Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self
Techniques for Coaches and Therapists
Combining psychology and spirituality, this practical book considers archetypes from Asian, Middle Eastern and European myths and explains how they can be used in therapeutic practice to help clients achieve personal or clinical goals.
This innovative model of archetype imagination is a powerful tool for coaches and therapists. It involves visualizing an archetype, which teaches the mind to focus, relaxes the ego, and opens the unconscious. This makes space for spiritual insights and allows the mind to let go of distracting sensations and emotions. Combining foundational psychological theories, brain physiology, and Hindu philosophy with the author's visionary experiences, this book explains how to use this technique in clinical practice. It also includes case studies, engaging images, practical exercises, and quizzes for use with clients. Spiritual seekers will find the book's insights a great complement to their practice.
This book will help counsellors, coaches, psychologists, psychotherapists, arts therapists, and other therapeutic practitioners to use archetype imagination techniques to guide their clients to emotional health and spiritual awareness.
Imagery can not only change brain physiology to increase health, but can also open the unconscious to insight from the Spirit self. Annabelle Nelson's practical techniques of using imagery with archetypes release human potential for healing, creativity and wisdom.
– Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association and Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, and co-author with Jeanne Achterberg of Rituals of Healing: Using Imagery for Health and Wellness
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