Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Within the ever-expanding list of approaches to psychotherapy, there is a tendency to overlook deep imagery approaches. The current article reports on one such metaphor-based therapy developed by David Grove (Grove & Panzer, 1989). The approach is analyzed within the context of mainstream contemporary psychotherapy in general, the state of empirical understanding of common processes to psychotherapy, and in relation to other deep imagery-based approaches to therapy. Next, a step-by-step description of the techniques used within metaphor therapy are presented, along with a case example demonstrating the use of these techniques on a case involving pain symptoms. Finally, it is argued that deep imagery approaches in general, and Grove’s approach in particular, may provide a means for greater theoretical integration within integrative healthcare.

Comments

This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Imagination, Cognition and Personality, volume 30, issue 3, in 2010 following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at DOI:10.2190/IC.30.3.d.

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