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Metaphors for NLP & Teaching

51. The Drum

A long time ago, a man was beating a drum as hard as he could. The neighbors were fed up at the racket and asked him what he was doing. He replied, ""Keeping wild tigers at bay."" A neighbor shouted, ""But there are no wild tigers within a thousand miles of here."" The man smiled and replied, ""It works, doesn't it!""
Main Uses: : Strategies, Beliefs, Behavioural Flexibility
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Submitted By: Brian Cullen
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  1. Sarah

    Hello Dr. Cullen,

    What a great list of metaphors! Thank you for creating this great resource for people to use freely. I was wondering if there would be any way to have each metaphor page set up with a link that says "printable version", or something similar, allowing for easy printing of a particular metaphor?

    Thanks again for setting this up. It is a really useful resource not only for me, but for my students as well.

    All the best to you,

    SJ Marubay

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