let me wring your heart" :
Hamlet, and the Somatic
extract is from the talk I gave at the AGM of the Association of
Holistic Biodynamic Massage Therapists on October 4th,
1998. I. I am very grateful to Chris Reedyk, Lisa Schmidt and Diane
Chipperfield who took on the Herculean task of transcribing two
hours of talk. Thank you.
I'm going to tack in a different direction for a while, because
I want to talk about language. The limitation of medical language
is that the client's body experiencing their symptoms become very
objectified and very isolated as things in themselves, as things
without meaning. 'Cirrhosis of the liver' : there you are - labelled;
biological events happening to you. 
are also problems with the language of psychotherapy. I've had
an ongoing struggle with this and I think a lot of you have as well.
Whether or not you're trained as a psychotherapist or working principally
with massage, the language that's associated with counselling and
psychotherapy often doesn't fit in the biodynamic massage world.
Sometimes it's just too complicated, sometimes it's too conceptual;
s psychotherapy language tries to embrace a complex dynamic between
people. And I think for the biodynamic massage client there is not
always what I would call the willingness to be psychological. This
isn't true necessarily for psychotherapy clients either.... [laughter].
a good start when somebody is interested in thinking about then
and now; you and me - that sort of interweaving process whereby
we look at dynamic connections.
very often unravelling connections about the past or the intricacies
of present dilemmas can feel though as if it's taking away from
the immediate feeling the client comes with which is 'my knees
hurt', 'my shoulders are stiff - do something:' The pain and the
tension are in the foreground otherwise they wouldn't be there.
I'm going to leap from that point to talk about what I'm calling
the somatic metaphor.  The somatic metaphor carries the energy of what might be quite a
complex conflict to do with the person and their past. It is an
energetic pattern in the body, which may in the course of time (especially
if the conflict remains unconscious) become symptoms, whether
they be a constellation of symptoms like an immune disorder, eg.
lupus or a particular symptom like a frozen shoulder. It can be
acute - a metaphor of the moment; or chronic - an expression of
a long term conflict.
some basic examples. Somebody comes and they have angina. There
is heartache in their life so it is manifesting in some kind of
heart problem. Or they have cystitis, which might be about being
pissed off. Or somebody comes in and says 'my neck is hurting' and
complains about difficulties with their boss, and you think ' oh
yes, there's the pain in the neck' [laughter]. At this point I'd
like to collect some of these. Has anybody got any recent examples
from their own experience - you know anecdotally - these kind of
embodied phrases that carry the conflict but connect it to the body?
Can you say more about lupus?
Lupus is an auto-immune disease which means that the immune function
is overactive. Other examples of auto-immune illnesses are: rheumatoid
arthritis, multiple sclerosis, certain thyroid diseases and AIDS.
What's interesting about this whole set of auto-immune diseases
which are really on the increase in our society is that the body
is attacking itself. It is unable to discriminate between something
that is harmful to it and something that is part of it. Commentators
have noticed that there is a high prevalence of auto-immune in people
who feel excluded because they are gay or they are black or isolated
in some way.  Such people who have often carried a high level
of negative projection which then becomes internalised. 
But then of course you always come down to people's own individual
life story. What is it that is being attacked?
Lupus is the Latin name for wolf. I had a client with lupus and
she literally needed more wolf in her life - she needed to own her
own internal wolf.
Yes, that makes a lot of sense.
I thought of not an actual illness, but a fear of illness. Fear
A fear of destructiveness in the self....What's significant is the
area you fear it will attack......Now what about some phrases? You
may not even have an anecdote or experience but common phrases that
involve a part of the body, like 'That's close to the bone'.
'I nearly put my foot in it' [laughter].... 'Makes me sick'... 'Browbeating'....'
I blew my top'...' Tightass' [laughter]... 'Carrying a whole load on your shoulders'...
'Nose out of joint'.....'Off-balance'......'Stinking situation'
What strikes me is that a lot of these expressions have a negative
connotation. That's quite important in itself.
'Bite your head off....' 'Cold feet'...'Warm heart'....'Heartache'....
'..Gut feeling' .....'weighted down'....
Aud : I'm trying to remember one about getting very excited [laughs];
but I can't get any'.. 'getting out of my head...'
Getting on top of things'.... 'Tickled pink'...'Cloud nine'....'Hitting
the spot'....'Out of the body...'
