Soul Metaphors: Contents


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Soul Metaphors: The Art of Early Memory Interpretation

Forward and Dedication

Copyright 2013 by Ellen Alderton.Thank you for reading this free ebook. Although this is a free book, it remains the copyrighted property of the author, and may not be reproduced, copied and distributed for commercial purposes. Excerpts may be printed for educational purposes or by journalists, as allowed under fair use policy and always with attribution.

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Part I: Exploring Early Memories

1. Why Care About Alfred Adler?
2. You Are a Unity
3. Lifestyle Interpretation of Arthur
4. Approaches to Problem Solving: The Lost Teddy Bear
5. A Moral Yardstick
6. Relationships with Others: The Desert Island
7. Nurture and Notion
8. Thoughts in Early Memories: The Rocket Scientist
9. Teasing Out the Feelings: Spilled Milk
10. Striving for Superiority
11. Motion and Activity Level in Memories: Sledding
12. Dream Interpretation: Adler’s Way
13. Compound Memories: Piecing Together the Story
14. Introduction to Drawing the Graph of Life
15. Delving into Your Earliest Memory

Part II: Drawing the Graph of Life

16. Adlerian Theory and the Lifestyle Interpretation
17. Sample Lifestyle Interview: Sharon
18. Lifestyle Interview Questions
19. Sample Lifestyle Interview: Gary
20. Seven Tips for Conducting Effective Lifestyle Interviews
21. Interpreting Autobiographies
22. Where Do You Go from Here?
23. Venues for Lifestyle Interpretation
24. Peering Through the Telescope: Conclusions
Afterword: Why Adler Never Published His Method

(Copyright Ellen Alderton, www.WeLoveAdler.net)