Metaphors of Movement Therapy

Metaphors of Movement (MoM) is an approach to therapeutic change that focuses on the exploration of metaphors expressed in a client’s communication, much of which is out of the client’s usual awareness. The client is asked to explore and discover more about these metaphors. If the client does not spontaneously offer a metaphor for the problem at hand, then the therapist will guide the client toward finding a metaphor to describe the client’s situation by asking the client to think about what the problem is like. Sessions can be up to 3 hours in duration, and the work is divided into three phases: (1) one-to-one work in therapist–client interaction, (2) self-exploration following the session, and (3) discussion and follow-up with the therapist. MoM is particularly ...

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