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Grendel and His Mother

Healing the Trauma of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery and Hypnosis

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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, ranging from subtle sighs of parental disappointment to obvious abuse. 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. Six clients are then led on a journeying through the unconscious mind using dreamwork, hypnosis and imagery in the course of therapy to uncover and heal these traumas to free the client of torment.

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As recorded in the Old English myth of Beowulf, Beowulf frees the Danish King Hrothgar from twelve years of torment by killing two monsters, Grendel and his mother. This legend, when examined as an ancestral dream, offers a map for the journey through the unconscious mind to heal the trauma of childhood and provides an outline for this book. First, each client finds the strength to conquer the more immediate torment of the behavioral, emotional or thought disorder - Grendel - and then to uncover and overcome in a four-step process the deeper cause of this torment, the original trauma - Grendel's mother.

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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, he is the author of several books, including The Power of Ecstatic Trance and Baldr’s Magic. He lives in Coburn, Pennsylvania.

Nicholas BrinkAuthor of 
  • Power of Ecstatic Trance
  • Baldr's Magic
  • Beowulf's Ecstatic Trance Magic
  • Trance Journeys of the Hunter-Gatherers
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P.O. Box 94, Coburn, PA 16832
(814) 349-5968

Email: brinknick9@gmail.com

Cuyamungue Institute: www.cuyamungueinstitute.com


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Dreams are a more certain path towards seeing the unconscious processes as they are in themselves.

Carl Jung, 1963 Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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