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Embodied Imagination

Embodied Imagination

Embodied Imagination is a  therapeutic, creative model devised by Robert Bosnak, a Dutch Jungian psychoanalyst.  It has its major roots in his experience of Jung’s Active  Imagination, Alchemical Theory, Hillman’s multiple selves Model, and Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.  Developments in Complexity Theory and the neurosciences have supported the theory and practice of El. Each part of a dream or memory is treated as its own intelligence, potentially anchored in bodily sensation.  Working through an empathic and embodied imagination of selected aspects of dreams, memories and experiences, it is a powerful therapeutic technique which also has widespread applications in the creative arts and any type of performance, bringing about the emergence of new and hidden feelings, images and meanings.