Secondary Reason


© Helen Lesser 2006

Question:  Asking the patient about the initial reason why his problem had been created, he indicated that it had been mainly required as a Protection.

I asked if there was now any greater need or reason for his problem – and he said yes! – Now it’s needed more as a Prevention.

Which should I treat first?

Have I been provided incomplete treatment to my other patients? I’m not sure, but I don’t think I’ve asked other patients about this – otherwise I would have posed the above question before now!

If the major need for the problem now is as a prevention, that’s what you need to tackle first as that’s the one having the biggest effect currently.

Once you have identified the Belief behind this Reason, and then helped him to reinterpret the Causative Incident, you can then


This content is restricted to eligible subscribers only. .

If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below..

For subscription/application details, please click the 'Subscribe' button on the top menu

Existing Users Log In

HelenLesser has written 303 articles