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Five Elements Metaphors is a six week programme that follows the five Chinese elements – earth, metal, water, wood and fire. These elements are believed to be the fundamentals of the universe and  Emily teaches you how to work metaphorically through the elements to find resistance you are experiencing towards your goal and discover actions you can take to work past them.

Each element has its own associations, characteristics and like yin and yang, the ability to generate or destroy one another. Through the course, Emily teaches you to understand how the five elements operate throughout your own body – what organs and systems in the body each one is associated with as well as the associated emotions, tastes, sounds, smells and colours which helps you build up a picture of how you can bring aspects of an element into your daily life to bring that element into balance.

This course follows a similar format to that of the Five Elements Metaphors course but has been specifically designed with writers in mind. The programme seeks to show you what each element can teach you about why you may be stuck in the writing process. With a mixture of metaphorical questioning of the five elements as well as learning tools and techniques that will help you de-stress and get you unstuck, this novel approach will help you with any aspect of the writing process – whether that is restructuring your story, getting out of the incubation process or research phase. The five elements metaphors will even help you learn what you need to let go of in the editing stage.


This programme is available as a 1-2-1 programme, group sessions or self-led course. You can find out more details of how each format works on the following pages: