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Metaphor And Meaning In Psychotherapy

Author : Ellen Y. Siegelman
ISBN : 0898620147
Genre : Psychology
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When therapists hear patients talk of feeling "imprisoned," "burning with rage," "trapped," or "unequipped," they are witnessing manifestations of the symbolic attitude, the hallmark of all depth psychology. Most clinicians naturally respond to and use metaphors, but they often fail to understand the full potential of metaphoric images. This volume, in addressing the transforming power of metaphor, demonstrates how clinicians can deepen the therapeutic encounter.
Category: Psychology

Marketing Metaphoria

Author : Gerald Zaltman
ISBN : 9781422121153
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 35.38 MB
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Meet the seven samurai of metaphor in this provocative follow-up toHow Customers Think. Jerry and Lindsay Zaltman explain how and why we use deep metaphors, which the authors define as any form of non-literal representation so deeply embedded in a person's thought processes that the person is unconscious of using it. Focusing on the seven metaphors - balance, connection, container, control, journey, resource, and transformation--the Zaltmans show how deep metaphors unconsciously pervade and shape our lives. If we recognise them and understand their power over us, we can use them more purposefully to improve the quality of customer relationships and market research and to challenge such pervasive business practices as market segmentation. Most important, deep metaphors can help prompt deeper thinking about key issues in business, where much thought is usually shallow, transient, and insight-free. To demonstrate the possibilities, the Zaltmans use an array of everyday stories from their research. The authors also share images collected through, or created by consumers during, their research to reveal insights better expressed through pictures than words.
Category: Business & Economics

Metaphors Be With You

Author : Dr. Mardy Grothe
ISBN : 9780062445353
Genre : Reference
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Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations, meticulously curated for writers, readers, and quotation lovers everywhere. In Metaphors Be with You, Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive reference on English’s finest metaphors, sourced from literature, politics, philosophy, Hollywood, religion, sports, comedy, history, religion, pop culture, and more. Arranged into two sections—"The Ten Best Things Ever Said" and "The Single Best Thing Ever Said"—Metaphors Be with You includes quotations on five hundred human interest topics and an introduction to the nature, importance, and sheer joy of metaphorical language. Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this breathtaking, beautifully designed sourcebook also contains elegantly integrated digital access to Dr. Mardy’s Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations, the world’s largest online database of quotations containing metaphors, similes, and analogies. This one-of-a-kind synergy between print and technology offers a comprehensive look at the diversity of words and phrases we use to relate to, understand, and describe our world by providing access to detailed source information, innumerable "Error Alerts," and fascinating quotation backstories that will engage readers as they delve into metaphorical language and discover their own favorites. Whether you’re crafting a speech, writing a novel, or simply searching for new ways to express yourself, this remarkable compendium is sure to inspire you with the perfect metaphor every time.
Category: Reference

Clean Language

Author : Wendy Sullivan
ISBN : 9781845903183
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 49.83 MB
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This book will teach you a new way to communicate which gets to the heart of things! By asking Clean Language questions to explore the metaphors which underpin a person's thinking, you can help people to change their lives in a way that intrinsically respects diversity and supports empowerment. Both you and they will gain profound new insights into what makes them tick. The approach was originally used to help clients to resolve deep trauma. It is now being used to get to the truth and to solve complex problems by some of the sharpest and most innovative people in the world - coaches, business people, educators, health professionals and many others.
Category: Self-Help

A Cognitive Theory Of Metaphor

Author : Earl R. Mac Cormac
ISBN : 0262631245
Genre : Psychology
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In this book, Earl Mac Cormac presents an original and unified cognitive theory of metaphor using philosophical arguments which draw upon evidence from psychological experiments and theories. He notes that implications of this theory for meaning and truth with specific attention to metaphor as a speech act, the iconic meaning of metaphor, and the development of a four-valued system of truth. Numerous examples of metaphor from poetry and science are presented and analyzed to support Mac Cormac's theory. A Cognitive Theory of Metaphortakes up three levels of explanation—metaphor as expressed in surface language, the semantics of metaphor, and metaphor as a cogitive process—and unifies these by interpreting metaphor as an evolutionary knowledge process in which metaphors mediate between minds and culture. Mac Cormac considers, and rejects, the radical theory that all use of language is metaphorical; however, this argument also recognizes that the theoryof metaphor may itself be metaphorical. The book first considers the computational metaphor often adopted by cognitive psychology as an example of metaphor requiring analysis. In contrast to three well-known philosophical theories of metaphor—the tension theory, the controversion theory, and the grammatical deviance theory—it develops a semantical anomaly theory of metaphor based on a quasi-mathematical hierarchy of words. In developing the theory, Mac Cormac makes much-needed connections between theories of metaphor and more orthodox analytic philosophy of meaning, including discussions of speech acts and the logic of fuzzy sets. This semantical theory of explanation is then shown to be compatible with contemporary psychological theories of memory.
Category: Psychology

You Re Toast And Other Metaphors We Adore

Author : Nancy Loewen
ISBN : 9781404862708
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Here's a BRIGHT IDEA: read this book. It's a PIECE OF CAKE. And trust us; no one will call you A TURKEY. For more metaphors, look inside.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Metaphors Analogies

Author : Rick Wormeli
ISBN : 9781571107589
Genre : Education
File Size : 62.18 MB
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Metaphors show students how to make connections between the concrete and the abstract, prior knowledge and unfamiliar concepts, and language and image. But teachers must learn how to use metaphors and analogies strategically and for specific purposes, helping students discover and deconstruct effective comparisons. Metaphors & Analogies is filled with provocative illustrations of metaphors in action and practical tips.
Category: Education

Internet Dreams

Author : Mark Stefik
ISBN : 0262692023
Genre : Computers
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Examines the metaphoric phrases currently used to explain the workings and potential of the Internet, from the "information superhighway" to the "electronic marketplace," and their connection to ancient archetypes that have influenced thinking for millennia. UP.
Category: Computers

Metaphors In International Relations Theory

Author : Michael P. Marks
ISBN : 0230113214
Genre : Political Science
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Metaphors constitute a fundamental way in which humans understand the world around them. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of metaphors in theories of international relations. Until recently, conscious attention to metaphors in theories of international relations has been haphazard and sporadic. This book examines the metaphors that inform the major paradigms in international relations theory. Readers will discover that the vast majority of the terminology cataloguing, defining, and naming theories, concepts, and analytical tools pertaining to the study of international relations are metaphorical in nature. The book concludes that metaphors are an essential element in all aspects of international relations theory.
Category: Political Science

Decoding The Metaphor Mahabharata

Author : Diwaker Ikshit Srivastava
ISBN : 9789352010004
Genre : Philosophy
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"The Mahabharata is amongst India’s foremost spiritual texts. However, the stories of Mahabharata, are anything but spiritual. Violence, deceit, bloodshed, war, abduction, injustice, greed, lust … spills out, story after story. For thousands of years, these stories have been passed down. Generations of Indians profess to know them intimately. But do we really? What we think we know of the Mahabharata, is just the outer veil. Hidden below the veil, are keys which unlock the Mahabharata and reveal its true significance. Somewhere in time, these keys were forgotten, and then lost. All that passed on were the stories. With the discovery of the keys, this book shows how every name, every place, every episode, every boon, just everything, in the Mahabharata, is actually a metaphor! Decoded metaphors in this book, reveal the astonishing majesty and glory of the Mahabharata. Every familiar character now acquires a new signficance, and casts a new light on the underlying Vedantic philosophy - and the way of life of an enlightened people. Decoded thus, the Mahabharata is revealed to be what it truly is: a magnificent treatise on Vedanta. This is what makes Mahabharata, perhaps the greatest spiritual text, as relevant today as it was back then. And more needed today, than ever before. "
Category: Philosophy