On our NLP Practitioner training we start to teach students about the power of metaphor. Today, on the trainer training I have been teaching budding trainers how to use metaphor in their teaching.
People love stories. Stories have been used to teach throughout history, whether centuries ago in religious parables or now in the media of film and television. In using metaphor in NLP we are looking at creating stories that have meaning. By using metaphor you can unconsciously begin to teach topics that students are going to learn, you can inspire, motivate, create curiousity, you can reframe experience and even change beliefs.