A tour de force, a magnificent contribution to the study of the structure of subjectivity, therapy and personal change. -- NLP World, November 2000
Be prepared for this book to launch you on a personal journal of change and development. -- David Grove, author of Resolving Traumatic Memories
Presents deep perspectives about helping people learn how to facilitate their own creativity in solving their own problems. Well done! --Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., author of "Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing
From the Inside Flap
"Tompkins and Lawley have written a book that provides people with a tool for profound analysis and insight. The use of Metaphors as a means of evaluating how you order your world, your relationships, your occupation, and interpret the experiences of your life is invaluable. This book should be read by everyone who has an interest in expanding their awareness of why they say the things they do, and discovering how the 'contents' of their lives are sources of empowerment."
Ernest Rossi, Ph.D. author of Dreams, Consciousness & Spirit, The Symptom Path to Enlightenment and The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing says:
"Metaphors in Mind presents a broad integration of deep perspectives about helping people learn how to facilitate their own creativity in solving their own problems in their own way. Well done!"
David Grove, MS. author of Resolving Traumatic Memories says:
"I have tremendous admiration for the innovative work they have developed ... I congratulate Penny and James on completing this valuable book ... a richly stimulating text that gently escorts the reader on a captivating journey. Be prepared for this book to launch you on a personal journey of change and development. The parade of thought provoking concepts, stories and challenges contained within will provide a reliable travelling companion to accompany you along the way."
Charles Faulkner, author of NLP - The New Technology of Achievement, says:
"It is a closely reasoned, well-referenced, and articulate contribution to therapeutic practice, the understanding of metaphor, and the importance of applied theory."
Michael Hall, Ph.D. author of Meta-States, The Secrets of Magic, Mind-Lines and many other books, says:
"James Lawley and Penny Tompkins have provided an excellent presentation of working with metaphors in order to model human experience. What I really like about this new work is their research in Cognitive Linguistic, Cognitive Psychology and self-organization theory."