Metaphor Therapy Techniques
Hypnotherapy using Metaphor
Metaphor Therapy techniques
Most hypnotherapy is based on metaphor. Other sections on this website look at pure metaphor techniques such as reframing, client metaphors, and metaphor replacement therapy. These are all classed as clinical metaphors.
There are many other metaphor therapy techniques which do not rely on a formal metaphor approach. This section shows some of the more unusual metaphor techniques.
Almost any feeling or habit can be turned into an image. That image is actually a metaphor for how the person feels. By changing the image you change how they think, and how they feel. Vivification allows the therapist to suggest a feeling is like some object. Then the object is brought to life. It is quick and easy to do, and often very effective.
Gestalt Metaphor therapy
Gestalt therapy focuses on making the client aware of what they are doing at every given moment. Until you are aware of what you are doing you cannot really control it. Gestalt therapy developed unique metaphor and non-metaphor techniques for change. Many other therapies have borrowed these techniques.
OTHER METAPHOR RESOURCES