USING STORIES AND METAPHORS
4 reasons to use stories, metaphors and playful CBT interventions with children and families
Metaphor is the Language of Play
Children communicate through their play, at every age and stage. Stories elicit feelings, memories, concerns, and perceptions, which are communicated through play.
Play Reflects Developmental Stages
A child's play and language reflect that child's developmental competencies and challenges.
Stories Springboard Treatment
Stories reduce defensiveness, introduce treatment themes and guide treatment interventions. They propel treatment!
Stories suggest new ways of looking at things. They seed possibilities for change. Story characters serve as role models for identification.