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“Wherever a story comes from, whether it is a familiar myth or a private memory, the retelling exemplifies the making of a connection from one pattern to another: a potential translation in which narrative becomes parable and the once upon a time comes to stand for some renascent truth. This approach applies to all the incidents of everyday life: the phrase in the newspaper, the endearing or infuriating game of a toddler, the misunderstanding at the office. Our species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.”

~Mary Catherine Bateson

 

Therapeutic Storytelling


by Linda Yael Schiller, LICSW

Let’s start with story. Our dreams usually come though with some kind of story line.  It may be a very short story of a sentence or two, or at times a full-length narrative. We can examine our dream story both for it’s personal meaning (for healing, problem solving, spiritual questing, etc.) but also as a story in and of it’s own right.  What is the major plot?  The dynamic tensions between the characters?  The sources of conflict, and how/if they are resolved?  Is there an inner or outer journey involved?  These types of questions and use of other literary devices can both provide the basis to turn our dream story into art, and to re-create the story of our own lives as metaphor or road map...

 

Editor's Note from Cynthia Greb: Linda Yael Schiller, as a psychotherapist and long-time dreamworker, brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and skills to the art of working with dreams.  In this article she gives examples of some psychotherapeutic techniques which can be used to uncover deeper layers of our dreams.

 

Dream Medicine


by Maryhelen Snyder

There are only the two of us. The poet and the page. The therapist and the client. These are the central creative activities of my life. And each is an intimate experience that I and others have compared to that of being a midwife. Because the fact is that the primary satisfaction lies in waiting. And then, as a poem or a person emerges, in being receptive, and sometimes astounded...


Editor's Note from Barbara Lazarony: Maryhelen Snyder takes us on a journey as a poet and a therapist to explore topics of: new beginnings, becoming the other, not knowing, metaphor, creative energy, and most of all--love.

 

 

Writing & Poetry Therapy


by Theresa Jackson

Outside the realm of medical science lay a sea of sites regarded by many as capable of miraculously healing the ill and injured. Some may be affiliated with specific faiths; some may open their metaphorical doors to all peoples. Some may date back to ancient times; some may have only acquired their seemingly magical abilities in modern times. The one thing they have in common, however, is their ability to entice visitors of all types to come see for themselves whether or not these allegedly altruistic energies meet their needs...

 

Energy Medicine


by Lisa McCourt

I love Halloween. It’s a Juicy-Joyful holiday –  a brief opportunity to replace our day-to-day masks with more outrageous ones. Maybe you’re planning which mask you’ll wear this year, but I want to give you a far scarier challenge. What if you decided to acknowledge and remove some of the numbing metaphorical masks you’ve been walking around behind? How honest are you with yourself about your truest, deepest desires?...

 

PsychoSpiritual


by Inna Segal

Every disease or disorder a person experiences feeds on negative thoughts, feelings or energies. The more density there is in your mind the more fuel your body has to degenerate...

 

Editor's Note from Bruce Dickson: Therapeutic Metaphor is a huge part of Energy Medicine and healers like Inna have taken this up when psychosomatic medicine, as a speciality, was abandoned by the AMA. It's true, The Meaning of Illness Is Now an Open Book.

 

Energy Medicine


 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: This beautiful video discusses Ayurveda in terms of its relationship to the earth via soil metaphors. Listen to Keesha Ewers as she unveils the fundamental principals of Ayurveda with clarity.

 

Ayurveda


by Slade Roberson

I find computer, internet, and technology metaphors extremely helpful in wrapping my brain around metaphysical concepts. Not the esoteric, complex, mechanical explanations, but the simple way we relate to virtual environments in everyday life...

 

 

Intuition & Symbols


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