Thomas Theorem-theorem put forward at the beginning of the twentieth century, American sociologist William Thomas [Thomas 1928], States: "If a person defines a situation as real it becomes real in its consequences. For example, if depositors fear that their Bank will fail and therefore withdraw their money, the Bank will indeed be burned up" [Merton 1968].
If the psychiatrist makes a diagnosis , then he treats the patient according to the diagnosis, thinks the patient is just and only this... and the patient gets very still because the doctor is thinking about it.
If I've got a client and interested in his diagnosis that's why I often wouldn't speak to him specifically, no matter what diagnosis he delivered. After all, he can begin to live according to what I tell him. But any diagnosis is a simplification and it is a lot smaller than the state of the client, except that the diagnosis is static and does not reflect the dynamics...
the Issue is serious enough that I want to discuss: if in reality the situation will be determined on a real person, what can stop him to behave so that in its consequences it does not become real? Does this law regardless of our efforts or not?
does any act first "in the minds", from the war and ending the story of "Blue whales" and suicides?
And if it starts, what to do with it?
If I believe that my wife is cheating, it turns out, I make every effort to ensure that she cheated on me?
it seems to Me that the knowledge of this law helps many things to look pragmatic.
it Turns out that, on the one hand, what the model is formulated in my mind, depends what facts I "pull" from the world. On the other hand, the consequences will be real.
And the more they will depend on me. It turns out that I am the subject of activity even more than I thought).
And at the same time... when I tell the customer that he can fantasize, think, dream about anything, muttering his anger in therapy and the therapist, under this act will not change client behavior in reality? He can define the situation as real.
And then, in the foreground, the ability to stop. To carry out the border between reality and their ideas about it. But how?
to Have your critics is with humor to yourself, at the same time realizing their importance in this world.
will it be Enough?
we Can talk about it, including on the session.