In NLP we say ‘You cannot not communicate.’ – which comes originally from the philosophical and experimental research by Bateson, Watzlawick, Jackson, Beavin Bavelas et al, as they attempted to describe the indescribable – the interactional patterns, pathologies and paradoxes and what they called the ‘pragmatics’ of human communication.Read More
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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.
Well, how wonderful was that?!
Of course the map ain’t the territory and every version of the past, present and future is just a story and always a biased and distorted one too. Maybe even more so when it’s our national myth and we’re going through such a huge sea change?
Lots left out, much bad not said… but hey, the isle was certainly full of noises.Read More