Have a look at my latest blog posting at PsychologyToday.com on metaphors. I invite conflict resolution practitioners to check it out from the lens of the work you do. If you are guiding people through conflict and disputes, are you aware of the metaphors you use? Are you aware of the metaphors they use?
Do your metaphors help you in trying to help a situation go from confrontational towards collaboration?
Have you noticed the metaphors used in this post?
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