Experiential Psychotherapy with Dreams, Personal Archetypal Tales, and Trance States
By Kenneth Kelzer
(North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781556433177, 328pp.)
Publication Date: September 3, 1999
Categories: Psychotherapy - General
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With a strong emphasis on personal transformation as essential to therapy, Deep Journeys explores how experiential therapy can supplement analytic and interpretative therapies. Kenneth Kelzer shows how therapists, using a trance induction process, can work with clients' dreams and personal archetypes to help them understand and heal the causes of their emotional symptoms.
Kenneth Kelzer, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist, author and workshop leader who has worked extensively with dreams for over thirty years. He received his M.S.W. degree in psychiatric social work from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968 and has taught at various social institutions in the San Francisco Bay Aream including the Esalen Institute and U.C. Extension. Mr. Kelzer is the originator of the Deep Journey Method of experiential psychotherapy, a new synthesis of contemporary therapies, which includes Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and Gestalt Therapy. He is the author of The Sun and the Shadow: My Experiment with Lucid Dreaming. He lives with his wife and son in Novato, California.
"Kenneth Kelzer's Deep Journey system of psychotherapy strives for personal transformation, not mere adjustment of its clients. This provocative book describes many procedures that are innovative and results-oriented as well as case studies that demonstrate their effectiveness."
-Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School
"What a pleasure to find such beautifully written, unpretentious and straight-from-the-heart work that Ken Kelzer has given us. This record of hi Deep Journey Method gives us a view into the world of a skilled, experienced therapist as he does his inspired work."
-Robert K. Hall, M.D., Psychiatrist and Co-founder of the Lomi School
"This book is a treasure. I have seen Kenneth Kelzer demonstrate in groups how he reaches people for effective, long-term transformations. Here he describes in detail, with proven clarity and wise circumspection, the secrets of his Deep Journey Method. I am impressed."
-Hildegard Klippstein, Ph.D., Author and Clinical Psychotherapist