Title

Metaphoric Dialogue

Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

Imaginews

ISSN

1545-4819

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

15

Last Page

16

Publication Date

2010

Department

Counseling Psychology

Abstract

Metaphoric dialogue is an illuminating method that helps individuals identify, describe, externalize, integrate, and heal affects, behaviors, physical symptoms, and interpersonal dynamics. It begins with a description of the problem or struggle, moves to a feeling sense of the blocked emotional energy, then evolves into a visual and symbolic representation with which one can dialogue, apply insight, antidote, and release. Multimodal in nature, it integrates elements of Gestalt, Narrative, and Somatic psychotherapies. The following is a brief overview of the metaphoric dialogue model as used in my psychotherapy practice and is not intended as a practice guide or for use in all settings without in-depth study and training.

Rights

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Publisher Statement

Originally published as Gayle, Robin. (2010). Metaphoric dialogue. Imaginews, 14(4). 15 - 16.