Healing Metaphors

This is from a great book I have found called The Healing Metaphor – Hypnotherapy Scripts by Zetta Thomelin,

What is important about the metaphor is its subtlety, it slips between the cracks in the resistant subconscious mind, by using a metaphor in therapy we remove that element of resistance within the client who does not want to be told what to do, it is a stealthy message slipping past the conscious mind into the receptive subconscious, unchallenged by the client’s critical faculty, just like concealing the medicine for a pet within their food.