Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family- Book Review
Intrigued by this article by Tim Parks in the Guardian, having enjoyed his 'Teach Us To Sit Still'. I am reading, slowly, this very engaging study in family and systemic therapy by Valeria Ugazio.
Her work has explicit roots into Bateson and Haley, referencing 'double binds', 'the cybernetics of self' and 'pragmatics of human communication' among other things. It's a subtle, touching account of her work, specifically focussed on dealing with phobias, eating disorders, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Earlier in the year I touched on some of these issues in the 'Effective Communication' training - ideas grounded in NLP, that 'the meaning of your communication is the response you get,' and 'every behaviour has a 'positive intention driving it' etc
Not a read for everyone I know (!) but really illuminating and touching.