Can't See the Wood for the Trees?

Can't See the Wood for the Trees? : Landscaping Your Life to Get Back on Track

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A guide to using the metaphorical language of a "stuck" situation to discover the solution - Shares an easy, fun process of exploring well-known sayings as a means to identify new solutions and get unstuck in life and work - Explains how to bring clarity to a problem, highlight alternative perspectives, bypass any conscious resistance to finding a solution, and allow solutions to emerge organically, from within ourselves - Details the author's "Landscaping Your Life" method, which has been used successfully in business strategy development, team development, project problem resolution, and in one-to-one coaching If you can't see the wood for the trees, feel like a fish out of water, or are going around in circles, we've got good news for you: that saying is also a clue to where you'll find the solution. Yes, you read right--you can use the language you're using to describe the stuck situation to discover the solution. It's not even the language as much as the landscape contained within your description of the situation that can give you pointers. As Alison Smith explains, "If a picture paints a thousand words, then a metaphor paints a thousand pictures. In other words, the metaphor in the saying you're using will provide a million words that will undoubtedly have the solution contained within them." That's what this book is all about--taking these sayings that you're using to describe being stuck and using them to get unstuck again. The language you apply provides clues to how you perceive the current situation. Subconsciously, you know the solution. Exploring the metaphors contained within your language allows your subconscious to communicate to your conscious awareness more easily. The metaphor reduces resistance and the barriers we put up to change. It's as if we enjoy exploring the metaphor and forget what it means in reality, and before we know it, we have a metaphorical solution that we cannot help but translate into real life. Offering an effective, easy process based on the power of metaphors, Alison Smith introduces her "Landscaping Your Life" method as a means to bring clarity to a problem, highlight alternative perspectives, and allow solutions to emerge organically, from within ourselves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 367g
  • Findhorn Press Ltd.
  • Forres, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full-color throughout
  • 1844097498
  • 9781844097494
  • 545,149

Table of contents

Introduction

Part 1 - The Power of the Mind, Metaphor and Nature

1 Help - I’m Stuck
2 Metaphors’ and Nature’s Ability to Help You Find Solutions
3 How the Landscaping Your Life Process Works
4 Common Reactions to the LYL Process

Part 2 - Sayings That Keep Us Stuck, and How to Use Them to Get Back on Track

5 Making Mountains out of Molehills
6 Stuck in a Rut
7 Can’t See the Wood for the Trees
8 Up the Creek without a Paddle
9 Like a Fish out of Water
10 Head in the Sand
11 Out on a Limb/In at the Deep End
12 Treading Water/Going Round in Circles
13 Missed the Tide
14 Going with the Flow - Where Is Your Aliveness?

Part 3 - Last Thoughts
15 A Quick Fix - Advice from an Unstuck You
16 Questions to Explore Your Metaphorical Landscape

Conclusion
About the Author
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"It's too easy to get caught up in the content of a challenge we're facing. That is, 'she said this, and I said that', and before we know it all we've done is spent hours talking ourselves into justifying why we're stuck and why we can't do anything about it. With Alison as my guide, the use of landscapes as metaphors for issues I'm facing has allowed me to observe the situation afresh without the oughts, shoulds and can'ts getting in the way. By noticing a new path, turning a real or metaphorical corner, stepping out of a rut, or cutting down some imaginary trees, solutions have emerged. More importantly, action plans developed and steps taken in a new direction."--Sufiya Gillespie, coaching client
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About Alison Smith

Alison Smith is a coach, facilitator, and trainer who has developed the "Landscaping Your Life" method to help people get unstuck and back into their flow. She works with teams as well as individuals in both business and personal contexts. Since her own personal transformation 18 years ago, Alison has increasingly found the more unconventional tools to be more effective and powerful at bypassing the blocks and resistance we have to moving forward in our lives. Alison lives in Fife, Scotland.
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