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Ruth Jones


Foreshoring the Unconscious - Living Psychoanalytic Practice

Psychoanalytic thinking has by its very nature always been disquieting and challenging: it stirs us up, and by shedding light on our established assumptions, makes us available to new ways of thinking and being. With it we can access and explore the ever changing foreshore of the unconscious and harvest its potential for understanding, liveliness and deep psychological change.

This monograph is a little gem for anyone who wants to know but doesn't dare to ask what a psychoanalytic practitioner actually does!

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foreshoring front cover166“Foreshoring the Unconscious” is a brilliant paper brimming with ideas. It is both empirical and spiritual; it enlightens us about the symbiosis between analysis & science..... Thus, by acquainting us with the myriad reaches analysis must explore, it illumines the substantial need we all harbour for some insight into ourselves and for some conception of our place in the family of humankind.”: M Farhi - Novelist and Vice-President International PEN

London Dreaming

Chapter 9, ‘London Dreaming’ by Nuala Flynn and Ruth Jones

Social Dreaming provides a unique space for listening to dreams, and for discovering links and the connections between our dreams.  In the first hour of the London Dreaming Matrix, we share dreams without discussion or interpretation, just speaking and responding to dreams with another dream or association. This creates a matrix of dreams, full of images that might weave themselves together in shared meanings or simply hang together as a diverse patchwork.

After the Matrix, there is time to reflect on the dream content and to explore the feelings that the dreams convey, linking these to current concerns in the world - to the social and collective sphere. We put aside personal meanings as we listen and respond to dreams.    New thoughts and meanings may emerge in our reflection as we honour the Matrix as an endless resource of dreaming which helps us respond creatively to contemporary social events and enables us to think new thoughts.

London Dreaming is open to all those who are interested in this social dimension of our collective dreamlife.


Psychodynamic Art Therapy Practice with People on the Autistic Spectrum

Available from Karnac books.

Psychodynamic Art Therapy Practice with People on the Autistic Spectrum offers a valuable counterbalance to the phenomenological, cognitive and behavioural theories that currently prevail in the wider field of practice and research. This book presents eight frank and compelling accounts of art therapy with either adults or children with autism, supported by a discussion of the relevant theory.



Cover endorsement of "Mentalizing in Arts Therapies" by Marianne Verfaille

Available from Karnac books.

"With a delightfully light touch, Marianne Verfaille deftly circumscribes the mentalization informed approach to arts therapy praxis she has developed with her colleagues. She vibrantly illustrates the art of mentalizing while bringing professional clarity and vigour to the arts therapies. The result is a joyful and compassionate testimony to the significance and efficacy of the arts therapies with contemporary clinical populations."

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"Our Desire of Unrest: Thinking about Therapy" (UKCP series) by Michael Jacobs

Available from Karnac books.

Michael Jacobs refers to Ruth's work and clinical ideas, particularly in Chapter 7. He reworks a paper originally called "Seeing and Being Seen", first published in 1998 in the European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health.

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