By imagining the ice skater on his/her journey round the ice skating rink, the idea is embedded that on the journey of grief the client may experience some stumbles, slips, trips or falls along the way. Gradually s/he will become more skilled and confident in taking the journey. The objective is to promote the idea of recovery, restoration and balance in life. The main script presents the ice skater, but the hypnotherapist can go further and take the client on their own journey around the ice rink.