Embodying the Imagination An Introduction to the work of Robert Bosnak Sheila McNellis Asato, M.A., E.I.C. June, 2010
What is “Embodied Imagination?”
“ Embodied Imagination is a radically new technique which views imagery - dreams and memory flashbacks -- as embodied envi...
Pioneering Work <ul><li>Pioneered by Robert Bosnak  </li></ul><ul><li>Based on principles first developed by Carl Jung </l...
In Embodied Imagination, we work on images from a perspective which stimulates unfamiliar states of consciousness and help...
Healing Effect <ul><li>Embodied Imagination has a healing effect on:  </li></ul><ul><li>People with physical illness </li>...
Embodied Imagination <ul><li>The technique of Embodied Imagination takes dreaming as the paradigm for all work with images...
<ul><li>From the point of view of the dreaming state of mind, dreams are real events in real environments.  </li></ul>
. From the dreaming perspective, an  image is an environment in  which we find ourselves
Based on this notion, one can “re-enter” the landscape of a dream and flashback to the images, whether it is a memory from...
<ul><li>One enters a hypnagogic state—a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, and then, through the process ...
<ul><li>One can explore these from a variety of perspectives through feelings and sensations manifested in the body, enabl...
<ul><li>The body becomes the theater for a vivid complexity of states, which leads along ‘alchemical’ lines to profound tr...
<ul><li>Embodied Imagination is practiced individually and in groups in medicine, psychotherapy, theater, art and creative...
<ul><li>Its simple rules and group emphasis also lend itself to the Web, where this technique is practiced in private voic...
<ul><li>The technique has been used as a rehearsal method by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and the ...
<ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>Sheila Asato - SheilaAsato@comcast.net </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnak's website ...
Books by Robert Bosnak <ul><li>Embodiment - Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks in t...
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    1. 1. Embodying the Imagination An Introduction to the work of Robert Bosnak Sheila McNellis Asato, M.A., E.I.C. June, 2010
    2. 2. What is “Embodied Imagination?”
    3. 3. “ Embodied Imagination is a radically new technique which views imagery - dreams and memory flashbacks -- as embodied environments in which we find ourselves.”
    4. 4. Pioneering Work <ul><li>Pioneered by Robert Bosnak </li></ul><ul><li>Based on principles first developed by Carl Jung </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by alchemy </li></ul><ul><li>Hillman’s focus on soul </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… as a simultaneous multiplicity of autonomous states” </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. In Embodied Imagination, we work on images from a perspective which stimulates unfamiliar states of consciousness and help contain them in expanded body awareness.
    6. 6. Healing Effect <ul><li>Embodied Imagination has a healing effect on: </li></ul><ul><li>People with physical illness </li></ul><ul><li>Survivors of trauma </li></ul><ul><li>Creative blocks in the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological and relational issues </li></ul>
    7. 7. Embodied Imagination <ul><li>The technique of Embodied Imagination takes dreaming as the paradigm for all work with images. </li></ul>Art Memory Dreaming
    8. 8. <ul><li>From the point of view of the dreaming state of mind, dreams are real events in real environments. </li></ul>
    9. 9. . From the dreaming perspective, an image is an environment in which we find ourselves
    10. 10. Based on this notion, one can “re-enter” the landscape of a dream and flashback to the images, whether it is a memory from waking life or from dreaming.
    11. 11. <ul><li>One enters a hypnagogic state—a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, and then, through the process of questioning, images are explored. </li></ul>.
    12. 12. <ul><li>One can explore these from a variety of perspectives through feelings and sensations manifested in the body, enabling new awareness to develop. </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>The body becomes the theater for a vivid complexity of states, which leads along ‘alchemical’ lines to profound transformation. </li></ul>.
    14. 14. <ul><li>Embodied Imagination is practiced individually and in groups in medicine, psychotherapy, theater, art and creative research. </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Its simple rules and group emphasis also lend itself to the Web, where this technique is practiced in private voice-over-IP (VOIP) chat groups. </li></ul>.
    16. 16. <ul><li>The technique has been used as a rehearsal method by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Bell Shakespeare Company in Sydney. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>Sheila Asato - SheilaAsato@comcast.net </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnak's website - cyberdreamwork.com </li></ul>.
    18. 18. Books by Robert Bosnak <ul><li>Embodiment - Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming </li></ul><ul><li>A Little Course in Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher’s Dreams Dreaming and Living with AIDS </li></ul>

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