Metaphors in My Attic

Metaphors of Movement Level 1
"The Foundation"

Metaphors in My Attic” is hours of online, video-based training which has received 100% positive feedback from practitioners worldwide.

I am confident that the information contained in this program will transform the way that you work with clients and will get you thinking completely differently about how you hear and use language in your clinical practice. The material contained in this online program represents the material covered in the first 2 days of the Metaphors of Movement training program.

Over 10 hours of video in manageable bite-size chunks

100% Positive Feedback So Far!

"A really fantastic set of learning materials. Andy Austin lays out his Metaphors of Movement model in a clear, well-organized way that makes it easy to learn. This is a significant development and an excellent presentation of it. There's more to it than you might think."  Connirae Andreas, author of Core Transformation

"In his "Metaphors In My Attic" website, Andrew T. Austin demonstrates thoroughly how he masters the empowering nature of imagery language. There are more than enough videos including client sessions that give step by step guidance as how you can explore client's metaphors for a rapid change. I am really amazed with the quantity of the videos and the detailed information in the web-site. I am so looking forward to attending his workshop in September." Gaye Gunes, Washington

"With Metaphors of Movement, Andrew Austin offers a set of new and useful tools for NLP practitioners and therapists of all types. Metaphors in my Attic is the indispensable user manual to the system. Well-produced video clips explain simply, with a surprising depth of information and plenty of written support material for the text-minded. A distinct lack of hype and a reliance on illustrative examples makes the program engaging and compelling to explore. This kind of metaphor work will be an important therapeutic modality in the years to come and Metaphors in my Attic is a perfect way to introduce it as a well-defined system." Philip H. Farber, author of Brain Magick

Metaphors of Movement Training

Here is what you get in the program, I know you will love it:

Section 1. Introduction

In which we explore what we actually mean by metaphor and just why this rather silly notion is actually, really, really important.  Some might even say life-changing.

Introduction to Metaphors of Movement (length: 12.29mins)
  "Walking a tightrope" exercise
A Minor Abreaction (length: 6.34mins)
  "Mistaking effect for cause."
The First Question (length: 18.25mins)
  "What is that like?"
Metaphor Examples (length: 22.10mins)
  "Typical metaphor examples."
Neurological Rationale for this Approach (length: 13.45mins)
"The brain stuff."
Kinaesthetic Denial - UPDATE (length: 26.12mins)
"Why a happy ending isn't necessarily a good thing."
 "And what is that like?" - UPDATE (length: 10.12mins)
"Discussion on why it doesn't take so long to get to metaphor any more."

Section 2.  Developing Themes

By developing the theme of the metaphor, we get to delve deeply, really deep into the mind of the other person.  If you get good at this, which you will, you will end up seemingly psychic as people are astonished at how you can possibly know so much about them.

• Developing the Metaphor and Issues of Scope (length: 14.09mins)
  "The four directions - finding what is left..."
• Boundary Violations and Chronicity (length: 11.45mins)
  "When client jumps category."
• Eliciting the Coping Behaviour (length: 12.27mins)
  "Applying behaviour to the metaphor."
• Creating Idioms for the Metaphor (length: 29.43mins)
  "Tell, don't ask."
• Recapping: "It's all about Feet!" (length: 14.26mins)
 "Changing state is never enough."
• The Issue of Outcomes (length: 34.24mins)
  "Finding out where you stand."
Boundary Violations - 3 UPDATES (length: 66mins, 72mins, 36.40mins )
   x3 audio files developing the themes of Boundary Violations
 Session Structure - UPDATE (length: 23.44mins)
   "How to structure an MoM session."

Section 3.  Container Metaphors

The coolest thing about container metaphors is that we can take what has been a lifelong problem and transform it during a single session. This isn't something that we can necessarily do with the other category of metaphors.

An Introduction to Container Metaphors (length 3.40mins)
• Relationships as Containers (length 2.50mins)
• Self as a container (length: 7.50mins)
• Fulfilments - UPDATE (length: 14.27mins)
• Childhood Themes (length: 9.42mins)
• Growing Up (length: 6.54mins)
• The Finer Points of Growing Up (length: 18.51mins)
• Bubbles (length: 10.38mins)
• Bubbles (ii) - UPDATE (length: 4.51mins)
• Containers - UPDATE (length: 14.21mins)
• Partial Containers - UPDATE (length: 6.57mins)

Section 4.  Status

You know that guy who thinks he is above you in the world, well, he isn't alone.

