So how do you create a metaphor? Metaphors when they work best will operate largely at an unconscious level. In order for this to work, you need to engage the conscious attention and help the client access resources at an unconscious level to help them achieve their desired state. So metaphors are an ideal way to do this.
We tell an engaging story to the client’s conscious mind and embedded within the metaphor is a journey to help the client discover the resources they need to make the change they want.
Metaphors may help the client access resources, reframe a situation, install a strategy and many other things also.