1999]

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294 pages ; 23 cm
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RC489.E96 K45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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With a strong emphasis on personal transformation as essential to therapy, Deep Journeys explores how experiential therapy can supplement analytic and interpretative therapies. Kenneth Kelzer shows how therapists, using a trance induction process, can work with clients' dreams and personal archetypes to help them understand and heal the causes of their emotional symptoms.

Author Notes

Kenneth Kelzer, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist, author and workshop leader who has worked extensively with dreams for over thirty years. He received his M.S.W. degree in psychiatric social work from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968 and has taught at various social institutions in the San Francisco Bay Aream including the Esalen Institute and U.C. Extension. Mr. Kelzer is the originator of the Deep Journey Method of experiential psychotherapy, a new synthesis of contemporary therapies, which includes Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and Gestalt Therapy. He is the author of The Sun and the Shadow: My Experiment with Lucid Dreaming . He lives with his wife and son in Novato, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Part I Understanding Experiential Psychotherapyp. 1
1 Beyond Analysis-Paralysis: The Insight Into Insightp. 3
2 To Treat or Not To Treat? After One Hundred Years That Is Still the Questionp. 15
3 The Inner Context of Deep Journey Dreamworkp. 31
Part II Experiences in Deep Journey Psychotherapyp. 49
4 Turning Point: The Story of Julia (I)p. 51
5 Turning Point: The Story of Julia (II)p. 87
6 Of Fathers, Sons and Horses: The Story of Jimp. 105
Part III The Work of Inner Transformationp. 129
7 The Technique and Method of Deep Journey Psychotherapyp. 131
8 The Dream and the Shadowp. 183
9 Twelve Stances of Consciousness for the Transformation of the Shadowp. 213
10 The Transformation of the Shadow in Practicep. 237
Footnotesp. 259
Glossaryp. 267
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 285