Metaphoria

Metaphor and guided imagery for psychotherapy and healing

By: Rubin Battino


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Size: 152mm x 229mm

Pages : 384

ISBN: 9781904424925

Format: Paperback

Published: January 2005


This is the comprehensive guide for all those wishing to explore the fascinating potential of metaphor. Conducting a systematic analysis of the effectiveness of metaphor, this work examines:

  • the structure of a metaphor: from its essential elements to its optional components
  • the delivery of metaphor: from rapport-building and communication skills to the art of effective story-telling
  • what makes metaphor work, with examples of poor and good usage.

Forming a complete reference and resource for clinician and therapist, Metaphoria investigates:

  • the application of metaphor for all ages
  • the use of metaphor in specific approaches such as: sleep induction, pain control, trauma, re-framing, art therapy, hypnotherapy, healing, preparation for surgery, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and ordeal therapy
  • language forms
  • metaphor in Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis
  • themes and ideas.

Containing sample scripts and suggestions for basic and advanced metaphors, plus a history of the use of metaphor, Metaphoria provides readers with everything they need to fully comprehend the metaphor’s unique properties and to create metaphors for their own unique purposes.


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Rubin Battino

Rubin Battino MS has a private practice in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He is an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Human Services at Wright State University, and has over twenty five years of experience as a facilitator of a support group for people who have life-challenging diseases and for caregivers. He is a Fellow of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (UK), and also a Fellow of two chemistry societies. Other publications by Rubin include: Healing Language. A Guide for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors; Howie and Ruby. Conversations 2000 - 2007;, That's Right, Is it Not? A Play About the Life of Milton H. Erickson, MD, and Using Guided Imagery and Hypnosis in Brief Therapy and Palliative Care.

Click here to listen to Rubin's interview with London School of Clinical Communications and Hypnosis.


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