chapter  11
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Relaxation and the Sailboat Metaphor

It is difficult to know how long the sailboat metaphor has existed. You have probably heard this saying many times: “We can’t control the wind, but we can adjust the sail.” Or you may even have listened to the song recorded by Ricky Scaggs “Can’t Control the Wind,” easily found on YouTube by just writing the song’s title. The sailboat is a powerful metaphor, used to enhance resilience and encourage people to endure difficult situations.