Behavioral, cognitive, and pychodynamic theories have dominated the field of psychology for the last 60 years. However each method in their own way expects the person to be ‘willing to cooperate.’

However, paradox psychology offers a radically different perspective. Rather than waiting for the client to ‘wake up’ on his own, the paradoxical method brings a non-confrontational and non-threatening intervention that results in an ‘internal reorientation’ or ‘existential reorganization’. This causes the client to redefine his reality in such a way that he determines (without being convinced, instructed, or rewarded) that it is to his advantage to change.

The essence of paradox psychology promotes the client’s natural movement from a constricted experience of self to an expanded and more infinite view. In this way the method is aligned to our unique human potential to express ‘free-will’.

Using the accepted scientific concepts related to ‘orbits-gravity’ phenomena , paradox psychology shows how human behavior and change can be organized to include exponential growth, ‘free-will’, and spontaneous shifts in behavior.

As stated, paradox psychology is different from other psychology theories. This is mentioned here, as attempts to fit paradox theory into old and familiar constructs will not work.  As such you will find, the ideas presented here will challenge your assumptions regarding psychology theory, practice, and treatment.

While paradox psychology is different from other theories, in interesting fashion it actually encompasses behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic orientations. As you might imagine, an umbrella theory that is inclusive of these 3 orientations may initially seem confusing. However the confusion is not due to ‘new ideas’, but rather an ‘existential reorientation’ in reorganizing ideas which already exist.

While the intent is certainy not to confuse the reader, it may take a little re-focusing to adjust to the ideas presented.

See if you can read this?

“Wants pawn term, dare worried ladle gull hoe lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage, honor itch offer lodge, dock, florist. Disk ladle gull orphan worry putty ladle rat cluck wetter ladle rat hut, an fur disk raisin pimple colder Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.”

Paradox Psychology may seem awkward at first, -like learning to play a new instrument. But once you start getting the hang of it, it makes a lot of sense…

See if this translation helps…

“Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived with her mother…”

Revised EPK: 10-11-12