'The lives of our clients are the best they've been able to imagine. The ImageWork approach offers a wonderful invitation to learn to imagine better.' So writes Dr Dina Glouberman, author of the bestselling The Joy of Burnout, in this powerful new book about the theory and practice of ImageWork, with a foreword by Robin Shohet. ImageWork is the unique approach she has created and developed over 40 years that harnesses the power of the imagination to promote healing, creative achievement, transformational insight and practical wisdom. It is used by practitioners worldwide to multiply and deepen the effectiveness of their work, and to enable their clients to make creative choices and profound changes. This is a practical, comprehensive, beautifully clear and accessible handbook for practitioners, including therapists, counsellors, coaches, consultants, supervisors, spiritual directors, health professionals and every helping practitioner. It is packed with fascinating client stories, original theory, practical guidance, ImageWork exercise scripts, takeaway points, and practice sessions. Practitioners are also invited to apply ImageWork in their own lives, just as Dr Glouberman herself does every day.
"This is an outstanding book, well-written and original in its approach to using imagery for health and personal enhancement. Having trained thousands of health professionals for decades, I feel that this book will be of significant benefit, both personally and professionally, to all those interested in the healing potential of mental imagery. I have published numerous books on the topic and have regularly taught graduate and undergraduate courses, yet I learned a good deal from reading this book and recommend it enthusiastically to others." (Anees A. Sheikh, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Marquette University, Founding Editor, Journal of Mental Imagery and past President of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery).
Dina Glouberman, Ph.d, is a psychotherapist, writer, coach, world expert in working with transformational imagery and the visionary co-founder of Skyros Holistic Holidays. She has been a pioneer for the past 40 years in creating, teaching and practising the use of ImageWork, which harnesses the imagination that guides our lives and enables creative life choices and profound life changes. Dr Glouberman founded and directs the Aurora Centre in Puglia, southern Italy, where she offers trainings in ImageWork to therapists, counsellors, coaches, consultants and health professionals, and also facilitates ImageWork retreats. She is a course leader on the Faculty of the MA (Clinical) in Psychotherapy of the Tivoli Institute in Dublin, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Humanistic Psychology (Britain).