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5. Embodied schema in the transcript (Exercise 4a)

In the following table we highlight (with different colours) the likely embodied schema inherent in the transcript given in Exercise 4a:

Identify the likely embodied schema inherent in the following client transcript:

 FACILITATOR: What has happened since last time?
 CLIENT: I felt more hopeful that the phobia will change but it just stays the same. I feel despairing about it. I desperately want it to be different but the phobia doesn't change. It doesn't budge. Living with it is exhausting, restrictive. It's difficult as I haven't had any respite. It seems to get worse.
 FACILITATOR: And is there anything else?
 CLIENT: I'm ok then I let my mind go. I don't stop it. I can't stop it. The phobia begins to descend and I let it come back in. I allow it to take me over. It makes me feel trapped. I feel angry that I let it be like this again. Then the anger just bursts out.
 FACILITATOR: And what would you like to have happen now?

What do you conclude is the key motif (i.e. the pattern of embodied schemas)?

How we answered the question:



We characterise the primary motif of this client's Metaphor Landscape as a pattern of COUNTERFORCE/NOT RESTRAIN embodied schema.

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