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Transforming Early Memory Metaphors in Psychotherapy

12th June 2018 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Transforming Early Memory Metaphors in Psychotherapy

Alfred Adler (1870-1937) proposed that we will only remember images from our early childhood that confirm and support our current view of ourselves and the world.  Early Memories are therefore understood as metaphorical constructions; not used as a means to explain a person’s childhood but to provide information about how a person perceives the world NOW.

So, when a client changes his or her original metaphoric imagery, the process of therapeutic change can be hastened by a change in the client’s experience of self, others and life. Metaphoric transformations offer the client the experience of freedom of choice. Instead of being imprisoned in his or her current metaphoric reality, the client is freed by changing the metaphor, which can result in a change in the client’s perception of reality.

In this lecture, Anthea Millar will outline the principles of transforming early memory metaphors and illustrate its practice through live demonstration.

Anthea Millar, M.A., MBACP (Snr Accred.,) UKRC, Dip. IIP is an Adlerian psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor, a Vice-President of the UK Adlerian Society (ASIIP) and a co-editor of its Year Book. She set up and coordinated the 4 year Adlerian counselling training in Cambridge for 26 years and is co-founder of Cambridge Supervision Training ( ). Anthea is frequently invited to provide training in both the UK and abroad, most recently in Canada, Bulgaria and Romania, and is also on the faculty of ICASSI, an Adlerian international summer school. She is author of numerous articles and a co-author of the book: ‘Practical Supervision’ (JKP).

Admission £7 (concs £4) All welcome. CPD certificates are available.

Lecture enquiries: Gwyneth Evans-Patel; email evans_patel[@]

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