The essence of Paradox-Psychology is the following:
Humans exist not by their thoughts but by their connections, like everything else. Just as the roots of a tree are connected to the earth and its leaves to the sunlight, so humans are connected to the world around them. To exist, therefore, means to be connected. Consequently, if there is no connection, there is no life.
The quality of our relationships is determined by the quality of our internal psychological structure. If, as we could already read on the site page of ITS, this is governed by the dualistic mindset nurtured by the physical world, our relationships will be characterized by limitations, communication through images, and conflicts arising from all these. So, to sort out our problems – whether they be relationship, work or other neurotic conditions – we need to free our psyche from the grip of our dualistic thinking. Paradox-Psychology, as a therapeutic method, is uniquely able to help us in this.
It reveals in an unprecedented way the internal paradoxical processes – including unconscious parts – that arise in the mind as a result of a dualistic mindset, and then corrects them through specific exercises. The result is not just a superficial and partial change, but a total transformation. To put it simply, it brings order. And where there is order, there is mental health.
A moment of order is like finally emerging from the darkness of limitations into the sunlight and being revitalized by fresh air.
By using Paradox-Psychology, we can take our assistance to a new level of extraordinary experience and productivity, opening up new horizons in the resolution of psychological problems. Paradox-Psychology does not point the way, but it points to the facts passively, yet encouraging action. It does not offer various ideas of when we should do what, but it shows us how we can begin the work by which we can become real creators and not copycats. And there is a big difference between the two.
You can read about the creation of Paradox-Psychology in a more personal way at jankaijanos.hu, and its use will be discussed in detail in the forthcoming book „No Bargain”.