This chapter has provided an overview of the framing image of the path with some guidance to its application to therapeutic practice. Working with the path image is a creative process that aims to foster a more conscious approach to leading a purposeful and meaningful life. Once the framing image of the path is established, it can then continue to operate as a useful ongoing commentary on the person’s progress through life. The landscape changes as the person moves forward - a never-ending accurate reflection of a personal journey through life with all its myriad twists and turns. In Chapter 11 I will be returning to examine in more depth how working with the path image can be integrated into ongoing counselling and psychotherapy practice. In particular I will be discussing how the path image combined with two other framing images offers a powerful multi-aspected vehicle for therapeutic processes.


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