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ERIC Number: EJ888741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
The Five Star Method: A Relational Dream Work Methodology
Sparrow, Gregory Scott; Thurston, Mark
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n2 p204-215 2010
This article presents a systematic method of dream work called the Five Star Method. Based on cocreative dream theory, which views the dream as the product of the interaction between dreamer and dream, this creative intervention shifts the principal focus in dream analysis from the interpretation of static imagery to the analysis of the dreamer's specific responses and overall style of relating to the dream content. Using this method, counselors can foster clients' awareness of problematic patterns of relating, underscore competencies, and elicit a commitment to relating intrapersonally and interpersonally in more resilient and responsible ways. A step-by-step explanation along with a case example illustrates the technique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A