The Once Upon Trilogy®: Once Upon a Metaphor


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About the course

With metaphor, the qualities of one thing are figuratively carried over to another.

Therapeutic metaphor can help create an atmosphere for change and help clients see things from a different perspective (O’Hanlon, 1987).

Metaphor is the safest and most comforting agent of change. We will adventure into the realms of fables and morality plays, listen to the wisdom of stuffed bears and small donkeys. Travel back in time to find the remarkable origins of metaphor and spring back to apply it to our real world experience.


Alun John, B.Ed

Alun has vast experience working with children and young people. Alun was an assistant pastor with responsibility for children and youth projects. He was a professional actor and worked in theatre in education for many years. He trained as a teacher and qualified with a B.Ed. and taught for many years. As a teacher he worked with primary children as well as 14 – 16 year olds in a pupil referral unit (PRU). He has managed the children and youth work programmes for charities. Alun trained to become a play therapist and as an accredited play therapist and clinical supervisor Alun became the Clinical Director of Catchpoint, a therapeutic organisation. He led a team of therapists that worked exclusively with looked after children who had experienced complex trauma. Alun is now an adult educator with both national and international experience. He has been able to use his varied experiences to find a unique way of communicating the skills and passion needed to be an authentic therapeutic practitioner.

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