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This article describes the transformative impact of dreaming on the researcher and explores the use of a reflective research method originating in therapy practice

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Why is it important?

This work demonstrates the importance of attending reflexively to the researcher's experience, just as therapists attend to their experience in practice. Ways of understanding dream experiences are suggested and linked to concurrent stages of the research process. The paper introduces therapy-based practices which can add particular insights in research, and offers a critical counterbalance to dominant models of research methods in counselling/psychotherapy.

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This page is a summary of: Dreaming the research process: a psychotherapeutic contribution to the culture of healthcare research, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, November 2011, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2011.621523.
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