The Transformative Power of Metaphor in Therapy

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Springer Publishing Company, Jul 14, 2008 - Social Science - 216 pages
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Narrative or metaphor therapy utilizes the patient's own memories and anecdotes as a method for tapping into and confronting the many layers of the complex inner self. The book is particularly innovative in the using narrative or metaphor therapy with adults suffering from severe mental illness.

Unlike other books on the use of narrative therapy, this book focuses on the use of pre-scripted narratives that can be used with individuals to examine their personal situations, as well as techniques to guide individuals in the development of their own narratives. A comprehensive and detailed guidebook for narrative therapists, this book addresses various experiential therapeutic interventions.

 

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Contents

Developing a Positive SelfImage
1
How to Learn from the Past and Move Toward the Future
21
Finding Focus
37
Achieving SelfActualization
51
Learning New Perspectives
63
Measuring Growth
73
The Quest for the Unknown Self
83
Altruism for Health
93
Adapting to Change
105
Finding Self Understanding Relationships
119
Underlying Theory
133
How to Create and Use Metaphor for Healing Growth and Change
145
Postscript
160
Index
163
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