FEATURESA Metaphor Analysis of Patients' With Chronic Conditions Experiences With Holistic Nurse CoachingDelaney, Colleen PhD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC; Barrere, Cynthia PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC, FAAN; Bark, Linda PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, NBC-HWCAuthor Information School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Dr Delaney); School of Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut (Dr Barrere); and Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, Alameda, California (Dr Bark). Correspondence: Colleen Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, 231 Glenbrook Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: January/February 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 24-34 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000359 Buy Metrics Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine metaphors used by patients with chronic conditions to describe their experience with holistic nurse coaching. A secondary analysis was conducted using Metaphor Identification Procedure to analyze the corpus of 112 pages of typed transcription. Five metaphors emerged: (1) taking personal power back like acquiring a new toolbox; (2) seeing health challenges from different angles like a duck pond race; (3) shifting perception of a chronic condition like a spider turned into a friend; (4) engaging in self-care like caring for a favorite plant; and (5) choosing to focus on the positive like a collage that changed from dark to light. Specific interventions can be developed to address each of these metaphors to help patients live well with chronic conditions. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.