About the Metamorphic Technique
UPDATED DECEMBER 2012
We get a sense of the Metamorphic Technique by looking at nature.
A little acorn can grow into a big oak tree; a caterpillar into a butterfly. What happens inside the cocoon of a caterpillar? The form of the caterpillar disappears into a jelly like substance before transforming into a new form, that of a butterfly. This clearly implies that there is an intelligence and power at work that facilitates the potential of the caterpillar to transform into a new life form, being that of a butterfly. In other words, that life takes a different form. In the same way the form of life that we currently experience can also express itself in different ways.
In the practice of the Metamorphic Technique the practitioner uses a light touch on the feet, hands and head. Metamorphic Technique practitioners do not impose their will or seek to direct the recipient’s life force in any way. An environment can then emerge in which the power and intelligence, that are already inherent in the life of the person, will be the best guiding factor for the unique life that the person already is. Some people may wish to talk, whilst others prefer to be quiet. There is no need for practitioners to know about your personal or medical history. The Technique is gentle, is easy to learn and, since no special ability or background is needed, it is accessible to everyone.
Practitioners cannot predict or guarantee what will happen after a session because this depends on the uniqueness of each person's own life force. People often feel energized or relaxed or both, however practitioners have absolutely no expectation of there being any right or wrong way for people to feel after a session.
You can have sessions in any circumstance or condition of your life. In some cases responses are immediately noticeable, while in others they are more subtle. They can range from general feelings of having more energy and confidence to improvements in physical, mental or emotional health, releasing of old habits or gradually letting go of past hurts. People often report significant changes in the way they see life and how they feel and think about themselves; in many cases they experience a growing sense of purpose and inner strength. It seems people may feel drawn to the Metamorphic Technique to create more of what they need in their lives, both as individuals and in the world as a whole. Some people have described it like 'coming home to themselves'.
It is entirely up to each person to determine the number and frequency of sessions received. Some people are happy to have just one session, while others have sessions every so often or when they feel the need.
The Metamorphic Technique is suitable for everyone in every life situation.
Anyone can learn the Metamorphic Technique. The practice is very simple to learn and to use. Workshops are available to explore the technique or to deepen your understanding of it. Some want to use it just with family and friends and others wish to train to be practitioners.
Gaston Saint-Pierre founded the Metamorphic Technique in the late 1970’s. He had long held a passionate interest in the question of transformation, and also had a deep awareness of why transformation could not be intentionally ‘caused’. When he encountered the Prenatal Therapy work of Robert St. John, this proved to be the final trigger to the emergence of the practice he named the Metamorphic Technique. He founded the Metamorphic Association in 1979 and this became a registered educational charity in 1984.