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Metaphors for therapy Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page we will provide you with metaphors for therapy Worksheet It will help you understand and know the importance of the use of metaphors in a therapeutic setting.

What are Metaphors for therapy Worksheet?

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn't literally true but helps explain an idea or make a comparison. It is a very helpful, and non-directive approach in which without pointing out anyone you give your client food for thought. It evokes images and can also lead the way to a symbolic understanding of the client’s issues and their possibilities to take action.

How Metaphors for Therapy Worksheets will help?

Metaphors helping us to see things in a different way. They provide new insight and can even change the way we think. Metaphors are more than devices; they're central to how we understand the world. They don't belong solely to language, but help us to reason and understand what's around us. This worksheet will make you familiar with some of the most common metaphors used in the therapeutic session.

Instructions on how to use the Metaphors for therapy Worksheet?

Metaphors can be essential tools in the therapeutic process; providing the therapist with a means of communicating potentially complex psychological concepts and theory to clients, and also being part of the process of change.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.