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Stories and metaphors tap into our brain’s natural ability to understand the world through pattern matching, providing us with an incredibly powerful psychotherapeutic tool.

On this popular day, master storyteller and psychotherapist Pat Williams explores why stories and metaphor have such a beneficial effect on the mind/body system.

She also shows us how we can use this ancient art to bypass the black and white thinking of emotional distress, increase problem-solving abilities, reawaken optimism, build resilience and more…

What you will gain from attending:

  • A powerful way to stimulate optimism, hope and independence in distressed people
  • A profoundly useful tool for getting through to people stuck in the black and white thinking of emotional distress
  • Increased ability to source and tell therapeutic stories yourself
  • A new love and deeper understanding of the value, resonances and resources within stories
  • Enhancement of your own problem solving capacity, as well as being better able to help others with theirs
  • A new way to motivate and engage people
  • Insights into the mind/body communication system and an additional tool for promoting healing and recovery
  • A great way to build rapport and bypass resistance
  • Practical ways in which therapists, teachers, GPs, managers, policy planners etc can apply this knowledge to their work
  • The ability to enhance flexibility of thought, creativity and confidence in your clients
  • Greater confidence in dealing with a wide range of people – and a solid understanding of, and practise in, the therapeutic precision of metaphor
Location Bristol
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 19 Aug 2019
Start time 9:30am
Venue Address Engineers House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB
Amount £192
Organiser Human Givens College
Speaker Pat Williams or Denise Winn
CPD activity Workshop
CPD hours 6
Description Human Givens College provides effective psychotherapy training and courses about key mental health problem areas for anyone wishing to help improve the lives of individuals and families, or to help organisations and communities thrive.
Name Mark Thomas
Contact No. 01323 811690
Regions South West