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Metaphors Masterclass, Boulder, Colorado

Book now! Masterclass Workshop in Boulder: https://andreasnlptrainings.com/metaphors-of-movement-advanced-4-day/ Metaphors of Movement Levels 1-3, Edinburgh: https://www.youarenotyourbehaviour.com/resources/mom-scotland-2019/

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The Jail

(Please note, the cartoon image above isn’t entirely correct to the client’s description below.) The person is in severe pain, sitting crouched, and holding the stomach. surrounded by a cage-like structure, as if he has been jailed. With jail bars … Continue reading

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The Leech

The Metaphor:  “There is this fat leech on the centre of my chest and reaches the end of my torso, feels heavy and dense and I can’t get rid of it, no matter what I do it’s back.” In front: … Continue reading

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I have No Neck

“Now I’m standing on the floor. My head seems to be separated from my body (there is no neck). It’s not connected to whatever. The head feels as if consisting of a swarm of particles, drifting apart horizontally in all … Continue reading

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Four Stories About Death

Possibly the best TED talk I have ever seen. Stephen Cave discusses how our intelligence shapes our narrative about death and how our narrative changes how we live.  

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Left on The Shelf

The backstory: “My relationships metaphor. In the romantic sense. Some identity elements involved as I’ve been repeatedly told how ugly I am since I was little.” Metaphor: “It’s like I’m left on the shelf. In front of me is a … Continue reading

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At The Edge – Dream Analysis

The Dream: “I am a super sleuth person in a kind of Bond Film. A helicopter drops us off on a sky scraper building with smooth black glass (futuristic modern type). The helicopter on the landing pad is making an incredibly … Continue reading

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Beating money tensions

K asks: “I see large rubber bands around my head and connected to my wallet and large rubber bands going through my heart & connected to my wallet. Now it makes sense why it hurts to spend and to open … Continue reading

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Pink Elephants

Coach: “If a pink elephant was the thing that you believed was holding you back, or perhaps the thing in the room you have been avoiding, what was your pink elephant?” The structure of this question is peculiar in many … Continue reading

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Breathing new life into someone.

The metaphor: “I’m dead inside.” Now, this is a bit of a challenging one. Generally 5 words or more are needed for a full analysis, and here we just have a condensed 4 word statement. But still, let’s see what … Continue reading

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