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Empowering Dialogues Within. A Workbook for Helping Professionals and Their Clients

  • ID: 2325442
  • Book
  • May 2008
  • Region: Global
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"This important book reaches out to mental health clinicians representing many schools of psychotherapy with detailed case examples. It is a must–read for all therapists who wish to more fully understand the integration of the personality through inner guidance." – John H. Parks, MD, Steering Committee Member, Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis

A Practical and Inspirational Workbook that Combines the best of Effective Brief Therapies to Empower Clients to Explore Their Strengths and Remove Obstacles to Growth and Inner Peace.

Immersed with wisdom, Empowering Dialogues Within is a unique client workbook presenting narratives, case vignettes, and exercises that provide mental health professionals with a sensitive and broad–based toolkit to help clients become more self–aware as they build life skills and improve their relationships–both internally and with others.

Chapters cover the following:

  • Discovering the True Self
  • Exercises for Empowering the Self
  • Identifying Personality Parts
  • Exercises for Identifying Inner Parts
  • Engaging Personality Parts with Dialogue

Filled with Instructive case examples and practical advice for working with clients–from a variety of psychotherapeutic treatment modalities–this warm and inviting guide will aid professionals in building their clients′ confidence, wisdom, and sense of wellness and provide a foundation for lifelong strength and growth.

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Chapter 1. Discovering the True Self.

Psychological Pioneers.

The Corporate Self.

Development Of Higher Selves.

Recognition Of Higher Selves.

Chapter 2. Exercises for Empowering the Self.

Finding the Self through Memories.

Empowering the Will.

Synthesizing the Self.

Recognizing and Remembering Spirit.

Chapter 3. Identifying Personality Parts.

Psychological Pioneers.

The Origin of Inner Parts.

The Corporate Self.

Naming Parts to Return to the True Self.

Chapter 4. Exercises for Identifying Inner Parts.

Personae The Adaptable Personalities.

Distracters The Fixed Personalities.

Directors The Hidden Personalities.

Emotional Entities The Instinctual Personalities.

Identifying Inner Images.

Identifying Names for Parts and Selves.

Making the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts.

Chapter 5. Engaging Personality Parts with Dialogue.

The Mind as Metaphor.

The Material Mind, and Dialogue .

Steps to the Dance of Dialogue.

Dialogue in a Child′s Mind.

Review and Practice Exercises.

Chapter 6. Therapists Guide to Empowering Dialogical.

Therapy through Dialogue.

Coaching Aides.

Counseling Emotional Entities and Abreaction.

Comparison to Related Approaches.

Chapter 7. Historical Context and Possible Proofs.

Forerunners to Therapies of Parts and Selves.

Philosophical Context and Contributions.

Psycho–Neurological Evidence.

Appendix I. Terminologies for Parts and Selves.

Appendix II. Psychotherapy Approaches Referenced in the Text.



Index of Client Vignettes.

Index of Subject Matter.

Charts, Tables, and Illustrations.

The Corporate Self Organization of SELVES and Parts.

Involution of the Self.

Mandala Graph Paper.

The Corporate Self Organization of PARTS and Selves.

Rebecca′s Drawing.

Dynamics of the Community of Self.

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