This is the comprehensive guide for all those wishing to explore the fascinating potential of metaphor. Conducting a systematic analysis of the effectiveness of metaphor, this work examines:
- the structure of a metaphor: from its essential elements to its optional components
- the delivery of metaphor: from rapport-building and communication skills to the art of effective story-telling
- what makes metaphor work, with examples of poor and good usage.
Forming a complete reference and resource for clinician and therapist, Metaphoria investigates:
- the application of metaphor for all ages
- the use of metaphor in specific approaches such as: sleep induction, pain control, trauma, re-framing, art therapy, hypnotherapy, healing, preparation for surgery, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and ordeal therapy
- language forms
- metaphor in Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis
- themes and ideas.
Containing sample scripts and suggestions for basic and advanced metaphors, plus a history of the use of metaphor, Metaphoria provides readers with everything they need to fully comprehend the metaphor’s unique properties and to create metaphors for their own unique purposes.