The use of concentration in dream work in gestalt psychotherapy

Author/s Mercurio Albino Macaluso
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 35-44 File size 308 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2011-001004
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According to the authors of our founding text (Perls, Hefferline e Goodman, 1951), dreaming is a creative act of the self, which - through the pre-verbal language of images - shows certain unfinished situations and their push for closure. The dream is a basic source for therapeutic process, since it represents a "via regia" to the understanding of relevant modalities of contact of the client and a powerful tool to reach a better integration of his/her experiences. Besides the "classical" methods to work on dreams presented by F. Perls and I. From, there exists another gestalt method of dream work which is based on the concentration technique. This method is mentioned in the basic texts of our approach, but it seems it has fallen into oblivion. This article aims to bring back to our attention this technique of concentration dream work.

Keywords: Dream, language of images, concentration, integration

Mercurio Albino Macaluso, L’uso della concentrazione nel lavoro sui sogni in psicoterapia della Gestalt in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2011, pp 35-44, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2011-001004