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How to Work with Transformational Imagery

This article first appeared on the website.

Connecting with imagery and visualisation practices can help us understand what we might need to change.
Dr Dina Glouberman, interviewed here by Harriet Griffey, has written her new book ImageWork to help people take this practice further…

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Interview with Dina Glouberman

© This article was first published in Therapy Today, the journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Dina Glouberman, author, visionary and therapist, talks to Catherine Jackson about burnout, working with imagery and the power of groupwork. …

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Imagine This

This article is published by Coaching at Work, Online Magazine, March 2022

If you can imagine it, you can create it. The lives of our clients are the best they’ve been able to imagine; our role as coaches is to help them imagine better. This is what my work with imagery, ImageWork, is all about. …

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The Gestalt Approach to the not Here-and-Now

Self & Society, Vol. 16, Issue 2
Two nights ago, I dreamt that I mistakenly got off the train and thinking I needed to get back to the previous station in order to continue my journey, searched desperately for a tube map…

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A Letter to Self & Society

Self & Society, Vol. 25, Issue 3
Dear S&S,
I loved Alvin Mahrer’s workshops, and would like to thank AHP and AHPP for putting them on…

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Skyros Soul

Self & Society, Vol. 33, Issue 1
Like so many creative ventures, Skyros was born out of a meeting between dreaming and despairing. Twenty five years ago we were suffering from the seventies – confronting the failure of the dreams of the sixties to materialise in the way we expected….

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Pure Land Now or Never

Self & Society, Vol. 36, Issue 3
When Robin asked me if I wanted to write something on longing, I said ‘I could do it, but it’s not my specialty.’ He looked at me. Of course. Longing is my middle name….

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Soul Esteem, Radical Healing and the Creative Imagination

Self & Society, Vol. 36, Issue 4
Dear friends and colleagues and fellow seekers,
It is a great honour to be here with you today. It is fascinating to me today to remember that when I first was applying to college, my father, who was a very forward thinker, wanted me to go to Brandeis University because there was a guy named Abraham Maslow who he thought was great…

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The Future of Humanistic Psychology

Self & Society, Vol. 40, Issue 2
In the psychotherapy/personal development world of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Humanistic Psychology inspired us and encouraged us to begin a lifetime of development and expansion without ever having to label ourselves as ill or lacking…

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An Open Love-ing Letter from Dina Glouberman to John Rowan on his 90th Birthday

Self & Society, Vol. 42, Issue 3-4
Dear John,
You’ve been in my life since the late sixties/early seventies, and our relationship seems made up of a series of meetings – some chance, some planned, some personal and some professional – as well of this deep awareness that we share a world…

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In praise of self-help

Self & Society, Vol. 43, Issue 4
In response to a recent BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed programme by sociologist Laurie Taylor which cast a critical eye on self-help books, this article offers an argument in support of self-help books at their best. Self-help books offer understanding, empathy, encouragement, tools to understand and manage life, and a sense of participation in a network of people in a similar situation.

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Visioning a humanistic future

Self & Society, Vol. 46, Issue 2
There is a sense in which Humanistic Psychology is not so much a therapeutic model as a worldview, a set of values, and a practical way to explore and expand those values in our lives. So when we want to vision a humanistic future for ourselves, it need not necessarily be first and foremost about psychology, but about the principles of living that will expand us and help us find both our stable baseline and our direction of transformation.r having to label ourselves as ill or lacking…

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Book Review: Into the Woods and Out Again

Self & Society Magazine, No. 2, Winter 2018/19
Reviewed by Graham Mummery
Dina Glouberman has had a career that could rightly be described as remarkable, as psychotherapist, facilitator and co-founder of Skyros Holidays. She has also developed a therapeutic tool which accessed the creative imagination, which she calls Imagework…

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Zohar’s Mystic Humanistic Agony Column

Self & Society Magazine, No. 2, Winter 2018/19
Dear Zohar, I keep hearing about ‘the crisis of masculinity’ in modern culture – and then I recently came across a book by Susie Orbach titled What Do Women Want?. I can’t help wondering how men can be both assertive and ‘strong’ in the male way that I know a lot of women like and expect, and yet emotionally open and sensitive at the same time…

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Beyond Mindfulness: Revisioning Mindfulness and Spirituality in the World of the Imagination

Self & Society, Vol. 49, Issue 2
Dorothea sent me this story of a life-changing imagery experience she had in an ImageWork group I offered more than 25 years ago. ImageWork is the interactive imagery approach I have developed over the past 45 years to help clients understand themselves and guide their lives. Dorothea wrote this:…

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