Creative Interventions in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Eric Hall - University of Nottingham, UK
- Carol Hall - University of Nottingham
- Pamela Stradling - Private Practice
- Diane Young - Private Practice
Art Therapy | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
`Hall et al bring many years of practice and academic experience to their material. The book is accessible in its style and makes extensive use of interesting case histories' - Eisteach (Journal for the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
`fascinating scenarios…. a useful book to have - I have really enjoyed reading it' - International Arts Therapies Journal (Online)
Guided Imagery is a unique, practical guide to using imagery in one-to-one therapeutic work with clients. Through numerous examples drawn from their own experience, the authors show how the techniques involved can be integrated into everyday practice.
The authors describe the different processes of using guided imagery and working from a script and show how drawing can be used to augment imagery work. In addition to planned strategies for using imagery, they also show how images which arise spontaneously during sessions can be harnessed and used to enhance the therapeutic process.
The practical strategies and techniques outlined in the book are examined in the context of a variety of theoretical frameworks (the person-centred approach, gestalt, existentialism and psychosynthesis) and research findings. Potential pitfalls and ethical considerations are also explored, making Guided Imagery a useful resource for practitioners and an ideal text for use on counselling and psychotherapy training courses.
Highly interesting and useful for sparking ideas of working.
A great book for beginners
This very readable book explores some imaginative counselling interventions. As well as giving possible guided imagery scripts it also demonstrates how to explore spontaneous imagery brought to the session by the client.
This is a great introduction to guided imagery. The scripts provided make these techniques user friendly and thus easily adapted for use with clients.
This text provides an updated and modern view on GI - very accessible.
interesting book. bringing the body alive chapter was particularly useful for students exploring using imagery in relaxation technques for people with early to moderate dementia
this is an excellent book for experiential work with students especially in personal developemnt groups it provides useful exercises which in turn help link process to self
The authors have explored theory and applied it to real examples of how imagery can be used in an active and creative way. Informed with examples and possible dialogue between client and Counsellor, it helps practitioners with an interest in this area gain confidence in the use of guided imagery.
Good theoretical underpinning.
This book offers practical and creative perspectives on the use of imagery in therapy. As a trainer of an imaginal model for the resolution of trauma, I recognise the benefit of encouraging confidence and flexibility with these techniques...a goal which I think this book supports well.