[idea] Changements (book)

Change is now?

The book [1] addresses how change is made, and especially the difference between change type 1 (aka. change from the same dimension), and change type 2 (aka. change from a dimension n+1). Nothing new here, I had my own vision of it before reading the book, and I even found something similar in [2]. The attempt at the beginning of the text to use a mathematical ground for the explanations is laughable (IMO), but the book is interesting as it gives plenty of real-life examples of changes and how they can be seen as type 1 or type 2. It describes a therapy named Brief therapy [3].

Surprisingly, there is a French movie showing the proposed therapy in action on a 17 years old schoolgirl (see [4]). Much of the same terminology of the book is used in the movie.

Additional notes

The book makes a (remote but) relevant reference to Buddhism, which I could relate to what I read previously in [5].


[1]Paul Watzlawick, John Weakland and Richard Fisch, "Change: Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution", 1974 (book), https://books.google.com/books?id=fG3xBwAAQBAJ
[2]Bernard Werber, "Empire of the Ants" 1991, "The Day of the Ants" 1992, "The Revolution of the Ants" 1996 (Sci-Fi book trilogy), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Fourmis
[3]Wikipedia, "Brief psychotherapy" article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brief_psychotherapy
[4]Yves Lavandier, "Yes, but..." 2001 (French movie), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_But...
[5]Henepola Gunaratana, "Mindfulness in Plain English" 1992 (book), you can read it for free there http://www.vipassana.com/meditation/mindfulness_in_plain_english.php