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Episode 33: Metaphors and Horse Training


Why do relationships run hot and cold? The question isn’t about the quality of the relationships. It’s about the language we use to describe them. What has temperature got to do with it? And even more what has this got to do with horse training? It turns out quite a lot. The primary metaphors that are formed early on in life become part of our core belief systems. This week’s podcast introduces the work of cognitive linguist, George Layoff. We consider how metaphors and frames effect the training choices we make.