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Topic: Process versus content
Posted by: Darrell Brown
Date/Time: 15/02/2004 05:16:20

I was hoping someone could bring some clarity to the distinction about process versus content.

I sometimes find myself with a new client who languages to me what a relief it is to find someone to listen to their "problem".

They then go about down loading their "story" and how they have arrived at the current circumstances of their life.

My question is -

At what stage do we say, "thank you, thats all I need to hear" and then begin with some sort of intervention ie: some meta model questions.


Do we allow them to finish their story, calibrating that this is therapy for them in itself.

At what stage do I say - stop! This is entering into content, and I am only interested in process. Are we to entertain any content at all? 

Any feed back would be grateful.

many thanks


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Process versus content15/02/2004 05:16:20Darrell Brown
     Re:Process versus content15/02/2004 10:25:37Pete West
          Re:Re:Process versus content15/02/2004 12:56:38Darrell John Squire Brown
               Re:Re:Re:Process versus content15/02/2004 15:26:21Bill
               Re:Re:Re:Process versus content15/02/2004 21:33:03Pete West
     Re:22/02/2004 19:33:03Amilcar
     Re:Process versus content22/02/2004 21:19:19Amilcar
          Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 02:25:56Pete West
               Re: Whoops! small typo23/02/2004 02:37:33Pete West
               Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 03:55:02James Tsakalos
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 04:44:19Pete West
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 10:21:56Pete West
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 14:52:34jonathan
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 18:44:38jonathan
                                   Speak Chinese23/02/2004 19:33:19Amiclar
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 20:50:26John Grinder
               Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 14:10:49amilcar
               Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 19:23:07Amiclar
          Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 20:35:03John Grinder and Carmen Bostic
               Re:Re:Re:Process versus content23/02/2004 21:08:48nj
               Re:Process versus content - in nlp writing24/02/2004 15:36:52Amilcar
                    Re:Re:Process versus content - in nlp writing24/02/2004 16:51:46John Grinder
     Process interventions26/02/2004 14:19:57Amilcar

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