Dreamscaping uses imaginal resourcing and focusing on felt sense, re-scripting and mental simulations, memory reconsolidation and photo-based art to shift the focus from “what do you miss?” to “what gives you joy?”
Dreamscaping’s axioms? Hold emotional truth and good humor in the highest regard (even positive responses to negative events). Display, mail, even wear a dreamscape to start a Conversation. If it makes you laugh and cry, it’s doing its job.
“I think of dreamscaping as the corpus callosum of psychotherapy: It joins the brain’s hemispheres to make more integrated reconstruction of memories in bereavement possible.”
-Robert A. Neimeyer, from “Prescriptive Memories in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping”
What if your positive memories of someone are their memories, and not your own?
Take the Three Memory Quiz and see in which of Russ’s best moments with his father he owns his joy.
Dealing With Grief Through Art: psychologists Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley speak with Debla E. Heredia-Brown about the dreamscape created for her father by Gershman at Haven Hospice.
– Open To Hope TV