• Status (length: 32.26mins)
• Centre of the Universe (length: 12.34mins)
Status - UPDATE (length: 15mins)

Section 5.  Stages, Treadmills, Objects and Obstacles

These are the metaphors in which we are going nowhere fast.  Given the context of some of them, this is no bad thing as no one really likes going over the edge. But what do we do when something gets in our way? Smash it down? Let's find out...

• Stages of Life (length: 10.00mins)
 "Putting on a performance."
• Stages and Awkward Positions (length: 5.58mins)
  "Under the Spotlight."
• Treadmills (length: 12.16mins)
  "The art of not getting anywhere."
• The Object of Guilt (length: 20.39mins)
  "A burden to be carried."
• Dependency (length: 12mins)
• Obstacles (length: 13.46mins)
  "Things getting in the way."
• Edges (length: 10.51mins) 

Section 6.  A Testing Time

In this section, I present brief client metaphors for you to work with. You may surprise yourself at how well you do. Like with all the videos each of these has a comments section for your answers.

• Introduction to the tests (length: 6.05mins)
• "In a hole."
• "Feeling a bit of a jerk."
• "Having an inclination."
• "A gut feeling."
• "In a goldfish bowl."
• "Shouldering a problem."
• "Donkey on the beach."
• "Judgement day."
• "In a cage."
• "In a mess."
• "Hanging around."

Section 7.  Demonstration Sessions and Discussions

Professionally filmed on location in Boulder, Colorado, USA

• Client Session and Discussion: "Hanging Around."  (length: 50.00mins)
Following up on a workshop experience that provided some very gruesome imagery.
• Client Session: "Facing Monsters." (length: 50.28mins)
Having clawed her way of the pit of despair, this client is faced with dealing with monsters in her life.
• Client Session and Discussion: "Taking it to the Top." (length: 38.15mins)
In this session, the client has an idea he wants to take all the way to the top.
• Client Session: "When it Hurts to Be You." (length: 82.55mins)
At times this slow-moving session can be quite uncomfortable to watch.
• Client Session: "A Divided Self." (length: 66.22mins)
Issues of identity can be some of the most painful aspects to deal with in therapy.
• Discussion: Skills to develop for MoM therapists. (length: 20mins)

"Andrew Austin's Metaphors of Movement is a fascinating exploration into the world of Metaphor. If you have done anything with 'metaphor work' before you will learn new insights and revelations that only someone with the real-world experience of working with dozens upon dozens of clients can provide. This is a very well put together course, with many layers of learning. Excellent Value!"  Colin G. Smith

"I have followed Andrew T. Austin's work for many years with great interest. His "Metaphors in the Attic" is truly fascinating and the best yet -  a rare truly creative and very practical set of tools invaluable to anyone interested in developing their communication skills. The presentation is first class and I will certainly recommend this material to students and colleagues alike." Nick Kemp

"I'm not quite sure what it is that Austin does in Littlehampton HQ but he presents a brilliant body of work here, adding to and fleshing out, not to mention making practical a lot of the work of Lakoff. This work should be more than double its price. I told him to change it but ignored me  - AGAIN." Alan Whitton.

Get started with this unique program right away for just £89.00 for a one-year subscription. 

BONUS CONTENT: In addition to the videos there are also plenty of hand-written/hand-drawn lecture notes and diagrams, and the recordings of five online webinars.

  • Webinar #1 - "Q&A about the MoM model." (86.20 mins)
  • Webinar #2 - "Business and money metaphors." (38.32 mins)
  • Webinar #3 - "The problem of anxiety and boundary violations." (35.18 mins)
  • Webinar #4 - "Metaphors of time and time constructs." (38.30 mins)
  • Webinar #5 - "More Q&A on Metaphors of Movement." (39.47 mins)

NEW BONUS JUST ADDED: Full studio-quality recording of one of the earliest filmed MoM sessions for severe depression. This is the "Depressed Guy" video from the Pragmatics of Change DVD series.

