revolves around merely reading emotions and memories, Psychomorphation is the magic used to alter or exploit them. Use of Psychomorphation first requires mastery of Psychometry, as a caster must understand their starting point before they can make changes. Legal practice of Psychomorphation of any variety requires a license in most locales, with the recognition that small adjustments are best. Psychic Therapists
have had great success utilizing Psychomorphation to treat a vast array of mental health issues and conditions.
The skills of Psychomorphation can be split into three general goal categories, although this does not mean they are three distinct sets of spells. Often a spell will require influence from two or even all three categories in order to operate properly, and not all abilities fall neatly within these classifications. The brain is a complex organ, after all, and tends to have a mind of its own.
After identifying an individual's emotions a mage can shift them into a similar but different emotion. This will not work on widely disparate emotions but only in cases where a simple nudge will suffice. Alteration of memories can prove especially useful here.
Memory is fallible, and the process the mind uses to store these memories requires linking them to similar events or external stimuli. These spells utilize small adjustments to nudge these links and thereby change the memory itself and its meaning to the individual.
Major changes are possible but they take time, requiring multiple sessions to draw the intended memory to the forefront of the target's mind and then slowly adjusting the resultant recall. When the memory is traumatic these repeated sessions will leave an emotional scarring effect upon the individual, and so it is recommended to limit the use of memory alterations unless absolutely necessary.
A particularly skilled mage is able to plant a suggestion into the mind of their target, either altering a facet of how they view the world or even directing the individual to perform some specific action. The targeted individual cannot be forced to act in a way that would violate their personality or code of ethics, but they will feel compelled to try and fulfill their directed end goal and so may take some creative measures.
The power of suggestion relies heavily upon the memories and emotions of the targeted individual, often requiring the mage to also alter those memories and emotions in a way that push the individual towards that suggestion. As an example, if a Psychic Therapist is helping a patient work through their fear of a particular species of pet they may choose to adjust happy memories of interactions with other pets such that the pet in the memory is the currently feared pet, while simultaneously shifting the emotions tied to memories of actual interactions with that species, in an effort to compel the patient towards a less fearful reaction when interacting with that animal.