Sick as a parrot [laughter]
Well, actually , I think in terms of somatic metaphors - expressions
that refer to animals are also very relevant, like your lupus one;
sick as a parrot... sick as a dog.. Aud.
'Dog tired'.. .'Cat that got the cream'.. .'Sharpening your claws'...'Eagle
eyes'...'Waiting to pounce'.... 'Goose pimples'..... 'Head in the
sand (ostrich)'....'Monkey business'.....'A web of deceit'...'Catty'....'Like
a bitch on heat'...'Busy as a bee'.....'Stung by that remark'
I think also metaphors that relate to the body in space are interesting.
Having to do with going up or coming down, going forward and so
on. What's the metaphor for going forward? Must be lots...
Pushing the boat out..?' Banging your head against the wall'.....'
Shoulders to the grindstone'....
Backed up against the wall....Cornered. These metaphors are so fundamental.
They are to do with primitive senses, such as the need to orient
to danger, food, shelter (bad/good objects) etc They are embedded
in a deep experience of the natural world. And part of what's happening
now is our culture is changing, in particular becoming more urban
and more alienated from nature.  So the kind of metaphors we
use may be more technological - from computers, or planes or machines.
I mean, I've had a few clients come in and say "I went ballistic".
[laughter] It's quite different isn't it? I went ballistic to..
'I went berserk'
 .....'Ape shit'. [laughter].
This is very much a historical phenomena of today. We are simply
in a different world - more urbanized, more alienated from the body.
Which is part of the reason we have so much hunger for work which
is about connecting to the body as a ground, as a rich source of
knowing and feeling. But if we go back 400 years to 1598 - the year
Shakespeare is believed to have written Hamlet - we find that the language was
very different. It was very richly embodied. The Renaissance was
an extraodinary era culturally - all the mythology and superstition
of the Middle Ages still around, but with powerful new ideas about
what it was to be human emerging too - a very expansive and creative
want to spend a little time quoting a few lines from Hamlet, just to give you an idea of the
colourfulness of the language, of how much blood and guts and sinews
and muscle and organs were part of the language, part of everyday
expression. It's so visceral; perhaps that's why its lasted. So,
for example, there are lots of references in Hamlet to the heart, not just to his heart metaphorically but directly
to the heart. He addresses his own heart as a living organ, a living
thing. Let me just very very briefly remind you of the story of Hamlet. The play opens after the king of
Denmark has died and his brother has ascended the throne and married
the former queen, i.e. his brother's wife, rather hastily -especially
in Hamlet's view. Hamlet is the son of the former king and his wife
Gertrude, who has just married his uncle. In the first scene, at
the court, the king is basically saying well, it's sad my brother
has died but we'll get on with life now. And Hamlet just mutters
sarcastic remarks in the background. But as soon as the king and
queen go off stage, he says, more poignantly:
But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue (155,ii,l) 
refers to an ancient belief that not being able to talk about and
express grief is what breaks the heart (and this is a premise of
modern psychotherapy, 'the talking cure'). Later, Hamlet meets
the ghost of his father who tells him that he didn't die by accident;
he was in fact murdered by his brother, the now king. This is pretty
shocking, naturally, and Hamlet says:
Hold, hold, my heart, And you, my sinews, bear me stiffly up (95,v,l)
telling his heart to get a grip, and he's telling his tendons (sinews)
to tighten up so he can remain standing, rather than collapsing
with shock and grief at this news. In Act three there is a scene
with his mother where he tries to make her feel guilty. He accuses
her of being in league with the king and murdering his father. And
he says to her:
And let me wring your heart; for so I shall
If it be made of penetrable stuff,
If damned custom have not braz'd it so,
That it be proof and bulwark against sense. (35, iv, 3)
the first bit 'and let me wring your heart...', a nice physical
metaphor here - he wants to put her through the wringer. 'If it
be made of penetrable stuff' - what he's really saying to her is:
does your heart have any feeling in it? Does it have any blood in
it? Is it alive? Can I squeeze some feeling out of it? 'If damned
custom have not braz'd it so. 'Braz'd' means to be covered in brass,
so again if habit or familiarity has not covered your heart in brass.
Brass was a cheap metal so there is an indication of cheapness and
hardness. 'That it be proof (i.e. that it can resist)... sense'.
