WARNING: If you plan on submitting your own mental imagery interview for assessment, DO NOT read the proceeding first, instead fill out your own interview first, then read these, so your current mental image is not skewed, resulting in a possible inaccurate emotional state being returned to you. Q1. What colour is the road? The road is a grey black, like ash after a bushfire. The whole landscape seems charred, dulled, shadowed. Q2. What texture is the road? The road is made up of powdery dirt, like fine sand in texture. Q3. How solid is the road? The surface seems to slide underfoot, it seems unstable and yet has a deeper stability underneath. The powdery upper surface gives way to a solid under bank. You continue walking and come to a river that must be crossed. There before you is the river; the size and depth are up to you. You cannot go around it but must imagine a way to cross it. Whatever you need to cross the river is already within your mind, just imagine seeing yourself do it. Q4. How do you cross the river? There is a small row boat on the closer side of the river. I use the boat, but not the oars, instead I use a rope strung across the river to ferry me and the boat across. Q5. What does the water look like? The water is dark and reflective. There is the swirling of an undercurrent below. Q6. How fast is the water current? On the surface the river looks still, below the current is fierce, waiting for some one unwary enough to try and swim it. Q7. Is there anything in the water? If so, what? There are glimmerings of memory, a trick of the eye. In the water the shadows and eddies seem to form the faces of people, places. You have crossed the river and continue walking. You come to a house. Take a good look at the house. Notice the impression it makes on you. Q8. What colour is the house? The house is white, with blue paint around the windows and a blue door. Q9. What condition is the house in? The house looks well loved. While a small cottage style place, it gives an impression of home, of safety and of security. Q10. Does anyone live in the house? If so, who? An old woman and a little girl. We continue forward in our minds journey and come to an open field. A cup is on the ground, and we stop to examine it. The cup can be of any size, shape, colour and description. Focus on it's look, condition and contents. Q11. What colour is the cup? The cup is of tarnished silver. Q12. What condition is the cup in? It is tarnished, a little dinted and battered, but still whole. Q13. Is there anything in the cup? If so, what? There is blood in the cup, tacky and still fresh. You continue walking down the road and come to something blocking your path. It stops you in your tracks and prevents you from going forward. This is an obstacle. Q14. What is the obstacle, and please describe it in detail? The obstacle is a fallen ree. An old rainforest giant whose very size makes everything around it seem insignificant. It is covered in moss, a strangler fig winds it’s way around. At what once first seemed solid is but an empty shell. Q15. What do you see beyond the obstacle? I see darkness and thorns, a path that looks both fearful and painful, there are shadows flickering around, daring me to take a step out of safety.