DOI: 10.52982/lkj153

Abstract. The base for every treatment is hope. To understand the concept of a patient about the future and to stimulate a process of widening the horizon proverbs about hope can be used. As a help for a therapist to use this tool a paper seized DIN A 4 was created which offers a collection of international proverbs. Some practical hints are given how to use the paper. Also, the paper can be used by the patient afterwards to transmute the role within the family from a source of trouble into a source of encouragement.

Keywords: hope, fantasy, proverb, transmutation, Positive Psychotherapy