Psychology Has It Backwards

Episode 99: Wisdom vs. The Intellect in Therapy

The theories and techniques in traditional therapy tend to focus on details of people’s problems, and how to find resolutions for various aspects of problems.  Because people focus on the details, problems expand as they think about them, remembering more details.  Sydney Banks wrote (in Second Chance) “The details are simply proof to the ego that the problem exists.  They perpetuate the situation you are trying to get rid of.”  Details are memories, stored in the intellect.  The answers to all our questions arise from wisdom, fresh thoughts arising from a quiet mind in a good feeling state.  Our approach is to work from wisdom to draw clients into the moment in a good feeling, and await their insights.

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