Dreamscape: A Human Inquiry into the Land of Dreaming

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/558535
Title:
Dreamscape: A Human Inquiry into the Land of Dreaming
Authors:
Mangiorou, Lamprini
Abstract:
Until recently, research into dreaming followed the reductionist paradigm within a Freudian framework. This line of enquiry has failed to date to provide a meaningful relationship between neuropsychology and dreaming. As a result, theory development has halted, original therapeutic approaches outside the analytic tradition are scarce, and practitioners are disempowered when confronted with dream material. However, in recent years the concept of consciousness is back on the scientific agenda and the study of the subjective experience of dreaming is once again possible. Eight coinquirers employed Heron’s (1996) co-operative inquiry. We collaboratively explored our experience of dreaming holding seven meetings over six months. Paradoxically, we found that our experiences and understandings were similar and conflicting, mirroring the current debates in dream research. Our findings indicate strong links with waking consciousness, and that dreams are a source of entertainment, insight, problem solving and angst. Our study also highlighted that directing our awareness altered the nature of our dreams and our perceptions. Implications for Counselling Psychology theory, practice and research are discussed. It is argued that intentionality is a key concept and should be incorporated in Counselling Psychology research, theory and practice.
Issue Date:
Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/558535
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor of Counselling Psychology
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMangiorou, Lamprinien
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-25T15:04:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-25T15:04:21Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/558535en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor of Counselling Psychologyen
dc.description.abstractUntil recently, research into dreaming followed the reductionist paradigm within a Freudian framework. This line of enquiry has failed to date to provide a meaningful relationship between neuropsychology and dreaming. As a result, theory development has halted, original therapeutic approaches outside the analytic tradition are scarce, and practitioners are disempowered when confronted with dream material. However, in recent years the concept of consciousness is back on the scientific agenda and the study of the subjective experience of dreaming is once again possible. Eight coinquirers employed Heron’s (1996) co-operative inquiry. We collaboratively explored our experience of dreaming holding seven meetings over six months. Paradoxically, we found that our experiences and understandings were similar and conflicting, mirroring the current debates in dream research. Our findings indicate strong links with waking consciousness, and that dreams are a source of entertainment, insight, problem solving and angst. Our study also highlighted that directing our awareness altered the nature of our dreams and our perceptions. Implications for Counselling Psychology theory, practice and research are discussed. It is argued that intentionality is a key concept and should be incorporated in Counselling Psychology research, theory and practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectco-operative inquiryen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectexistentialismen
dc.subjectdreamsen
dc.subjectConsciousnessen
dc.subjectintentionalityen
dc.subjectinsighten
dc.titleDreamscape: A Human Inquiry into the Land of Dreamingen
dc.typeThesisen
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