paradoxical intention


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paradoxical intention

n
(Psychiatry) (in psychotherapy) the deliberate practice of a neurotic habit or thought, undertaken in order to remove it
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Perlis and Lichstein (2003) suggest paradoxical intention (PI) as an effective treatment for individuals attempting to manage sleep disturbance and symptoms of insomnia.
He explains the ideas behind provocative coaching and the psychological mechanisms through which this coaching style works, describing how it is related to paradoxical intention and reverse psychology.
The therapeutic technique known as paradoxical intention (helping the client overcome a feared behavior by exaggerating or following through with the behavior), which is used in Frankl's logotherapy, one approach to existential therapy, has been examined empirically.
Because individuals with insomnia often experience anxiety at sleep onset, paradoxical intention is thought to work by eliminating the effort to sleep and its associated cognitive and affective arousal, thereby reducing anxiety.
This is a sort of physiological version of paradoxical intention, as I see it.
2) But Taylor was simply trying his contemporaries credulity and his paradoxical intention can hardly be better illustrated than by noting that between his two provocative suggestions in the Monthly Review he published a letter defending the existence of Marlowe in the rival Monthly Magazine for January 1820 (v.
As Paradoxical Intentions proliferated and gave birth to ever more parts over the years, Oppermann took stock of its growth with her camera and then made these photographs (mostly colored, on canvas) part of the ensemble, too.
Swinburne's status is a challenging combination of imitation and originality that resists easy classification and is due to the paradoxical intentions of his work.