And here he doesn't mean sense as in common sense; he means it
as feeling. Do you have any
feelings at all in you mother? It's powerful stuff, isn't it? [sounds
of agreement] Imagine if your clients came in and said that. [laughter]
. brassed off..
Yeah. Well, he is. And
0 Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain (158,iv,3)
she's got the message...
a play about - among other things - failures in communication, deceitfulness,
intrigue, and impotence. The information from the ghost about the
murder of his father stirs up an awful lot of feeling in him, but
he can't quite do anything about it. He's actually very depressed.
He keeps coming up against self doubt - is the ghost real, or can
I do this to my mother, or everything's so corrupt including me.
The tragedy of Hamlet is that although theoretically the line of action is clear
- he needs to avenge his father - in practice, he is paralysed by
conflicted feelings. He says near the end of the play
In my heart there is a kind of fighting
That will not let me sleep (5, ii, 5)
after lots of people get killed and Hamlet is dying of his wounds,
he begs his friend Horatio
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart,
Absent thee from felicity awhile
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain
to tell my story. (351, ii, 5)
Horatio says a few lines later as Hamlet dies, “now cracks
a noble heart” (364, ii, 5).
that just gives you a taster, it’s just some of the references
to the heart in the play. It’s a play about loyalty, a broken
heart, an Oedipal crisis. And then there’s the whole thing
about Hamlet and Ophelia, can he love her because she’s a
woman, and women have been contaminated by his mother’s behaviour.
a lot of anger in the play too. Shakespeare’s language is full of very embodied expressions for anger. For example, he says when
he meets Laertes, Ophelia's brother, and one of the other prime
male figures in the play,
Though I am not splenetive and rash
Yet I have in me something dangerous. (255, I, 5)
refers to the spleen, and the spleen was associated in Shakespearian
language with wild, aggressive impulses. This is interesting because
the spleen is a central part of the immune system, and when its
activated, it is designed to attack. At another point, the famous
bit where he finds Yorick’s skull (“alas poor Yorick!”)
he says “My gorge rises at it” .
Is that to do with bile, ‘gorge’?
I think it’s a swelling of the throat.
That’s it, a swelling, engorgement. It’s the movement
of the blood upwards. Up the id canal, as Gerda would say.
also says of himself, quite contemptuously, “for I am pigeon-livered
and lack gall”. There’s another aspect of anger, the
liver was associated with powerful feelings, such as rage, and the
production and movement of gall (bile), is the embodied chemistry
association of the organs with psychological functions in Shakespeare’s
times derived from the medieval theories about humours, which in
turn derived from the ancient Greeks. The point is these associations
were living and real. It isn’t just fancy language, it isn’t
just metaphor. I think they actually lived in that reality, which
we’ve very much lost touch with. Today in Britain we retain
traces of this understanding in phrases like, 'to vent your spleen'
or 'to feel galled' - although I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone
say these things - they're in our literature. In Traditional Chinese
Medicine there are very clear theories of the psychological function
of the organs, which I find intruiging, and which I think are just
beginning to permeate our culture.  Another of Hamlet's famous phrases is “the
time is out of joint”, and I relate that to being dislocated,
his proprioceptors aren't effectively orienting him in space. He
can’t get it together,
that’s basically the story of Hamlet. Who knows what would have
happened if he’d had a biodynamic massage therapist! [laughter]
you want some more of this stuff? Are you enjoying it? I’ve
got two slightly longer speeches. There’s a speech to Horatio,
who is Hamlet’s best mate, and he’s a sort of stalwart
figure really. I’ll read it and then go into it a bit more.
Hamlet says to Horatio:
the candied tongue lick absurd pomp,
crook the pregnant hinges of the knee
thrift may follow fawning. Dost thou hear?
