Metaphor – for everyday success26th June 2017
Recently I ran a Facebook Live on this which was a bit wobbly but I think the content was well received and although attendance numbers were low I have since seen that many people viewed this later when they were free.
As stated, metaphor originates from the latin word ‘metaphora’ and literally means to ‘transport’ or ‘carry over.’
From my end this useful as it helps move unwanted feelings and states quickly to another domain.
Once we have metaphor we have a different relationship evolves and we can appreciate from a distance. Quite literally our feelings have been transported elswhere. Just by observing our feelings and emotions in the metaphoric context things can begin to transform, change.
We can switch metaphors from the ones we don’t need to the new ones we want.
On the Facebook Live I discussed something very useful which was ‘nested Loops’ and gave a few short examples.
I also mentioned the different types of metaphor Homomorphic and Isomorphic and gave a brief explanation of how you could use them.
Here is the video from the Facebook Live.
Some things I would have liked to cover in more detail were:
The Metaphor Drop Technique
This is a powerful way of moving metaphors and replacing them with something better.
- Eliciting the metaphor
- Speak to it, explore detail
- Remove it, get it to ground zero
- New metaphor emerges
- Secure the new metaphor
Another way of creating the metaphors of what you do and don’t want, spinning them and allowing a new metaphor to emerge.
(Video available soon!)
Hypnotic Metaphor is the third modules on my subversive coaching enablement programme.