Metaphor: The Stairs
The staircase is always a symbol of a way to overcome an obstacle. It connects two places that are separated by a difference in height and makes it possible to get there anyway. The overcoming of this height difference happens step by step, these steps can have different meanings: the physical stepping up, but also the spiritual, moral or metaphysical stepping can be meant by it. The staircase is a very strong metaphor, it is associated with effort, but also with goal achievement and reward. In hypnosis, the stair metaphor is often used as an entry point, in which the descent of the stairs is used to figuratively describe the deeper sinking into the trance.