This classic book, available in paperback for the very first time, explores why some people can successfully change their lives and others cannot. Here famed psychologist Paul Watzlawick presents what is still often perceived as a radical idea: that the solutions to our problems are inherently embedded in the problems themselves.
Tackling the age-old questions surrounding persistence and change, the book asks why problems arise and are perpetuated in some instances but easily resolved in others. Incorporating ideas about human communication, marital and family therapy, the therapeutic effects of paradoxes and of action-oriented techniques of problem resolution, Change draws much from the field of psychotherapy.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
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About the Author
John H. Weakland died in 1995.
Richard Fisch is a psychiatrist with a private practice in Palo Alto, California.
Bill O’Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information: BillOHanlon.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the paperback edition Bill O'Hanlon ix
Foreword Milton H. Erickson xiii
Part 1 Persistence and Change
Chapter 1 The Theoretical Perspective 3
Chapter 2 The Practical Perspective 14
Part 2 Problem Formation
Chapter 3 "More of the Same" or, When the Solution Becomes the Problem 31
Chapter 4 The Terrible Simplifications 40
Chapter 5 The Utopia Syndrome 47
Chapter 6 Paradoxes 61
Part 3 Problem Resolution
Chapter 7 Second-Order Change 75
Chapter 8 The Gentle Art of Reframing 90
Chapter 9 The Practice of Change 108
Chapter 10 Exemplifications 115
Chapter 11 The Wider Horizon 155