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userguide
07-27-17, 11:17 AM
There is a wide and acclaimed school of positive psychology for therapy and coaching,
not only for adhd but also for the "general public". Never mind the definition.


My question is:

Is there a "negative" school of thought ? By this I understand concentrating on negative
feelings and experiences (not in a freudian way); blame, guilt, fear, and so on.


Have anyone heard of this kind of therapy/coaching approach ?


I've read something about it, but forgot where and what it was.

aeon
07-27-17, 12:54 PM
There is some focus on those things in approaches like Radical Acceptance and tangentially, Exposure and Desensitization therapy, but I have not heard of a clinical approach that is based on a negativistic approach.

In thinking about it, I’m not so sure it would be a good idea either.

The mind tends to manifest that which is thought about, e.g., tell a kid who has just learned to ride a bike to avoid something, and they often tend to ride right into it.


Cheers,
Ian

userguide
07-27-17, 01:26 PM
There is some focus on those things in approaches like Radical Acceptance and tangentially, Exposure and Desensitization therapy, but I have not heard of a clinical approach that is based on a negativistic approach.

In thinking about it, Iím not so sure it would be a good idea either.

The mind tends to manifest that which is thought about, e.g., tell a kid who has just learned to ride a bike to avoid something, and they often tend to ride right into it.


Cheers,
Ian

Thx, I will look into those.

The bold part reminds me of an actual research on swimmers - Those who were coached to think about the flow of the hands movement and told to somehow "concentrate" on the swimming activity had worse times.


But in terms of a therapy this might be irrelevant. Coaching is about to shed some new light on your life, so maybe there's a good reason to smell some **** for a while ?