Disprove It

 

Reproduced by kind permission of
Susannah Leek (2005)

Karl Popper, the philosopher, put forward a theory of falsification which suggests that the scientist should attempt to disprove his/her theory rather than attempt to continually prove it. A Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapist works in much the same way, careful not to conduct treatment based on an assumed theory.

50 year old Mary has a fear of spiders, and she explained in the consultation that when she was eight years old, playing in her bedroom, a large spider fell on her head and ran down the sleeve of her jumper. This information was already obtained by the beginning of the first treatment session and for some therapists this may begin to form the start of their theory.

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