The Metaphors of Movement

Over the last couple of years I’ve been drawn inexorably like some star in a vast, swirling galaxy towards the belief that at the centre of all our thoughts, representations and ideas are metaphors and that interacting with each other’s metaphors is the single most effective way of communicating and creating change.

Andrew T Austin (with whom I studied Integral Eye Movement Therapy) is running a very exciting training course in London this month specifically on the metaphors of movement and how we represent stuck states and other problems or barriers in our personal and professional lives through the use of metaphors. As a therapist and business consultant I listen out for these metaphors and use my client’s own metaphors to help them make progress (metaphor of movement intended).

The videos here are by Andy and really got me excited about the course which is running in London on the 29th and 30th this month.

I believe there are a few spaces left, so if you are interested, drop me an email.

Abreactions in therapy and play

Hypnotists and hypnotherapists talk a lot about abreactions and what, when and how to deal with them. I recently experienced one first hand, so thought I’d write something about it as I do not believe that the traditional definition of an abreaction is strictly correct.


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