The Alchemy of Language and Hypnosis

Sophie Fletcher

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Sophie Fletcher

A history of change, language, symbol and metaphor in culture and how to use this in your practice.

Symbols and metaphors have been used in art and literature for centuries. The transformational nature of storytelling rests not just within the stories themselves, but also in the words and symbols that exist within those stories. Märchen, fairy tales, often described the psychological condition, with a focus on individuation. We are all aware of the hypnotic power of storytelling, but why are aspects of storytelling such as metaphor and symbols so powerful?

I’ll introduce you to the concept of a brilliant bilingual brain and will talk about the power of symbols, colour and shapes. You’ll be shown how to introduce them quickly and easily into your therapy room without having to tell stories or use nested loops. Particularly powerful at times of transition, this approach is simple, empowering and effective.

Sophie Fletcher is a bestselling author of 3 books published by Penguin and has been working as a hypnotherapist for over 15 years. Although she’s known for her work on hypnosis with birth and menopause, her deeper interest is language and how we use it. She has a Masters in European Languages and Culture and her Dissertation was on Alchemical Symbolism in German and English Literature.

2 hour presentation
Friday
08:30 - 10:30
Richmond

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