Dr. Milton H. Erickson often worked his "magic" by telling metaphorical stories to his patients. The construction of such effective metaphors has sometimes been difficult for Ericksonian hypnotherapists. Burns addresses this issue by affording the reader a collection of 101 therapeutic metaphors. For each story, the problems addressed, resources developed, and outcomes offered are listed.
Equally important is Burns' explanation of how to use these stories. Reading a story verbatim from this book is less likely to be effective than telling a modified version of a story so that it is isomorphic with the client's experience. Burns provides a list of do/don't reminders that are almost essential in enabling the reader to utilize therapeutic metaphors successfully.
If you enjoyed Tales of Enchantment, you will also love this excellent reference and instructional guide.