How People Change: The difference between our approach and the wildly popular cognitive-type approaches

We are re-posting this blog as it has been a very popular topic. At Pransky and Associates we talk about a set of principles that help people make sense of what’s happening in their own minds. Although we do talk a lot about thought, that’s really where the similarity to cognitive therapy approaches ends. However the distinction can be subtle (but oh so important). And because cognitive approaches are so popular and prevalent in the self-help landscape, we thought it would be helpful for you to hear what we think the difference is.

Erika shows how these two approaches differ in a parenting example with her 10-year-old son. This video was recorded for practitioners, but parents find it helpful, as well as anyone who is interested in the possibility of changing themselves.

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