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IC01 Workshop 28 - The Healing Power of Metaphor: Ericksonian Approaches to Change - Cheryl Beii-Gadsby, MA, MFCC

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Erickson Congress 2001  |  Erickson Congress
Cheryl Bell-Gadsby, M.A., R.C.C.
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Dec 08, 2001
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This workshop will examine the use and construction of metaphor as part of the process of change. Special attention will be given to understanding the relational context of change, and how the therapist can assist clients in creatively overcoming learned limitations and patterns. Participants will learn the principles of metaphor construction and their application to the facilitation of new meaning and different patterns of consciousness in the client. Experiential exercises and opportunities for skill practice will be provided.


Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the fundamentals of metaphor construction in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
  2. To name the steps in creating therapeutic metaphors for change.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Cheryl Bell-Gadsby, M., RCC, is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and educator in the US and Canada. Cheryl is the Clinical Director of Salt Spring Island Community Services. She has expertise in complex trauma, mind/body and energetic therapies, hypnotherapy with adults, children and adolescents. Cheryl has co-authored Reclaiming Herstory: Ericksonian Solution-focused Therapy for Sexual Abuse and It’s a Girl Thang.


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