With divorce at an all time high, it is not surprising that many families are unhappy or even dysfunctional. The causes may be many but there is one method that always helps – effective communication. For a brief period in my childhood, our family instituted a weekly Family Meeting when everyone could have their say. I scorned them at the time, but I never forgot them and they had a lasting impact. When a family comes to me for a few sessions of Provocative Therapy, they are simply being encouraged to have a useful Family Meeting.
The humour of Provocative Therapy, tends to put everyone at ease and provides a light atmosphere where important subjects can be discussed without ‘getting heavy’ about them. A few sessions of Provocative Therapy are often sufficient to get a previously troubled family to meet and talk in the same way at home. When they do that, the chances of them solving any family problem themselves, are very high.