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23 Responses to Metaphors in My Attic

  1. Luke says:

    Dont understand why are they hating? I am half way through the material and find it totally and utterly amazing. Mr Austin is awesome.

  2. LukeH says:

    To Fly As Fast As Thought, To Be Anywhere There Is, You Must First Begin By Knowing That You Have Already Arrived.

  3. Another brilliant piece of work by Andy Austin!

  4. Lorraine says:

    Very Good. Another great piece of work.

  5. Kimmy Price says:

    This is a truly amazing deal. I’ve already jumped in and so far I LOVE the exercise- “Walking a Tightrope” It blows my mind that Andrew is admitting to the world that he has in some ways in past trainings “failed” but that does not seem to stop him from continuing on and finding the best tools to get aquatinted with his followers on a deeper level. I very much like this layout and anyone wise enough to give this another shot won’t regret it. We are all developing personal new themes- His Boundary Violations video alone is feel is worth 97.00 So once again, fantastic price and superb materiel!

  6. Rachel says:

    Haters will only make us stronger in the long run, weather Andy’s intention was to gain press any way he possibly could, bad & good. He will be most successful. This content is some of the best i’ve had the pleasure of seeing. Not to mention his hypnotic voice keeping me in the moment. All the best to him and many blessings in his success!

  7. LukeH says:

    Awesome piece ….

  8. Caroline Morse says:

    This piece of work looks fab!

  9. John says:

    Never did I never think I would find someone on the same plane as myself. Andrew never ceaces to amaze me. He’s a phenomenal teacher and the price of this course is so affordable. Worth well over 500 at least. Truly another fantastic peice!

  10. Luke says:

    An awesome piece of work had to take part couldn’t resist….Walking a Tightrope exercise amazes me… Had to join and the 97.00 is just fantastic price and superb materiel!

  11. Maxwell says:

    It’s so hard to find such quality in materiel, let alone a person! The price is right and the metaphors material will leave you feeling like you’ve really gained something worth while. Highly recommend all of Mr. Austin’s work.

  12. David Cauley says:

    Simply awesome! Intriguing, engaging, and exceedingly effective!

  13. Melissa vixer says:

    Im in, all the way! These glowing reviews don’t lie!!! Anyone coming to this site and seeing this for the first time, you must invest in this. The price is excellent and the man himself, Mr. Austin is brilliant. You won’t be disappointed!

  14. Chris Mersay says:

    Yet another amazing bit! This guy is on fire. He’ll have so much sucess! All you haters are wasting your time. The mind of Andy Austin is nothing short of brilliant.

  15. Luke says:

    Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

  16. AaronJM says:

    I highly recommend Andrews Material. If you want to learn from someone who has a large knowledge base but also see clients, then Andrews product is one you should definitely invest in.

  17. Rodger Wilson says:

    After diving into this course a bit more I can say with confidence that it is indeed, effective! Truly a source of self empowerment.

  18. John says:

    I’ve participated in several of Andy’s trainings
    Most recently I’ve started drawing or writing out more metaphors on a variety of topics –
    Letting go of useless ideas,
    Learning to play a musical instrument, (Actually the metaphor was more about NOT knowing how to play one)
    and, I have written a couple of others on the idea of
    being connected to a higher spirit, God, worship
    What that is like in different places.
    My experience from writing those metaphors is this-
    This is something that is Mine, something I create . It is a sense of ownership of my experience
    and sometimes in a very real sense it is quite magical !

  19. Kahlde says:

    I guess I don’t get the point you are trying to make. Even the name “God” is a metaphor. The Bible is a metaphor that points to God but is not God. The Bible certainly puts God in a bad light at times.The name “Christian” is a metaphor, and any Christian can put God in a bad light. Some minister’s are good metaphor, and the world – even the church – won’t accept their testimony. Who defines whether or not a minister is a good metaphor or not?

  20. practitioner says:

    I heard that Austin hit someone with a chair at a workshop in London, I wasn’t there but that is what I was told.

  21. Pam Castillo says:

    I respect Andy’s work a great deal. This looks great! I’m a huge fan of Metaphors

  22. michael staedman says:

    Hi Andy . Will you be adding the Puppet video ?

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