‘Waking Dreams’ is a book on imagination with a difference. The vast majority of such books focus upon the content of what we imagine – offering interpretations to explain what images mean and/or special image-based techniques to effect desired outcomes or insights.
What makes ‘Waking Dreams’ different is an emphasis upon the rather neglected area of how to live a more imaginative life. Instead of taking imagination for granted the book sets out and explores the principles and practices of an image-based approach to not just psychotherapy but also everyday life, work and play – with examples and exercises that address the place of imagining in the consulting room and beyond.
The result is an experiential and theoretical appreciation of imagining, not just as a means to rational insight but as a creative ability in its own right that takes us to the very heart of all healing and transformation.
Below you can read the introduction and first chapter in a pop-up; watch a slideshow over-view video from the book-launch; and a number of edited extracts from the book can be found in the blog section of this website.