Grendel and His Mother: Healing the Traumas of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery, and Hypnosis

Grendel and His Mother: Healing the Traumas of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery, and Hypnosis

by Nicholas E. Brink, PhD.

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One cause of the behavioral, emotional and mental torment in a person's life is the psychological trauma that results from the actions and words of parents and others. This volume, "Grendel and His Mother: Healing the Traumas of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery and Hypnosis" by Nicholas E. Brink examines the effect of such trauma on a child's development and how the resulting torment eventually brings this child as an adult to psychotherapy. This trauma may be as subtle as a parental sigh of disappointment or as direct as physical or sexual abuse. Six clients are then led on a journeying through the unconscious mind using dream work, hypnosis and imagery in the course of therapy to uncover and heal these traumas to free the client of torment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351844147
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: Imagery and Human Development Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Nicholas E. Brink, Ph.D., is a psychologist and a certified teacher of ecstatic trance with the Cuyamungue Institute. Board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology

Table of Contents

I The Imagery of Dreams, Hypnosis, and Myth

II The Lineage of Hrothgar: Dissociation from Trauma
The Nature of Trauma
The First Generation:Exacting Tribute
The Second Generation:Seeking to Please
The Death of Scyld:The Time for Dissociation
The Third Generation: The Payoff of Success
The Fourth Generation:Becoming Established

III Grendel, Our Despair
Grendel of the Borderlands
Grendel, The Descendant of Cain
The Grendel of Envy
The Grendel of Self-Blame
God and Abuse
Attacked While Asleep
Further Attacks
Withdrawal to Outlying Buildings
The Spirit is Broken
The Treasure-Throne is Safe
Prayers to Heathen Shrines

IV The Coming of Beowulf
Beowulf Comes from Across the Sea
Beowulf Comes Unexpectedly
The Sentry Trusts Beowulf
Beowulf’s Weapons are Left at the Door
Hrothgar’s Chieftain Trusts Beowulf
Hrothgar Knows, Trusts, and Appreciates Beowulf
Beowulf Proclaims His Prowess
Hrothgar Saves Face
Unferth’s Jealousy
Wealhtheow Nurtures

V Beowulf’s Preparation for Battle
Hrothgar Leaves, Entrusting Heorot to Beowulf
God is Recognized—The Divine Inspiration
Beowulf Lays Down His Weapons
Beowulf’s Men Fall Asleep
Only Beowulf Remains Awake

VI The Death of Grendel
Grendel Enters Heorot
Grendel Destroys the Door of Heorot
Grendel Devours a Geat
The Death of Grendel
Beowulf Rises
Beowulf Grips Grendel
Everyone is Seized in Panic
The Hall Stands
The Geats Brandish Their Swords
The Wound

VII The Celebration
Grendel’s Arm is Displayed
The People Rejoice
Tracking the Blood of Grendel
A Poet Immortalizes Beowulf
Hrothgar Arrives
The Celebration Gifts
A Ballad is Sung
Wealthrerow Arrives
Flushed with Wine

VIII Grendel’s Mother
Grendel’s Mother
Grendel’s Mother Enters Heorot
Grendel’s Mother Seizes Aeschere and Runs
Hrothgar is Broken Hearted
Beowulf Learns of the Night
Beowulf Accepts the Challenge
Following the Blood of Aeschere
Arriving at the Lake
Beowulf’s Preparation to Dive

IX The Death of Grendel’s Mother
Getting to the Bottom
The She-Beast’s Awareness
Grabbed by the She-Beast
The She-Beast’s Den
The Beginning of the End
The Warrior and Beast Grapple
Finding the Needed Weapon
Hrothgar Returns Home
Beowulf Gathers the Evidence

X The Final Celebration
Beowulf Swims Ashore
The Return to Heorot and Queen Wealtheow
The Audience with the King
The King’s Oration
Bedding Down for the Night
Beowulf’s Preparation for Returning Home
The Gifts from the King
Setting Sail
In Conclusion



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