What is a metaphor? A metaphor is a literary figure of speech. Typically, a client uses a metaphor to describe an associated image, story or tangible event to that particular metaphor. agario
The metaphor represents an invisible, mental interpretation of a certain event meaningful to the client. When clients associate certain metaphors with mental or emotional unpleasantness, they seek relief from the associated unpleasantness.
A Person Creates A Metaphor Using Different Puzzle Pieces or Parts
A client creates the metaphor from many different parts or details. By changing the details, the client releases oneself from the associated unpleasant feelings. So, learning to change the modalities of a metaphor can quickly help a client find the relief he or she seeks.
Remember that a metaphor is nothing more than a belief or a set of beliefs. Human thought is made up of beliefs. Beliefs are made within the clients’ own mind. So, there is actually no harm to changing beliefs as long as the client’s subconscious mind agrees that no harm comes in the change. It is when the subconscious disagrees about the intention of the change that can keep a client feeling ‘stuck’ mentally.
A Metaphor Is Made Up of Two Basic Parts
A metaphor is made up of two basic parts. Energy and ‘data’ or bits of information. Separating the energy, especially the negatively associated memory energy of a metaphor from its parts releases the client from the unpleasant feeling. Metaphors associated with pleasant feelings rarely need to be addressed and dismantled because they are no source for client upset.
However, the metaphors clients associate with something upsetting can be changed to help them experience the change they desire. And, changing those modalities can almost instantly bring client relief.
For example, suppose a client associates a cactus with an abusive parent. You can ask the client if he or she would feel better changing something about the cactus picture. If the client agrees that a change can occur safely to the client, go ahead and guide the client to change the picture and notice gentle release. When you do, the client can experience a profound issue breakthrough.
Be A Guide For The Client As He or She Transforms Ideas
When you act as a coach or guide for your client, transformation feels like the client’s idea. That is the most empowering way to help your client feel better. Instead of trying to boss the client and tell him or her what to believe, simply suggest that the client allow him or herself to feel drawn to that which feels peaceful. Leave the rest of the process up to the client and watch the transformation speedily occur!
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