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A note on terms and conventions

The terms ‘mental images’, ‘mental imagery’ and ‘visualisation’ will be used interchangeably throughout the text. These terms refer to mental depictions, whether these be recreations of previously experienced events or depictions that have no external referent.

The terms ‘counselling’, ‘psychotherapy’, ‘talking therapies’ and ‘therapy’ will be used interchangeably in the text.

I will be making significant reference throughout this book to the theory of conceptual metaphor. When I do, I will be using the accepted convention of small capital letters for representing conceptual metaphors throughout the text, e.g. people are plants.


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