What You’ll Experience: Metaphors of Movement


To learn more about how Metaphors of Movement creates impact and change, read what people are saying:

Since attending the MOM workshop almost a year ago the changes I have experienced in my personal and professional life have been profound. At 60 years old I now experience a well-being, physically, emotionally and spiritually, such as I never have — after over 25 years of various therapies, treatments, workshops and therapists. My relationship of 20 years is better than it ever has been, and my work as a therapist now has a depth and compassion seldom seen in the field of nlp — I am proud of my work, and its results for my clients. This work is superb, both for clients and for ongoing personal use.”
— G.E.

“This work has revolutionized the way I work and look at many things now. I was getting bored and fed up with the conventional way of therapy and coaching approaches and working with metaphors brought fun and creativity back into my work. We all read about this ‘being in the now’ biz and metaphors of movement does exactly that in a most unconventional, profound and non-spiritual way. So thank you!

“I am working with athletes, young professional tennis players at the moment. They don’t question anything on it, they just go with it and the results are instant and massive. After exploring metaphors with one player, his coach called me a witch the next day since his game had completely changed and he was winning. This is definitely the work I want to concentrate on — most powerful and fun stuff I’ve ever done.
— Martina Grubmueller, Life & Sports Performance Mentoring, London, UK

After attending a Weight Loss workshop with Andy Austin, I lost 58 pounds over the next year. During an exercise at that workshop, my metaphor for weight loss came out — I felt like I was ‘a balloon in a parade.’ Andy stepped in and took me through the metaphor process. During the session, which couldn’t have taken more than about 15-20 minutes, we touched on issues of status and the need to grow up and out of the balloon, which functioned as a container (keeping me safe, but at the same time keeping me isolated from others). I realized just how often I was taking a superior stance with others as a way to keep myself distanced because deep down I felt so inferior. I also recognized how much I indeed needed to grow up in many areas of my life, including issues related to food.

“After the initial weight loss (about half of my weight goal), I seemed to stall and gained back about 10 lbs., so I did a Skype session with Andy. It was fascinating to see Andy pick up on my metaphors in conversation rather than having to specifically — and laboriously elicit them. I learned so much through the process — I came to realize just how much I was using food to manage my emotions, in particular fear and anger. I realized for the first time that I was also using fear and anger (and food) as a way to keep myself isolated. And again the message was clear that I really needed to grow up and out of this problem.

“The changes since then have been significant and pervasive, having a much broader impact on my life than just the weight loss, which has resumed at a slow but steady pace. I feel free for the first time in my life because my life is no longer ruled by food cravings and the mind-fog that would follow. I’ve noticed improvements in other aspects of my life which are difficult to articulate except to say that I’m getting much better at exhibiting self-control during times when in the past I would have acted out of fear or anger to certain triggers. Overall, the freedom and relief I’ve felt over the past weeks since my session with Andy has been incredible.

“In addition to my own success, I’ve used the process in several client sessions, many with good results where nothing else seemed to help.”
— Trish Casner, MA CH, Baltimore, MD

Really! People can’t stop talking about Metaphors of Movement…

“This training has helped me have a completely different view of all the training I’ve had to this point. My view of the world and others has expanded where I can fit so much more into it.”

“Andy’s Metaphors of Movement has infused me with new energy and perspective for the work I do. It has also given new life to the tools I already have.” — Mark J. Ryan

“This is like a mental “reboot” — returning to the way we learned to think in the first place. It opens up whole new areas of perception. Like recovering sight or hearing.”

“Six direction model is usable on oneself, without a partner…and it works well. Terrific teacher!”

“Incredibly insightful & thought-provoking training. Andrew Austin is extremely entertaining, bold yet covertly compassionate, and skillfully models how to help chronic clients discover where they stand with their problems.”

“This is a simple straightforward way to shift behavior from a congruent, respectful perspective.”

“[What I liked most is] learning and being exposed to this new method, because I think this is really what is needed as far as being able to help people solve their issues. I also appreciate Andy’s approachability and humility very much.”

“Andy has a really enjoyable style of presenting very complex material, making it easy and enjoyable to apply.” — Tom Dotz

“Learned how to really hear what clients are saying. The model has fundamentally changed how I practice therapy.”

“This training is certainly ‘leading-edge’ information. My money was well spent. I felt the marketing material didn’t do the training justice. Those who did not attend missed something very valuable.” — Jessie Milan, Denver, counselor/coach

“If you are looking for a very user friendly changework technique, you have found it in Metaphors of Movement.”

“An extraordinary opportunity to increase your ability to hear your clients by 100%.”

“We all operate largely on the metaphors we carry in our minds, but we are not aware of them. Once Andy exposes you to the world of metaphor, you will never experience the world in the same way again.”

“Andy provided 4 days of enlightenment for me to discover how I can take the client’s language as clue(s) to what is needed. I have new tools for understanding metaphors. Even how amazing movement allows those “aha’s” of change. Change in what I see and know. Change in how/what moves the client in life.” — Zeke Hanford

Note: Each year participants in  Andy’s  trainings have given Metaphors of Movement overwhelmingly positive reviews. We don’t have space for them all, but we hope the testimonials included here pique your curiosity to learn more. Each comment is from a different person. While we didn’t ask for names, we’ve included names where people signed their statement.