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Transformational Imagery 6/6: Helping Every Client Access Their Imagination

  • 20th May 2022
  • Dina Glouberman

How can we introduce image work with clients who feel out of touch with their imagination, or perhaps even doubt they have one? In the final part of her inspiring series, psychotherapist, author and transformational imagery pioneer Dr. Dina Glouberman explains how she normalises imagery, notices blocks, and invites clients to tap into this powerful catalyst for transformation that was there all along.

Transformational Imagery 5/6: Reimagining Burnout

  • 13th May 2022
  • Dina Glouberman

How can working with imagery help clients who are in danger of burnout? In the penultimate part of her series about harnessing the power of imagination, psychotherapist, author and transformational imagery pioneer Dr. Dina Glouberman discusses her work with one young man who learned to listen to his heart by exploring the image of a tree overhanging a cliff edge – and shares the two questions she always begins with when addressing potential burnout.

Being Present with Loneliness

  • 11th May 2022
  • Nigel Wellings

How can we help clients to get into relationship with their loneliness? What happens when we are able to lean into an experience of being alone? As we mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Buddhist Nigel Wellings recalls an intense personal encounter with this often difficult emotion, and explains when and how we might bring mindful presence to experiences of loneliness.

Loneliness: a Body Psychotherapy Perspective

  • 9th May 2022
  • Kathrin Stauffer

What can a deep and persistent feeling of loneliness tell us about a client’s inner world? How might we think about our role as therapist when working with an isolated client? To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, body psychotherapist and author Kathrin Stauffer shares her take on the theme of loneliness – and explains how both physical and non-physical contact can help is enquire into the nature of our client’s isolation.

Transformational Imagery 4/6: Mindfulness in the World of the Imagination

  • 6th May 2022
  • Dina Glouberman

What does ‘being present’ mean when applied to the imaginative sphere? And how might this help our clients in their everyday lives? In the fourth part of her series about harnessing the power of clients’ imaginations, psychotherapist, author and transformational imagery pioneer Dr. Dina Glouberman explains why practising mindfulness can also mean engaging consciously and creatively with the image world.

Therapy with Mothers of Adult Children

  • 3rd May 2022
  • Annette Byford

Supporting women during the perinatal period is the focus of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins today. But what about the later stages of motherhood? What psychological and emotional challenges may be faced by women with adult children? From loss and jealousy to insidious societal stereotypes, psychotherapist, author and mother Annette Byford suggests some common themes and experiences for us to listen out for in therapy with not-new mums.

Transformational Imagery 3/6: Creating a Shared World of Imagery

  • 29th Apr 2022
  • Dina Glouberman

Joining a client in their image world is a powerful act with the potential to both honour and transform their subjective reality. In the third part of her series about harnessing the power of clients’ imaginations, psychotherapist, author and transformational imagery pioneer Dr. Dina Glouberman discusses her approach to group work, and recalls an experience with one cohort member who felt drawn to death by her late boyfriend’s spirit.

Harnessing the Power of Stress in Therapy

  • 28th Apr 2022
  • Tracy Jarvis

We all know how detrimental stress can be for our mental and physical health. But how can we use our clients’ somatic activation to help them heal? As National Stress Awareness Month draws to a close, Tracy Jarvis, Director of PESI UK and a psychotherapist specialising in trauma and neuroscience, introduces two categories of stressor, the roles of the HPA and SAM axes and some key pointers from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – and shares her work with one man whose body held the memory of a bullying older brother.

Transformational Imagery 2/6: Healing Extreme Fears of the Future

  • 22nd Apr 2022
  • Dina Glouberman

When clients are overwhelmed by fear for the future, working with imagery can help us to change one crucial – and perhaps surprising – part of the picture. In the second instalment of her series about harnessing the power of clients’ imaginations, psychotherapist, author and transformational imagery pioneer Dr. Dina Glouberman shares an exercise for transforming intense fears by reimagining the future self.

Transformational Imagery 1/6: Visioning Negative Futures

  • 15th Apr 2022
  • Dina Glouberman

Working with imagery in therapy can provide us with a powerful and practical way to promote insight, healing and change. In the first part of a new series about harnessing the power of clients' imaginations, psychotherapist, author and transformational imagery pioneer Dr. Dina Glouberman introduces a visioning the future exercise – and explains why picturing the worst might actually be a good place to start.