my dear soul was mistress of her choice,
could of men distinguish her election,
seal'd thee for herself; for thou hast been
one in suff'ring all, that suffers nothing,
man that fortune’s buffets and rewards
ta'en equal thanks; and blest are those
blood and judgement are so well commeddled
they are not a pipe for Fortune’s finger
sound what stop she pleases. Give me that man
is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him
my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart
I do thee (60, ii, 3)
so much physicality in this language. It’s also very complicated
and psychologically intricate. So 'the candied tongue licking absurd
pomp' - people are so obsequious, boot-licking, arse-licking. 'And
crook the pregnant hinges of the knee'... that means... what does
that mean? [laughter] In Shakespeare the word pregnant is used
for something that’s easily stirred, a pregnant pause, something
that’s full with life force, portent or meaning. So in this case
the pregnant hinges of the knee means the knee that’s quickly bent,
i.e. someone who’s quick to get down on their knees. “Oh yes, your
Majesty! Oh yes, sir!”, you know, 'fawning'. And he’s really
complaining about the hypocrisy of power....Tony Blair and the Labour
party, nothing changes really does it? And then he contrasts this
with Horatio's behaviour, He is blessed with “blood and judgement
so well commeddled”. In Shakespeare blood means passion, impulse,
the kind of force which makes things happen, which prompts us to
do things. Basically, the life force is very strong if your blood
is rich and flowing, and therefore you embody your life, you live
your beliefs or whatever. Too much blood means a mindless acting
out of impulses. But Horatio, being a cool kind of guy, has got
blood and judgement 'commeddled'
- ie. blended, balanced.
There’s quite a lot about blood, you know hot-blooded, cold-blooded...
Absolutely. Lots of blood metaphors. And lots of blood is spilled
in the plays. It’s very literal. There’s that lovely
image from Macbeth about him wading through a stream
of blood, then getting halfway and thinking, “this isn’t
such a good idea":
I am in blood
Stepp'd so far, that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go'er....(Macbeth,
135, v, 3)
interesting, in Chinese Traditional Medicine, illness is a disorder
of the blood. And Gerda Boyesen writes in one article "the
blood circulation itself can be seen as the link between consciousness
and unconsciousness". 
back to Hamlet complaining about these very servile people.....
“a pipe for Fortune’s finger”. Even something
as abstract as the concept of Fate is embodied in a very physical
metaphor of a pipe being played and a finger having control. He's
saying that people who's feelings overrun them are not only not
in control of themselves, they're not in control of their fate.
Hamlet's concluding tribute to Horatio reflects his distrust of
feelings “give me that man that is not passion’s slave
and I will wear him in my heart’s core”, the deepest
part of my heart. And there’s a kind of paradox in the fact
that Horation, the man who is not passion’s slave, is trustworthy
enough to take into Hamlet's heart of hearts.
last example of blood, and anger, and internal conflict. The last
speech I'm going to quote. This comes at the end of Act III, scene
3, where Hamlet has known for two whole acts that his father was
murdered and he still hasn’t really got round to doing anything
about it. He’s preparing himself to go and confront his mother.
He’s got himself all worked up after his encounter with Rosencrantz
and Guildenstern and he says:
Now could I drink hot blood,
And do such bitter business as the day
Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother.
Oh heart, lose not thy nature. Let not ever
The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom.
Let me be cruel, not unnatural.
I will speak daggers to her but use none.
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites:
How in my words some ever she be shent,
To give them seals never my soul consent. (381, iii, 3).
love this phrase, 'now could I drink hot blood'! This is an angry
man. 'And do such bitter business' - bitter refers again to the
liver, the liver being stirred up and therefore a bitter taste in
the mouth. ' The day would quake to look on' -here it is again
this marvellous way that Shakespeare takes an abstract-ish concept
like daytime and fleshes it our with a metaphor: the day itself
is shaking with fear at the horror of what he might do. 'Soft now
to my mother' - he’s going to confront his mother, so he addresses
his own heart: 'Oh heart lose not thy nature, let not ever the
soul of Nero enter this firm bosom' - Nero actually did kill his
mother. What Hamlet is saying to himself is: don’t actually
kill her, lose not thy nature, i.e. it’s unnatural to kill
your mother. 'Let me be cruel, not unnatural. I will speak daggers
to her'. He will kill her with words only. We still use 'to look
daggers', don’t we? 'I will speak daggers to her but use
none. My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites'.
is fascinating about Hamlet is that Hamlet is already in the dilemma that we could now call
something like a body-mind split. Tragedy has always explored the
hero's character, and the tensions between reason and passion, natural
justice and man-made law. But Hamlet is peculiarly contemporary
- he's neurotic, not heroic. He has an impulse to act, and all these
things that hold him back. We would say today that he is depressed.
