Waking Up

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Joseph Dillard was first exposed to holistic health, meditation and dreamwork in 1963, when he was 13, traveling to the Middle East for five weeks with the Association for Research and Enlightenment, an organization dedicated to the study of the trance readings of the medical clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce. Immersion in the inclusive and compassionate worldview of the Edgar Cayce's readings incubated a lifelong interest in dreamwork and meditation. He studied comparative religion, psychology and philosophy at SMU in Dallas, Texas, with a particular interest in Nagarjuna's Madhyamika (Mahayana) Buddhism. In 1976, Dillard began work in the mental health field and received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas in 1978. He practiced Jungian, Gestalt and other forms of therapy that use dream material extensively. In 1980, he received his PhD in Holistic Health Sciences from Columbia Pacific University. In 1981, with inspiration from the sociometric methods developed by psychiatrist J.L. Moreno, Dillard created Dream Sociometry, the dreamwork methodology that led to the development of Integral Deep Listening, a transpersonal methodology that creates an I-Thou relationship with one's life compass using an interviewing protocol with dream characters and the personifications of life issues.
From 1983 until 2008, he worked in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Phoenix, Arizona, treating relationship issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, ADD/ADHD, PTSD and spiritual development issues. In 2000, he began teaching at Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona. In 2006, Dillard began training Integral Deep Listening practitioners in Germany.
Published works include Dreamworking, How to Use Your Dreams for Creative Problem Solving (with Stanley Krippner), Transformational Dreamwork: Toward an Integral Approach to Deep Listening, Integral Deep Listening, Integral Deep Listening Interviewing Techniques, Integral Deep Listening Practitioner, Integral Deep Listening and Healing, Integral Deep Listening and Meditation, Dream Sociometry.   Transcending Your Monkey Mind: The Five Trees and Meditation, Ending Nightmares for Good, Light from Heaven: Deep Listening to Near Death Experiencers.
An introductory text on IDL is available in German as Dream Yoga: Der weg der Träume.
Dr. Dillard leads trips to Bimini, Bahamas to free dive with wild dolphins with his naturopath and psychotherapist wife, Claudia Hahm.

Waking Up

Using Integral Deep Listening to Transform Your Life

Authored by Joseph Dillard
Edition: 1

Do you know how to wake up and remina in higher states of lucidity, both awake and while dreaming? Enlightenment is more than a state of exalted awareness: it's a process of waking up. Most people who have mystical experiences quickly fall back asleep into their waking dream of daily routines and habits. In Waking Up you will learn a transformative integral life practice called. Integral Deep Listening. A Dream Yoga of lucid living, IDL will teach you how to wake up out of your life script, self-destructive dramas and the cognitive distortions that keep you asleep, dreaming and sleepwalking your way through your life. In Waking Up, you'll also learn to find and follow your unique life compass, understand your dreams, resolve nightmares, turning both your night time dreams and waking problems into friends and allies.
You will discover how fun and effective it is to interview your dream characters and the personifications of your life issues and learn to use your breath as a powerful centering tool, both during meditation and in your everyday life.

Joseph Dillard, PhD, is a teacher, psychotherapist and author living in Berlin, Germany.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Why Aren't You Happier?

Chapter 2: Who Are You-Really?

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Delusions

Chapter 4: How You Keep Yourself Stuck in Drama and How to Get Out

Chapter 5: Setting Your Life Priorities-Why It Is So Important

Chapter 6: Getting Rid of Your Cognitive Distortions

Chapter 7: Learning to Assert Yourself

Chapter 8: Finding and Following Your Inner Compass

Chapter 9: Becoming Your Emerging Potentials

Chapter 10: Problem Solving With Triangulation

Chapter 11: Simple Meditation to Change Your Life

Chapter 12: The Importance of Having a Statement of Intent


Appendix 1: IDL Dream Interviewing Protocol
Appendix 2: IDL Life Issue Interviewing Protocol
Appendix 3: An Example of a Completed Life Script Questionnaire

Publication Date:
1481089943 / 9781481089944
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth

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