Albert Einstein is said to have commented “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them!”
Here we use a metaphor to represent the problem state and the metaphor IS a different level of thinking!
This is a really neat process to help people move from unresourceful states to really positive and resourceful ones. Using emergent metaphor to change the internal representations or problem states as a 2nd order change process.
The process is created by Kevin Creedon and know as the Cloud Process.