Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams

Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams

In this intimate and unique exploration, Olson uses C. G. Jung's psychological framework to describe her journey through tragedy, guided by a series of vivid dreams. In Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning, ...

Author: Susan Olson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000090543

Category: Psychology

Page: 134

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While in training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich in 1988, Susan Olson suffered the loss of her daughter in an auto accident. In this intimate and unique exploration, Olson uses C. G. Jung’s psychological framework to describe her journey through tragedy, guided by a series of vivid dreams. In Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning, Jung's definition of the dream as a "harbinger of fate, a portent and comforter, a messenger of the gods" evolves from theory into embodied insight as Olson describes her encounter with the transforming power of grief. Drawing from personal experience as well as theoretical and clinical material, Olson presents premonitory dreams, which occur before the loss of a loved one, and grief dreams, which follow a loved one’s death, and analyzes both according to Jung’s method of dream interpretation. Sharing her own dreams as well as those of other mourners, Olson asserts that such dreams play a crucial role in the dreamer’s emotional recovery and psychological development, otherwise known as the process of individuation. She sensitively offers an assessment of the stages of grief and draws on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Jung’s memoirs, and other literature to amplify her experience of mourning. In this rare combination of grief theory and dream work, Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams is both a grief memoir and an extensive study of C. G. Jung’s view of the mourning process. This fully updated revised edition will be of immense interest to Jungian analysts and trainees, academics, psychologists, students of Jungian dream analysis, and to all who have suffered loss.
Categories: Psychology

Dreams Beyond Time

Dreams Beyond Time

Journal of Near-Death Studies, 37 (3): 131–154. ... Origins of Consciousness: How the Search to Understand the Nature of Consciousness is Leading to a New View of ... Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning.

Author: Lee Irwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793642622

Category: Religion

Page: 367

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Dreams Beyond Time describes a variety of dream types related to non-ordinary and exceptional dreams, including mythic, paranormal, and transpersonal dreaming. The book describes a metaphysics of discovery as intrinsic to dreaming in a pan-sentience cosmos, where dreams reveal human potential for personal spiritual development.
Categories: Religion

Trauma and Dreams

Trauma and Dreams

Conclusion Dreams about the deceased — whether they directly include the image of the dead person or involve symbolic ... Personal dream symbols of death and reinvestment in life can be used as a focus for completing grief tasks .

Author: Deirdre Barrett

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674006909

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 524

Finally, this volume concludes with a look at the potential "traumas of normal life," such as divorce, bereavement, and life-threatening illness, and the role of dreams in working through normal grief and loss
Categories: Medical

Grief Dreams

Grief Dreams

How They Help Us Heal After the Death of a Loved One Ann Back Price, T. J. Wray. attention to the specific elements in the dream or memory ... Katherine notes that just recalling the images in her dream brings about a feeling of peace.

Author: T. J. Wray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787978266

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A program for using dreams as a tool for healing loss The universal experience of grief dreams can help us heal afterthe death of a loved one. T.J. Wray and Ann Back Price show howdreams can be uplifting, affirming, consoling, and inspiring. Theauthors guide readers in ways to understand and value their dreams,how to keep a grief dream journal, and how to use dreams as toolsfor healing and consolation. This book is designed to help mournersreclaim some measure of power in navigating the most difficultjourney of their lives. And, because it is helpful for any type ofloss, Grief Dreams is an ideal condolence gift.
Categories: Self-Help

Dying Death and Grief

Dying  Death and Grief

Working with Adult Bereavement Brenda Mallon. Barrett, D. (1992) 'Through a glass darkly: images of the dead in dreams', Omega: Journal ofDeath and Dying, 24: 97–108. Barrett, D. (1996) Trauma and Dreams.

Author: Brenda Mallon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849208345

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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"This book's strengths are [Brenda Mallon's] clinical wisdom, experience and insights, and the practical, constructive, down-to-earth way in which she conveys these to her readers. This will appeal to many who are searching for guidance in the difficult task of providing support for the bereaved" - Bereavement Care, Spring 2010 'This is a well written book that makes a very useful addition to the field" - Therapy Today, February 2009 'A refreshing, down-to-earth text that examines theory and research without becoming an academic tome. It is comprehensive, focused on practice and contains important insights for developing the essential skills required to provide effective bereavement care' - Dr John Costello, Head of Primary Care, University of Manchester 'Brenda Mallon gives the term "grief counselling" definition in a way no one has done before. If you are new to counselling the bereaved, this book is the best introduction I have seen. If you are an experienced grief counsellor, this should be the next book you read' - Professor Dennis Klass, Webster University, Dying, Death and Grief is written for anyone who provides support to adults following bereavement. Whether in a professional or voluntary capacity, bereavement care requires empathy, judgement and skill to ensure your response matches the needs of the person you are helping. Recognizing that we all experience bereavement differently, this book introduces theory and skills which can be used in any context to address a wide range of needs. The author explains the theoretical background to attachment and loss and the core skills needed to support people who have been bereaved. Case studies and personal accounts illustrate key points and exercises help you examine your own experiences and attitudes in relation to loss. The book also takes into account topics frequently overlooked in other texts, such as sexuality, spiritual responses to loss, cultural influences and diversity, as well as the nature of chronic and disenfranchised grief. Dying, Death and Grief is designed for use on a wide range of training and academic courses that prepare practitioners to work with the bereaved. Professionals in a range of settings including hospitals and in the community as well as volunteers and be-frienders in hospices and nursing homes will find this a useful source of guidance. Brenda Mallon is a counsellor, trainer and author who specialises in bereavement care. She is vice chair of The Grief Centre, Manchester Area Bereavement Forum.
Categories: Psychology

Dreams about the Dead

Dreams about the Dead

Through a Glass Darkly : Images of the Dead in Dreams , " Omega : Journal of Death and Dying . 24 ( 1991-1992 ) : 97-101 . 19. ... Grief Dreams : How they heal us after the death of a loved one . ( San Francisco , CA : Jossey - Bass ...

