Andrew Austin – Metaphors in My Attic
Metaphors of Movement Level 1
“Metaphors in My Attic” is hours of online, video-based training which has received 100% positive feedback from practitioners worldwide.
I am confident that the information contained in this program will transform the way that you work with clients and will get you thinking completely differently about how you hear and use language in your clinical practice. The material contained in this online program represents the material covered in the first 2 days of the Metaphors of Movement training program.
Over 10 hours of video in manageable bite-size chunks
100% Positive Feedback So Far!
“A really fantastic set of learning materials. Andy Austin lays out his Metaphors of Movement model in a clear, well-organized way that makes it easy to learn. This is a significant development and an excellent presentation of it. There’s more to it than you might think.” Connirae Andreas, author of Core Transformation
“In his “Metaphors In My Attic” website, Andrew T. Austin demonstrates thoroughly how he masters the empowering nature of imagery language. There are more than enough videos including client sessions that give step by step guidance as how you can explore client’s metaphors for a rapid change. I am really amazed with the quantity of the videos and the detailed information in the web-site. I am so looking forward to attending his workshop in September.” Gaye Gunes, Washington
“With Metaphors of Movement, Andrew Austin offers a set of new and useful tools for NLP practitioners and therapists of all types. Metaphors in my Attic is the indispensable user manual to the system. Well-produced video clips explain simply, with a surprising depth of information and plenty of written support material for the text-minded. A distinct lack of hype and a reliance on illustrative examples makes the program engaging and compelling to explore. This kind of metaphor work will be an important therapeutic modality in the years to come and Metaphors in my Attic is a perfect way to introduce it as a well-defined system.” Philip H. Farber, author of Brain Magick
Here is what you get in the program, I know you will love it:
Section 1. Introduction
In which we explore what we actually mean by metaphor and just why this rather silly notion is actually, really, really important. Some might even say life-changing.
• Introduction to Metaphors of Movement (length: 12.29mins)
“Walking a tightrope” exercise
• A Minor Abreaction (length: 6.34mins)
“Mistaking effect for cause.”
• The First Question (length: 18.25mins)
“What is that like?”
• Metaphor Examples (length: 22.10mins)
“Typical metaphor examples.”
• Neurological Rationale for this Approach (length: 13.45mins)
“The brain stuff.”
• Kinaesthetic Denial – UPDATE (length: 26.12mins)
“Why a happy ending isn’t necessarily a good thing.”
• “And what is that like?” – UPDATE (length: 10.12mins)
“Discussion on why it doesn’t take so long to get to metaphor any more.”
Section 2. Developing Themes
By developing the theme of the metaphor, we get to delve deeply, really deep into the mind of the other person. If you get good at this, which you will, you will end up seemingly psychic as people are astonished at how you can possibly know so much about them.
• Developing the Metaphor and Issues of Scope (length: 14.09mins)
“The four directions – finding what is left…”
• Boundary Violations and Chronicity (length: 11.45mins)
“When client jumps category.”
• Eliciting the Coping Behaviour (length: 12.27mins)
“Applying behaviour to the metaphor.”
• Creating Idioms for the Metaphor (length: 29.43mins)
“Tell, don’t ask.”
• Recapping: “It’s all about Feet!” (length: 14.26mins)
“Changing state is never enough.”
• The Issue of Outcomes (length: 34.24mins)
“Finding out where you stand.”
• Boundary Violations – 3 UPDATES (length: 66mins, 72mins, 36.40mins )
x3 audio files developing the themes of Boundary Violations
• Session Structure – UPDATE (length: 23.44mins)
“How to structure an MoM session.”
Section 3. Container Metaphors
The coolest thing about container metaphors is that we can take what has been a lifelong problem and transform it during a single session. This isn’t something that we can necessarily do with the other category of metaphors.
• An Introduction to Container Metaphors (length 3.40mins)
• Relationships as Containers (length 2.50mins)
• Self as a container (length: 7.50mins)
• Fulfilments – UPDATE (length: 14.27mins)
• Childhood Themes (length: 9.42mins)
• Growing Up (length: 6.54mins)
• The Finer Points of Growing Up (length: 18.51mins)
• Bubbles (length: 10.38mins)
• Bubbles (ii) – UPDATE (length: 4.51mins)
• Containers – UPDATE (length: 14.21mins)
• Partial Containers – UPDATE (length: 6.57mins)
Section 4. Status
You know that guy who thinks he is above you in the world, well, he isn’t alone.
• Status (length: 32.26mins)
• Centre of the Universe (length: 12.34mins)
• Status – UPDATE (length: 15mins)
Section 5. Stages, Treadmills, Objects and Obstacles
These are the metaphors in which we are going nowhere fast. Given the context of some of them, this is no bad thing as no one really likes going over the edge. But what do we do when something gets in our way? Smash it down? Let’s find out…
• Stages of Life (length: 10.00mins)
“Putting on a performance.”
• Stages and Awkward Positions (length: 5.58mins)
“Under the Spotlight.”
• Treadmills (length: 12.16mins)
“The art of not getting anywhere.”
• The Object of Guilt (length: 20.39mins)
“A burden to be carried.”
• Dependency (length: 12mins)
• Obstacles (length: 13.46mins)
“Things getting in the way.”
• Edges (length: 10.51mins)
Section 6. A Testing Time
In this section, I present brief client metaphors for you to work with. You may surprise yourself at how well you do. Like with all the videos each of these has a comments section for your answers.
• Introduction to the tests (length: 6.05mins)
• “In a hole.”
• “Feeling a bit of a jerk.”
• “Having an inclination.”
• “A gut feeling.”
• “In a goldfish bowl.”
• “Shouldering a problem.”
• “Donkey on the beach.”
• “Judgement day.”
• “In a cage.”
• “In a mess.”
• “Hanging around.”
Section 7. Demonstration Sessions and Discussions
Professionally filmed on location in Boulder, Colorado, USA
• Client Session and Discussion: “Hanging Around.” (length: 50.00mins)
Following up on a workshop experience that provided some very gruesome imagery.
• Client Session: “Facing Monsters.” (length: 50.28mins)
Having clawed her way of the pit of despair, this client is faced with dealing with monsters in her life.
• Client Session and Discussion: “Taking it to the Top.” (length: 38.15mins)
In this session, the client has an idea he wants to take all the way to the top.
• Client Session: “When it Hurts to Be You.” (length: 82.55mins)
At times this slow-moving session can be quite uncomfortable to watch.
• Client Session: “A Divided Self.” (length: 66.22mins)
Issues of identity can be some of the most painful aspects to deal with in therapy.
• Discussion: Skills to develop for MoM therapists. (length: 20mins)