He has fantasies about doing something but instead he criticises
himself, he’s full of self-hatred. He’s constantly frustrated
because he’s inhibiting his impulses, and in the end it doesn’t
work out. I mean in the end, you know, everyone gets killed. The
king gets killed, but so what? Because Hamlet is killed too and
so are half a dozen other people. Its a bloody mess.
I want to hear from you now. What kind of body do you think Hamlet
has? Imagine Hamlet is coming as your client.
Aud: I don’t think he’s masochistic. I think it sounds like a lot of
the pulse is showing, the charge is pushing right up against the
surface, and that’s not masochistic in my understanding. .... they'd
look much more pallid and thickened.
Let’s have a bit more fantasy about his body. If he’s not thick-set
and masochistic, what is he?
Aud : I’m trying to combine it in my head with the fact that
he’s also described as depressed because I’m not sure
Well that’s just my interpretation.
: Does he cry?
Well he might do. But in the text there is no specific indication
that he cries.
Aud : I’m thinking about sinew, about rigid, or holding in.
I imagine him as thin, I don’t know why, and I imagine him
as having trouble with the knees [laughter]. Really.
Aud : All this mind-body stuff, and not being able to act, that’s
quite schizoid, so you would expect a lot of problems with the knees.
Yes, and he’s suicidal, you know “to be or not to be”.
I think he’s quite schizoid too.
And he's using his mind to control his body.
I agree with Judy that he probably had a lot of ripeness and a lot
of charge that was visible but he was holding it back at the same
time. So maybe a little bit of emptying or something would just
do the trick.... [laughter] He’d probably kill Claudius straight
So, this is the next question: what kind of massage would you give
Well first of all I’d contract with him that he wouldn’t
go and kill anybody. I’m not doing a massage that results
Slow would be...?
Opening ...I don’t know.
It depends on which part of the play you’re talking about.
Where is he in his process?
I think you should do deep draining on his knees. .. Or just have
him on the floor kicking cushions.
I think he needs to talk.
He does a lot of talking though.
He discharges a lot through talking. He needs to discharge through
And he needs containment.
I don’t know I’m searching. Don’t think it’s
about containment. He needs something else to bring the discharge
into the body and then through.... Sounding.
So what kind of massage?
I’m also thinking of his breathing. I’d want very much to focus
on his breathing.
How do you imagine him breathing?
On two levels in the sense that the superficial breathing is quite
full, but there’s another underlying level, and I think that
would be very important, that would be a key, before I almost worked
on anything else.
I agree with that. I think he’s so pushed to the edge and
I would affirm in him his need to reflect, and I think working with
the breath would bring that containment and space, without it being....without
denying the conflict, the charge.
OK, so....how would you work with the breath?
I’d do a lot of listening to the breath, and ..... stretching
What type of thing? Hypotonus?
Lifting, thinking of those stiff tendons.
Anybody else? You can choose any point in the play.
Also pushing with the hands and feet. Not encouraging pushing against
but something like being with the feet and being there with a very
slight hint of provocation so there’s some meeting there.....
I think he’s kind of borderline ...So I’m not sure....
He’s suicidal and not sure what his reality is. He's not
sure what's him and what's outside him. Am I trembling or is the
world trembling? Need to be cautious
Well I was thinking of the shock he must have undergone. Its too
early for melting……a later stage.
Does he wear a suit of armour? You could tell him he's too armoured!
[laughter] Aud: It’s a difficult one because
I always associate Hamlet with the aspect of him that can’t
act. I see him as someone who thinks, thinks, thinks, but doesn’t
get anything done. On one hand I would like to liberate his life
force, but on the other hand I’d have more of an impulse to
hold or contain him.
You're mirroring his conflict. How would you contain him?
I don’t know…..I suppose by holding. It could bring
a lot out.
There’s a lot of fear of what would happen if he lets go,
that’s my sense. Fear of explosion.
Yes. Holding can bring all that to quite a point of …..something
dynamic…..explosion, if its in there.
That’s where I think he’s a masochist. He’s holding
it all inside. He isn’t acting, he isn’t crying, he’s
just ……. building up a charge.
I'd want to work with boundaries and physical embodiment. Close
tracking of his moment to moment experience of himself. Its about
finding that edge where he feels contained and then where he's in
danger of going over the edge.
Also his fear of the unnatural, not retaining any goodness.
