Infinite Possibilities of Social Dreaming

Editor : W. Gordon Lawrence

Infinite Possibilities of Social Dreaming

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 208
  • Category :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 24832
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855754935
  • ISBN 10 : 1855754932

Reviews and Endorsements

'Dwelling in possibility Gordon Lawrence has again created a unique global collection of thinkers and their work. Developing the theory of Social Dreaming and applying it to the life of persons, their organisations and societies. This hopeful book expands the boundaries of psychoanalysis and group analysis.'
- Earl Hopper, PhD; Psychoanalyst, Supervisor and training analyst for The Institute of Group Analysis, The British Association of Psychotherapists and The London Centre for Psychotherapy

'By reading this book I was taken on an exciting, at times mysterious mental journey. Gordon Lawrence's bright idea, his discovery of Social Dreaming, leads us to Bion's "O" experience; it is remarkable that this straightforward simple method can,as Bachelard has said, "touch the depth without stirring the surface". Our social unconscious matrix is a powerful resource for exploring and revealing social, institutional and organisational life. Our unconscious is beautifully exemplified by these international authors.'
- Malcolm Pines, Former Consultant at the Tavistock Clinic, Past President of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy

'Social Dreaming has come of age. This book reveals its confident application to a wide range of settings and issues, its practical relevance to our lives in organizations and in society. The essays collected here show its wide dissemination, from England and America to Italy and Spain, from Australia and South Africa to Israel, Germany, and Austria. It also illustrates how accessible it is to people with an astonishing range of different backgrounds, from highly trained professionals, business executives, and local officials to dispossessed refugees and to the struggling inhabitants of strife-torn communities. And, once again, for all of us, this book shows how restoring dreams to their deeper and broader social context allows them to shine with a greater luminosity and shed a clear light on our common conflicts and dilemmas.'
- Ken Eisold, Past President, ISPSO; Founder, Past Director, Organizational Program, William Alanson White Institute

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