Author: Dennis Raymond Ryan

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: IND:30000107604666

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Selected from more than 1,000 interviews, this book presents edited interviews with individuals who had dreams about dead relatives or friends. Dreams about the Dead presents these interviews and the interviewees' descriptions of the dreams meaning in an attempt to show the importance of dreams to the grieving process. With extraordinary detail, the book examines these dreams and the impact of various factors-such as the relationship between the dreamer and the deceased, the dreamer's age and gender, and the cause of death-on the bereaved and their grieving process. Dreams About the Dead is an important study of how we manage grief unconsciously and the importance of our dreams in the healing process.
Categories: Psychology

Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams

Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams

In Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning, Jung's definition of the dream as a "harbinger of fate, a portent and comforter, a messenger of the gods" evolves from theory into embodied insight as Olson describes her ...

Author: Susan Olson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367441020

Category:

Page: 176

View: 155

While in training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1988, Susan Olson suffered the loss of her daughter in an auto accident. In this intimate and personal exploration, Olson uses C. G. Jung's psychological framework of mourning to describe her journey through tragedy, guided by a series of vivid dreams. In Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning, Jung's definition of the dream as a "harbinger of fate, a portent and comforter, a messenger of the gods" evolves from theory into embodied insight as Olson describes her encounter with the transforming power of grief. Drawing from personal experience as well as theoretical and clinical material, Olson presents premonitory dreams, which occur before the loss of a loved one, and grief dreams, which follow a loved one's death, and analyzes both according to Jung's method of dream interpretation. Sharing her own dreams as well as those of other mourners, Olson asserts that such dreams play a crucial role in the dreamer's emotional recovery and psychological development, otherwise known as the process of individuation. She sensitively offers an assessment of the stages of grief and draws on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Jung's memoirs, and other literature to amplify her experience of mourning. In this unique combination of grief therapy practice and dreamwork, Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams is both an emotional grief memoir and an extensive study of C. G. Jung's view of the mourning process. This fully updated revised edition will be of immense interest to Jungian analysts in practice and in training, academics, psychologists, students of Jungian thought and dream analysis, as well as to all who have suffered loss.
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Building Continuing Bonds for Grieving and Bereaved Children

Building Continuing Bonds for Grieving and Bereaved Children

Adams, K. and Hyde, B. (2008) 'Children's grief dreams and the theory of spiritual intelligence. ... Barrett, D. (1992) 'Through a glass darkly: Images of the dead in dreams.' Omega – Journal of Death and Dying 24, 2,97–108.

Author: Brenda Mallon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504656

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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The period following the death of a friend or loved one can be tumultuous for anyone, but can be especially difficult for children, with lasting effects if the loss is not acknowledged or supported. This book emphasises the importance of listening to children and helping them to create positive bonds that can sustain them as they go through their lives. It provides practical, creative approaches to support children in their time of bereavement and to those whose loved one is dying. By recognising feelings of pain, anger, and confusion through open and positive discussions, a child is able to build emotional resilience and create enduring memories of the person they have lost. The author explains the importance of developing continuing bonds between children and loved ones in times of bereavement and offers practical ways in which these bonds may be nurtured through creative activities, memory making, and personal storytelling.
Categories: Psychology

Death And Trauma

Death And Trauma

oughts of his brother, however, led to repetitive imagery, thoughts, and dreams depicting the horrible, bloody smashing ... She repetitively reexperienced his violent death in her thoughts, images, and distress when reminded of him.

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317711407

Category: Psychology

Page: 281

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First published in 1997. Although the fields of thanatology and traumatology have received robust attention during their parallel development, little effort has been made to address their overlapping territory. This volume is the first attempt to do so. Specifically, the purpose of this book is fourfold. First is to provide a theoretical bridge between the two fields by providing conceptual terminology, such as defining normal versus dysfunctional bereavement and the meaning and range of death-related PTSD. The second confirms and illustrates the identical patterns of reactions between those who survive the death of a loved one and those who survive other traumatic events. Next the book applies the most useful theoretical models to the bereavement experience, and in turn acknowledges the utility of generalizing bereavement models to other traumatic experiences; in doing so, the two fields can enrich each other. Similarly, the volume's final purpose is to identify and apply the most useful and effective approaches in traumatology literature to the study, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic stressors other than death.
Categories: Psychology

Greeting the Angels

Greeting the Angels

Objectivelevel interpretations— taking the appearance of the dead in dreams as actually referring to the ongoing life of ... view, the objectivelevel interpretation of bereavement dreams works the psyche in a similar manner as does ...

Author: Greg Mogenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351865555

Category: Psychology

Page: 172

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This book, written in the genre of "Imaginal Psychology", presents the imaginal dimension of the mourning process. The "angels" it greets are the interior figures who greet the bereaved during the course of their mourning process. In memory, reverie, and dream, images of the dead return to heal and be healed. As the bereaved enter into relationship with these images, the grief in which they are sequestered is particularized and individualized into the precise nuances of significance which make mourning possible.
Categories: Psychology