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Metaphors of Movement with Mark Andreas

I’d like to share some of the interesting elements that came forth in the Metaphors of Movement training I taught in Boulder last year.  …

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Boxing Ring Monster

The Metaphor: "It's like I'm in a boxing arena with a giant monster that keeps punching me in the face. All my family are cheering…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Elements

The metaphor: Saw self. So, what am I standing on? Bare feet on red hot coals. To left intense fire. Front fire. Right freezing cold…

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First Meeting

The first meeting of "The Movement" will be on Sunday 2nd August in Brighton. This is going to be a training meeting to induct those…

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Dreams analysis – A tsunami

The dream: "I'm on the top level of a castle and there are people with me. There's a tsunami coming and I'm contemplating the structure…

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A slight burning sensation

The Metaphor: 'It's like I'm in a furnace' Clinical/hospital setting. Person is tied with hands behind their back to a pole and the flames/heat is rising…

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A Dream

The dream: I was with some old nursing school friends and they talked me into a boating trip. (I don't do boats). Even though I…

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Just a Nobody

The metaphor: It's a picture of a room like a prison cell. The square is a hole in the ceiling where the only light is…

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Dream Analysis

The dream: “I am in a dingy multi storey carpark stood with the floor extending to the left and behind ending with typical walls and…

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A burden and an attachment

The metaphor: “I feel like my excess weight is a heavy coat I have to wear. It's like those old plaid, thick woolen waist length…

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The Living Dead

Danny posted  a metaphor on the FB page, I thought it might be interesting to play a little with it. The metaphor: ”I’m stood upright,…

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Jelly legs.

Eric writes: “I realized that going to the gym and walking from the front door to the locker room while carrying a heavy gym bag…

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Padlocks, chains and a groin.

Anon writes: "My problem is like a set of padlocks and chains around my groin. Is there anything that MoM would suggest about this?” Metaphors…

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Limiting Metaphors?

I was sent the following question: “Are metaphors just beliefs that a person has regarding a context they came to seek guidance about to a…

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The Rope – session analysis

"Clean Language – Symbolic Modeling” Example. Like most therapeutic conversation, at the surface this interaction between coach and client appears to be nonsense. It may…

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Another coaching session analysis

The Performance Coach – Demonstration of Coaching Using Metaphor Coach: “So can you just tell me a little more about that.” Client: “So it’s a…

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An Antique “La” Divinae Motum Orbis

An Antique "La" Divinae Motum Orbis This Divinae Motum Orbis (denoted "la") is believed to have been created around 1902 by Edith Van Dyne. According…

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Analysis of a Coaching Exchange

This is only a brief clip and is far from complete, so I am unable to comment on the outcome, but I thought it might…

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Le Divinae Motum Orbis

On The Correct Construction of Le Divinae Motum Orbis The traveller is to construct a clay disk of between 10-25cm diameter (15cm is best) and…

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Just don’t think about it….

I thought a quick analysis of this imagined exchange from a MoM perspective might be an interesting exercise: Coach: “What would you like to have…

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