The technique involves a process of guided relaxation and visualisation which invites your client onto a series of metaphorical landscapes where imagery from the unconscious mind can emerge, be interpreted, and worked with to bring about therapeutic transformation.
We will explore the significance of imagery and metaphor within the context of imagination and fantasy, and interpret the value of this material from a diagnostic and therapeutic perspective. The material presented will offer new insight into working creatively with the conscious and unconscious self. We will use grounded theory to underpin our rationale for using guided imagery in the therapy room, and take this knowledge forward into experiential work using personal experience and therapist-client roleplay. Working with imagery and metaphor in this way also leads to working phenomenologically with client material. Therefore, this workshop also aids in the development of transferable phenomenological research skills that can be integrated into your existing therapeutic approach.
This is great opportunity for the development of your creative therapeutic toolkit, giving you a more dynamic approach to investigative and experiential client work.