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Seward, E. (2018). Words, Images, Dreams and Metaphors: The Analyst’s Embodied Imagination in the Service of Therapeutic Engagement. Psychoanal. Self. Cxt., 13(1):29-36.

(2018). Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context, 13(1):29-36

Words, Images, Dreams and Metaphors: The Analyst’s Embodied Imagination in the Service of Therapeutic Engagement

Elizabeth Seward, M.S, M.D.

In this article, I provide clinical vignettes to illustrate the use of the analyst’s visual imagery, bodily sensations, unconscious reverie, altered experience of the patient, and dreams. All of these nonverbal aspects of the analyst’s experience can serve to deepen the analytic relationship and enhance the therapy.

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