Metaphorical cards, also known as metaphor cards or therapeutic cards, are a tool used in counseling, therapy, coaching, and self-reflection to facilitate communication, self-expression, and exploration of emotions, thoughts, and experiences. These cards typically consist of images, symbols, or words that represent different concepts, feelings, or situations. Each card is designed to evoke specific thoughts or emotions and can be used to prompt discussions, explore personal narratives, gain insights, or foster creative thinking.
Metaphorical cards provide a non-verbal and visual means of expression, allowing individuals to tap into their subconscious, access deeper emotions, and communicate in a symbolic or metaphorical way. They can be used in various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and art therapy. Metaphorical cards can help individuals gain a new perspective, gain self-awareness, explore personal values, facilitate problem-solving, or aid in goal-setting.
During therapy or counseling sessions, a therapist or facilitator may invite clients to select cards that resonate with them or reflect their experiences. Clients can then discuss the meanings and emotions associated with the chosen cards, leading to insights, self-reflection, and therapeutic growth. Metaphorical cards can be a versatile and effective tool for enhancing communication, promoting self-expression, and supporting the therapeutic process.