Learn About Mindful Metaphors

Mindful Metaphors coaching is a process that helps you arrive at an answer, core insight, through a series of carefully worded, guided questions called Clean Language. It is a form of dialogue with your inner self. What you uncover are your own deepest truths–wisdom within you–that helps you clear any obstacle and transform it into an ally. The process is gentle, organic, powerful. It is effective yet also efficient: you find that your responses get to the heart of the matter.  Many people find resolution in just one session.

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Meet Rosemary

I help direct curious people to find answers within themselves by connecting them to their intuitive knowing or unfiltered knowing self which is imbedded with images and physical sensations. This then translates into messages that speak directly to us.  Along the way this removes old belief and traumatic patterns and provides new directions and options.  Mindful Metaphors provides you with a richer capacity to listen, play, feel, express.  This has a direct impact on creating what you want and recreating your past.

In the 1980’s, I began my journey exploring the Mind/Body/Spirit- in Japan with Asian bodywork and meditation practices. I continue to be inspired by the profound results it provides to each person.  Shiatsu uses therapeutic touch along the acupoints and energetic pathways that connect the neuromuscular system with the mind-body response.

I am certified in MLD by the Klose Training and the Vodder School International.  With gentle and rhythmic stretching directly to the skin to drain the lymph pathways–which have become congested due to illness, injury, or surgery–MLD cleanses the tissues and initiates an immune response.

In Cambridge, England, I completed certification in metaphor coaching with Penny and James Lawley, the founders of Symbolic Modeling. Currently, I assist Gina Campbell in teaching professional coaches in Baltimore at her school called “Mining Your Metaphors.” Metaphors are the window into what is holding us back or motivating us to move forward. My patients enjoy this insightful, emergent process.

Since 1990 I have been a professional member and certified instructor of AOBTA. Since 1994 I have held a  Maryland state license under the Chiropractic Board.  In 2009 I graduated from the Energetix College of BioEnergetic Medicine to be qualified to recommend nutritional remedies for your home care, which enhances health maintenance and detoxification.

I am also an instructor of meditation privately and for the Kadampa Meditation Center. I have worked asa research assistant and guide for a clinical study specializing in meditation and states of consciousness at The Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Through my years of clinical experience — having studied with some of the best teachers in meditation, Asian bodywork therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, and Mindful Metaphor Facilitation — I am prepared to offer you high-quality services.

What People Have to Say About Working With Rosemary

"Hi Rosemary,
So glad you are in my neighborhood. Your Shiatsu is definitely amazing and I look forward to your heart and hands soon."


"I started working with Rosemary about ten years ago when I had a cough that wouldn’t go away. Her shiatsu therapy helped me get rid of it and it has never returned. Shiatsu Therapy with Rosemary has helped me stay on a path of wellness and grow into living the kind of healthy lifestyle that I had hoped for."

Judy P.

"My acupuncturist recommended Rosemary to me when I was suffering with asthma. After a series of treatments, my asthma was gone. Recently, four years since my previous treatment, I got a cough and asthma again. I contacted Rosemary and she treated me and the cough and asthma subsided quite quickly. She has a very special and healing touch. Thanks for the great treatments."

Pam Corckran

"I recently started seeing Rosemary to help treat chronic pain. She helped me feel better after just the first session. Rosemary’s style is warm and supportive. I’m grateful to be working with her." 

Maria Wydra

"Last fall I had three Mindful Metaphor sessions with Rosemary. She created a very comfortable environment. It opened me up to underlying imagery and themes in my life that are always present but that I was only semi-aware of. This unveiling continues to resonate and is a good tool in terms of figuring out what is important."

Johanna Biehler

"Rosemary's a fantastic healer and is very experienced in doing energy work. I had terrible sinus problems and she would massage my upper palate using acupressure points and I could literally feel my sinuses open and drain. The relief was instantaneous and lasted for weeks."

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Rosemary Scavullo Flickinger
Phone: 410-963-4643