Metaphors of Movement

Andrew T Austin kommer till Sverige med jämna mellanrum för att hålla sin kurs Metaphors of Movement.
Arbetar du som coach, chef eller kommunikatör, eller är du intresserad av personlig utveckling för din egen skull, så är detta en kurs som utvecklar och gör skillnad.
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People often arrive in coaching and therapy complaining of a lack of movement in their lives, both metaphorically and literally. Common expressions of how the person feels that reflects this lack of movement include: I feel stuck.

  • I don´t feel like I am going anywhere
  • I am stuck in a rut
  • I feel like I am going around in circles
  • I´m not making any progress at all
  • I am not moving forward
  • I feel like I am going backwards

There are many expressions that reflect a lack of movement in a person´s life. In addition to this, many people lack direction:

  • Metaphors-of-Movement-Andy-AustinI don´t know where I am going
  • I don´t know which way to turn next
  • I feel lost
  • I lack direction in life
  • I feel disorientated
  • I feel like I´m going the wrong way in life
  • I don´t know the right way forward

Instead of paying attention to these metaphors of movement and direction, all too often in therapy there is an excessive attention paid to the kinesthetic system and the emotions. As a result we often find a person who finds themselves unable to move forward until they have the right feeling in place.

It is often noticed that many martial arts and systems of physical movement are highly philosophical in nature, an example that is well known to many people is from Aikido, where an opponents movement is not blocked, but instead is redirected. In this Metaphors of Movement workshop, Austin demonstrates the relationship between the way a person moves their body and the way a person moves through their mind and through their life.

This workshop also details the type of path on which a person moves. Life is often describe as a journey and we walk different paths. This can reflects the type of terrain, or environment, with which the person interacts. Common expressions of a person´s terrain include:

  • an-uphill-struggle-metaphors-of-movementI have fallen on hard times
  • I am on shaky ground
  • It´s an uphill struggle
  • I´m skating on thin ice
  • I´m out in the open here
  • I´m at a crossroads in my life
  • I´m walking a dangerous path
  • It´s a jungle out there
  • It´s a long road ahead

The mode of transport is important too, and is something that is so often overlooked. for example in order to feel like we are getting somewhere in life, we may need to:

  • up-to-my-neck-in-shit-metaphors-of-movementput our best foot forward
  • put one foot in front of the other
  • stand up for ourselves
  • take one step at a time
  • jump in with both feet
  • leap ahead of ourselves


Vill du lära mer om metaforer och vill du använda metaforer för att få de resultat som du vill ha i din business, oavsett om din business är coaching, terapi eller ledarskap, då ska du komma till vår workshop med Andrew T Austin.

Andrew T Austin
är en av Englands mest uppskattade föreläsare, utbildare och författare inom NLP. Andrew har blivit känd för sitt arbete som NLP-orienterad hypnosterapeut som fokuserar på den neurologiska aspekten av personlig utveckling och terapi. 


Nästa kursdatum: kontakta oss för information
Pris: 12 000 kr


What people are saying

Since attending the MOM workshop almost a year ago the changes I have experienced in my personal and professional life have been profound. At 60 years old I now experience a well-being, physically, emotionally and spiritually, such as I never have — after over 25 years of various therapies, treatments, workshops and therapists. My relationship of 20 years is better than it ever has been, and my work as a therapist now has a depth and compassion seldom seen in the field of nlp — I am proud of my work, and its results for my clients. This work is superb, both for clients and for ongoing personal use.”
— G.E.

“This work has revolutionized the way I work and look at many things now. I was getting bored and fed up with the conventional way of therapy and coaching approaches and working with metaphors brought fun and creativity back into my work. We all read about this ‘being in the now’ biz and metaphors of movement does exactly that in a most unconventional, profound and non-spiritual way. So thank you!

“I am working with athletes, young professional tennis players at the moment. They don’t question anything on it, they just go with it and the results are instant and massive. After exploring metaphors with one player, his coach called me a witch the next day since his game had completely changed and he was winning. This is definitely the work I want to concentrate on — most powerful and fun stuff I’ve ever done.
— Martina Grubmueller, Life & Sports Performance Mentoring, London, UK

After attending a Weight Loss workshop with Andy Austin, I lost 58 pounds over the next year. During an exercise at that workshop, my metaphor for weight loss came out — I felt like I was ‘a balloon in a parade.’ Andy stepped in and took me through the metaphor process. During the session, which couldn’t have taken more than about 15-20 minutes, we touched on issues of status and the need to grow up and out of the balloon, which functioned as a container (keeping me safe, but at the same time keeping me isolated from others). I realized just how often I was taking a superior stance with others as a way to keep myself distanced because deep down I felt so inferior. I also recognized how much I indeed needed to grow up in many areas of my life, including issues related to food.