Have we got Hamlet sorted then? [laughter] It would take quite
a lot, we’re talking about a couple years here. So who’s
going to take him on then?
No reduced rates!He’s a prince!
I want to link this back to somatic metaphors. They’re not
just expressions. We actually live out these metaphors. And for the metaphor to be comprehended
I think, it’s not just a matter of verbally unpicking the
symptom, the person also has to have some type of bodily experience of it.
give an example. A client came in and actually said to me “I’ve
got cystitis. I guess I must be pissed off. “ This is a common
association to cystitis but for this client it was a theoretical
idea but she didn’t have any connection to what she might be angry
about.”. So we explored things in various ways particularly by
using her awareness of her body and the first image that came up
was of having to sheath her claws, of having to hold something back.
Later on in the process she came up with another image of snakes
and constriction, she actually used the word constrictor, “there’s
a constrictor here”. And then she went into a sort of state of
sleep, daydreams in which she had many images, and when she unravelled
them she suddenly remembered something that had happened the day
before that had made her very angry. But that anger had been repressed.
And it really did take her following her body impulses and going
into them, quite a labyrinthine journey, to get down to this place.
As she was telling me this her hand was like this [gestures a fist].
She was completely unconscious of it, until I drew it to her attention.
So even then, getting to the experience, the connection of how absolutely
furious she was, it was reluctant to come to awareness.
how does this work in practice with biodynamic massage clients?
In the initial interview, which includes taking a medical history,
you’re scanning for symptoms. What I find is people tend
to forget symptoms had something so I actually take people from
their head down to their toes. Do you have any problems with your
eyes? Mouth? Nose? I mean, I play it by ear [laughter] sometimes
I wouldn’t go top to toe, but if you suspect something, some
niggling symptoms that the person’s not telling you about,
it’s one way to dig them out. In the first interview you
can ask lots of questions in the spirit of general enquiry, and
not give them particular weight. At this point you don’t
want to go into the meaning, you’re just picking up information.
So I always ask people about their sleep, appetite, energy, and
it’s just very much a fact at that point.
you get into the massage the experience of the symptom can be brought
into reality as an experience,
an experience of pain that they can have that pain with you and see how they are with that pain and what that pain means
and where it is and what happens when you do this and do that.
And then at some point it may be possible to give the client back
their own metaphor. Sometimes it will be there in their language.
can remember one of the first massage clients I had. She had frequent
headaches, and one day she was talking about a problem in her life
and she said “it doesn’t bear thinking about”.
At that moment I just thought, “ah, she can’t bear thinking
about it so she’s got a headache” and I suggested that
to her, and it really went in. So in giving back the metaphor to
your client, it has to be very personal and real, and something
they can relate to, otherwise it sounds like you’ve just swallowed
Louise Hay, which is not a good idea. [laughter] It must be appropriate
to the client, in a language that is meaningful to them.
favourite example of this is not from therapy it’s from a
contemporary play by the Liverpudlian poet Tony Harrison. The opening
line is “What’s a crie de coeur, cunt?” The reason I like
that line is you immediately have a picture of two characters with
completely different backgrounds and perspectives on life. So there’s
no point in talking to your client about their crie de coeur if it doesn’t mean anything to them. And likewise it’s
no good referring to your client’s “cunt” if that language is going
to be offensive to them. But if it means something to them, they
might feel really met.
So important….your universe and their universe.
Are they going to meet or collide, or miss each other entirely?
So the metaphor has to be capable of helping the client recover
something which has been lost or ignored. Some conflict or situation
that they don’t want to know about, or just can’t see
because they’re in it so much. It must be appropriate, it
must be congruent with their experience of their body. If someone
has a pain in the neck….they have to know they feel pain in
the neck, it’s no good you knowing that it’s there.
The advantage of biodynamic massage is that in that moment when
they’re actually feeling that symptom or pain, you can just
drop in your somatic metaphor and sometimes there’s a profound
kind of click and sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes you drop
it in skilfully and brilliantly and they completely fail to pick
it up. They’re not there yet. And also we can give clients
positive metaphors, as well as looking for metaphors that are part
of their conflict or symptom, we can give them back something like
“it’s good to feel your legs and stand your ground”.
the end of part two, are there any questions or comments about that
bit? [pause] How are you doing in terms of saturation?
is a call for a tea break.]