Metaphors of Symptoms:
Often times many of our symptoms are not just emblematic of a disease process but can rather be the manifestation of certain mental and/or emotional dysfunctions that can’t be verbalized but instead are somaticized.
Bodily symptoms can reflect a wealth of information about how an individual expresses his/her experiences of the world and the struggles that can often result in illness. Equally so, limitations in the physical body can also provoke certain emotional and/or mental tendencies.
By exploring the metaphors that can be inherent in signs and symptoms, an individual can gain insights on himself/herself and the common denominators that are used to deal with the issues and concerns in his/her life.