15.18 Metaphors as Relating Relations Example Part 3

Metaphors and Analogies

Most people know the relation between physical struggle and quicksand. Struggling in quicksand makes it more likely that you’ll drown. It worsens the unpleasant situation. If the client recognizes the similarity between these two events (this is the “a-ha!” moment characteristic of good metaphors), and knows the relation between struggling and quicksand…

Struggling with anxiety is like struggling in quicksand.

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