The role of dream research from a spiritual perspective
My interview with Dr Nigel Hamilton, director of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) and the Dream Research Institute (DRI) in London on the purpose of the DRI. In the interview Nigel discusses research into dreams from a spiritual or transpersonal perspective as well as articulating his ideas on lucid dreaming, meditation and spiritual practice.
The core assumption of the transpersonal approach is to view the essential nature of the client as spiritual and that there is a spiritual source which is the ground from which psychological structures arise. Integrative transpersonal psychotherapy embraces and includes the psychological therapeutic schools and adds to the vast knowledge contained within ancient schools of spiritual tradition and alchemy. It is perhaps ironic, then, that transpersonal psychotherapy is often seen in the therapy community as being the newest kid on the block when in reality it is sourcing ancient texts and a vast body of knowledge dating back centuries.
See the video here.