Metaphor Awareness and Skills: Learning a Few Good Metaphors
World Mediation Forum
6 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2005
Date Written: September 11, 2005
This paper discusses in general how metaphors are basic to human thought, and in particular the paper documents metaphors occurring with high frequency in mediation and negotiation dialog. The author argues that if a mediator were skilled with just these few metaphor domains, he or she would find frequent opportunity to apply that skill to better facilitate the mediation process. A three-level curriculum is outlined for mediators to become metaphor-aware.
Keywords: Metaphor, mediator training, cognition, communications
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