Therapeutic Disruptions


Sometimes the old and familiar ways of looking at things, and therapeutic disruptions are required if we are to move forward with a new set of spectacles with which to view things.

Paul Watzlawick has said, “The spectacle we see depends on the spectacles we wear.” In much the same way that regular eye exams permit us to discard spectacles we have outgrown, from time to time we are required to give up the perspective we were given by those who provided us with our spectacles we have used too long. This is what a therapeutic disruptions are all about.

It can be anxiety provoking to give up the familiar in favor of a new paradigm that is more useful and better corresponds to the territory in which we find ourselves. Therapeutic disruptions are to be welcomed.

About ajb

I am clinical psychologist and academic coach with more than twenty years of psychotherapy, academic coaching, and training experience. I operate from my base camp in the Chesapeake Bay Country of Tidewater Virginia. I have a long-term interest in the relationship among public policy, education, mental health, poverty, and change language.
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