In hypnotherapy, metaphors are often used for identification & solution of the client’s personal conflict. Metaphors begin the process of healing because they give the client a reflection of himself/herself in a corresponding circumstance with more options to heal. These reflections are called the “looking glass.”
The looking glass concept was first described in 1902 by sociologist Charles Horton Cowley. Its premise is that our self-esteem is formed by how we think others perceive our behavior and identity in social contexts. Therefore, the looking glass.
Is this your looking glass?