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Metamorphic Technique


What is it?

The Metamorphic Technique is a transformational tool which can be used for self healing, and personal development. It is a very gentle, non-invasive treatment, which is accessible and suitable for anyone.

The principles of the treatment are that it works on the period between your conception and birth. It is thought that the circumstances of our conception, the emotions of our Mother during our time in the womb, and the way that we come in to the world, ie the type of birth, whether it was easy, difficult, breach, premature, late, traumatic etc, all have a subtle impact on the blueprint of our lives.

Our cells, even before we are fully formed as human beings, hold the memory of our early environment and experiences. When an experience affects us strongly, the emotions attached to that experience can set up energy patterns, which stay with us.

As we make our way through life, certain patterns of thought or behavior may no longer serve us: they are no longer useful or relevant to us. This may manifest in the way we react to stressful situations, the way we interact with friends and family, whether we find it easy or difficult to express and feel love, for example.
A Butterfly's Lesson

The History of the Metamorphic Technique
In the 1960's, Robert St John, a British Naturapath and Reflexologist was becoming disillusioned with his practice, as he recognized that we create our own stresses, which in turn cause our illnesses, and most changes his treatments brought about seemed to be temporary. He noticed that significant healing changes were occurring after working particularly on the spinal reflexes on the feet and hands, and whilst working on these areas, that they corresponded with psychological and physical memories from the pre-natal period. The clients were showing signs of self-healing not only with physical symptoms, but on a deeper, emotional level as well, with changes in their attitude to life in general. He noticed that these changes were permanent, because the transformations came from the clients themselves; they had been their own healers.

More recently, Gaston St Pierre who worked with St John in the 1970's, developed the Technique still further, and founded the Metamorphic Association in London in 1979. It became a registered charity in 1984, and is now promoted around the world.

Who Can Benefit from the Metamorphic Technique?
It is safe for anyone; young children, mums-to-be, the elderly, anyone with learning difficulties, or terminally ill clients.

It can help you to deal with all the upheaval and unsettling emotions linked with any kind of life changes; if you are finding it tough coping with job loss, a house move, divorce/separation, or bereavement for example. Never underestimate the impact that these life dramas can have on your physical and mental wellbeing. It can also be useful when you are at a “crossroads” in life, or feeling stuck in a rut for any reason, either in your career, or relationship.



It can help with the following conditions:

  • Addictive Behavior and other Behavioral Problems (in children and adults)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Any Stress-Related Condition
  • Negative thinking patterns
  • Lack of Self Esteem

The Metamorphic Technique for self healing

What Happens During a Metamorphic Treatment?
The therapist works very gently on specific areas of the feet, hands and head. It is a light touch, using massage type movements, including stroking and light tapping. The treatment can be given either on a massage couch, or on a chair, so it is very flexible, and accessible.

The session is totally passive on both the part of the giver, and the receiver. The giver isn't trying to “fix” anything, or analyze anything; they are just the catalyst, enabling this transformation to take place. The receiver is just relaxing, perhaps just noticing any images that may come through, or memories. It isn't necessary to try and analyze what these mean, just to observe, let go, and just “be” in the moment. Your own Life Force Energy will shift naturally with no effort on either part, to facilitate whatever transformation and release is needed.

What Results Can You Expect?
Everyone is different. Most clients will notice some level of transformation over time; some results can be dramatic and instant, others much more subtle. You may just notice a change in your thinking patterns, you may have more energy, confidence, or you gradually shed your negative behavior patterns, or thought patterns. Most people notice an improvement in their sleep quality.

In the couple of days following a treatment, you may notice an emotional reaction; you may feel upset, or a bit weepy, or previously suppressed anger may surface. This is just part of the process of bringing up old patterns for release. Because it is your own life force that is processing the changes, they are always on a level that you can cope with.

How often should you have a treatment?
It depends on the individual, and how deep seated your issues are. Always go by how your life force is guiding your instinct.
You could have the first couple of treatments around 14 days apart, then just have “top ups” as you feel you need it.
But there are no hard and fast rules, you will know when you feel ready for another.

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