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Mind, Metaphor and Health
Published in Positive Health in 2002, we explain why metaphor is a natural way to describe illness and health, the importance of recognising patient/client metaphors, and how working within these metaphors can activate an individual's personal healing process.
Using Metaphor, Clean Language & Herbal Medicine
By Nancy Doyle & Lulu Sanderson | Published 27 11 2007
Nancy Doyle, a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, has teamed up with Lulu Sanderson, a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, to write an article and put on a unique event — The Health4Life course. This "gives to others the benefit of the experiences we have given each other over the years in herbal medical treatment, coaching, listening and personal development." Surely a first!
Healing Unresolved Trauma Through Meta-Aromatherapy
By Christine Westwood | Published 03 01 2001
Meta-Aromatherapy goes beyond the very beneficial use of the essential oils alone. It uses a number of therapies in combination which are particularly effective for chronic conditions and uses the psychological aspects of essential oils. Aromatherapy massage and gentle touch techniques aid in releasing long-held associated tensions through the kinaesthetic response. Counselling's listening and verbal communication along with specialised hypnotherapy techniques and Clean Language further develop this powerful, yet safe, method of unfolding and release found through Meta-Aromatherapy treatments. 
Cutting Edge Metaphors
By Tamsin Hartley | Published 01 09 2012
Introductory , Health
Some fascinating developments in the fields of neuroscience and cognitive linguistics over the last 30 years have furthered our understanding of how we structure our thinking through metaphor. This article is an exploration of the fundamental role that metaphor plays in understanding ourselves, others and the world around us, and considers how this might be relevant to a surgeon. First published in Journal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Number 37, September 2012.
Metaphor the body and healing
By Penny Tompkins & James Lawley | Published 01 02 2011
Introductory , Health
Healing Embodied Metaphors
By Donna Weber | Published 01 07 2002
Advanced NLP , Advanced metaphor , Health

This article describes a structured approach to working with embodied metaphors. The approach is based on Robert Dilts' (1990) method of combining problem states with resource states to create a desired state. When working with metaphors the process can be rewritten as follows: problem metaphor + resource metaphor = desired outcome metaphor.

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