This inspirational book provides readers with forty fresh new metaphors, which have been trialled in the therapeutic environment. Each positively addresses a variety of universal goals.
Tayma Wallbridge is an experienced hypnotherapist and Allegra Etheridge is a writer and editor. Both have honours degrees in Psychology. Together, they have created this engaging and effective collection which will prove useful to hypnotherapists, counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals as well as for people interested in owning a collection of uplifting stories.
***Please note that there are 40 unique metaphors in this book, 24 of which are duplicated into male and female versions. The reasons for this are: a) the different versions can be read to men and women to make the stories more tailored to the subconscious minds of the client b) some therapists are able to read and convert e.g. 'himself' to 'herself' - 'brother' to 'sister' and so forth as they read, others are not, so both versions are provided c) having both versions means that book is accessible for those people with reading disabilities such as dyslexia.***
'I would go as far as to say that having two gender versions is why I love your book so much and use it all the time! I can relax and really get into the flow of the story without having to change words as I go. I'm sure my clients will benefit from me being so relaxed too.'
- Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, January 2017
'Tayma and Allegra have created a fantastic book that can be picked up and used effectively in an instant. A must for therapists that are looking to broaden their knowledge and develop their skills as a practitioner.'
- David Mclean, CEO Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
'How true to say that a good story is unforgettable. This book is a modern Aesop's Fables with a take-home message from each story that will have lasting therapeutic value. I am proud to say that both Tayma and Allegra studied honours degrees in Psychology at Keele University during my tenure as senior lecturer. Their collaboration has led to the creation of this wonderful book. It is a definite must for anyone practicing hypnotherapy and for all psychotherapists and counsellors interested in the power of narrative.'
- Dr John R Hegarty, Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology Keele University
'Metaphors are a key part of my work with clients. I feel this book provides a beautiful array of stories that can be used and adapted to clients' circumstances. A great addition to any person's library.'
- Nicola Griffiths, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Partner of Therapists Marketing Solutions