Create New Possibilities

Therapy needs to be aimed at opening opportunities for new learning. By building resources, metaphor therapy creates new learning experiences at cognitive, emotional, and behavioral levels. Such stories provide the opportunity to experience something that the listener has not yet experienced, and show ways that experience can be managed, or even enjoyed. This is illustrated in both the child and adolescent versions of "Heightening Pleasure" (Stories 41 and 42), which are aimed at creating new possibilities, opening awareness of sensory pleasure, and developing options for enjoyment and well-being. The story builds resources through a metaphor that aims to create new opportunities and new discoveries.

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