“After the initial weight loss (about half of my weight goal), I seemed to stall and gained back about 10 lbs., so I did a Skype session with Andy. It was fascinating to see Andy pick up on my metaphors in conversation rather than having to specifically — and laboriously elicit them. I learned so much through the process — I came to realize just how much I was using food to manage my emotions, in particular fear and anger. I realized for the first time that I was also using fear and anger (and food) as a way to keep myself isolated. And again the message was clear that I really needed to grow up and out of this problem.

“The changes since then have been significant and pervasive, having a much broader impact on my life than just the weight loss, which has resumed at a slow but steady pace. I feel free for the first time in my life because my life is no longer ruled by food cravings and the mind-fog that would follow. I’ve noticed improvements in other aspects of my life which are difficult to articulate except to say that I’m getting much better at exhibiting self-control during times when in the past I would have acted out of fear or anger to certain triggers. Overall, the freedom and relief I’ve felt over the past weeks since my session with Andy has been incredible.

“In addition to my own success, I’ve used the process in several client sessions, many with good results where nothing else seemed to help.”
— Trish Casner, MA CH, Baltimore, MD


“Andy Austin is an intelligent and entertaining trainer. He demonstrates high standards regarding working with clients and more important, he trains you to become aware of yourself as the clinician/coach in all types of situations. His material is very useful for those who want to increase their therapeutic skills. He cleverly leads students to find the answers within, and then offers new ideas to challenge their learning even more. I have enjoyed my experiences learning from Andy and I recommend him as a trainer.”
— Rachel Hott, Ph.D. Co-director The NLP Center of NY

“After attending a workshop with Andy I put into practice within a week my new found skills — WOW! — amazing and rapid results. I believed I listened to my clients, I now know that I didn’t hear their movement, or lack of it!! Within 2 hours a client who had spent thousands of pounds seeking a cure from others found the right way forward… A 3 day check-in for feedback and the feedback was good — the best session ever, and the best technique I had used… I would recommend that all practitioners who want to support their clients achieve movement learn this great skill.”
— Lesley Hoyle, NLP Practitioner, registered nurse in previous career

From participants at Boulder’s 2011 Metaphors of Movement Training…

Note: Participants in both year’s training gave it an overwhelmingly positive review. We don’t have space for them all, but here is a sampling. Each comment is from a different person. While we didn’t ask for names, we’ve included names where people signed their statement.

“This training has helped me have a completely different view of all the training I’ve had to this point. My view of the world and others has expanded where I can fit so much more into it.”

“Andy’s Metaphors of Movement has infused me with new energy and perspective for the work I do. It has also given new life to the tools I already have.”
— Mark J. Ryan

“This is like a mental “reboot” — returning to the way we learned to think in the first place. It opens up whole new areas of perception. Like recovering sight or hearing.”

“Six direction model is usable on oneself, without a partner…and it works well. Terrific teacher!”

“Incredibly insightful & thought-provoking training. Andrew Austin is extremely entertaining, bold yet covertly compassionate, and skillfully models how to help chronic clients discover where they stand with their problems.”

“This is a simple straightforward way to shift behavior from a congruent, respectful perspective.”

“[What I liked most is] learning and being exposed to this new method, because I think this is really what is needed as far as being able to help people solve their issues. I also appreciate Andy’s approachability and humility very much.”

“Andy has a really enjoyable style of presenting very complex material, making it easy and enjoyable to apply.”
— Tom Dotz

“Learned how to really hear what clients are saying. The model has fundamentally changed how I practice therapy.”

“This training is certainly ‘leading-edge’ information. My money was well spent. I felt the marketing material didn’t do the training justice. Those who did not attend missed something very valuable.”
— Jessie Milan, Denver, counselor/coach

“If you are looking for a very user friendly changework technique, you have found it in Metaphors of Movement.”

“An extraordinary opportunity to increase your ability to hear your clients by 100%.”

“We all operate largely on the metaphors we carry in our minds, but we are not aware of them. Once Andy exposes you to the world of metaphor, you will never experience the world in the same way again.”

“Andy provided 4 days of enlightenment for me to discover how I can take the client’s language as clue(s) to what is needed. I have new tools for understanding metaphors. Even how amazing movement allows those “aha’s” of change. Change in what I see and know. Change in how/what moves the client in life.”
— Zeke Hanford

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